Chris Gethard is a Hollywood actor, a comedian, and a writer. He is the host of his own New York-based show, The Chris Gethard Show. The show which was initially meant to be a live show event at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, eventually metamorphosed into a phone-in comic talk-show, airing on Manhattan Neighborhood Network. It premiered on 22nd June 2011. He equally hosts the podcast Beautiful Anonymous and co-hosts another podcast – In Your Dreams. As a producer and writer, he is popular for his works – The Other Guys (2010), The Dictator (2012), and Don’t Think Twice (2016).
Chris Gethard’s Bio
Chris Gethard was born on 23rd May 1980, to Ken and Sally Gethar and raised in West Orange, New Jersey. He attended West Orange High School and later Rutgers University. During his time at Rutgers, he enrolled for a make-shift acting training at Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater. It was at the theatre that he came across some number of individuals that were instrumental in the launching of his self-titled talk show The Chris Gethard Show, produced by Comedy Central. The show was later picked by Fusion, then eventually in 2017, truTV got the right to air the show.
During the course of his studies at Citizen’s Brigade Theater, he became a member of The Stepfather – a long-form make-shift team. He later wrote a web series named The Most Awkward Boy In The World, the show starred one of his Stepfathers’ co-star, Zach Woods.
Chris Gethard is also a successful actor. He appeared in May The Best Man Win (2009) as Tommy. He was Dr. Jordan Reed in Phil Alden’s movie The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2013).
In addition to his thriving acting and comedy career, Chris Gethard has penned some successful books. He authored Weird NY, a book that tells the story of ghosts and legends of New York. He also wrote A Bad Idea I’m About To Do, detailing events about his life. His book Lose Well, was published in 2018. Thanks to his versatility, Gethard has money coming in from various sources. His net worth has been estimated at over $1.5 million.
Chris Gethard’s Family and Wife
Chris Gethard has tied the knot with Hallie Bulleit. The duo had been in a relationship for a while before they decided to seal it off officially on 30th August 2014. They were joined by Murf Meyer, who is also a member of his show.
Gethard’s wife Hallie is an instrumentalist, a songwriter, and singer. She is the leader of the band that plays on his show. Beyond the show, Hallie’s band has toured the world with bands like The Unlovable and Hiccup, and The HissyFits. Some of her songs have been aired on MTV and have been featured on some children’s shows on Cartoon Network.
In April 2019 the couple welcomed their first bundle of joy, a son, named Caleb David.
Facts About The Actor
He is Abysmally Weird
The actor is a confirmed weirdo. He was reported to have hitchhiked all the way from Los Angeles to Bonnaroo in Tennessee. He relied on nothing but people’s goodwill. Chris Gethard recorded and uploaded the whole event on his YouTube channel.
Manages His Fans and Audience
Chris Gethard is an expert when it comes to interacting with his fans. He has once invited a woman to join his show after the woman asked what the show was all about during the phone-in session. The woman would come to appear on the show for 4 months. After this, Chris started inviting random fans to join the show for fifteen episodes each.
A Staunch Fan of The Smiths Rock Band
The 5 ft 8 inches tall comedian is a staunch fan of the English rock band founded in Manchester, in 1982. He actually has two tattoos relating to the band inked on him. On his right shoulder, he has the signature of the band’s vocalist tattooed there, and he inked ‘it takes strength to be gentle and kind’ on his right bicep. The words were lifted from the lyrics of I Know It’s Over – a song done by the band.