Guys Like Us

Chris Hardwick

as Sean Barkerin

Talented actor/comedian Chris Hardwick stars as Sean Barker, a witty, twentysomething, aspiring musician who has mixed feelings about his new, pint-sized roommate, on UPN's half-hour sitcom "Guys Like Us.'

Hardwick most recently hosted MTV's hip dating game "Singled Out," where contestants picked their perfect date from a crowd of 50 eligible men/women. "Singled out was the monster truck pull of game shows," says Hardwick, "complete with the mud, the clientele and the bikini girl." No stranger to MTV, Hardwick also hosted the game show "Trashed," and was a frequent host of MTV's Beach House broadcasts.

Currently, Hardwick is co-host of the morning drive show, "The Untitled Hardwick/Cox Project" on the Los Angeles modern rock station Y107-FM.

Hardwick's other television credits include guest starring roles on "Married...With Children" and "Mad TV," as well as a guest lead on the critically acclaimed drama "thirtysomething." His feature film credits include lead roles in "Courting Courtney" and "Beach House,' which he also co-produced. Following "Beach House," Hardwick starred in "Art House," a 1997 film that offered a satirical look at the Hollywood filmmaking process.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, and raised in such varied cities as Memphis, Denver and Los Angeles, Hardwick exhibited talent at a young age. The son of a professional bowler who now owns a bowling center, Hardwick was a skilled bowler by age eight when he played an exhibition match against actor Jimmy Walker on "The Mike Douglas Show." Moreover, he competed in and won chess tournaments throughout his elementary and junior high school years.

Hardwick graduated from UCLA where he was discovered as a senior by MTV talent scouts. A member of the university's Stand-up Comedy Club, Hardwick performed regularly at Los Angeles comedy venues like Igby's and The Improv.

Besides acting, Hardwick's other interests range from surfing the Internet to collecting rare insects. He also loves to play golf.

Hardwick lives with actress Jacinda Barrett in Los Angeles. The two met while working for MTV - he on "Singled Out," she on "The Real World" - and have been together since 1995. This fall, both will have a weekly series on network television.

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