Cory Hardrict

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Cory Hardrict
Cory Hardrict 2013 (cropped).jpg
Born (1979-11-09) November 9, 1979 (age 36)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Cory Dezanard Hardrict
Occupation Actor, rapper, singer
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Tia Mowry-Hardrict (m. 2008)
Children 1

Cory D. Hardrict (born November 9, 1979) is an American actor. He has appeared in film and television since the late 1990s. He has also been an executive producer for the 2007 film Neighborhood Watch.

Life and career[edit]

Cory D. Hardrict was born in Chicago on November 9, 1979, and attended Bloom Trail High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He began his career on television during the late 1990s, with appearances in weekly prime-time programs including Smart Guy, Felicity, Once and Again and ER. He made his film debut in 1999 romantic comedy Never Been Kissed, starring Drew Barrymore followed by a role in the drama Crazy/Beautiful (2001). Hardrict has also appeared in Creature Unknown (2004), Return of the Living Dead: Rave from the Grave (2005), Miles from Home (2006), and Driftwood (2006)[1]

In 2007, he had a recurring role on the ABC Family series Lincoln Heights and executive produced the film Neighborhood Watch, in which he also starred. The following year, he had a cameo role in the movie Gran Torino directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. That same year, he appeared as singer Brandy's love interest in the music video for "Right Here".

In 2009, Hardrict co-starred in the film Hollywood Horror with wife Tia Mowry and her twin sister Tamera Mowry. Later that year, he appeared in the romantic comedy He's Just Not That into You, and the drama Dough Boys. Hardrict also had a guest appearance on the CW show The Game with wife Tia Mowry as the cable guy in the "Hill Street Blues" episode. Hardrict also appeared as Ryan in the pilot episode of the CBS sitcom Accidentally on Purpose. However, he was subsequently replaced by Pooch Hall (his wife's co-star from The Game).

In 2014, he had a supporting role opposite Bradley Cooper in the film American Sniper, also directed by Eastwood.

Personal life[edit]

After dating for six years, Hardrict and actress Tia Mowry were engaged on Christmas Day 2006.[2] They married on April 20, 2008 in Santa Barbara, California.[3] On January 11, 2011, People announced that Hardrict and Mowry were expecting their first child. The pregnancy was documented on Mowry's reality TV show called Tia & Tamera starring her and her twin sister on the Style Network.[4] Hardrict spoke at Victor J. Andrew High School on March 9, 2011 stating, "...she's six months pregnant". Their son, Cree Taylor Hardrict, was born on June 28, 2011 in Los Angeles.


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Never Been Kissed Packer
2001 Crazy/Beautiful Wilcox
2004 Creature Unknown Lance Alternative title: The Forest
2005 Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis Cody
2005 Return of the Living Dead: Rave from the Grave Cody
2006 Miles from Home John Conway
The Contract Uncredited
Driftwood Darryl Jones
2007 Neighborhood Watch James
2008 Gran Torino Duke
2009 Hollywood Horror Stacy
He's Just Not That into You Tyrone
Dough Boys Smooth
The Least Among You Roscoe
Chicago Pulaski Jones TK
Four to the Floor Ruc
2011 Battle: Los Angeles Lockett
The Day Henson
Dance Fu TK
2013 Warm Bodies Kevin
Lovelace Frankie Crocker
Boulevard H
2014 Transcendence Joel Edmund
Brotherly Love June
American Sniper 'D' / Dandridge
2016 Spectral Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Smart Guy 1 episode
Felicity R.A. No. 4 1 episode
1999 Once and Again James 1 episode
1998–2003 ER Lil 'Toine
2 episodes
2000 Pacific Blue Ty Davis 1 episode
City of Angels Jamon 1 episode
2001 Angel Ray 1 episode
Boston Public John 1 episode
Go Fish Letterman 1 episode
The Huntress Jiks 1 episode
That's Life 1 episode
2002 Any Day Now Mike 1 episode
The District Kenny 1 episode
NYPD Blue 1 episode
2003 Strong Medicine 1 episode
CSI: Miami Darnell Jackson 1 episode
The Shield 1 episode
Cold Case Officer Joe Washington 1 episode
2004 Like Family Tony 2 episodes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ross Davis, Biker 1 episode
Without a Trace Gerald Billingsley 1 episode
2007 Heroes Hype Wilson 2 episodes
2007–2008 K-Ville Terence Jackson 2 episodes
Lincoln Heights Luc Bisgaier 10 episodes
2009 The Game Tony the Cable Guy 1 episode
2009 Accidentally on Purpose Ryan Pilot episode only
2010 Dark Blue Josh 1 episode
2012 Alcatraz Police Officer Pilot Officer
Let's Stay Together Derrick 1 episode


  1. ^ Cory Hardrict at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ Tan, Michelle (January 21, 2007). "Sister, Sister Star Tia Mowry Is Engaged". Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ Wihlborg, Ulrica (April 20, 2008). "Tia Mowry Gets Married". Retrieved March 20, 2009. 
  4. ^ Hammel, Sara (January 11, 2011). "Tia Mowry Gets Married". People. Retrieved January 11, 2011. 

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