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Christopher Ryan Hardwick is a well-known American comedian, TV host, film and TV actor, voice actor, musician, podcaster, writer, and producer who has done a lot of different things in the show business. He is best known for being part of the comedy/parody musical duo “Hard ‘n Phirm” and for hosting shows like “Singled Out,” “Talking Dead,” and “@midnight with Chris Hardwick.” He has done a lot of different things, like movies, short films, and TV series and shows. Over the years, he has become a skilled and popular TV host and presenter, whether he is working on a game show, an informational series, an interview show, or a talk show. He has also continued to be the executive producer of some TV shows that he hosts. “Talking Saul,” “Talking Preacher,” and “The Wall” are just a few examples. The TV shows “Guys Like Us,” “Web Soup,” “Back at the Barnyard” (voice role), and “Sanjay and Craig” are also worth mentioning (voice role). He is the co-founder and CEO of Nerdist Industries, LLC, which is the digital branch of Legendary Entertainment, a media company in California that is owned by the Chinese.

Early years and childhood

Christopher Ryan Hardwick was born on November 23, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, to professional bowler Billy Hardwick and real estate agent Sharon Hills (née Facente). Peter is his younger brother.

He was raised as a Roman Catholic in Memphis, Tennessee because that was the faith of his mother. He met the famous American comedian, actress, TV host, writer, and producer Joan Rivers when he was four years old. At the time, Rivers was a struggling TV host and comedian. After that, they stayed friends until Joan died in 2014.

He won the Memphis City Junior High Chess Championship in 1983. He went to high school in Cordova, Tennessee, at St. Benedict at Auburndale. After that, he went to Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado and then Loyola High School in California for his senior year.

He went to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) to study philosophy and graduated in 1993. He joined the Chi Phi Fraternity there during his freshman year.

Chirs Hardwick’s Career

In the early 1990s, he got his start in acting by playing a small part in the popular, award-winning American drama TV show “Thirtysomething” (1991). He was a DJ on the commercial alternative rock radio station KROQ-FM in the middle of the 1990s.

He became the host of the MTV game show “Trashed,” which ran for 50 episodes from February 14, 1994, to July 23, 1994.
He and Mike Phirman made a comedy/parody music duo called “Hard ‘n Phirm.” In 1994, they started putting on shows at UCLA, but in 1997, they broke up. They got back together in 2004 and kept making music until 2009.

Among their other works are the 2005 solo album “Horses and Grasses” and the 2008 half-hour comedy special “Comedy Central Presents: Hard ‘n Phirm.”
In June 1995, he became the host of “Singled Out,” an MTV dating game show. The show ran until May of 1998 and made him a well-known host.

In 1996, he made his first movie. It was called “Beach House.” Then came other movies, such as the shorts “Win a Date” (1998) and “Jack & Diane” (2000).

Later, he had one-off roles in TV shows like “Married… with Children” (1996) and “Boy Meets World” (1996). Le got the lead role of Sean Barker in the American TV show “Guys Like Us,” which airs on UPN. From October 5, 1998, to January 18, 1999, the show was on TV.

Shipmates, an American dating show that ran for two seasons from 2001 to 2003 and was syndicated, was his next big job as a host.
He kept acting in movies, like “House of 1000 Corpses” in 2003, “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” in 2003, and “The Mother of Invention” in 2009.

He tried voice acting when he was cast as Glowface in the American animated TV show “The X’s,” which was made by Carlos Ramos. From November 2005 to December 2006, the show was shown on Nickelodeon. In 2005, he also played Milos in “The Life Coach,” a fake documentary.

In Nickelodeon’s computer-animated TV show “Back at the Barnyard,” he did the voice of Otis, who was one of the show’s main characters. He also wrote for the show, which ran for 52 episodes over two seasons from September 29, 2007, to November 12, 2011.

From October 2007 to December 2007, he was the host of WIRED Science, a weekly show on PBS about modern science and technology. In that year, he began writing for the American monthly magazine “Wired,” which is owned by Condé Nast.

From 2008 to 2013, he was one of the correspondents on 73 episodes of the American live TV show “Attack of the Show!”
The American infotainment show “Web Soup,” which ran on G4 from June 7, 2009, to July 20, 2011, had Hardwick as its host once again. He also wrote for the show.

Since February 2010, he and Matt Mira and Jonah Ray have been hosting the weekly interview show “The Nerdist Podcast.” It became the most popular podcast for Hardwick and Peter Levin’s company, Nerdist Industries, which they started in February 2012. On July 10, 2012, Legendary Entertainment bought Nerdist Industries as part of its digital division. Hardwick is the CEO of Nerdist Industries right now.

He also wrote a self-help book called The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life) at the end of 2011. He also runs the entertainment space at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles called Nerdist Theater.

Since October 16, 2011, he has been hosting “Talking Dead,” a live TV show that talks about the popular AMC show “The Walking Dead.” In the show, he talks about episodes of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” which is a spin-off of “The Walking Dead.” He does this with celebrity fans, studio audience members, and cast and crew members of the shows. He also helps to make the show.

On February 17, 2012, he filmed “Mandroid,” which was his first one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central in New York City. It aired on November 10, 2012, and got a fair amount of attention.

In the American animated comedy adventure slapstick TV show “Sanjay and Craig,” he voiced one of the main characters, Craig, which was another feather in his cap. From May 25, 2013, to July 29, 2016, Nickelodeon showed the show.

Hardwick has also done voice work for movies like “Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers” (2010) and “The Lego Batman Movie” (2017) (Cameo), as well as TV shows like “The Legend of Korra” (2012) and “Family Guy” (2015).

He was the host of the popular American late-night Internet game show “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” from October 21, 2013, to August 4, 2017. He was also the show’s creator, writer, and executive producer. The show aired on Comedy Central and won him two Primetime Emmy Awards in 2014 and 2016 for Original Interactive Program.

‘Talking Saul’ (2016–present), ‘Talking Preacher’ (2016–present), ‘The Wall’ (2016–present), and ‘Talking with Chris Hardwick’ are also notable shows that Hardwick has hosted (2017).

His Personal Life

He used to be engaged to model and actress Jacinda Barrett and dated actresses Chloe Dykstra and Janet Varney.
On September 12, 2015, he proposed to Lydia Hearst, an American fashion model, actress, heiress, and lifestyle blogger.

They got married on August 20, 2016, in Pasadena, California.
He used to be an alcoholic, but he’s been sober since October 8, 2003, and he’s very honest about it.

Estimated Net worth

Chris Hardwick is an American comedian, business owner, and TV host with a $25 million net worth. He is probably best known for “Talking Dead,” an aftershow where people talk about “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” both of which are on AMC.