Rick Dale is an American-born restorer and TV personality. He is famous for his unmatched skills in antique restoration. He can transform rusty metal items into brand new products with a higher market value. Rick rose to fame after appearing in one of the most popular reality shows known as Rick's Restoration on History Channel from season one to six.
Rick Dale has interacted with many individuals and celebrities seeking his services. He has also appeared in different shows to showcase his excellence.
Rick Dale profile summary
- Full name: Richard James Dale
- Date of birth: 13th December 1970
- Place of birth: Newport Beach, California USA
- Age: 50 years (as of 2020)
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Caucasian-white
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches
- Weight: 74 kg
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Kelly Dale
- Profession: Restorer, TV personality
- Net worth: $2.5 million
Rick was born on 13th December 1970 in Newport Beach, California, USA. He is the son of a housewife (mother) and a professional racer and mechanic (father). Rick spent his early life in Newport Beach before his family relocated to Boulder City, Nevada.
He was raised alongside his younger brother, Ron Dale. While growing up, Rick and his brother helped their father in making cars and repairing stuff, and thus he learned a lot in that process.
After his elementary education, he joined a high school in Boulder City. Upon completion, he shifted from school to working as a mechanic at his father's garage.
Rick's father brought him an old bicycle for him to restore at the age of 9. His father wanted to show his son the pride that comes with doing a good job, and luckily, he did not disappoint. Even though the first assignment was out of fun, it ended up being his full-time career many years later.
After the bicycle restoration, his father continued to bring more items. He was tasked with building a soapbox. From there, Dale graduated to restoring the following:
- Different vehicle varieties
- Coke machines
- Gas pumps
- Hot rods
The last items he restored led to the birth of his business as he launched Rick's Restoration business in Las Vegas.
American Restoration revolves around the daily occurrences of Rick's Restorations, his employees and son where they renovate different pieces to their original state. The show premiered on 25th October 2010 under Leftfield Pictures production with the first six seasons shot in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Some of the participants of this show are his extended family members, some cast members from Pawn Stars who appeared as guests and other famous individuals from different popular reality shows such as Counting Car and American Pickers.
The team worked together in restoring different antiques such as jukeboxes, vending machines, motorcycles, gas pumps and broken barber's chairs. Later, Rick introduced a segment where he answered trivia questions related to restoration activities. The part was named Rick's Tips.
Is Rick's Restoration still in business? No, the show is no longer in business. It was replaced by five other different companies which have a unique speciality.
Rick Dale's wife and kids
Rick was initially married to a woman whose details aren't known to the public. He has maintained a low profile on his past marriage as he never stated the reasons behind the divorce. The couple had a son together.
The star started dating Kelly Dale in early 1994 and tied the knot on 11th November 1994. Kelly is an accomplished author with a children's book which was published in 2016. She is also a licensed realtor, and her main focus is selling single-family houses.
Is Rick Dale still married to Kelly? The American Restoration star is still married to the love of his life Kelly. The couple has been blessed with two children, Tyler (son) and Ally (daughter). Kelly also has one child known as Brettly Otterman from her previous relationship.
Rick has been restoring items since he was a young boy. After turning this into a career, he has earned a good fortune. Rick Dale's net worth stands at $2.5 million as of 2020.
Where is Rick Dale now?
Is Rick Dale still alive? The 50-year-old man is alive and still busy restoring antiques and bringing back all the lost memories. Even though his show is no longer on air, he continues to be active on different social media platforms.
Rick Dale has been in the restoration industry for more than three decades now. He has transformed numerous pieces of stuff into some of the most adored masterpieces. Even with the cancellation of his show, he is still happily doing what he loves as seen on his social media platforms.
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