|Birth Day||March 04, 1941|
|Birth Place||United States|
|Age||77 YEARS OLD|
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
He was famous for being one of the featured stars of the smash hit History channel reality series "Pawn Stars". Old Man Harrison opened the "Gold and Silver Pawn Shop" in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his son, in 1989. The shop has been open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week ever since. The shop received its first taste of national fame after being featured on the Comedy Central show "Insomniac with Dave Attell". Dave Attell visited the shop while he was staying in Las Vegas and discovered that it was being run by a very unique cast of characters.
After their episode of Insomniac aired, Richard's son Rick began pounding the pavement with production studios to get a full time series pitched and sold. The show was eventually picked up by the History channel which debuted the first episode of "Pawn Stars" in July of 2009. Since then, the show has gone on to air more than 550 episodes across 15 seasons. The show is by far and away the most popular series on the History channel and has spawned several knock off shows on other networks. "Old Man", became known by his nickname when he was in his late 30s due to his appearance and general attitude. He has has not missed a day of work at the shop in more 20 years. Prior to opening the shop, he served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. His specialty was automobiles, and he enjoyed appraising and restoring cars from the 50s and 60s. "Pawn Stars" is the most watched program on the History Channel currently, and spawned the popular spin-off series, "American Restoration" in 2010. Richard Harrison died on June 25, 2018 at the age of 77 after battling Parkinson's Disease.