Regis Philbin


Born: New York City, New York, USA


Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (ˈriːdʒᵻs_ˈfɪlbᵻn; born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s.Sometimes called (alternatively attributed to James Brown) the hardest working man in show business, Philbin 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 his 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 on with former football player Michael Strahan after Philbins departure in 2011.Philbin debuted and hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, hosted Million Dollar Password, and the first season of Americas Got Talent.

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