While the hourly wages of the “Pawn Stars” crew is unlisted, Chumlee has a reported salary of $25,000 per episode of Pawn Stars.
Chumlee’s real name is Austin Russell. He works in Las Vegas’ 24 Hour Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. The business was opened by Rick Harrison and his father, known as The Old Man. Harrison’s son Corey later joined the business with his best friend since childhood, Chumlee.
His nickname came from the cartoon show Tennessee Tuxedo which had a walrus named Chumlee as a sidekick. On the show, he is often portrayed as the dim one, who isn’t as competent as the others, but he does have his strengths in the area of pinball machines and anything to do with old video games.
Just In! Pawn Stars personality Austin Russell has been arrested, multiple outlets reported. The reality star was taken into custody at a Las Vegas jail on Wednesday, March 9, on 19 drug charges and one weapon charge. Catch more at US Weekly.