Chris Harris Biography
A native of the United Kingdom, Chris Harris is a British automotive television presenter, racing driver, and journalist. However, he has worked editor, writer, and reviewer for many automotive magazines, including Jalopnik, Autocar, and Evo. He has presented multiple television and YouTube series through DRIVE and NBCSN.
Chris Harris Age
Harris is 47 years old as of 2022. He was born on 27 January 1975 in the United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday on 27 January every year.
Chris Harris Height
Harris stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 m) tall and weighs 98 kg (198 lbs).
Chris Harris Education
Harris was educated at Clifton College, Bristol.
Chris Harris Family
Harris was born and raised in the United Kingdom, by his parents. His mother’s name is Angela Wilding who is a raced autocross and his father’s name is Ian Harris who is an accountant.
Chris Harris Wife
Harris is happily married to his loving and beautiful wife Mystery. The partners are blessed with three children. Any information regarding his kids’ names is not mentioned anywhere. We will update this section as soon as their information is available.
Chris Harris Net Worth
Harris has an estimated net worth of £7.3million.
Chris Harris Television
In February 2016, Harris officially joined the new cast of Top Gear. He served as a recurring presenter for the television show in 2016 but was promoted to the main presenter following the resignation of Chris Evans. From the twenty-fourth series, he presented the series alongside co-hosts Rory Reid and Matt LeBlanc.As of the twenty-seventh series, he hosts the show alongside Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff.
Chris Harris Motor Racing
Harris has had an extensive racing career. He won his first race in a Formula Palmer Audi in 2000. Some of the racing cars he has driven include a Porsche 911 Cup, Van Diemen FF1600, Aston Martin Vantage GT12, Renault Sport R.S. 01, a Jaguar E-Type, and Rover SD1.
He has also raced in persistent races like the 24 Hours Nürburgring in 2010 and 2015. He was on the Glickenhaus team for 2016, but their car crashed during a practice session. Harris often makes videos about the races he is attempting: sometimes teaching basic race techniques and other times simply sharing his experiences.
Chris Harris Journalism
Harris started his career in the automotive industry working for Autocar, serving different menial tasks. Ultimately, he was elevated to an official road-test editor appointment within Autocar and gained recognition and credibility as a journalist by writing many automotive reviews, as well as a regular opinion column. At Autocar, he acquired the nickname of “Monkey”, a reference to an unseen character “Monkey” Harris in Only Fools and Horses.
In 2008, he left Autocar magazine to co-found a new web-based digital platform called the Drivers Republic. A year later, the enterprise ceased operations. In a statement, Drivers Republic explained the abrupt termination was due to “differences in our vision about future priorities”. Immediately after the shutdown, he joined Evo as a writer and reviewer, publishing his first article there on 12 October 2009. His features for Evo were published every few months until 21 December 2011, and he resumed writing for Evo regularly on 10 April 2015.
Later, he constructed an idea and review YouTube series in partnership with /DRIVE. This new series circulated weekly (starting in early 2012) on /DRIVE’s YouTube channel, called /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS. Each episode featured a different car, either owned by Harris or loaned to /DRIVE temporarily by the manufacturer. The series largely developed/DRIVE’s viewership, with 104 videos together gathering over 3,500,000 views in two years. After two years of hosting automotive videos, Harris left the network in 2014 to create his own YouTube channel. He kept a positive relationship with /DRIVE, remaining “a close friend of the /DRIVE brand”.
On 27 October 2014, his YouTube channel, Chris Harris on Cars, was created. He partnered with longtime colleague and cameraman and editor Neil Carey and still shoots all Chris Harris on Cars independently. In addition, on 6 November 2014, he started writing for Jalopnik, an online automotive blog administrated by Kinja.
Chris Harris Movies and Tv Shows
- Chris Harris on Cars 2016
- Top Gear: Extra Gear 2016 – 2019
- Top Gear Since 2002
- Drive Since 2012
- Top Gear: Nepal Special
- Chris Harris on Cars: The Showdowns Since 2013
- The Best of Top Gear Since 2003
- DriveTV Since 2015
- Chris Harris on Cars: The Electrics Since 2012
- /DRIVE Since 2014