Season 7 History Channel (*186) 20:15 & 20:45 Reality
“The Count” Danny Koker has a coffin in his office in Counting Cars (2012-current) and loves getting “40 winks in it” when his workshop gets noisy. And just like in his show, Danny really does drive around Vegas looking for random vehicles to restore. But that isn’t the only secret you need to know about the car customising king…
Daniel Nicholas Koker II aka Danny 1
The Count is also the show’s writer and producer. “History Channel gave us a great team who make sure that everything is perfect,” he laughs.
Danny grew up in Detroit and says 2
that “it was impossible not to fall in love with cars in a place nicknamed ‘Motor City’”. But if that never worked out, he could fall back on music – his late father Daniel Nicholas Koker I was a pianist and the TV star says that “my dad taught me everything I know about music and cars. But mostly music”.
The 53-year-old still enjoys getting 3
his hands dirty at Count’s Kustoms, but he also has other businesses to run: a Vegas radio and TV station, Count’s Tattoo Company in the Rio Hotel & Casino and rock ’n roll bar Count’s Vamp’d, where Danny performs with his heavy metal band Count’s 77.
Don’t think that just anyone can 4
walk into Count’s Kustoms and get their car upgraded – the shop has a waiting list of over two years.
As for a special woman in his life, 5
Danny has a few… including his businesswoman wife Korie. “We have a house full of pets,” says Danny, “and I love Cadillacs. They don’t give too much trouble [Laughs]…”
And he wears a bandana because 6
“it’s cool, not because it’s holding a wig in place. That’s my real hair!”