From left to right: The Old Man, Corey, Chumlee and Rick from “Pawn Stars”.
For the tragic death of Richard ‘The Old Man’ Harrison, the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” was best recognized for with the misadventures of a close-knit family heating up Sin City.
First broadcast in 2009, the reality show revolves around the employees in the Las Vegas-based World Famous Gold & Silver Shop as they evaluate and negotiate the prices of novelties brought by potential customers.
To get an impression, check out the store is the cornerstone of characters that you need to know:
1. Rick Harrison (The Spotter)
“You never know what will walk through that door,” the iconic slogan spoken by the de facto leader of the store. Harrison, 53, co-founder of the world Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop with his father in 1988.
He stands in for the educational value of the show, which he first honed interest in as a child when he was confined to bed because of seizures.
“It is not a replacement for college, but I try to give nice little snippets of history. And I hope that turns around and people are really interested in history,” he told Fox News in 2013.
As a spokesman of the Foundation Epilepsy he regularly donates money to charities. Even though the negotiations about the tactics, tough as nails, his compassion shines through in his interaction with a fan with autism in 2014.
Rick Harrison is the co-founder and co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.
2. Richard Harrison (The Old Man)
A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, The Old Man mostly used his experience to get the shop to check and value items strong.
After an unsuccessful period in real estate, he moved to Lexington, Virginia to Las Vegas.
The town of Lexington with the name May 12, 2019 “Richard Harrison’s Day” and gave him the key to the city. He was, without a doubt, the most brave of the forest.
Richard Harrison was the grey and experienced ‘Old Man’.
3. Corey Harrison (Big Hoss)
As the grandson, Harrison began to work in the shop at 9 years old. The now 35-year-old manages the day-to-day operations of the store, including the assessment of employees and potential merchandise.
Although the nickname Big Hoss adequately accompanied his broad frame at the show’s beginning, he lost more than 190 lbs. between 2010 and 2014 after a weight loss procedure and change in lifestyle, People Magazine reported.
Corey Harrison, known as Big Hoss, follows in the footsteps of his superiors.
4. Austin Russell (Chumlee)
The nickname of his father, after the animated walrus sidekick of Tennessee Tuxedo, Chumlee, 35, was working in the shop for five years at the time of the first episode. Corey’s long-time friend and a frequent target of criticism, both joking and deliberate, his attention is usually restricted to the items he found personally entertaining. His attitude can be unprofessional at times, so much so that he was arrested in 2016 for the federal weapon and drug charges.
Chumlee is unprofessional feelings clashes with the family.
“Pawn Stars” aired its 500th episode in January.
“500 episodes is really a big deal. It is certainly a milestone in the TV as far as a weekly primetime shows, and I believe that there are only a handful that have actually gone through this therefore it is really something to be proud of,” Harrison told Fox News at the time.
In one way or another, The Old Man’s death will have an impact on the reality show the direction, which kept the same cast since the first episode in 2009.