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Meet The Pawn Stars

Richard Harrison - The Grandfather

After serving in the U.S. Navy and losing 1,000,000 greenbacks in the real estate market, Richard Harrison uprooted his folks and moved to Vegas chasing a fresh start. Opening the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1988, he had to learn a little about a lot really fast. From Rolexes to antique vehicles, Richard is now armed with the rare talent of considering the value of anything accurately. With uncanny precision, Richard is the king of purchasing underpriced goods, even from archrival pawn shops, that has assisted in turning his 1st $10,000 investment into a multi-million greenback business. Disciplined, smart and cunning, Richard drives a hard bargain and is anything apart from simple to please.


After 28 years in the business, Rick Harrison is an expert when it comes to spotting anything fake or stolen. So far as big-ticket items, Rick is the man for the job. Spotting a fake Cartier watch that most people would accidentally purchase for $30,000 is only one of his many skills. Regularly acting as the agent between his pop and his boy, Rick is the glue that holds this family and business together. Trained in the pawn business from the age of 13, Rick was born a con artist. He even dropped out of school to pursue his $2,000-a-week business of selling fake Gucci bags. With enough money to cooperate with his pop at the age of twenty-three, he never looked back.

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Corey Harrison began working at the pawnshop at the age of 9. Expertly trained in the art of evaluation, Corey not only has the brains to identify a cheat but the muscle to back it up. He’s not frightened to throw his muscle around, particularly when it comes to defending his family. He also handles everything when it comes to hiring and firing staff and handling eBay clients. Oftentimes treated like a slave, Rick believes that Corey wishes to earn his keep. Without a real position in the business, Corey is hoping that all his hard work pays off.

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As Corey’s devoted childhood friend, Chumlee is rather like a child to Rick and he has been around the shop since he used to be a kid. Everyone loves Chum, but he is often the target of the boys’ jokes. Part of the reason why he isn’t regarded seriously is that he continually begs Corey to buy items that entertain him–like Playstation games and circus paraphernalia– that sometimes don’t make good business sense. And, though his big heart makes him an expert at customer service, it’s repetitively proved to be bad business for the shop . Chumlee always wants to give his patrons the hottest deal and frequently takes their side–a trait that never fails to bump Rick’s buttons.

Where did Chumlee get his nickname? Pals in junior school took the name from cartoon personality Tennessee Tuxedo’s buddy, a walrus named Chumley.

Chumlee Tweets

Now this is Chumlee:



16 Responses to Meet The Pawn Stars

  1. ella crowder says:

    hey my grandmother has gave me a bunch of old records like ray Charles(1962) and willie nelson (1982) and much more i was looking around on the internet but i want to know the value of them please email me back asap…thanks so much oh and i love your show me and my fiancee watch it every night…:)

  2. gman1999 says:

    hi i would like to meet u some day

  3. larry says:

    Who would you like to meet?

  4. larry says:

    If you plan on coming to Vegas and are interested in selling them to the shop, there’s a link with an email address for you to contact the production company. Otherwise. I suggest looking for similar products on eBay or testing the waters there with a reserve that’s high enough for your comfort level.

  5. vanrijngo says:

    Hello guys,
    I like the show and recognize a lot of the items you guys purchase on the show. That’s what happens when you get old, you feel like an antique yourself. Anyway I have been an art collector for some time now of mostly not so known art pieces. Along with being an art collector I have also been an critic for just as long if not longer. I have found out myself when a person buying art that strikes their fancy, they’re better off buying art that has not yet been published in books for copyists able to look at and see to make copies of. I know most of my art collection would not be in your guy’s price range of what I would expect you would pay for most of them, so with no authenticity, provenances, and most times no legible or correct signatures. So, after saying that, I guess I will just have to live with them a little longer myself.
    Kind regards and Cheers!
    Bob Miller—vanrijngo

  6. larry says:

    Thanks Bob for your kind words and words of wisdom regarding art collecting. I’m glad that you enjoy the show!

  7. TALISHATAHOE12 says:

    hi i have confederate money from1864 i would love to know the value of it.please feel free to inbox me

  8. TALISHATAHOE12 says:

    i also love watching pops he’s the real deal richard

  9. larry says:

    If you are headed to Vegas anytime soon, pop into the store. If you are and have an interest on appearing on the show, contact the production company at Otherwise, I’d suggest that you try Ebay.

  10. larry says:

    Thanks for the comments and enjoy the show. Yea, I agree that the old man is the real deal in many ways and provides us with good and true entertainment!

  11. fritz says:

    hey fellows,my mom that a 1950’s dacey crockett cookie jar thats in perfect condition,would really like to hear from one of you soon to price it for me…..guys i watch your shows so much my wifey call you guys my family….lol

  12. fritz says:

    hey fellows,my mom that a 1950’s davey crockett cookie jar thats in perfect condition,would really like to hear from one of you soon to price it for me…..guys i watch your shows so much my wifey call you guys my family….lol

  13. gary moore says:

    We are traveling to vegas on the 16th and my girlfriend says she will marry me while we are there if i can get her a meet with you…. We have been together 6 years and i very badly want this to happen…. How can i make this happen???

    Thanks Gary

  14. gary moore says:

    Sorry she want to meet rick didnt post that in the last post…

    Tanks gary

  15. larry says:

    This is a fan site and actually has nothing to do with the production of the show. I would suggest contacting them with the info on the contact page and/or just floating into the store while you’re out in Vegas. Good luck!

  16. jake says:

    hello rick i want to meet you i am a fan of you i want to get training from you please email me

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