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.
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.
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.
Now this is Chumlee: