Regis Philbin

Talk show host, Celebrity

1931 –

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Who is Regis Philbin?

Regis Philbin is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called "the hardest working man in show business", he holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. His trademarks include his excited manner, his Bronx accent, his wit, and irreverent ad-libs.

Philbin is most widely known as the host of the New York City-based nationally syndicated talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee starting in 1988, which became Live! with Regis and Kelly starting in 2001 and continued until Philbin's departure in 2011.

Philbin has also hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Million Dollar Password, and the first season of America's Got Talent.

Since August 2013, Philbin has hosted Crowd Goes Wild, a daily sports talk show on Fox Sports 1.

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Born
Aug 25, 1931
The Bronx
Also known as
  • Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
  • Regis Lee Philbin
  • Regis
  • Big Man
  • Big Daddy
  • Number One
  • Reege
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Irish American
  • Albanian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Notre Dame
    Sociology
    ( - 1953)
  • Cardinal Hayes High School
    ( - 1949)
Employment
  • Host, KGTV
    (1961 - 1964)
Lived in
  • The Bronx
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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