Learn all the top facts you need to know about the American businessman and reality television personality Chumlee.
The American businessman and reality television personality Chumlee is best known from his part in the reality series 'Pawn Stars.' The History Channel show depicts the daily business at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas where Chumlee works as an employee.
Chumlee began working at the pawnshop five years before filming of the show's first season. He is a childhood friend of Corey Harrison, whose father, Rick Harrison, and grandfather, Richard Benjamin Harrison, opened the shop in 1989.
Chumlee was born in Henderson, Nevada, on September 8, 1982. As a child, he gained the nickname 'Chumlee' due to his large face and chin at the age of 12 years old. The father of one of his friends once stated that he looked like Chumley, the walrus from the animated TV series 'Tennessee Tuxedo.'
Chumlee was born in Henderson, Nevada.
During his younger years, Chumlee became good friends with Corey Harrison, whose father, Rick Harrison, and grandfather, Richard Harrison, opened the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1989. He is of part Scottish descent.
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Chumlee started working for the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at age 21. That was five years prior to the filming of the first season of the reality television series 'Pawn Stars' in July 2009.
Chumlee started working for the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at age 21.
Source: USA Today
Chumlee does behind-the-counter work at the shop, such as testing items, loading items, and writing tickets for items purchased by customers. He emerged as the breakout cast member and a fan favorite of the series.
In May 2017, Chumlee opened a candy store 'Chumlee's Candy on the Boulevard' across the street from the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. His engagement in the business has also been an extra source of income to Chumlee in the last few years.
Chumlee opened a candy store 'Chumlee's Candy on the Boulevard.'
Source: The Independent
'I actually think I'm going to have to have a rope in front of my door as well because, as you can see, only 10-15 people can come in here comfortably,' Chumlee said after the opening of the store in 2017. 'I actually think I'm going to have to have a rope in front of my door as well because, as you can see, only 10-15 people can come in here comfortably.'
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There's not much information on Chumlee's personal life, as the reality star prefers to keep his private life out of the limelight. About his relationships, he was married to his wife Olivia Rademann in August 2019. But nowadays, we are not sure of their relationship status because there have been rumors around that they are not together anymore.
Chumlee was married to his wife Olivia Rademann.
As a person who struggled with weight issues for the majority of his adult life, Chumlee underwent weight loss surgery in 2018. Following the procedure, he went from 344 pounds to 305 and as he also adopted healthy diet plans and exercise routine afterward, he succeeded in dropping weight to 170 pounds.
On March 9, 2016, the police raided Chumlee's house for an investigation into sexual assault allegations. During the search, they found crystal meth, marijuana, Xanax, and multiple firearms. Also, they got their hands into the evidence of possible cocaine use.
In 2016, Chumlee's house for an investigation into sexual assault allegations.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
Following the incident, Chumlee was arrested. On May 23, 2016, Chumlee was charged with 20 felony counts, including drug and weapons charges. He pleaded guilty to a felony weapons charge (unlawful possession of a firearm) and a gross misdemeanor of attempted drug possession in a deal that calls for three years of probation and counseling.
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