Rick Harrison is the genius of Pawn Stars. He worked hard to get the concept of the show to tv and it has produced results no one even the otherworldly intelligent Rick could have imagined. After spending his childhood years in migraine headaches, dark rooms and his nose in one book after another to dull the pain, his future is brighter than his fiancee’s diamond ring. Spend just 30 seconds with Rick and you will learn something. He is fiercely loyal, just the friend everyone wants and should have in their lives. He loves his classic rock music and classic movies, as well. Often more like an older brother to Corey than a dad, seeing the two of them together is not only fun but special. His younger son and two almost stepdaughters have stolen his heart with this second chance at daddy-dom.
Richard Harrison, Old Man
Richard “The Old Man” Harrison is the brains behind the brawn of Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. After retiring from the Navy and losing in the real estate market, he moved to Vegas in 1981. All these years later, he is a favorite of Pawn Stars fans from young kids to those in his own demographic. He tells it like it is, never mincing words or handing out an undeserved smile. He is a family man through and through and is generous to a fault when it comes to grandkids and his newest great-grandchild. Always asking “What’s new?” when he sees you, even if that is every day, he wants to know what is happening at the store from financials to funny stories. He may come off curmudgeonly but is a sweetheart like no other. He is wonderful in his wisdom and awesomely adorable.
Corey Harrison, Big Hoss
Corey isn’t so much “Big Hoss” anymore after taking 115 lbs off his frame. “Skinny” as some of the girls in the office like to call him, is a do-gooder even if he does not want anyone to know about it. He is the one who spends extra time or makes a call to a terminally ill child who is a Pawn Stars fan and tells them “to kick cancer’s butt” or makes sure his friend with the ‘bad’ heart has a check for the Heart Ball and attends all dressed up in an effort to support. He likes his boats, bikes and Bentleys but really loves his friends and family. Not unlike the elder two Harrisons, he will go to the end of the earth to help a friend and can be counted on in the occasional dust up to defend someone’s honor, as well. As smart as Rick is, it is Corey that knows what the lines on a red solo cup mean – now that is the friend and fact we should all have access to.
Austin Russell, Chumlee
Chum – the comic, the philosopher, the artist, the brother, the man. Chumlee is the best definition of an accidental celebrity to ever come across the media. Afterall, what is it he is famous for? He loves his sneakers, his caps, his designer duds, his family and his friends and maybe a little music, too. He is a great shot in basketball, an amazing big brother, a generous beyond what is good for him friend, and a champ in so many ways. Funny without meaning to be and sometimes while meaning to be, he is a breakout star and fan favorite. Chum will never lie to anyone, he is truthful to a fault but he thinks long and hard about any answer, opinion, or bit of wisdom he is about to lay on you.