Chris Hardwick Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Chris Hardwick Net Worth 2020 – Christopher Ryan Hardwick is an accomplished multi-talented American showbiz personality who has made a mark as a stand-up comedian, television host, film and TV actor, voice actor, musician, podcaster, writer and producer.
He is best known for performing in comedy/parody musical duo ‘Hard ‘n Phirm’ and hosting shows like ‘Singled Out’, ‘Talking Dead’, and ‘@midnight with Chris Hardwick’.
Chris Hardwick Net Worth
Chris Hardwick is an American comedian, entrepreneur, and television host who has a net worth of $15 million. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and graduated from there studying philosophy in 1993. While in his freshman year there he became a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.
- From October 21, 2013, to August 4, 2017, he appeared as the host of the popular American Internet-based late-night panel game show ‘@midnight with Chris Hardwick’. He also contributed as creator, writer, and executive producer of the show that aired on Comedy Central and fetched him two Primetime Emmy Awards for Original Interactive Program in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
- Other notable hosting endeavors of Hardwick include ‘Talking Saul’ (2016–present), ‘Talking Preacher’ (2016–present), ‘The Wall’ (2016–present), and ‘Talking with Chris Hardwick’ (2017).
Christopher Ryan Hardwick was born on November 23, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, the US to Billy Hardwick, a professional bowler and Sharon Hills (née Facente), a real estate agent. He has a younger brother, Peter.
He was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, as a Roman Catholic following his mother’s faith. As a four-year-old boy he met famous American comedian, actress, television host, writer, and producer Joan Rivers at that time a struggling TV personality and comedian. Since then the two remained friends till Joan’s demise in 2014.
In 1983, he became the Memphis City Junior High Chess champion. He studied at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Cordova, Tennessee.
Thereafter, he attended Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado and later spent his senior year at Loyola High School in California.
- The G4 aired American weekly infotainment series ‘Web Soup’ that ran from June 7, 2009, to July 20, 2011, once again saw Hardwick in the host’s seat apart from contributing as a writer.
- He has been hosting the weekly interviews show ‘The Nerdist Podcast’ since February 2010 along with Matt Mira and Jonah Ray. It became the flagship podcast for Nerdist Industries founded by Hardwick and Peter Levin in February 2012. Nerdist Industries was taken over by Legendary Entertainment as part of its digital division on July 10, 2012. Hardwick presently serves as CEO of Nerdist Industries.
- Meanwhile, in late 2011, he came up with The Nerdist Way: How to Reach the Next Level (In Real Life), a self-help book. He also runs the entertainment space, Nerdist Theater, at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles.
- Since October 16, 2011, he hosts ‘Talking Dead’, a live TV aftershow of the hit AMC series ‘The Walking Dead’. In the show he discusses episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ and its spin-off ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ with celebrity fans, the studio audience, and cast and crew members of the series. He is also a producer of the show.
- He filmed ‘Mandroid’ on February 17, 2012, marking his first one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central in New York City that was aired on November 10 that year and garnered decent popularity.
- He added another feather to his cap as a voice actor playing one of the titular characters of Craig, in the American animated comedy adventure slapstick TV series ‘Sanjay and Craig’. The series aired on Nickelodeon from May 25, 2013, to July 29, 2016.
- Other voice roles of Hardwick include ‘Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers’ (2010) and ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ (Cameo, 2017); and TV series like ‘The Legend of Korra’ (2012) and ‘Family Guy’ (2015).