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Chris Hardwick Biography, Age, height, Family, Wife, Children and Net Worth

Chris Hardwick Biography

Chis Hardwick (Born Christopher Ryan Hardwick) is an American comedian, actor, television and podcast host, writer, and producer.

Hardwick hosts Talking Dead, an hourly aftershow on AMC affiliated with the network’s zombie drama series The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, as well as Talking with Chris Hardwick, a show in which Hardwick interviews prominent pop culture figures, and The Wall, a pinko-inspired gameshow on NBC.

Hardwick created Nerdist Industries, operator of the Nerdist Podcast Network and home of his podcast The Nerdist Podcast, which later left the network and was renamed to ID10T with Chris Hardwick His podcast has broadcast 1,000 episodes as of December 2019.

He originated the role of Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages during its premiere run in Los Angeles (2005-2006). In 2011, Hardwick began hosting the BBC America Britcom block Ministry of Laughs. He hosted @midnigt with Chris Hardwick, a nightly comedy-game show series on Comedy Central from 2013 to 2017.

In 2013, Hardwick hosted Talking Bad, a live half-hour talk show on AMC following the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad. He started to host Talking Saul for the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul. He is also known for performing with Mike Phirman in the musical comedy duo Hard ‘n Phirm, as well as hosting Singled Out, Wired Science, and Web Soup, and providing the voice of Otis the Cow in Back at the Barnyard.

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In June 2018, He was accused of emotional and sexual abuse by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra.

Chris Hardwick Age

Chris is 49 years old as of 2020, he was born on the 23rd of November, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, the U.S. He celebrates his birthday on the 23rd of November every year.

Chris Hardwick Height and weight

Chris stands at an average height. He appears to be quite tall in stature in his photos, and in his moderate weight and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.

Chris Hardwick Family, Parents and Siblings

Hardwick was born to parents Billy Hardwick, a professional ten-pin bowler, and Sharon Hills, a real estate agent in Pasadena, California. His maternal grandfather was Italian-American and opened a bowling alley where Chris’s parents first met. He was raised in his mother’s Roman Catholic faith.

Chris Hardwick Wife and Children

Relationships

He was previously engaged to model and actress Jacinda Barrett and has had relationships with actresses Andrea Savage, Janet Varney (from 2004 to 2011), and Chloe Dykstra (from late 2011 to July 2014). He became engaged to model and actress Lydia Hearts on September 12, 2015, and the two married on August 20, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

Abuse Allegations

His ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra published an essay on Medium on June 14, 2018, in which she alleged that she had been subjected to emotional and sexual abuse by an unnamed ex-boyfriend, and claimed that she was subject to career blacklisting in retaliation for ending the relationship. The essay did not name the abuser, but the timing and several Key details led readers to conclude it was Chris.  In response, Nerdist removed all mentions of Chris from its website while ACM announced that further episodes of Talking With Chris Hardwick would be pulled. He also stepped away from moderating all ACM and BBC America panels at San Diego Comic-Con.

However, he denied Dykstra’s allegations and said, “Our three-year relationship was not perfect-we were ultimately not a good match and argued-even shouted at each other but I love her and did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way and at on time did I sexually assault her.”

Days after Chris’s dismissal from AMC, an unverified text message from 2014 and 2915 were released by TMZ in which Hardwick sent a lengthy breakup message to Dykstra as she pleaded with him to reconsider.  The messages revealed that Dykstra had also been involved in another romantic relationship with an unidentified man named Sam despite her pleas to reconcile with Chris, and included Dykstra admitting that she had handled the situation poorly.

AMC suspended him from its shows while conducting an investigation. AMC concluded its investigation and allowed him to resume his positions in August 2018. Chloe refused to participate in the investigation.

Chris Hardwick Education

He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was the 1983 Memphis City Junior High Chess Champion. Chris lated attended St. Benedict at Audurndale before moving to Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado, and spent his senior year at Loyal High School in Los Angeles.

Additionally, he studied philosophy at UCLA where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fratenity during his freshman year and graduated in 1993.

Chris Hardwick Career

Acting and Podcasting

He was a DJ on the Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM during the mid-1990s. In the fall of 1998, Hardwick starred in the UPN comedy Guys Like Us; the show aired 12 episodes before it was canceled in January 1999. He appeared in Rob Zombie’s horror films House of 1000 Corpses and Halloween II.

Chris also made a small appearance in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. He made guest appearances on such shows as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Married… with Children, Boy Meets World, and Zoey 101 in 2010, and was a guest commentator on VH1’s I Love the ’90s, which aired in 2005.

Hardwick appeared as a television host on hip hop groups like Brother’s 2005 album, The Minstrel Show. He is a contributing writer for Wired (since 2007), wrote for Web Soup and Back at the Barnyard, and he made a regular appearance on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Chelsea Lately. As part of what Chris calls his “nerd media empire”, he runs Nerdist Theatre, an entertainment space at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.

Voice-over work

He voiced Alexander Hamilton in The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd and Otis in the Barnyard series (the characters was originally voiced by actor Kevin James in the movie Barnyard: The Original Party Animals). He provided the voice for Green Arrow/Oliver Queen on The Batman and Lego Dimensions, Glowface in The X’s, and Sokka in The Legend of Korra, as well as voice work for The Minstrel Show from the rap group Little Brothers, and narration for the introduction video for the Flash animation game George Plimpton’s Video Falcony.

Between May 2013 and July 2016, Chris voiced “Craig the Snake” on Sanjay and Craig. Moreover, he voiced the character Vaughn in Telltale Games’s Tales from the Borderlands, reprising his role in the Borderlands 2 DLC Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary and in Borderlands 3.

Stand-up comedy

Hardwick is also a stand-up comedian and performs with Mike Phirman in the music comedy duo Hard ‘n Phirm, whose half-hour comedy special Comedy Central Presents: Hard ‘n Phirm premirerd in January 2008.

On February 17, 2012, he filmed Mandroid, his first one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central in New York City. His unaired opener was Jonah Ray. On November 10, 2012, the special aired on Comedy Central  and was well received.

Chris Hardwick Net Worth and Salary

Hardwick has a net worth of $25 million. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary sources of income are his careers as an Actor, Comedian, Musician, TV Personality, Voice Actor, Presenter, Television producer, Radio DJ, Writer, Broadcaster. Through his various sources of income, Hardwick has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.