Regis Philbin

TV host, Singer, Actor
Television host Regis Philbin spent more time in front of a TV camera than anyone in history, holding the Guinness World's Record for over 15,600 on-air hours to prove it. The wise-cracking ball of energy with the ... Read more »
Born: 08/24/1931 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (176)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jim Rome on Showtime 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live! with Kelly 1988 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

The Apprentice 2004, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cake Boss 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack and Jill 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Rock Center with Brian Williams 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Marriage Ref 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ninth Annual TV Land Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

Becker 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope & Gloria 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lateline 1987 - 1992, 1998 - 2001, 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Mad About You 1987 - 1993, 1998 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Primetime Glick 1987 - 1992, 1998 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Second Noah 1987 - 1993, 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Shatner's Raw Nerve 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shrek Forever After 2010 (Movie)

Mabel (Voice)

Soul Man 1987 - 1993, 1996 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Dave 1987 - 1992, 2003 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The Battle for Late Night 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1987 - 1993, 1995 - 2006, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brothers & Sisters 2009 (Tv Show)

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Damages 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hallmark Heroes with Regis Philbin 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hallmark Heroes with Regis Philbin 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

How I Met Your Mother 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Million Dollar Password 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Mabel (Actor)

The Knights of Prosperity 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Got Talent 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Host

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hope & Faith 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve Live! 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

Less Than Perfect 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

TV Guide's Greatest Moments 2004 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Goes Inside Live With Regis and Kelly 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

A Merry Mickey Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan O'Brien 10th Anniversary Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Super Millionaire 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Host

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

People I Know 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

113th Tournament of Roses Parade (ABC) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

113th Tournament of Roses Parade (CBS) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

113th Tournament of Roses Parade (HGTV) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

Intimate Portrait: Kelly Ripa 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Pinocchio 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Ringmaster (Actor)

The Famous Jett Jackson 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

True Life: I Want to Be a Millionaire 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

You Don't Know Jack 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Little Nicky 2000 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Richard Simmons: The E! True Hollywood Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2nd Annual Family Television Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Dudley Do-Right 1999 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Regis Philbin: Made For TV 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Four Freshman: 50 Years Fresh! 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Italian Passion For Life 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Style & Substance 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1998 (Tv Show)

Voice

Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Daredevils! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's 101 Dalmatians... A Canine's Tale 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathie Lee Gifford: Having It All 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Life's Work 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Marry Me! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 76th Annual Miss America Pageant 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Funniest of the World's Funniest Outtakes 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

1995 Miss America Pageant 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Beauty Pageants: Bright Lights, Big Business 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Kathie Lee... Looking For Christmas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Madman of the People 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Miss America Pageant 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Miss America Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Edition 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Long Ago and Far Away 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

The 1992 Miss America Pageant 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Soap Opera Digest Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1991 Miss America Pageant 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Children's Miracle Network Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Funny About Love 1990 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Walt Disney World's 4th of July Spectacular 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Walt Disney World's Happy Easter Parade 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Walt Disney World's Happy Easter Parade 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Regis Philbin Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

California Girls 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man Who Loved Women 1983 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Lily For President 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Regis Philbin Show 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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True Life Stories 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Mirror, Mirror 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bad News Bears Go to Japan 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

SST -- Death Flight 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Sextette 1977 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Almost Anything Goes 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Neighbors 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Karen Valentine Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Regis Philbin Show 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

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CHiPs (TV Show)

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For the Love of It (TV Show)

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Mad Bull (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Mysteries (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Television host Regis Philbin spent more time in front of a TV camera than anyone in history, holding the Guinness World's Record for over 15,600 on-air hours to prove it. The wise-cracking ball of energy with the unmistakable New York accent was the longtime host of ABC's perennial favorite morning show "Live With Regis..." (syndicated, 1983- ). "Reege" also injected his dramatic flair and gift for unscripted gab into the prime time game show, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" (ABC, 1999-2002; syndicated, 2002- ), jettisoning the sagging network back into the number one ratings slot. Never at a loss for words or quick jokes, for decades Philbin was the go-to guy when a network needed a commentator for any major pageant, parade or live TV event, as he had something trained actors and seasoned comedians did not have: the amusing and unpredictable appeal of an old-school New York "character."

