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  • Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1982

    Birth

    Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 08, 1982

    Russell was born on September 8, 1982 in Henderson, Nevada.




  • Nevada, U.S.
    1989

    Russell became good friends with Corey Harrison

    Nevada, U.S.
    1989

    As a child Russell became good friends with Corey Harrison, whose father, Rick Harrison, and grandfather, Richard Harrison, opened the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1989.




  • Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
    1994

    Chumlee

    Henderson, Nevada, U.S.
    1994

    When Russell was about 12 years old, he was given the nickname "Chumlee" due to his large face and chin. The father of one of his friends once stated that he looked like Chumley, the walrus from the animated TV series Tennessee Tuxedo.




  • U.S.
    2003

    Chumlee began working for the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop

    U.S.
    2003

    Chumlee began working for the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at age 21.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Jul 19, 2009

    Pawn Stars

    U.S.
    Sunday Jul 19, 2009

    Chumlee worked there for five years before filming the first season of the reality television series Pawn Stars in July 2009. His duties include behind-the-counter work at the shop, such as testing items, loading items, and writing tickets for items purchased by customers.




  • U.S.
    2010

    Chumlee sold half of his stake in the company

    U.S.
    2010

    Chumlee emerged as the breakout cast member, and a fan favorite of the series. As a result of the show's success, he formed his own company selling novelty items of his own design and arranged his personal appearances. He sold half of his stake in the company in 2010 to Rick Harrison for $155,000, so that the shop could handle orders of his merchandise more efficiently. Chumlee's sales of merchandise have surpassed other stars of the show, due to his popularity.




  • U.S.
    Sep, 2013

    Chumlee had altered his lifestyle habits and lost 75 lb (34 kg) in a year

    U.S.
    Sep, 2013

    By September 2013, Chumlee had altered his lifestyle habits and lost 75 lb (34 kg) in a year by exercising at a gym six days a week and improving his diet, including drinking more juice, eating more vegetables and abstaining from red meat, a change that was inspired by his father's death at age 54 from pancreatic cancer, two weeks before Pawn Stars debuted.


  • Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 09, 2016

    Chumlee's home was raided

    Nevada, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 09, 2016

    On March 9, 2016, Chumlee's home was raided during the course of an investigation into sexual assault allegations. During searches of his residence, police found crystal meth, marijuana, Xanax, and multiple firearms. Evidence of possible cocaine use was also found. Subsequently, Chumlee was arrested.


  • U.S.
    Friday Mar 11, 2016

    First appearance in court

    U.S.
    Friday Mar 11, 2016

    Chumlee was released on bond the following day. His first appearance in court was set for March 11, 2016.


  • U.S.
    Monday May 23, 2016

    Chumlee was charged with 20 felony counts

    U.S.
    Monday May 23, 2016

    On May 23, 2016, Chumlee was charged with 20 felony counts, including drug and weapons charges. David Chesnoff, Russell's lawyer, confirmed that the reality TV star pled guilty to a felony weapons charge (unlawful possession of a firearm) and a gross misdemeanor of attempted drug possession in a deal which calls for three years of probation and counseling.


  • Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    May, 2017

    Chumlee's Candy on the Boulevard

    Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
    May, 2017

    In May 2017, Chumlee opened a candy shop, Chumlee's Candy on the Boulevard, across the street from the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas.


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