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Regis Philbin

Mostly Credited As: Regis Philbin
Birth Name: Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
Date Of Birth: August 25, 1931 (Age 83)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Regis Philbin


Regis Philbin is a renaissances man of the broadcast industry he has been a talk show host, game show host, singer and presenter at various events and series. He holds the Guinness Book of World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. He is known for his quick wit, distinctive New York Irish accent, and is often called "the hardest working man in show business". Regis was born Regis Francis Xavier Philbin, son of Frank and Florence Philbin. He was born in Manhattan and lived in the Bronx. He attended Our Lady of Solace grammar school in the Bronx. He went on to graduate from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx in 1949 before attending the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated in 1953 with a sociology degree. He briefly served in the US Navy and after that got his own talk show; "The Regis Philbin Show" on KGTV in San Diego, California. From 1967-1969 Regis finally gained national attention on the "The Joey Bishop Show" and then went on to bring "A.M. Los Angeles," a local morning talk show to number one in the ratings with his talented co-hosting job. Soon after, Regis started a show that would later become "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" which is on the air today as "Live With Regis and Kelly". In 2001 he won an Emmy for "Outstanding TV Talk Show Host". While continuing to be a talk show host on "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee/Kelly" he briefly hosted two unsuccessful game shows "The Neighbors" and "Almost Anything Goes". Until he hosted "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" an incredibly successful game show from 1999-2002 which earned him another Emmy for "Outstanding Game Show Host". When the popularity began to decline, he left the game show and Meredith Vieira took it over. In 2004 he briefly returned to "Millionaire" to host a special "Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire" version which was successful yet brief. Currently he hosts "America's Got Talent" a successful NBC show. Meanwhile during all of his regular host career he has made multiple TV appearances from hosting a Miss America Pageant to filling in for for Dick Clark for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," and being able to host a competing show on Fox the following year. Despite being "the hardest working man in show business" he has had time to marry and have four children. His wife, Joy, occasionally appears on "Live With Regis and Kelly". Regis Philbin renaissances man: Host, Emmy winner, husband, father and an America Icon.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
A New York Christmas to Remember (2013)As: Himself (Host)
Crowd Goes Wild (2013)As: Himself (Host)
Million Dollar Password (2008)As: Himself (Host)
America's Got Talent (2006)As: Himself - Actor, Singer, Talk show & Game show Host (Host - S01 (11 episodes, 2006))
New Year's Eve Live (2005)As: Himself (Co-Host 2005)
Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire (2004)As: Himself (Host)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (US) (1999)As: Himself (Host - S01-S03, S10)
Live with Kelly & Michael (1983)As: Himself (Co-Host 1983-2011)
The Regis Philbin Show (1981)As: Himself (Host)
The Neighbors (1975)As: Host
Almost Anything Goes (US) (1975)As: Field Interviewer (1976)
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest (1972)As: Himself (Co-Host 2004)
The Joey Bishop Show (Talk Show) (1967)As: Co-Host
Episode Cast Credits 

The Meredith Vieira Show (2014) 
  Regis Philbin & Super Charge Your Sex Life 01x07: (Sep/16/2014) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Regis Philbin, Irina Shayk, Switchfoot 10x125: (Jul/22/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Regis Philbin, Jamestown Revival 10x85: (May/19/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Regis Philbin, Katie Aselton 08x180: (Nov/19/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Regis Philbin, the Upper Crust 05x46: (Mar/16/2009) As Himself 

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Regis Philbin, John Henson, Broods 01x71: (Jul/16/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Regis Philbin, First Aid Kit 21x148: (Jun/12/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Regis Philbin, Lenny Marcus, Elizabeth Cook 19x152: (Jun/14/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Regis Philbin, John Fogerty 19x46: (Nov/17/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Regis Philbin, Snoop Dogg 18x110: (Mar/29/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Rachael Ray (2006) 
  Dr. Travis Stork Is Whipping Up a Tasty Weight-Loss Smoothie! Then, Chef Richard Blais Is Making a Chili-Spiced Corn on the Cob! 08x154: (May/08/2014) As Himself 
  Regis Philbin Is Hanging With Rach, and He's Challenging Her to Play Against Chris Meloni in Our Most Eye-Popping Game Ever! 08x128: (Apr/02/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Regis Philbin 18x105: (Aug/14/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Regis Philbin 07x88: (Jul/22/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 117 16x117: (Mar/04/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Regis Philbin, Patti Scialfa 11x03: (Sep/06/2007) As Himself 
  Yunjin Kim, Jackie Earle Haley 10x105: (Feb/06/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Regis Philbin, Sendhil Ramamurthy 10x104: (Feb/05/2007) As Himself 

