The cast of History’s reality smash Pawn Stars has been named as the Realscreen Awards’ Personalities of the Year.
Comprised of members of the Harrison family, who run the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, as well as family friend and colleague Austin “Chumlee” Russell, the cast will be recognized at the fourth annual Realscreen Awards presentation, to be held June 5 at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, as part of the upcoming Realscreen West market and conference.
Overseen by “the Old Man” (aka Richard Harrison), the shop’s team also features his son Rick Harrison, who teamed with his dad at the age of 23; Rick’s son Corey, who began working at the pawn shop at the age of nine; and Russell (better known as Chumlee), who has also been around the shop since he was a kid.
“The camaraderie of the Pawn Stars cast and their relatable nature has made them welcome in the homes of millions of viewers, and with this award designed to recognize those who have made their mark on the factual entertainment and reality landscape, we think the Harrisons and Chumlee are most deserving recipients,” said Barry Walsh, editor of realscreen.
Pawn Stars is produced for History by Leftfield Entertainment.
Previous winners of the award include Gene Simmons, Kiss bassist and star of long-running docusoap Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian.
Bertram van Munster, creator of The Amazing Race, will also enter the Realscreen Awards Hall of Fame during the presentation on June 5.