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Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin
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Regis Philbin Biography

Regis Philbin has over the last 35 years enjoyed more success on television with more shows than just about any other individual. In addition to hosting the top-rated daytime talk show Live with Regis and Kelly, now in its 13th year, he also hosts the blockbuster hit series Who Wants to be A Millionaire. He recently won two Emmy Awards and among his other awards are the Broadcasting & Cable Lifetime Achievement Award and a Crystal Apple Award from New York Mayer Rudolph Guiliani, recognizing he contributions to New York's television industry. Philbin has written two best-selling memoirs - I'm Only One Man! and Who Wants to Be Me? - and recently launched his own line of shirts and ties inspired by his sartorial look on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Regis Philbin Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2012 People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Daytime TV Host "Live with Kelly and Michael" (1988). Nominated
2012 Television Critics Association Awards Nominated
2012 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host "Live with Kelly and Michael" (1988). Won
2011 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host "Live with Kelly and Michael" (1988). Won
2010 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host "Live with Kelly and Michael" (1988). Nominated

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Regis Philbin Trivia

  • Had angioplasty on his right artery. Had the procedure performed on the left artery in 1993. He was back on TV 3 days later. [27 April 2000]
  • Children, with Faylen, Amy (b. 1961) and Danny (b. 1967).
  • Children, with Senese, Joanna (b. 1972) and Jennifer (aka "J.J.", b. 1974).
  • Earned degree in sociology, Notre Dame University, Indiana.
  • He got his name, Regis, from his father's high school.
  • Shares Italian and Irish heritage Started his career as a stagehand in KCOP-TV, Los Angeles. Progressed to own local shows like "Regis Philbin's Saturday Night in St. Louis", then host of "A.M. Los Angeles in 1975.
  • Graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, New York in 1951.
  • Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade. [1 January 2002]
  • Worked on "The Tonight Show" as a page, and soon thereafter, as a news writer at a local Los Angeles station.
  • Served in the U.S. Navy.
  • His first wife was the daughter of actor Frank Faylen, who played Dobie Gillis' father on TV.
  • An only child.
  • 10 April 2003: Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Former son-in-law of Carol Hughes. Former brother-in-law of Carol Faylen.
  • Grew up at 1990 Cruger Avenue in the Van Nest section of the Bronx, New York.
  • In the summer of 2004, he appeared for his 15,188 hour on national television, passing Hugh Downs to become the most filmed television personality of all-time.


Regis Philbin Photos

  • Joy Philbin, Regis Philbin

    "Cinderella" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals

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    Los Angeles Ultimate Womens Expo at The Los Angeles Convention Center on October 28, 2012

  • Regis Philbin, Joy Philbin

    6th Annual Exploring the Arts Gala - Arrivals

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    Samsung Hope for Children 2012 - Arrivals

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    Regis Philbin Visits The Morning Show in Toronto on December 7, 2011

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    Regis Philbin "How I Got This Way" Book Signing at Book Passage in Corte Madera on November 27, 2011

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