Brandon Sheets was not just the son of Darrell Sheets, the notorious “The Gambler” of Storage Wars, but also his loyal sidekick and apprentice. Together, they made a splash in the first season of the hit reality TV series, where they competed with other bidders for the contents of abandoned storage units. Brandon, who was new to the business, learned from his father’s bold and aggressive style, and soon earned his own nickname: “The Sidebet”. He often challenged his father to friendly wagers, or went head-to-head with other rivals on the show. Despite their occasional clashes, the father-son duo always had each other’s back, and shared a bond of love and respect.
However, in 2016, Brandon decided to leave the show and pursue a different career path. He moved to Arizona and became a successful real estate agent, with a net worth of $300,000 as of 2023. He also started a family of his own, marrying a woman named Melissa and having two children, a son and a daughter. He still keeps in touch with his father, who continues to appear on Storage Wars, and occasionally joins him for some auctions. Brandon has not lost his passion for finding treasures and enjoys hunting for antiques and collectibles in his spare time.
Brandon Sheets: The Son of a Storage Trader
Brandon Sheets is the son of Darrel Sheets, a famous storage trader. He was born on December 26, 1983, in North County San Diego, California, where he also spent his childhood. His mother’s identity is unknown, as neither Brandon nor Darrel have ever talked about her publicly.
After finishing high school at Vista High School, Brandon chose to get his GED instead of going to college. He wanted to follow his father’s footsteps and learn the secrets of storage trading. He thought that working with his father would be more valuable than spending four years in a classroom.
For most of his professional career, Brandon has been tailing his father Darrel Sheets. Much of what is known about Brandon’s career, came after his appearances in Storage Wars. Brandon was cast alongside his father and Jarrod Schulz, as a part of the very first season of Storage Wars. While Brandon was still greenhorn, he picked up things quickly and honed his skills as an expert auctioneer.
Brandon followed his father Darrel’s footsteps in the world of storage auctions. He learned the ropes from his dad, who was a seasoned bidder and a risk-taker. Together, they starred in the hit reality show Storage Wars, where they competed with other buyers for abandoned lockers. Brandon was nicknamed The Sidebet, as he usually backed up his father’s bids. Darrel, on the other hand, was called The Gambler, for his love of taking chances on unknown treasures. For nine seasons, Brandon and Darrel were a team, until Brandon decided to challenge his father with his own aggressive bidding style. Brandon also spoke out about the difficulties of the storage auction business, revealing that experienced bidders often misled newcomers into making bad purchases.
What Happened to Brandon Sheets After Storage Wars?
Brandon joined Storage Wars in 2010, making his first appearance in the pilot episode “High Noon in the High Desert.” He was a regular on the show for six years, showing up in 163 episodes. But in 2016, Brandon was fired from the show due to budget cuts. Brandon broke the news on Twitter, saying,
“I am no longer affiliated with Storage Wars, Darrell will still be in new episodes but I have been told I am no longer on the show (budget).”
The show went on without Brandon, wrapping up its 15th season on August 15, 2023. Darrell remained a part of the cast, but Brandon never got a chance to come back.
Brandon moved on to other career paths after leaving the show. He became a real estate agent with Keller Williams in Arizona. He now lives in Queen Creek, Arizona, and works as a Commercial driver’s License Driver and Feeder Driver for UPS since May 27, 2022, according to his Facebook.
Brandon Sheets: A Loving Husband and Father
Brandon and Melissa Sheets are a happily married couple who have been together since their dating days. They tied the knot on October 4, 2015, surrounded by their loved ones. They welcomed their son Laiden Shaun Sheets into the world on November 10, 2019, joining their daughter Addie Sheets who was born in July 2011. Brandon is not shy to express his love and gratitude for Melissa, who he considers the best wife, mother and best friend a man can ask for. He posted a heartfelt message on Facebook on January 27, 2020, saying:
“The best wife, mother and best friend a man can ask for. You never ask for much, you always put yourself last. Supportive, kind, giving and protective. You deserve so much more and you always seem to put on a smile. I love you Melissa Sheets and I’m glad you found me. You make every day seem so short but knowing I get to spend more with you reminds me how lucky I am and we are as a family. I love you so much, you are a fantastic mother and wife!.”
The family of four lives a cozy and happy life in Queen Creek, Arizona, where Addie goes to school.