American television personality, bar consultant, and writer best known for his series Bar Rescue on Spike TV.
He studied political science at the University of Denver and later moved to Los Angeles.
Reportedly, his first job as a bar consultant was the Troubadour nightclub in Los Angeles in 1978, and he opened his first bar in 1989.
He had one daughter, Samantha, with his wife, Nicole Taffer.
Rock star Dave Navarro also hosted a television series on Spike TV.