Chumlee Bio, Career, Wet Loss, Wife, Net Worth, Arrested

Profession: actors
Date of birth: Sep 08, 1982
Age: 39
Net worth: 5 Million
Birth Place: Henderson, Nevada
Height (m): 1.79
Religion: Christianity
Relationship Status: In Relationship

Chumlee is an American actor, a reality television personality and a businessman. He featured in the television shows like ‘Pawn Stars’ and ‘Counting stars’. The actor gained popularity through the reality show ‘Pawn Stars’ of History Channel. The show showcases the daily business at the ‘Gold and Silver Pawn Shop’, Las Vegas where Russell worked as an employee. His real name is  ‘Austin Lee Russell’.  Austin Lee Russell was born on 8  September 1982 and is popular among the audience by his stage name ‘Chumlee’. When the first season of the show was being filmed, Chumlee was already working there for five years.

The shop was opened in 1989 by Richard Benjamin Harrison and his son, Rick Harrison. Chumlee is a childhood friend of Rick Harrison’s son Corey Harrison (‘Big Hoss’). He used to play the character of a comic foil in the show, but often appraises items in his areas of expertise including pinball machines, sneakers, and video games.


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Chumlee: Early life, education, and family

The reality tv star was born on 8 September 1982, in Henderson, Nevada, USA. He got the nickname ‘Chumlee’ when he was 12 years because of his large face and chin. The name ‘Chumlee’ comes from the ‘Chemley’, the walrus from the animated TV series ‘Tennessee Tuxedo’. Chumlee belongs to Scottish descent and grew up with his two siblings, ‘Sage Russell’ and ‘Terra Russell’. He lost his father due to pancreatic cancer at age 54, just before two weeks of his debut in the show ‘Pawn Stars’. Any more


Chumlee: Career and achievements

When Chumlee was 21 he started working at ‘Gold & Silver Pawn Shop’. He did several counter work at the shop, namely testing items, loading items, and writing tickets for purchased items by customers. Chumlee plays a character of a comic foil and also called a ‘village idiot’. He came out as the breakout cast member and a fan favorite of the series. The show had to launch different seasons of the series which resulted shows success. Eventually, Chumlee established his own company to sell novelty items of his own design. He even focused on organizing his personal appearances afterward. In 2010, the tv star sold half of his stake in the company that is ‘$155,000’ to Rick Harrison for helping the shop handle orders of his merchandise more proficiently.

In comparison to other stars of the show, Chumlee’s merchandise sales have excel because of his popularity. Besides, Chumlee has appeared as himself in an American TV series ‘iCarly’ alongside Rick and Corey Harrison, in the episode ‘iLost My Head in Vegas’ to be approximate. Similarly, Chumlee opened a candy shop ‘Chumlee’s Candy’ in May 2017 on the Boulevard.


Chumlee: Personal life, weight loss, and girlfriend

Many people including the tv star fans are curious about his love life. If Chumlee is single or married? and if he is married to whom? Well, the answer is Chumlee is not married yet but he was reportedly dating a chef named ‘Tanya Hyjazi’. Chumlee’s hobbies include collecting shoes, sports, and skateboarding. He owns more than 200 pairs of shoes, he loves Pokémon Trading Card Game and other video games. The TV star loves to listen to both punk rock and rap music. Talking about TV series, he likes watching the ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, and ‘Breaking Bad’.

Chumlee was on the news when the cops announced raid in his home on 9 March 2016, during an investigation into sexual assault allegations. The cops found crystal meth, marijuana, Xanax, and multiple firearms from his home during the investigation. Similarly, the cops found evidence of cocaine in his house. Later, the cops arrested Chumlee and released on bail the following day. On 11 March 2016, he appeared in court for the very first time and he eventually had to pay 20 felony counts which included charges for drugs and weapons. Chumlee’s lawyer, ‘David Chesnoff’ confirmed that  Chumlee was guilty to have a felony weapons charge, unlawful possession of a firearm, and a gross misdemeanor of attempted drug possession. These act of him made him attend probation and counseling for three years.

Chumlee arrested

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The reality tv star lost almost 34 kgs by September 2013 after adopting healthy lifestyle habits.  He worked for almost a year exercising at a gym six days a week and improving his diet, including drinking more juice, eating more vegetables and avoiding the intake of red meat. The actor’s father’s death at age 54 from pancreatic cancer inspired him to change his lifestyle for better.


Chumlee: Net worth and social media

The actor has a net worth of $5 million. His main source of income is his career as a reality tv star. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the reality tv star earns $25,000, every time a Pawn Star episode airs. The actor is fond of driving cars, especially his 1986 Buick Regal, which he has customized with hydraulic lifts on the front and back. Additionally, the reality tv star owns a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Maserati GranTurismo, Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover, and a 1964 Impala SS.

The tv star is available on Instagram by the name ‘chumlee’ with 274k followers. In addition, he is also accessible on Twitter by the user name ‘chumlee’ with 226k followers.


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