The Story Behind His Name
We all affectionately know Austin Lee Russell as Chumlee, but we’re sure that you’ve wondered about where this nickname actually came from. We know we’ve been wondering! Although most people’s nicknames come from something positive, the same unfortunately can’t be said for Chumlee…
The Root Of His Nickname
Other than having difficulties with his schoolwork, he had other issues that made his student life unpleasant. Chumlee may sound like a cute nickname but it was quite insulting. It came from the stout walrus from the cartoon Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales.