Lt. Col. Oliver North became a household name during the Iran-Contra scandal and the televised congressional hearings it sparked in 1987. In the years since, he has run for the U.S. Senate, written books, appeared on Fox News and now is serving as a pitchman for a video game. (Associated Press)

Lt. Col. Oliver North became a household name during the Iran-Contra scandal and the televised congressional hearings it sparked in 1987. In the years since, he has run for the U.S. Senate, written books, appeared on Fox News and now is serving as a pitchman for a video game. (Associated Press)