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!
In the news, Chumlee, the breakout star of reality show “Pawn Stars,” is in even deeper legal trouble after a sexu@l assault raid by police.
Authorities reportedly found drugs and a weapon at the 33-year-old's residence in Henderson, Nev. Chumlee was booked into Clark County Detention Center for the two charges and is being held on a $62,000 bail. Read more at the New York Daily News.