‘Pawn Stars’ is an American reality television series which is broadcast on the History Channel. The long-running show chronicles the daily activities of and the challenges which arise in a famous pawn shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, which has been business since 1989.
‘Pawn Stars’ is a very old show and Season 1 premiered almost a decade back on July 19, 2009, and became History’s highest rated show. In 2009, it was also the second-most popular reality show in US, after ‘Jersey Shore‘. Since then, ‘Pawn Stars’ has seen a whopping 16 seasons air, with Season 16 premiering on January 21, 2019. Now, long-standing fans of the show are awaiting news of a renewal. Here’s everything we know about it thus far.
Pawn Stars Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of the show includes those who run the Vegas pawn shop, which is called the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.
Richard “Rick” Harrison is a major cast member, and is the co-founder and co-owner of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Rick entered into the business at the age of 13, and has an eye for spotting valuable items – an ability that has earned him the moniker, “The Spotter”. But, the pawn shop business isn’t the only thing Rick is good at – an avid reader from childhood, Rick also has considerable knowledge about the activities of the British Navy from the 1700s to the 1800s.
Rick’s father, Richard Benjamin “The Old Man” Harrison is another major figure in the show. The man behind the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, Richard started the business in 1989 with Rick. A US Navy veteran and a man of unparalleled consistency, Richard did not see a sick day since 1994 till his demise in June 2018.
Corey Harrison is yet another major presence in the show. Rick’s son and Richard’s grandson, Corey carries the name “Big Hoss”, and started working at the shop from the age of nine, when he started polishing jewelry to be sold to the shop’s clients. Despite Rick’s attempts to constantly groom Corey to become the boss one day, Corey comes into frequent conflicts with his father and his grandfather, especially because of his lackluster attitude towards managing the shop’s inventory, his responsibilities as a manager, and his judgement about the sale of expensive items. As the show progresses, Corey threatens to leave the family business in favour of another job unless he is given a stake of 10% in the shop. However, when Corey’s partnership stake is increased to 5%, he decides to stay and continue the business.