The Talk (2010) 
  Season 3, Episode 36 03x36: (Oct/29/2012) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

Hot In Cleveland (2010) 
  Blow Outs 03x24: (Jun/06/2012) As Pierre, [Special Guest Stars]

Cake Boss (2009) 
  A Funny Regis & Fifty Weddings 04x27: (Oct/10/2011) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Celebrity Ghost Stories (2009) 
  Regis Philbin, Harry Hamlin, Ana Gasteyer, Jaime King 03x01: (Jun/18/2011) As Himself 

30 Rock (2006) 
  100 (2) 05x21: (Apr/21/2011) As Regis Philbin 
  100 (1) 05x20: (Apr/21/2011) As Regis Philbin 

Larry King Live (1985) 
  Final Episode 25x??: (Dec/16/2010) As Himself (Satellite Feed) 

The Soup (2004) 
  Episode 300 07x55: (Dec/03/2010) As Himself 

Brothers & Sisters (2006) 
  Sibling Rivalry 03x12: (Jan/11/2009) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

How I Met Your Mother (2005) 
  The Best Burger in New York 04x02: (Sep/29/2008) As Himself 

Ugly Betty (2006) 
  The Manhattan Project 03x01: (Sep/25/2008) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Regis Philbin, Sharon Osborne, Lil Wayne 06x92: (Jun/20/2008) As Himself 
  Regis Philbin, Jay-Z 04x172: (Nov/22/2006) As Himself 
  Regis Philbin, Trevor Fehrman, Pharrell 04x114: (Jul/28/2006) As Himself 
  Regis Philbin, Barry Watson, Mike Birbiglia 04x63: (Apr/21/2006) As Himself 

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (2007) 
  Episode 221/222 02x19: (Apr/03/2008) As Himself 
  Episode 204/205 02x04: (Nov/01/2007) As Himself 

Deal Or No Deal (US) (2005) 
  SPECIAL 100TH Anniversary Show 02x65: (May/07/2007) As Himself (via satellite), [Special Guest Stars]
  Episode 135 01x35: (May/15/2006) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

The Knights of Prosperity (2007) 
  Operation: Oswald Montecristo 01x09: (Feb/28/2007) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Jeopardy! (1964) 
  Celebrity Jeopardy! 1 23x43: (Nov/08/2006) As Himself 
  Celebrity Jeopardy! 1 09x36: (Oct/26/1992) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Regis Philbin, Alessandra Ambrosio, Dierks Bentley 14x21: (Oct/16/2006) As Himself 
  Regis Philbin, Ja Rule, Kevin McDonald 10x33: (Nov/13/2002) As Himself 
  #928 05x113: (Apr/23/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Kelly Ripa 10x37: (Aug/06/2006) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Regis Philbin, David Ford 05x87: (Jun/27/2006) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Regis Philbin, Ringo Starr, young chefs Isabella & Olivia Girasole 14x176: (Jun/20/2006) As Himself 
  Regis Philben, Michael Essany, Theory Of Dead Man 11x191: (Apr/10/2003) As Himself 

Hope & Faith (2003) 
  Homeless Hal 03x14: (Mar/28/2006) As “Handsome Hal” Halverson 
  Another Car Commercial 02x14: (Jan/14/2005) As Handsome Hal 
  Car Commercial 01x07: (Nov/07/2003) As Handsome Hal Halverson 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Wolfgang Puck, Regis Philbin, Wendy Diamond 02x102: (Feb/14/2006) As Himself 
  John O'Hurley, Regis Philbin 02x53: (Nov/23/2005) As Himself 
  Leslie Karam, Regis Philbin, Jen Schefft 01x111: (Feb/25/2005) As Himself 
  James Gandolfini, Liza Minnelli, Regis Philbin 01x01: (Sep/13/2004) As Himself 

