Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick

Actor + Voice Artist + Blogger and Entrepreneur
Born Nov 23, 1971

Christopher Ryan "Chris" Hardwick is an American stand-up comedian, emcee, actor, writer, musician, podcaster, television personality, and voice artist. He is best known for performing with Mike Phirman in Hard 'n Phirm, hosting Singled Out, Wired Science, Web Soup, and The Nerdist Podcast, and as the voice of Otis in Back at the Barnyard. In 2011 he began hosting Ministry of Laughs, a BBC America Britcom block, and Talking Dead, a live hour talk show on AMC.… Read More

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1971 Birth Hardwick was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 23, 1971, the son of professional bowler Billy Hardwick (1941–2013) and Sharon Hills (née Facente), a real estate agent in Pasadena, California. … Read More


1993 21 Years Old Hardwick studied philosophy at UCLA, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity during his freshman year and graduated in 1993. … Read More
1998 26 Years Old In the fall of 1998, he starred in the UPN comedy Guys Like Us; the show aired 12 episodes before it was cancelled in January 1999. … Read More


2004 32 Years Old Hardwick was previously engaged to model/actress Jacinda Barrett and was in relationships with actress Janet Varney from 2004-11, and with model and actress Chloe Dykstra from late 2011 to July 2014.
2005 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He made guest appearances on such shows as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Married... with Children, Boy Meets World and Zoey 101, and was a guest commentator on VH1's I Love the '90s, which aired in 2005.
2009 37 Years Old …  On June 7, 2009, he became the host of G4's Web Soup, a spinoff of E! … Read More
In May 2011, Hardwick signed a deal with BBC America to host a pilot of a panel talk show for the network based on the podcast. … Read More


2012 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2012, GeekChicDaily fully merged with Nerdist Industries and became Nerdist News, with Hardwick operating as Chief Creative Officer. … Read More
2013 - 2014 2 More Events
2015 43 Years Old He became engaged to model, blogger, heiress and actress Lydia Hearst on September 12, 2015, and the two married on August 20, 2016, in Pasadena, California. … Read More
2016 44 Years Old In February 2016, Hardwick began hosting Talking Saul, a live one hour talk show companion series to the season two's premiere and finale of the AMC series Better Call Saul.
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