Pawn Stars’ Chumlee Is More Than Just The Face Behind The Counter

Anyone who has watched Pawn Stars knows how important Chumlee has been to the success of the show. Hired at Gold and Silver Pawn Shop five years before the show debuted, the man whose real name is Austin Lee Russell has seen his shares of ups and downs. From becoming an instant celebrity to being busted by the police, Russell’s television family has stuck by his side through it all. This is everything you need to know about everyone’s favorite Pawn Star, Chumlee.

He Has Dreams Of Breaking Into The Music Industry

When anyone signs up to star in a reality television show, they find out that money doesn’t necessarily follow. It can take years for stars like Chumlee to finally see their paychecks match their celebrity status.

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With that in mind, Chumlee has long been planning his push into the music industry. While working at the pawnshop, he began attending DJ school. He’s been open about his desire to one day become a music scout in Las Vegas.