Chumlee's 'Pawn Stars' Pal Corey Harrison Explains Why He's The 'Villain,' And How To Spot A Fake

Georgia Makitalo

Chumlee's childhood friend Corey Harrison is one of the quartet of reality stars on the ever-popular History Channel show, Pawn Stars. The youngest, and most shy Harrison is often seen sparring with his dad, Rick Harrison, and picking on the old-time memories of his grandpa, Richard Benjamin Harrison, often known as the "Old Man."

Yet, with the exception of his extreme weight-loss, very little is known about "Big Hoss." Corey recently attended History Con 2017 in Manilla, and was interviewed by The Philippine Star, where they asked questions only about him. What did the Pawn Stars star say?

One of the biggest revelations was that although Corey always wanted to work with his dad and grandpa, the owners of the World Famous Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, in Vegas. Yet, they did not want him involved with their business whatsoever.

"It's funny because from the time I was a kid, I knew what I was going to do. What's even funnier is that my dad and my grandfather didn't want me to work at the pawn shop, but I was deadset on it."
"I was good with running the business with 30 employees before. Now, we have 80 employees. I'm at the pawn shop once or twice a week to check things over. We have a new CEO."

Corey admits that he has been fooled a few times, yet, on Pawn Stars they have their tried and true experts who can help them verify authenticity, as well as not overpay for anything, no matter how exciting the artifact is.

Corey understands that on the television show Pawn Stars, there has to be a variety of roles to give a show balance. His father, Rick, is the nice guy, his grandfather, Richard, is the smart guy, who has lived a long time and has his experience. He knows what his role is.

"There has to be the bad guy, the villain, the kind of mean one. For a lovable guy, you have my dad. For the super smart guy, everybody loves the old man."

Although he does not particularly mention him, Chumlee is obviously on the show for comic relief. Their long-time friendship has remained steadfast.

"I've fired quite a few, but I've never had an employee quit on me. They love their jobs."

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