Corey Harrison

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Corey Harrison
Harrison in 2010
Richard Corey Harrison

(1983-04-27) April 27, 1983 (age 40)
Other namesBig Hoss
Occupation(s)Businessman, reality television personality
Years active1999–present
(m. 2009; div. 2015)
Korina "Kiki" Harrison
(m. 2017; div. 2018)

Richard Corey Harrison[1] (born April 27, 1983),[2] or also known by his nickname "Big Hoss", is an American businessman and reality television personality, known as a cast member of the History TV series Pawn Stars, which documents his work at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, which he co-owns with his father, Rick Harrison.

Early life[edit]

Richard Corey Harrison[1] was born on April 27, 1983,[3] the son of Kim and Rick Harrison,[4] and the grandson of Richard Benjamin Harrison, the co-owners of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas.[5] He has two brothers, Adam Harrison and Jake Harrison.[6]


Harrison, who is known by the nickname "Big Hoss",[6] began working at the shop at the age of nine.[7][8][9] He eventually became the manager of the shop's day-to-day operations and 30 of its employees.[10] He made the most purchases of anyone in the shop,[11] and is being groomed by Rick to inherit the shop one day. Plots of Pawn Stars often feature Harrison coming into conflict with his father and grandfather over his knowledge of the shop's inventory,[12] his responsibilities as a manager,[13] and his overall judgment in sales,[14] in particular his purchase of expensive items.[15] In Season 7, Harrison tells his father and grandfather that he will take a job at another business if he is not given a 10% partnership in the shop.[16] He remains with the shop after he is given a raise and a 5% partnership, with the possibility of a greater stake in the business in the future.[17] Harrison appeared as himself, alongside his dad Rick and Chumlee in "iLost My Head in Vegas", the November 3, 2012, episode of the American TV series iCarly.

Personal life[edit]

Harrison's first wife was his high school sweetheart, Charlene, whom he married in 2009.[6][18] They divorced in 2015.[18][19] On May 26, 2017, Harrison married his second wife, Korina "Kiki" Harrison.[20][21][22] Their divorce was finalized in September 2018.[23][24] Harrison cited as the reason for the divorce their competitive work schedules, though the end of their marriage was an amicable one. In October 2018, their son, Richard Benjamin Harrison, was born.[18][20][25]

On September 8, 2023; Harrison was arrested in Las Vegas after an officer in the area of Main Street and Charleston Boulevard observed Harrison's white Ford pickup truck swerving between the right lane and bicycle lane. After Harrison was pulled over, the officer noticed a smell of alcohol from his car, and observed signs that Harrison was inebriated. After Harrison declined a field sobriety test, he was taken to Las Vegas city jail, where he gave a blood sample on account of the jail's breathalyzer not working, and was then booked on a charge of driving under the influence.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Overton, Stephanie (September 12, 2023). "Las Vegas police officer's report details 'Pawn Stars' personality's DUI arrest". 8 News Now. Archived from the original on September 13, 2023. Retrieved September 13, 2023.
  2. ^ Leach, Robin. "Photos: Corey Harrison toasts 32nd birthday at Andiamo, dad Rick gets cake in the face". Las Vegas Sun. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ Leach, Robin (April 29, 2014). "Corey Harrison of 'Pawn Stars' injured in motorcycle crash, misses his 31st birthday party". Las Vegas Sun. Archived from the original on December 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Harrison, Rick (2011). License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver. New York: Hyperion. p. 27-42. ISBN 978-1-4013-2430-8.
  5. ^ "Pawn Illustrated". Pawn Stars. Season 4. Episode 9. February 7, 2011. History.
  6. ^ a b c Gupta, Ashima (March 9, 2014). "Corey Harrison: Net Worth, Money And More". Rich Glare. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  7. ^ "Over the Top". Pawn Stars. Season 4. Episode 33. June 13, 2011. History.
  8. ^ Meet the Pawn Stars: Corey "Big Boss" Harrison Archived 2012-10-01 at the Wayback Machine,, accessed February 10, 2011.
  9. ^ "Guns and Rangers". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 17. February 1, 2010.
  10. ^ "Backroom Brawl". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 23. March 1, 2010.
  11. ^ A previous version of's cast page for the series stated that Harrison's father, Rick, closed most of the deals on the show. That statement is no longer on that page as of March 2, 2010, and the interstitial trivia quiz seen at the end of the last commercial break of the episode "Off the Wagon" states that Harrison makes the most purchases. Harrison's purchase rate has not been explicitly indicated, but the interstitial that precedes the last Act of "Flight of the Chum" states that Rick purchases approximately 50 items a week.
  12. ^ His father quizzes him on this in the episode "Rick's Big Bet".
  13. ^ Examples include Rick's reaction to the purchase of a stolen item in the episode "John Hancock's Hancock", and his perception of Harrison's laziness in motivating staff people like Chumlee, Harrison's best friend since childhood, to keep the back storage area organized, as well as putting rare items on display at the shop instead of in the backroom in "Backroom Brawl".
  14. ^ Examples include Harrison and his grandfather's bet in the episode "Confederate Conundrum" that Harrison could not sell a restored Rolex GMT watch for more than $4,800.
  15. ^ Examples include his purchase of a boat in "Sink or Sell", despite his father's policy against buying boats, and his $38,000 purchase of a hot air balloon in "Hot Air Buffoon", despite Rick's rule requiring him to consult him first when paying more than $10,000 for an item.
  16. ^ "The Offer". Pawn Stars. Season 6. Episode 10. November 26, 2012. History.
  17. ^ "Silent but Chumlee". Pawn Stars. Season 6. Episode 13. December 10, 2012. History.
  18. ^ a b c Simpson, Sara (September 15, 2018). "Pawn Stars famed Corey Harrison has officially divorced his second wife while expecting baby!". E Celebrity Facts. Archived from the original on September 26, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  19. ^ Hayley, Gerrard (July 21, 2020). "Corey Harrison Affair and Married Life. Everything about his Ex-Wife". CELEBSINFO. Retrieved January 7, 2022.
  20. ^ a b Clarendon, Dan (November 29, 2021). "Korina Harrison". CelebSuburb. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  21. ^ Katsilometes, John (March 31, 2018). "'Pawn Stars' family has another Harrison on the way". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 8, 2022. The couple were married May 26 near Kiki's hometown of San Diego
  22. ^ "Corey Harrison Is Married - Again! Shows Off His New Wife Who Might Just Give Him A Family". LIVERAMPUP. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  23. ^ Naumann, Ryan (August 24, 2018). "'Pawn Stars' Star Corey Harrison Files for Divorce". MSN. Archived from the original on August 25, 2018. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  24. ^ Naumann, Ryan (September 10, 2018). "'Pawn Stars' Star Corey Harrison Is Officially Divorced". MSNBC. Archived from the original on September 11, 2018.
  25. ^ Clarendon, Dan (March 22, 2021). "Is 'Pawn Stars' Star Corey Harrison Back With His Ex-Wife?". Distractify. Retrieved January 7, 2022. Their one and only child came popping into this world in October 2018

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