Where Is Chumlee Now?

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Austin Lee Russell, better known by his stage name Chumlee, is an American businessman and reality television personality, who is best known for his appearances on the History Channel television show Pawn Stars, which depicts day-to-day business at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, United States, where he works.

Chum went to work at the pawn shop five years before filming the first season, having been a childhood friend of Corey Harrison whose grandfather and father founded the business

Chumlee is often portrayed on the show as the comic foil, but he mostly appraises items in his areas of expertise, including sneakers, pinball machines, and video games.

When Russell was about 12 years old, he was given the nickname “Chumlee” because of his large face and chin, which prompted the father of one of his friends to remark that he looked like Chumley, the walrus from the animated TV series titled “Tennessee Tuxedo”. As a child, Chumlee became good friends with Corey Harrison, whose father, Rick Harrison, and grandfather, Richard Harrison, founded the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1989.

Where Is Chumlee Now?

In May 2017, Austin Lee Russell, a.k.a Chumlee and his brother, Sage opened a candy shop, Chumlee’s Candy on the Boulevard, across the street from the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas.

The shop, which also has an online presence, sells a variety of traditional candy brands and confections, as well as Chumlee-related merchandise.


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