Christopher Ryan Hardwick was born on 23rd November 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky USA of part Italian descent. He is a stand up comedian, actor, television personality, writer and musician which are the sources of Chris Hardwick’s net worth. He was nominated for an Emmy Award and won the Spike Guys’ Choice Award for Smartacus. Hardwick has been active in the entertainment industry since 1991.
How rich is Mr. Hardwick? Sources have reported that the overall size of Chris’s net worth stands at $10 million, accumulated fom his varied career over a period of almost 25 years.
Chris Hardwick Net Worth $10 Million
To give some background facts, he was born to parents Billy Hardwick, a professional bowler and Sharon Hills Facente, a real estate agent, and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He was educated at St. Benedict at Auburndale K-12 School, Regis Jesuit High School and Loyola High School to receive high school education. Hardwick majored in philosophy at The University of California, Los Angeles.
In 1991, he debuted on television appearing in the episode of television series “Thirthysomething”. As an actor among many small roles he landed was that of Sean Barker in Dan Schneider’s sitcom “Guys Like Us” (1998–1999), voiced Glowface in the animated series “The X’s (2005–2006) and Otis in the animated series “Back at the Barnyard” (2007–2011). It should be mentioned that hosting is a very important source of Chris Hardwick net worth, given his articulate ability in front of the camera. Chris hosted the game show “Singled Out” (1995–1998), the television show “Shipmates” (2001–2003), the weekly series “Web Soup” (2009–2011), the live talk shows “Talking Dead” (2011–present) and “Talking Bad” (2013). All these projects contributed steadily to Chris’ net worth.
In 2013, Chris debuted as a creator and the executive producer of the late night panel game show “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” (2013–present) hosted by Hardwick himself. It was a huge success as his show received a nomination for an Emmy Award as the Outstanding Interactive Program. On the whole, television increased the total size of Chris Hardwick net worth considerably.
To add more, feature films are another source of Chris Hardwick’s net worth. He began with small roles in the feature films “Courting Courtney” (1997), “Beach House” (1998), “Art House” and others. Chris was cast in the comedy film “Jane White Is Sick & Twisted” (2002), the horror film “House of 1000 Corpses” (2003), the drama film “Spectres” (2004) and the comedy film “The Mother of Invention” (2009). Moreover, he voiced Bones in the animated film “Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers” (2010). His net worth again increased with each appearance.
Additionally, the comedy musical duo called “Hard’n Phirm was founded in 1994 and is active up until now with founding members Mike Phirman and Chris Hardwick. The two have been performing as well as releasing two studio albums which have also added sums to Chris Hardwick and his partner’s net worth.
Some facts about the personal life of Hardwick; the latter has never been married though was engaged once to the actress and model Jacinda Barrett. More, he has been in relationships with actresses Janet Varney and Chloe Dykstra. Now, he is dating the actress, model and blogger Lydia Hearst. He confessed to be an alcoholic, but states that he gave up alcohol more than 10 years ago.
[on why he quit drinking] When I was 22, I got a job working as co-host of Singled Out (1995), MTV's mass human-fluid transfer experiment. It was a weird accident, and had I been mentally prepared to handle the responsibility, it would have been a good thing. But the erroneous lesson that I learned from getting hired at MTV was "work just falls into your lap." What followed were several years of laziness, drinking, and fuck-ups on my part. This "woo-hoo par-tay" attitude piloted my brain through my twenties as I tried desperately to ditch the scared, wienerly nerd I had always been to fit in with the "cool kids," whoever those oft-referred-to assholes are. Three years after the MTV gig ended, I was doing stand-up full-time and unwittingly tripped over my 30th birthday. It was at this first mortality mile-marker that I began to look around at my life: I was consuming a baby elephant's weight in alcohol every day. I lived in a shitty apartment near UCLA (where I had gone to school-apparently I had become that dude who wouldn't leave), my apartment was always a mess, I had ruined my credit, and I had no real work prospects. I had become what I'd always dreaded being-the fat, drunk guy who used to be on television. Back when I was working at MTV (which oddly, at one time, aired short films set to popular music), people used to talk about an MTV curse-that you might not "hit it any bigger" after your time there. I always recoiled at the thought of this curse, and here I was taking active steps every fucking day to make it happen... I knew that I had two choices: I could continue living the way I was living and die pickled and unemployed, or make sweeping changes with the hope of salvaging my life.
[on quitting drinking] Ultimately, it's the best decision I've ever made in my life. There's an economy of energy that you have in your life. You just have to devote it to things that are good for you, for the most part, that's more constructive than drinking. And one of them doesn't end in uncontrollable vomiting and crying...The first thing I noticed about sobriety? I lost about 20 pounds within a couple of months. I started getting compliments. This was highly motivating. Years later, and through much therapy, I would come to discover all of the really bad things (as opposed to weight gain) alcoholism caused, like anxiety, paranoia, and perpetual emotional infancy.