Who is Rick Dale (American Restoration)? Wiki Bio

Rick Dale was born in Newport Beach, California USA, on 13 December 1970 – his birth sign is Sagittarius and he holds American nationality. Rick is best known for starring in the “American Restoration” reality TV show.

Childhood and education

Rick spent the first 13 years of his life in Newport Beach before his family moved to live in Boulder City, Nevada. Rick was raised alongside his younger brother Ron by his father who was a professional racer and a mechanic, and his mother who was a housewife. Rick’s father was building cars when he was younger such as soapbox racers, and he also worked on motorcycles and hot rods, while Rick helped him with all of these, and learned a lot in the process at a very early age.

Rick attended a high school in Boulder City, and after matriculation went to work full-time in his father’s garage as a mechanic.

Career as a TV personality and a mechanic

So Rick launched his career working for his father, but after a while he got into the business of restoring cars, and opened Rick’s Restorations shop, employing many of Rick’s family members. Rick’s shop was eventually noticed by the creators of the “American Restoration” reality TV show, who asked Rick if he and his shop would be the stars of their new series. Rick joined the main cast in 2010, and the first six seasons were set in Rick’s Restorations in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rick’s family is also featured in the show, and his brother Ron can often be seen working with Rick, his wife Kelly handled the business operations and the development of the shop, their son Tyler is officially running the shop, while their other son Brettly is a salesman and a picker. Their daughter Ally is their office manager while their niece Michelle is the assistant manager.

After six seasons, in 2014 Rick was let go from the show, as the creators as well as the History Channel wanted to make the series a bit more interesting, and start their next season in 2016 with an entirely new cast.

Rick Dale

The new season premiered on 1 January 2016 and followed five people who own five separate restoration shops around Nevada, however, as it wasn’t as successful as when Rick’s family was starring in it, and the show ended after its seventh season. “American Restoration” could have been watched in the US, Canada, several European countries, and New Zealand among others, under its international title “Kings of Restoration”.

After “American Restoration”, Rick went on to appear in several other reality TV series, including “Counting Cars” and “Pawn Stars”, while he can also be seen in the “Coked Up” documentary movie.

Love life and wife

Rick married at the beginning of the ‘90s, but his wife left him without explanation in 1993. After the divorce was finalized, Rick closed his store and promised to himself he wouldn’t get back into that business again, and because of this it’s believed that the reason behind their divorce was Rick working too much and paying little attention to his wife. In January 1994 he met Kelly Dale, a marketing expert, and the two dated for almost a year before marrying on 11 November 1994.  With the help of his wife, Rick re-launched his business, and he often states how he credits Kelly with the success of his career.

In 1994 Kelly gave birth to their son Tyler, while they welcomed their daughter Ally two years later – Kelly also has a son from her past relationship called Brettly Otterman, who is now 26 years old.

Hobbies and other interests

Rick is a huge lover of cars and motorcycles, and he has his own small personal collection which mostly consists of vintage cars. He enjoys attending races and exhibitions, while his favorites are hot rod events. He also likes to watch movies late at night with his wife, and sometimes the rest of the family – of course his favorites are films revolving around cars such as the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, as well as “Gone in 60 Seconds” which stars Nicholas Cage.

Rick is a family man who enjoys spending his free time with his children and his wife. He likes to drink, and often goes to a local pub where he met Kelly for the first time, while she has stated how it was there that she fell in love with him after seeing him all dressed up.

Appearance and net worth

Rick is 49 years old. He has short gray and brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). His net worth is over $2.5 million as of late-2019.

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Who is Kelly Dale, Rick’s wife?

Kelly Dale was born in New York, USA but was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada as her parents moved there not long after she was born. She attended C.O. Bastian High School in Caliente, Nevada and after matriculation enrolled at Community College in Las Vegas to study accounting. However, she dropped out to help her family with their business. While attending high school, Kelly was active in the community, she did voluntary work and sang in a church choir.

Kelly has more than 19 years of experience as a licensed realtor, and is currently working for O48 Realty in Las Vegas, a job she has been doing since June 2000, and is mostly focused on selling single-family houses.

She is a writer, with the help of Rick has written a children’s book which was published in 2016. In the summer of 2016, she became a board member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Department Museum.

Kelly enjoys going to casinos with Rick – their favorite game is blackjack. She is also very fond of attending car shows, and has actually hosted one together with Rick in Nova Scotia, Canada.


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