Regis Philbin
Name: Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
Born: August 25, 1931
Birth Hometown: Bronx, New York
Occupation: Host
Years active: 1961-2011
Known for: Hosting talk shows and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality and occasional actor, known for fronting various talk and game shows. Appearing on television since the late 1950s, Philbin is often called (somewhat tongue-in-cheek and alternately attributed to James Brown) "the hardest working man in show business" and holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. Philbin officially retired from television in 2011. Regis attended the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated. Prior to attending Notre Dame, he attended Cardinal Hayes High School in New York City. Aside from hosting game shows, for a number of years, he has hosted the morning program Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee with Kathie Lee Gifford (which later became Live! with Regis and Kelly co-hosting with Kelly Ripa, now known as Live! with Kelly). In fact, both Regis and Kathie Lee have special guest appeared on the Dick Van Dyke medical drama Diagnosis: Murder back in 1998.

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