California-born author and prominent member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. His publications include Freedom: Credos from the Road, Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcycling, and Dead in 5 Heartbeats.
He published his first motorcycle-themed book, Hell's Angel: The Life and Times of Sonny Barger and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, in 2000.
A founding member of the Oakland, California chapter of Hells Angels, he later moved to Arizona and joined the organization's Phoenix chapter.
He was born and raised in Modesto, California. In the 1980s, he survived a bout of throat cancer.
He was featured in author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson's 1966 book Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.