Regis Philbin

BirthDay:

25 Aug 1931

BirthPlace:

New York City, New York, USA

BirthName:

Regis Francis Xavier Philbin

Bio:

TV-talk show host, game-show host, singer, author, and TV personality, Regis Philbin became one of the most popular talk-show hosts in America and in Canada, especially. Growing up as an only child in The Bronx, New York, Philbin went to the University of Notre Dame and got a degree in sociology. Later, he would serve in the U.S. Navy and went through behind-the-scenes in radio and TV, before going into broadcasting.

After moving to California, Philin got his own show on KGTV in San Diego called That Regis Philbin Show (1964). However, with no writing team, for budget reasons, this led him to begin the show that would become his hallmark, where he engages his audience in discussions about his life and events of the day. It was, then, that he got his first big break as Joey Bishop's sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show (1961). Bishop liked to tease Philbin. But the teasing stopped when Philbin walked off the stage on a live broadcast and stayed away for several days.

Philbin later hosted A.M. Los Angeles (1970), a local TV talk show on KABC-TV. With his presence, he brought the show to Number One in Los Angeles.

On the show, Sarah Purcell was his first co-host, followed by Cyndy Garvey. However, when Philbin moved to New York City, they both paired up on "The Morning Show". But due to low ratings, Garvey then left once again and Philbin was then joined by Kathie Lee Gifford on the show and the ratings improved and the show's name was changed to "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (1988). Gifford left the show, which was called "Live with Regis" until a permanent replacement could be found.

During the search, Philbin won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, his first only Daytime award. When Kelly Ripa was chosen the same year, the show was later changed to "Live with Regis and Kelly". The pairing became successful.

Besides being a successful TV host, Philbin was also a game show host on a short-lived game show called The Neighbors (1975), in which part of the game is that a contestant, usually a woman, would have to find out which one of her neighbors is gossiping about her. He then hosted Almost Anything Goes (1975). Despite both shows being failures, Philbin then hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999), which became one of the most popular shows on TV before it was canceled in 2002 and came back with Meredith Vieira replacing Philbin. For his work on the show, he won his second Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host.

Philbin then signed a contract for "Millionaire's" spin-off: Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire (2004). But this time, instead of one million dollars, it's 10 million. However, the show was canceled within four months. However, Philbin's game show career didn't end there. As of November 2005, Philbin hosted the revival of ABC's This Is Your Life (1952). As of May 2006, the show is in development.

Also, Philbin hosted the first season of America's Got Talent (2006), with Piers Morgan, Brandy Norwood and David Hasselhoff as the judges.

Besides being a TV personality, Philbin is also an author who has written two books: "I'm Only One Man!" and "Who Wants To Be Me?". He is also a singer, in the style of a crooner, such as Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin.
Filmography

Actor ( 200 credits )