Relationships

Florence Philbin

Mother

Catherine Faylen

Wife

Joy Philbin Actor

Wife

Frank Philbin

Father

Amy Philbin

Daughter
Born in 1961 mother, Kay Faylan

Jennifer Philbin

Daughter
Born in 1974 mother, Joy Philbin

Joanna Philbin

Daughter
Born in 1973 mother, Joy Philbin

Daniel Philbin

Son
Born in 1967 mother, Kay Faylan was born with numerous health problems, he didn't have some vertebrae and he was missing some muscles in his leg eventually had both legs amputated works at the Pentagon

Michael Schur Writer

Child-In-Law

EDUCATION

Cardinal Hayes High School

Bronx , New York 1949

Notre Dame University

South Bend , Indiana 1953

Milestones

2011

Announced in January he will be retiring from "Live With Regis and Kelly" after 28 years; he hosted his last show on Nov. 18, 2011 after 28 seasons on the air

2011

Made a cameo as himself in the comedy feature "Jack and Jill," starring Adam Sandler

2007

Voiced Mabel, the ugly stepsister in "Shrek the Third"

2006

Hosted the primetime revival of "This Is Your Life" (ABC)

2001

Kelly Ripa replaced Kathy Lee Gifford as the permanent co-host and the show was renamed "Live with Regis and Kelly" (ABC)

2000

When Gifford departed, the show was temporarily named "Live with Regis"

1999

Hosted ABC's primetime game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

1997

Provided the voice of Jack for HBO's "Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special"

1997

Played a TV host suspected of murdering his co-host (played by Kathie Lee Gifford) in an episode of "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS)

1996

Portrayed District Attorney Bradly on an episode of ABC's "Life's Work"

1993

Guest-starred as Winslow Keane in "Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host" (NBC)

1991

First time hosting (with Kathie Lee Gifford) the Miss America Pageant

1989

Provided the voice of the Emperor for "Emperor's New Clothes" segment of "Long Ago and Far Away" (PBS)

1988

"The Morning Show" became nationally syndicated and changed its name to "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee" (ABC)

1987

Executive produced and hosted the Lifetime special "The Regis Philbin Show"

1986

First time reporting for "Walt Diney's Very Merry Christmas Parade" (ABC)

1985

Teamed with Kathie Lee Johnson (later Gifford) for "The Morning Show" (ABC)

1984

Signed first four-year contract to serve as host of "The Morning Show" (ABC)

1983

Moved to NYC and launched "The Morning Show" for ABC; first co-host was Cindy Garvey

1982

Hosted "Regis Philbin's Health Styles" on the cable channel The Health Network; cancelled after 13 weeks

1981

Teamed with Mary Hart to co-host the national morning variety series "The Regis Philbin Show" for NBC

1977

Made TV-movie debut as Harry Carter in "SST – Death Flight" (ABC)

1975

Co-hosted "A.M. Los Angeles," a local morning talk show on KABC-TV; first with Sarah Purcell (1975-78), then with Cyndy Garvey (1978-81)

1975

Hired by KABC in Los Angeles as a movie reviewer

1972

Made feature film debut as himself in Woody Allen's "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)"

1967

Gained his first national exposure as Joey Bishop's sidekick on ABC's "The Joey Bishop Show"

1964

Hosted "That Regis Philbin Show," a 90-minute syndicated program of music and celebrity interviews; canceled after four months

1957

Became on-air reporter at a station in San Diego, eventually moving up to news anchor

1955

Hired by KCOP TV in Los Angeles as news writer and producer

1953

Served in the U.S. Navy

Worked briefly as a page at NBC

Hosted local interview TV show in San Diego; attracted important guests like Billy Graham and Ronald Reagan

Hosted "Regis Philbin's Saturday Night in St. Louis" on KMOX-TV

Bonus Trivia

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Philbin was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and a proud supporter of his alma mater, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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On March 12, 2007, during an episode of "Live with Regis and Kelly," Philbin announced that he would undergo triple bypass surgery later that week. Philbin's heart surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center on March 14 was successful and he returned to the show on April 26.

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Philbin underwent hip-replacement surgery on Dec. 1, 2009.

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