Austin “Chumlee” Russell Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, House, Now, Arrested and Pawn Star

Austin “Chumlee” Russell is an American actor, reality television personality, and businessman who is best known for being a cast member on the History Channel television show Pawn Stars.

Austin “Chumlee” Russell Biography

Austin “Chumlee” Russell is an American actor, reality television personality, and businessman who is best known for being a cast member on the History Channel television show Pawn Stars. The show depicts the daily business at the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas where Chumlee works as an employee.

Austin Lee Russell was nicknamed “Chumlee” when he was about 12 years old because of his large face and chin. He is a childhood friend of Corey Harrison “Big Hoss”, whose father, Rick Harrison, and grandfather, Richard Benjamin Harrison, opened the shop in 1989. He is often portrayed on the show as the comic foil, but he often appraises items in his areas of expertise, including sneakers, pinball machines, and video games.

Austin “Chumlee” Russell Age / Chumlee Age

He was born Austin Lee Russell on September 8, 1982, in Henderson, Nevada, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 8 September every year. Chumlee is 40 years old.

Austin “Chumlee” Russell Height /  Chumlee Height

Chumlee stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 75 kg or 169 lbs.

Austin “Chumlee” Russell Family

There is not much information about Austin’s actual family only that he has two siblings Sage Russell and Terra Russell.

Austin “Chumlee” Russell Wife / Chumlee Wife

Chumlee married his long-time girlfriend Olivia Rademann in August 2019. The two started dating around the beginning of 2016. They announced their engagement in the spring of 2019. They had a pre-wedding party at the D Hotels’ Detroit Room. They did their wedding in Hawaii in August.

Chumlee Photo
Chumlee Photo

Austin “Chumlee” Russell Net Worth / Chumlee Net Worth

Chumlee has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars which he has earned through his career as an actor, reality television personality, and businessman.

Austin “Chumlee” Russell On Pawn Stars / Chumlee Pawn Star

He started working for the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at the age of 21, where he worked 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 loading items, testing items, and writing tickets for items purchased by customers.

He owns a company that sells novelty items, including T-shirts of his own design, and arranges for his personal appearances. In 2010, he sold half of his stake in the company to Rick Harrison for $155,000, so that the shop could handle orders of his merchandise more efficiently. His sales of merchandise have surpassed other stars of the show, due to his popularity.

He appeared as himself alongside Rick and Corey Harrison, in the episode “iLost My Head in Vegas”, on the American TV series iCarly. In May 2017, he opened a candy shop, Chumlee’s Candy on the Boulevard, across the street from the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas.

Austin “Chumlee” Russell Death

Pawn Stars Chumlee is still alive. Back in 2013, a number of websites reported about Chumlee’s death from a marijuana overdose, but all were false news.

Austin “Chumlee” Russell Weight Loss

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, which included drinking more juice, eating more vegetables, and abstaining from red meat. This change was inspired by his father’s death at age 54 from pancreatic cancer, two weeks before Pawn Stars debuted.

His diet has enabled him to be able to ride a hovercraft he had purchased earlier in the series, but could not ride before due to a maximum weight restriction of 250 lb (110 kg).

Austin “Chumlee” Russell Arrested

On March 9, 2016, his home was raided during a sexual assault investigation. During the search, the cops found crystal meth, marijuana, and one firearm. On a later search, the police found 11 more legally owned firearms, ranging from handguns to a shotgun, MP5, and .223-caliber rifles. Most of the firearms were found in a bedroom vault safe, along with 17 multi-dose ‘bars’ of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and seven capsules containing small amounts of methamphetamine, police said.

He was subsequently arrested after police also found evidence of possible cocaine use on the property. He was released on bond the following day. He appeared in court for the first time on March 11, 2016.

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

Austin “Chumlee” Russell House

The reality TV star has been trying to sell his Sin City man cave since last summer. According to property records, he paid $1.1 million for the home in 2012.

On Oct 2, 2018, he cut the price of his house in Las Vegas for the third time. Originally listed for $1.85 million, it’s now available for $1.58 million.

The 6,505-square-foot home comes with 2 acres and is located just 5 miles from the Strip. Built-in 1981, the five-bedroom home has loads of modern updates. It’s a masculine, dark space with high ceilings and dramatic finishes, with plenty of areas both inside and outside for entertaining on a large scale.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Austin Russell.

Who is “Chumlee”?

 He is an American actor, reality television personality, and businessman


39 years old as of 2021


5 feet 9 inches


Olivia Rademann


Not Available

Net Worth

$5 million dollars
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