Old photos of Pawn Stars’ Richard “Old Man” Harrison, Chumlee and Rick Harrison

Pawn Stars' Old Man Richard Harrison old photo with his wife (I think)

In honor of History Channel moving its smash hit reality series Pawn Stars to Thursday nights the network has been participating in Throwback Thursdays the last few weeks, sharing some older pictures of World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop’s Rick Harrison, Richard “Old Man” Harrison and fan favorite Austin “Chumlee” Russell.

In the photo above we see Old Man Rick Harrison as Middle Aged Man Rick Harrison with a lovely young woman who I am guessing is his wife and mother of Rick and grandmother of Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison. (Anybody else getting a serious Walter Matthau vibe?) Here are side-by-side photos of Pawn Stars‘ Old Man and his throwback self:

Pawn Stars Old Man Richard Harrison old photo and new photo side by side

Next up is Richard’s son Rick Harrison, who apparently was once not only not bald, but had some serious Leif Garrett locks going on! Oh, and a rather tough looking Doberman Pinscher!

Pawn Stars Rick Harrison childhood photo

Not that it really has anything to do with anything, but I love the VW Thing in the background! PLEASE tell me that was Old Man Harrison’s car!

Oh, and here’s the Rick Harrison throwback photo sid-by-side comparison:

Old photo of Pawn stars Rick Harrison as a kid

It’s like watching a Chia pet in reverse!

UPDATE – History added another Rick Harrison throwback photo from in between the two side-by-sides above — and as an added bonus it was taken in the pawn shop!

Old photo of Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars in the pawn shop

Rick was still sportin’ some long hair! And just in case you were wondering what one of the big secrets to the pawn shop’s success has been over the years, I think “NO CASH REFUNDS – Exchanges Only” was certainly part of it. 🙂

Last, but not least, we have Chumlee. These photos aren’t quite as old as Rick and Richard’s, so the changes are a little less drastic. Actually, it’s just Chumlee with less hair, less weight, and about the same amount of junk and taste in art:

Pawn Stars Chumlee old photo as a young man Old photo of Chumlee from Pawn Stars

I think it can safely be said that it was then as it is now in that Chumlee is as Chumlee does. Some things don’t change, and despite what the Old Man might have you think, in the case of Chumlee, that’s a good thing.

Here are the side-by-side photos of Chumlee then and now:

Chumlee then and now photos Old photo of Austin Russell aka Chumlee from Pawn Stars

As I mentioned above, History has moved Pawn Stars to a new night and now you can catch new episodes Thursday nights at 9/8c! Yep, that’s tonight y’all!

UPDATE – History has also added an older photo of Rick’s son Corey Harrison, which looks to be from his high school graduation!

Old photo of Pawn Stars Corey Harrison from high school graduation I think

Oh man – I could just imagine the boys having fun with that one on the show!

  • Jc Head

    I thought Rick and Corey were father and son. So it would be Rick s mom and Corey s grandmother…correct me if I’m wrong..

    • Adam’s 90 Year Old Friend

      You are right – just caught that.

    • Jean Hosler

      The article says wife of Richard Harrison , mother of Rick and grandmother to Cory. READ!

  • MPmom

    Wouldn’t the woman in the top picture be Corey’s grandmother, not mother?

    • kimberkid

      If the woman iis the old mans wife, then yep, it would be Corys grandmother.

      • Jean Hosler

        Yes already. READ the article

        • Veijo Vetäjä

          May be you should realise that the article could have been updated and corrected when you reply a year old comment?

    • Jean Hosler

      Read the above reply to JcHead and read the article again

      • MPmom

        I first replied a year ago, and the article was fixed shortly after. Maybe you should read the dates on the comments before you get so upset?

  • Vivían

    Rick y su padre me encantan el abuelo es un sueño trabaja súper bien igual que rick y demas no se inglés pero soy fanática a ustedes diarinente los voy a seguir biendo vivian

  • jebus

    This is the only pawn shop show I’ll watch. Other ones to corny…love each and every character on this show!

    • Jason

      Only other one is Hardcore Pawn and tell me how that’s corny.

      • That’s not corny. Hardcore Pawn is a show begging for some kind of family intervention. It’s actually kind of sad,.

        • Jason

          No, what’s sad is that you’re stupid enough to buy what they’re selling. Just like every other faux reality show, they have a theme. Theirs is dysfunction. If you think they’re really like that, you’re buying every inch they’re selling you.

  • yabbi

    Rick’s bald head is seriously unattractive and his obesity isn’t cute, either. The woman that married him recently is only in it for the money.

    • Danny

      Shallow, much?

    • Jason

      Wow.. I don’t even know what to say to this stupidity. Rick is “obese”? Since when does he look like Chris Farley?

    • JACKAL

      Jealous much? You have nothing better to do than to watch a show and then critically judge a person’s appearance? I bet the man’s intelligence is FAR beyond yours and that is much more important in this world than looks. On another note he is far from obese and by the way Corey had so much weight on him I would say the weight problems are hereditary. People like you make me sick. You throw judgement on another to try to make yourself feel better about your own personal issues. Next time you want to criticize someone criticize yourself, stupid.

    • Mrs_Blonde

      Nothing wrong with him. I find him very attractive, smart & funny. I’m sure you’re none of those by the way.

  • Chickie

    I happen to think Rick is nice. He has a great personality and I don’t think his wife married him for money. I don’t think he’s that heavy and I think they make a nice couple. I wish them all the luck in the world.

  • jmpwwp1978

    Why hasn’t the old man been in any of the episodes this season?

    • Skyz Leo

      he has been destroyed

  • Joe Obrero

    Richard looks like Noel Gallagher! lol

  • Çḧɽĩşȶȱƥȟềŗ Jȏḩṉ

    Can’t stand the old *unt .. His eyes are so slitty they are almost closed and he sounds like he constantly has food in his mouth. I hate the miserable bastard!