Birth Name: Chris Hardwick
Christopher R. Hardwick was born on Nov. 23, 1971 in Louisville, KY to Hall of Fame bowler Billy Hardwick and real estate agent Sharon Hills. He spent his youth in Tennessee and Colorado as a math geek, president of the Latin club, and an avid fan of the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. After his mother and stepfather moved the family to Los Angeles during Hardwick's senior year of high school, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles to study philosophy. While attending UCLA, Hardwick roomed with actor Wil Wheaton, who had starred in the coming-of-age drama "Stand by Me" (1986). A fellow member of the Chi Phi Fraternity at UCLA, Hardwick also launched his ca...
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