Fast Facts

  • Father is former professional bowler Billy Hardwick.
  • Named after sports broadcaster Chris Schenkel.
  • Was a member of the chess and Latin clubs in high school.
  • Roomed with actor Wil Wheaton in college.
  • Started at UCLA as a math major, but then switched to art and finally philosophy.
  • One-half of the music-and-comedy duo Hard 'N' Phirm, with Mike Phirman. They were winners of UCLA's prestigious Spring Sing competition in 1995.
  • Runs a multimedia company called Nerdist Industries and has written a self-help book called The Nerdist Way.


  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Social TV Experience: Winner
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Interactive Program: Nominee


  • Jacinda Barrett — Ex-significant Other
  • Janet Varney — Ex-significant Other
  • Lydia Hearst — Fiancée
  • Sharon Hills — Mother
  • Billy Hardwick — Father


  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Birth Name: Christopher Ryan Hardwick
  • Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Birthday: November 23, 1971, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Writer, Musician, Voice artist