Pawn Stars first aired in 2009 on the History Channel and has since become wildly popular. However, things have not been smooth sailing for the show’s star Chumlee both in his private life and in his public affairs. What’s been happening?
A Rising Star
Throughout the years the Las Vegas show has gained more and more popularity because of its hilarious cast members. Austin Lee Russell, better known as Chumlee, plays a big role in the show’s success. His comedic personality really shines through.
Early on in life, Chumlee met and befriended Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, who would go on to become his cast mate on Pawn Stars. Corey’s dad, Rick Harrison was the one who opened up the Gold Silver Pawn Shop way back in 1989.
Not Academically Inclined
Chumlee was born in Nevada and things weren’t easy for him during his younger years. He wasn’t an academic in high school and he used to pay other students to do his homework. He eventually decided to drop out of school altogether.