Chumlee was born Austin Russell on September 8, 1982 in Henderson, Nevada.
Russell's friends in elementary school took his nickname Chumlee from cartoon character Tennessee Tuxedo’s sidekick, a walrus named "Chumley".
Chumlee is Corey's (the Big Boss) devoted childhood friend. He is just like a son to Rick and he's been around the shop since he was a young boy.
We may see him as a pinball-loving slacker, but in reality Chumlee is an extremely hard worker and he takes his charitable work seriously. He has helped the Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas raise funds, as well as donated skateboards to toy drives. He has been very active with cancer charities and even got his head shaved at a head-shaving marathon to benefit a children’s cancer charity!