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Chris Hardwick Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher Ryan Hardwick
Birth Place:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Comedian, actor, writer, musician, voice artist

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


  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Interactive Program: nominated