The cast and crew of A&E’s hit reality show, “Storage Wars,” were shocked this morning to find Former ’80s heartthrob Richard Grieco living inside an abandoned storage unit opened during the filming of an upcoming episode. The former “21 Jump Street” star has been residing for over a year inside the unit, which was recently put up for auction after Grieco failed to pay the rent.
According to the rules of “Storage Wars,” where numerous collectors bid on abandoned storage units, anything inside one, even a washed up TV actor, belongs to the winning bidder. In the case of Grieco’s unit, one of the show’s most popular personalities, Barry Weiss, came in with the winning bid of $250. Weiss immediately loaded Grieco into his truck and took him to a local Hollywood pawn shop to have him appraised.
Unfortunately for Weiss, well-known pawn shop owner Elliott Salter was less than impressed with the out-of-date Grieco.
“If this was a 1989 Richard Grieco in mint condition, maybe he would be worth some money,” said Salter. “Unfortunately, this Grieco’s seen better days.”
Grieco was hoping to revive his acting career, which dried up in the early ’90s, by making a cameo in this year’s hit comedy “21 Jump Street,” starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, but the call from producers never came.
“I’m so glad Johnny Depp got to make a cameo in the ’21 Jump Street’ remake,” said a bitter Grieco. “That guy really needed the work.”
After Salter offered $25 for Grieco, Weiss decided to keep Grieco for his own private collection which includes actor Corey Feldman, whom he’s owned since discovering him living inside a storage unit he bought three years ago.