Richard Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison (born April 27, 1983) 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, and grandfather, Richard Benjamin Harrison.

Early life

Richard Corey Harrison was born on April 27, 1983, is the son of Rick Harrison and the grandson of Richard Benjamin Harrison, who co-own the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. He has two brothers, Adam Harrison and Jake Harrison.


Harrison, who is known by the nickname "Big Hoss", began working at the shop at the age of nine. He eventually became the manager of the shop's day-to-day operations and 30 of its employees. He makes the most purchases of anyone in the shop, and is being groomed by Rick to be the boss 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, his responsibilities as a manager, and his overall judgment in sales, in particular his purchase of expensive items.

In Season 6, 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. 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.

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

Harrison married his high school girlfriend, Charlene Harrison. They divorced in 2015.

Following gastric lap band surgery in 2010 and a change to his diet, Harrison's weight went down from 365 lb (166 kg) to approximately 250 lb (113 kg) by July 2011.

On April 26, 2014, hours before his 31st birthday celebration, Harrison was injured in a motorcycle accident. He suffered a broken arm, and injuries to his back and foot.