Dana Gold

We first broke the Dana Gold Story earlier this year.  Dana recently sat down exclusively with GWOP Magazine in his luxurious suite at the Bellagio in  Las Vegas,  to discuss his upcoming film.  Dana has a 140 page screen play completed, which was written by Bob Burris (Growing Pains TV Series  producer ’90s, In The House  TV Series producer ’90s ) and Brian Rouff (author of Dice Angel).

Here are a few facts to recap the Dana Gold story.

Dana overcame a childhood handicap to become a high school All-American basketball player in the early 1980s.  In his high school days he played alongside NBA greats such as Steve Kerr (5x NBA Champion, NBA 3 pt Champion), Cedric Ceballos (’92 Slam Dunk champion) and Kiki Vandeweghe (2x NBA All Star).  Dana stopped chasing hoop dreams and became “Hoogie” the biggest drug kingpin in Los Angeles moving 100-1000 kilos of cocaine a week. Dana lived according to his motto, “hardwork, dedication and believe in yourself”. Dana Gold broke color barriers with the notorious LA street gangs; Blood’s and Crips, dated super model Brooke Burke (host  of Dancing With The Stars) and helped the career of ex wife R & B singer Cherrelle. Dana took his punishment and paid his debt to society. Read More

Ex-LA Drug Kingpin seeking investors for biopic film project. Dana Gold sits down exclusively with GWOP Magazine to tell his story.
Back in 1987, a $23 million dollar drug bust was broadcasted all over the news, “The biggest in L.A. History”. Twenty-five years later, one man has a REAL  true story to tell about his fast luxurious life from the late 1970’s until the early 1990’s. Convicted drug kingpin from LA, Dana Gold moved 100-1000 kilos of cocaine a week during the late 1980s, profiting up to $1M per week.
Dana Gold grew up in a middle class Jewish neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA in the mid 1970’s. As a kid, he had hoop dreams while playing pick up basketball games with future NBA stars Steve Kerr, Kiki Vandeweghie, Chris Mills, and Cedric Ceballos. Dana was a high school All-Star and received a college scholarship. Soon those hoop dreams would fade into street dreams as Dana’s popularity drove him to become heavily involved in the drug trafficking business.
Dana started off selling pounds of weed before graduating to kilos of cocaine. He owned and operated VIP Boxing gym in LA in the early 1990s, when the sport of boxing was at its prime and promoted fighters like Carlos “Famoso” Hernandez, Larry Holmes and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns. He gambled at Las Vegas casinos, owned and wagered big money on thoroughbred horse races and his past girlfriends and wives included celebrities, singers, actresses and models.
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