Rick Harrison
Personal information
Born March 22, 1965 (1965-03-22) (age 54)
Davidson, North Carolina
Nationality American
Resides Las Vegas, Nevada
Education Taft Middle School
(San Diego, California)
Relatives Richard Harrison (father)
Corey Harrison (son)
Career information
Occupation Owner of the
Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
Years active 1989-present
Television series
Appearances Seasons 1-14
Status Active

Rick Harrison is co-owner of the shop and part of the main cast of the hit History show Pawn Stars. Rick is the foundation of the show. He handles most of the sales on the show, and is known for his breadth of knowledge on any topic.



Rick was diagnosed with Epilepsy at an early age, his seizures would be so intense that he would be bed-ridden for weeks. During this time he would develop a lifetime love of learning that would form the foundation of the knowledge he uses to trade rare historical items. At the age of 23, he partnered with his father, Richard Harrison, and together, they founded the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 1988, less than 2 miles away from the Las Vegas Strip. He also was instrumental in conceiving the show's concept and bringing the show to air.


  • Rick mentioned that he could possibly be a descendant of Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison.
  • Many weekends you can find Rick bar-tending at his tavern next door to the Pawn Shop.