Chris Hardwick: What Is His Net Worth?

Who is Chris Hardwick? Very least people have heard about him, but his face probably looks familiar. Aside from his TV Host career, Chris can make people laugh in any situation.

The Stand-up comedian performed along with Mike Phirman in the music comedy duo Hard ‘n Phirm in January 2008. But after being accused of abuse by his former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra who is almost 20 years junior to him, he about lost everything that he had earned in these years.

Here you need to know about Chris Hardwick, including his net worth, age, affairs, and married life.

Chris Hardwick,
Chris Hardwick, Host of The Walking Dead
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Quick Facts

Full Name: Christopher Ryan Hardwick
Net Worth: $ 15 million
Date Of Birth: November 23, 1971
Place Of Birth: Louisville, Kentuck, United States
Age: 47
Profession: Comedian, Actor, TV Host, Producer, Writer
Ex-Fiancee: Jacinda Barrett
Wife: Lydia Hearst
Parents: Billy Hardwick and Sharon Hills

Short Biography: Early Life, School & University

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 23, 1971, to Billy Hardwick and Sharon HillsChristopher Ryan Hardwick is 47-year-old. Chris father was a professional bowler, and mother was a real estate agent.

He grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He has a sibling named Eddie Hardwick, and his birth sign is Sagittarius. Chris was educated at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in Cordova, Tennessee and then went on to Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado. Later he studied at  Loyola High School in California.

After graduation, Chris enrolled at the  University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from where he graduated with a degree in philosophy in 1993.


American comedian Chris Hardwick started his acting career in the early 1990s. His very first job was at a DJ at KROQ in Los Angeles. Then he was appointed as a host for the show called Trashed by MTV.

Then for the same channel, he hosted a dating show named Single Out which made him famous.

Chris hosted the show from 1995-1998 which had 130 episodes. After the show went off the air, he served as host for G4’s Web Soup from 2009 to 2011.

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Not Only that he also began performing as a comedian regularly around Los Angeles and eventually other cities. Also, Chris launched The Nerdist Podcast, which leveled up his career.

At the time, the podcast was named one of the ten best comedy podcasts by Rolling Stone and 2010‘s best by The A.V. Club.

After gaining the success, he began hosting a live half-hour show Talking Dead aftershow of AMC’s series The Walking Dead. Following that year, the movie studio Legendary pictures purchased Nerdist Industries.

From 2013 to 2017, he appeared as a host in the Comedy Central game show @mighnight with Chris Hardwick.

The Walking Dead Cast
The Walking Dead Cast
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Additionally, NBC’s game shows The Wall host joined America Got’s Talent as a guest judge on July 18, 2017.

Movies And Television series

Similarly, she appeared in several movies such as Beach House, House of 1000 Copies, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and The Mother of Invention, and many more.

The single out host also voiced the role of Glowface in the animated TV series The X’s from 2005 to 2006. In 2005, he starred as Milos in the mockumentary The Life Coach. 

Additionally, he is popularly for his voice role of Otis in the Nickelodeon’s animated TV series Back at the Barnyard which ran from 2007 to 2011.

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Moreover, the comedian is featured in the American live television program Attack of the Show.

Ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra Accused Of Abusing

In June 2018, Chris ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra accused of being sexually and emotionally abused by her former partner during their three years relationship.

However, Chloe has revealed her ex-boyfriend’s name. But according to sources, it concluded that it was Chris Hardwick who is nearly 20 years senior.

Chris with his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra
Chris with his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra Source: Getty

However, Hardwick denied all the allegations, saying that he ended the relationship after he found out Dykstra cheated on her. Three other former girlfriends, including his wife, said that they were never abused by Chris.

Who Is Chris Hardwick Wife?

The Walking Dead’s host Chris Hardwick is a married man. Chris Hardwick and actress Lydia said “I do” in front of their family, and 450 guests at their Walking Dead themed wedding August 20, 2016, in Pasadena, California.

Some of the guests were Olivia Munn, James Corden, Connie Britton, Michael Sheen, Whitney  Cummings, Sarah Silverman, Yvette Nicole Brown, Craig Ferguson and more.

Chris and wife, Lydia
Chris and wife, Lydia
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Lydia wore a pink gown designed by Christian Siriano while Chris wore a custom Prada suit. Before the wedding, his wife told People that she expected to be “blissfully happy” after the couple’s big day. The duo has been married for almost three years, but they haven’t children yet.

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Besides, the stand-up comedian was romantically linked up with several ladies in the past. Previously, Hardwick was engaged to model/actress Jacinda Barrett and also, dated actress Janet Varney from 2004 to 2011. Then he was in a relationship with model and actress Chloe Dykstra around three years.

Net Worth

Chris Hardwick earns million of worth as a stand-up comedian, actor, TV personality, writer and producer. He has been active in the entertainment for more two decades.

Chris Hardwick has a net worth of $5 million.

In addition to his career, as a writer, he wrote for the Conde Nast owned American monthly magazine Wired. 

Social Media

The Talking Dead host is active on social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He has over 1 million followers on Instagram in which he has filled with his funny images and also, posts lovely pictures with his wife.

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