In Big Brother 8, Dick along with Dustin Erikstrup and Jessica Hughbanks, were part of the "Rivals" twist. Dick's rival was Daniele Donato, his estranged daughter. Dick was known for his various personal attacks on houseguests as a means of intimidation after Dick and Daniele were nominated during Week Six. Both he and Danielle made it to the Final Two, where he won the season in a 5 to 2 vote.
He returned for BB13 where he was partnered with Danielle, and, he formed the Veterans Alliance. However, he left the game in the first week due to an emergency involving a close friend (although Donato later revealed he left the game after learning he was HIV-positive from a blood test given to him by the producers). He placed 14th.
Dick along with his daughter Daniele Donato originally made it into the casting process for Big Brother 6 where the duo was among 40 potential houseguests but were not chosen to be one of the Final 14 houseguests for the start of the season.
Richard Louis "Evel Dick" Donato (born June 24, 1963) is a bar owner from Los Angeles, California. He is married to Michelle Donato.
Dick also appeared on Big Brother 9 (US), hosting the veto competition "Club Evel". It had the same format as the veto competition that he won during Week 6 of Season 8.
Donato hosts an online Big Brother recap show called "Dick at Night" on RTVZone.com, which features alumni, various celebrities, and evicted houseguests.
Donato, alongside his girlfriend Stephanie Rogness-Fischer, appeared on an episode of the fifth season of the VH1 reality show Couples Therapy, which aired on September 10, 2014.
On October 1, 2014, Donato revealed that he has been HIV-positive since 2011, first learning that he had the virus after given a blood test by the producers during Big Brother 13. Donato says that this is the reason why he walked away from the house that season.
Dick and Daniele are the only pair of relatives to compete on Big Brother US who were not a pair of siblings.
Dick was the first houseguest to use the Power of Veto on the opposing nominee and survive eviction in Big Brother 8. His daughter, Daniele, would tie this record by making the same move at the Final 4.