Harwell was a featured cast member in the sixth season of the VH1 reality show, The Surreal Life, in 2006. He has appeared on other television and radio shows, as well as making a cameo in the 2001 film Rat Race. On August 27, 2016, during a performance with Smash Mouth in Urbana, Illinois, Harwell collapsed on stage due to excessive drinking and was taken by ambulance to a hospital. The band completed the concert without him.
Went to Prospect High School in Saratoga, CA.