All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals (2016)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2016)
WWE Hall of Fame (2015) Himself (archive footage)
Odd Couple (2015)  Walter (1 episode, 2015)
Donny! (2015)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 2015)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself - Guest Announcer (1 episode, 2015)
Crowd Goes Wild (2013)  Himself
The Haunting Of (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Katie (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jim Rome on Showtime (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Jack and Jill (2011) Regis Philbin
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) Himself (archive footage)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself - Guest Host (1 episode, 2012)
The Marilyn Denis Show (2011)  Himself - Video Greeting (1 episode, 2011)
A Football Life (2011)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
New Girl (2011)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 2015)
I'm Still Here (2010) Regis Philbin
Shrek Forever After (2010) Mabel (voice)
Unforgettable (2010) Himself
Hot in Cleveland (2010)  Pierre (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest / ... (8 episodes, 2011-2013)
Take Two with Phineas and Ferb (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Marriage Ref (2010)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2011)
Uncle Grandpa (2010)  Easter Bunny (1 episode, 2016)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2016)
New York Street Games (2010) Himself
Just Laugh! (2010) Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2012)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
30 for 30 (2009)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
2009 New York City Video Voter Guide (2009)  Narrator
The Dr. Oz Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
A Tribute to Seymour Heller (2008) Himself
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008) Himself (archive footage)
The Great Buck Howard (2008) Regis Philbin
Shatner's Raw Nerve (2008)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Million Dollar Password (2008)  Himself - Host (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007) Himself
Shrek the Third (2007) Mabel (voice)
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Knights of Prosperity (2007)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 2007)
Damages (2007)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 2009)
Happening Now (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Himself (voice) (uncredited)
30 Rock (2006)  Regis Philbin (2 episodes, 2011)
Ugly Betty (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Brothers & Sisters (2006)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 2009)
America's Got Talent (2006)  Himself - Host (11 episodes, 2006)
ECW on Syfy (2006)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)
CollegeHumor Originals (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself / ... (27 episodes, 2008-2014)
The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) Himself
How I Met Your Mother (2005)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 2008)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself / ... (21 episodes, 2005-2014)
Deal or No Deal (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005)
The Breakup Artist (2004) Himself
The Apprentice (2004)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2012)
Who Wants to Be a Super Millionaire (2004)  Himself - Host (12 episodes, 2004)
The Soup (2004)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2011)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Himself (4 episodes, 2004-2006)
McEnroe (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (11 episodes, 2003-2011)
Hope & Faith (2003)  Handsome Hal Halverson (3 episodes, 2003-2006)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 2004)
Animal Tails (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Pinocchio (2002) Ringmaster (voice)
People I Know (2002) Himself
Less Than Perfect (2002)  Xin Xao Pi (1 episode, 2005)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2002)  Himself - Guest Host / ... (8 episodes, 2009-2010)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2013)
The Anna Nicole Show (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Wayne Brady Show (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
That Was Then (2002)  Himself (1 episode)
Primetime Glick (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Best Damn Sports Show Period (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Pardon the Interruption (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
You Don't Know Jack (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2001)  Host
See How They Run (2001) Himself
Little Nicky (2000) Regis Philbin
Cavuto on Business (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
2 Minute Drill (2000)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Torrance Rises (1999) Himself
Dudley Do-Right (1999) Regis Philbin
Family Guy (1999)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 2002)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2004)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999)  Himself - Host (20 episodes, 1999-2009)
Becker (1998)  Homeless Man (1 episode, 2001)
Hercules (1998)  Typhon (1 episode, 1998)
The Famous Jett Jackson (1998)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1999)
Total Request Live (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (3 episodes, 2013)
LateLine (1998)  Regis Phibin (1 episode, 1999)
The Greatest (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Style & Substance (1998)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1998)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The View (1997)  Himself / ... (12 episodes, 2004-2013)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997)  Regis Philbin (uncredited) (1 episode, 1997)
Soul Man (1997)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1998)
Spin City (1996)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1997-2000)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (12 episodes, 1996-2001)
Second Noah (1996)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1997)
The Dana Carvey Show (1996)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1996)
Life's Work (1996)  District Attorney Glen Bradley (1 episode, 1996)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2008-2014)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2013)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2001-2008)
Open Season (1995) Regis Philbin
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Caroline in the City (1995)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1998)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)  Jack (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Hope & Gloria (1995)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1995)
Women of the House (1995)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1995)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Extra (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2003)
The Cosby Mysteries (1994)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1995)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Diagnosis Murder (1993)  Darrin Tate (1 episode, 1998)
WWF Raw (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2011)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (56 episodes, 1993-2014)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1994)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (5 episodes, 1999-2006)
Night and the City (1992) Regis Philbin
Mad About You (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1993-1996)
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1994)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1996)
Funny About Love (1990) Regis Philbin
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
The Howard Stern Show (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1991)
The Simpsons (1989)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1998)
Seinfeld (1989)  Miss America Pageant Announcer / ... (2 episodes, 1994
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) (1 episode, 1989)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Host / ... (532 episodes, 1988-2011)
Later with Bob Costas (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Home Show (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Biography (1987)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The New Hollywood Squares (1986)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Malibu Express (1985) Regis Philbin
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (5 episodes, 2004-2009)
Regis Philbin's Lifestyles (1984)  Himself - Host / ... (3 episodes, 1985-1987)
Jeopardy! (1984)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1992-2006)
The Man Who Loved Women (1983) Regis Philbin
Wheel of Fortune (1983)  Himself - Video Greeting / ... (6 episodes, 1999-2010)
Regis Philbin's Healthstyles (1983)  Himself - Host
Star of the Family (1982)  TV Host (1 episode, 1982)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (22 episodes, 2006-2010)
The Regis Philbin Show (1981)  Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1982)
Number 96 (1980)  Regis Philbin (1 episode, 1980)
Password Plus (1979)  Himself (6 episodes, 1981-1982)
The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978) Harry Hahn
Sextette (1978) Regis Philbin
20/20 (1978)  Himself - Contestant (1 episode, 2010)
CHiPs (1977)  Newscaster (1 episode, 1978)
Fantasy Island (1977)  Cotton Club Radio Announcer / ... (2 episodes, 1979-19
Lucan (1977)  News Reporter (1 episode, 1978)
The San Pedro Beach Bums (1977)  Emcee (1 episode, 1977)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Contestant #1 / ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 1981-199
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2011)
Ryan's Hope (1975)  Malachy Malone (1 episode, 1988)
Almost Anything Goes (1975)  Himself - Field Interviewer (1 episode, 1976)
The Neighbors (1975)  Host
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) Regis Philbin
The Morning Exchange (1972)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971)  Johnny Crown (1 episode, 1972)
All My Children (1970)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
The Silent Force (1970)  Disc Jockey (1 episode, 1970)
A.M. Los Angeles (1970)  Host (1975-1983) (unknown episodes)
Hee Haw (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1989)
Love, American Style (1969)  (segment "Love and the Old Cowboy") / ... (2 episodes,
Della (1969)  Himself (3 episodes, 1969)
Pay Cards! (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
One Life to Live (1968)  Himself (4 episodes, 2002)
It's Happening (1968)  Himself (2 episodes, 1968)
The Don Rickles Show (1968)  Himself (1 episode, 1968)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 1968)
Cowboy in Africa (1967)  Bernie Levine (1 episode, 1968)
The Danny Thomas Hour (1967)  Customer (1 episode, 1968)
The Joey Bishop Show (1967)  Himself - Co-Host / ... (95 episodes, 1967-1969)
That Girl (1966)  Producer Ron Rouser (1 episode, 1970)
The Big Valley (1965)  Reporter (1 episode, 1968)
Get Smart (1965)  Man (1 episode, 1968)
That Regis Philbin Show (1964)  Himself - Host (8 episodes, 1964-1965)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (2 episodes, 1972-1989)
The Tonight Show (1962)  Guest Host (unknown episodes)
Today (1952)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1982-2012)

Producer ( 3 credits )

Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) executive producer (1 episode, 2009)
Regis Philbin's Lifestyles (1984) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Regis Philbin's Healthstyles (1983) producer