Oliver North was an American Vietnam veteran, Cold War insider in the cabinet of Ronald Reagan. North was an integral player in the Iran-Contra Affair whereby the U.S. government gave aid the the Contra rebel group in Central America in exchange for sales of arms to Iran. He is a Right-wing Christian, father, and husband.
Oliver North became famous when he was summoned to testify in the Iran-Contra hearings. Some saw him as a "fall guy" for all the people in the Reagan administration who were involved in the Iran-Contra affair.
North wrote a autobiography.
North was also was the subject of a documentary film about an American Senatorial election in the state of Virginia, which he lost.
Doesn't he now have a radio talk show? --Robert Merkel