Hardwick was a DJ on Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM during the mid-1990s

In 1993, Hardwick hosted the MTV game show Trashed

From 1995 to 1998, he co-hosted with Jenny McCarthy the MTV dating game show Singled Out

in 1998, he starred in the UPN comedy ‘Guys Like Us’

February 2010, Hardwick has been producing the "Nerdist" podcast

Hardwick appeared in Rob Zombie's horror films ‘House of 1000 Corpses’ and Halloween II

He also made a small appearance in ‘Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines’

guest appearances on such shows as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Married... with Children