Christmas In Rockefeller Center (1998) 
  2005 Special 08x01: (Nov/30/2005) As Himself 

All My Children (1970) 
  Ep. #9192 36x179: (Sep/14/2005) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Less Than Perfect (2002) 
  Get Away 03x17: (Feb/11/2005) As Xin Xao Pi 

The Apprentice (US) (2004) 
  Decision Time (3) 02x16: (Dec/16/2004) As Himself - Reunion Co-Host 
  Tit for Tat 01x06: (Feb/12/2004) As Himself 

The Ashlee Simpson Show (2004) 
  Ashlee Goes Platinum 01x08: (Aug/04/2004) As Himself 

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003) 
  Friends Helping Friends (May/06/2004) As Himself 

Best Week Ever (2004) 
  Best of Best Week Ever: Bennifer, William Hung and more 01x12: (Apr/06/2004) As Himself 

Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003) 
  Drowsy 01x39: (Feb/28/2004) Voiced  Himself 

One Life to Live (1968) 
  Ep. #8654 34x209: (May/14/2002) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Family Guy Viewer Mail #1 03x21: (Feb/14/2002) Voiced  Himself 

Primetime Glick (2001) 
  Regis Philbin 01x08: (Aug/08/2001) As Himself 

Becker (1998) 
  Small Wonder 03x22: (Apr/30/2001) As Homeless Man 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #617 06x17: (Feb/24/2001) As Himself 
  Episode #516 05x16: (Feb/12/2000) As Himself 

Spin City (1996) 
  The Bone Collectors 05x04: (Nov/08/2000) As Himself 
  How to Bury a Millionaire 04x08: (Nov/16/1999) As Himself 
  Back to the Future IV: Judgment Day 03x18: (Feb/23/1999) Voiced  Rags 
  Radio Daze 02x06: (Oct/29/1997) As Himself 

LateLine (1998) 
  Pearce on Conan 02x01: (Jan/06/1999) As Himself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Treehouse of Horror IX 10x04: (Oct/25/1998) Voiced  Himself 

Second Noah (1996) 
  Diving In 02x09: (Jun/08/1997) As Himself 

The Daytime Emmy Awards (1974) 
  The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 24x01: (May/21/1997) As Himself (Host) 

Life's Work (1996) 
  Fired 01x12: (Dec/17/1996) As District Attorney Glen Bradley 

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) 
  I, Stank Hole in One 06x21: (May/06/1996) As Himself 

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Opposite 05x22: (May/19/1994) As Himself 

Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) 
  May I Ride with You 02x02: (Feb/02/1994) As Himself 

Mad About You (1992) 
  The Man Who Said Hello 01x18: (Feb/27/1993) As Himself 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Return to the Cotton Club/No Friends Like Old Friends 06x15: (Feb/26/1983) As Cotton Club Radio Announcer 
  Cornelius and Alfonse/The Choice 02x23: (May/06/1979) As Cotton Club Radio Announcer 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  George Kennedy/Miles Davis 07x03: (Oct/17/1981) As Himself, [Uncredited]

CHiPs (1977) 
  Disaster Squad 02x04: (Oct/07/1978) As Newscaster 

The San Pedro Beach Bums (1977) 
  Sweepstakes Bums 01x07: (Oct/31/1977) As M.C. 

Get Smart (1965) (1965) 
  The Hot Line 03x24: (Mar/23/1968) As Baker 

The Big Valley (1965) 
  The Challenge 03x26: (Mar/18/1968) As Reporter 

Cowboy in Africa (1967) 
  African Rodeo: Part 2 01x17: (Jan/22/1968) As Bernie Levine, [Co-Guest Stars]
Trivia

Regis' wife is named Joy.

Regis hosted the very successful game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire from 1999-2002 and again in 2004.

Regis has been co-hosting Live With Regis and Kelly since 1983

Regis Philbin Quotes
Regis Philbin: Is that your final answer?

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