Philbin at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
|Born||Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
August 25, 1931
Bronx, New York, United States
|Education||Cardinal Hayes High School|
|Alma mater||University of Notre Dame|
Talk show host
Game show host
|Spouse||Catherine "Kay" Faylen (1955–1968)
Joy Senese (1970–present)
Filomena (née Boscia)
Regis Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an American television personality. He was the first host of the American version of the popular game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?". For nearly 30 years, he hosted the daytime talk show "Live with Regis and Kelly".
He is often called "the hardest working man in show business" and holds the world record for the most time spent in front of a television camera.
On December 1, 2009, he had hip replacement surgery. On November 18, 2011, Philbin aired his final episode on Live with Regis and Kelly because Philbin's contract on the show had not been renewed.
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- Associated Press (2008-05-30). "The happiest man in television". CNN.com. Archived from the original on 2 June 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080602033906/http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/30/apontv.irrepressible.regis.ap/index.html. Retrieved 2008-06-01. "With each TV appearance, he adds to his record for most hours logged (15,662, as certified by Guinness World Records in 2006)."