Regis Philbin

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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s.wikipedia
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Joey Bishop

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Philbin gained his first network TV exposure in 1967 as Joey Bishop's sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show.
Joseph Abraham Gottlieb (February 3, 1918 – October 17, 2007), known professionally as Joey Bishop, was an American entertainer who appeared on television as early as 1948 and eventually starred in his own weekly comedy series playing a talk/variety show host, then later hosted a late night talk show with Regis Philbin as his young sidekick on ABC.

Million Dollar Password

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Philbin debuted and hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Million Dollar Password, and the first season of America's Got Talent.
Million Dollar Password is an updated version of the game show Password on CBS, which was hosted by Regis Philbin and ran from June 1, 2008 to June 14, 2009.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (American game show)

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Philbin debuted and hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Million Dollar Password, and the first season of America's Got Talent. Philbin was the original host of the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, an ABC game show that had its roots in Britain.
The original U.S. version aired one, two or three evenings a week on ABC from August 16, 1999, to June 27, 2002, and was hosted by Regis Philbin.

America's Got Talent

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Philbin debuted and hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Million Dollar Password, and the first season of America's Got Talent. Philbin hosted the first season of America's Got Talent, a Simon Cowell-produced amateur talent search show on NBC, during the summer of 2006.
In its first season, the judging panel consisted originally of David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, and Piers Morgan, with the program hosted by Regis Philbin.

The Joey Bishop Show (talk show)

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Philbin gained his first network TV exposure in 1967 as Joey Bishop's sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show.
The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had its first broadcast on ABC on April 17, 1967, hosted by Joey Bishop and featuring Regis Philbin in his first ongoing role with national television exposure, as Bishop's sidekick/announcer (similar to Ed McMahon's job with Johnny Carson).

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In 1957, Regis left his job as assistant news editor to Baxter Ward at KCOP, Los Angeles to make his fortune in New York.
Television personality Regis Philbin and actor/director Leonard Nimoy once worked behind the scenes at channel 13, and Oscar Levant had his own show on the station from 1958 to 1960.

Kathie Lee Gifford

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After Garvey left again and Ann Abernathy briefly shared co-hosting duties, Philbin was paired with Kathie Lee Johnson (later Gifford), in June 1985, and ratings improved significantly.
She is best known for her 15-year run (1985–2000) on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin.

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Philbin hosted the 37th Daytime Emmy Awards on June 27, 2010.
The televised ceremony was hosted by Regis Philbin, and the nominations were announced May 12, 2010, partially on The Early Show.

Kelly Ripa

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Kelly Ripa was chosen as the permanent co-host in 2001, and the show was renamed Live! with Regis and Kelly.
with Regis and Kathie Lee'', Regis Philbin began holding on-air auditions to find her replacement.

The Tonight Show

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In his earliest show business work, Philbin was a page at The Tonight Show in the 1950s.
Carson's ratings usually substantially led his timeslot, in spite of the fact that he intermittently faced a litany of other late-night competitors including Les Crane, Bill Dana, David Frost, Regis Philbin, Alan Thicke, Jerry Lewis, Joan Rivers, David Brenner, Pat Sajak, Ron Reagan, Dennis Miller, and most notably Steve Allen, Arsenio Hall, Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin, and Dick Cavett (Carson saw his friend Cavett as his real competition but Cavett was on ABC, a much smaller network at the time).

Steve Allen

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In 1964, Westinghouse Broadcasting picked up Philbin's talk show for national syndication in the late night time slot (replacing Steve Allen).
Regis Philbin briefly took over hosting the Westinghouse show in 1964.

America's Got Talent (season 1)

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Philbin hosted the first season of America's Got Talent, a Simon Cowell-produced amateur talent search show on NBC, during the summer of 2006.
Production staff appointed the program's first judges to be David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, and Piers Morgan, and the first host to be Regis Philbin.

WABC-TV

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After Garvey left Los Angeles in 1982 and moved to New York City, Philbin rejoined her on The Morning Show, on WABC-TV.
The current show began as the station's second attempt at a local morning show a month later, aptly titled The Morning Show (using the "Circle 7" logo in the actual text for one of the "o"s) and was originally hosted by Regis Philbin and Cyndy Garvey.

Game Show Network

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When Millionaire was honored on GSN's Gameshow Hall of Fame special, Philbin's tenure as the show's host was praised.
In the Fall of 2003, Game Show Network picked up the rights to the ABC version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with Regis Philbin.

Cyndy Garvey

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From 1975 to 1981, he co-hosted A.M. Los Angeles, a local morning talk show on KABC-TV, first with Sarah Purcell (1975 to 1978), then with Cyndy Garvey (1978 to 1981).
Cyndy Garvey replaced Sarah Purcell as Regis Philbin's co-host of the local news/talk show A.M. Los Angeles on KABC-TV from 1978 to 1981.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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Philbin was the original host of the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, an ABC game show that had its roots in Britain.
Hosted by Regis Philbin, it proved to be a ratings success, becoming the highest-rated television show during the 1999–2000 season, with its average audience figures reaching approximately 29 million viewers.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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He has also appeared on other late-night talk shows, such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
ABC had earlier attempted to directly compete with NBC's Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the 1960s and 1970s with The Les Crane Show, which was more of a serious interview program than light entertainment, The Joey Bishop Show (1967–1969), featuring Rat Pack member Joey Bishop with Regis Philbin as sidekick, the original Dick Cavett Show (1969–1975) with Dick Cavett in a show that featured a mixture of cultural, popular entertainment and intellectual figures and was considered more highbrow than Carson and even a short-lived revival of NBC's Tonight Starring Jack Paar under the name Jack Paar Tonite, which alternated weeks with Cavett in 1973.

The Neighbors (game show)

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He hosted The Neighbors, a short-lived game show on ABC from late 1975 to early 1976.
Regis Philbin co-hosted the show with Jane Nelson, and Joe Seiter was the announcer.

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host

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Philbin won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2001.

Mary Hart

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In 1981, Philbin and Mary Hart co-hosted a national morning variety series for NBC.
That led to a job in 1981 as co-host of Regis Philbin's first national talk show on NBC.

American Broadcasting Company

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He hosted The Neighbors, a short-lived game show on ABC from late 1975 to early 1976. But his feelings were hurt when he learned from the network grapevine that ABC executives were dissatisfied with his work and his thick accent, so during the opening of one 1968 program, he launched an unplanned diatribe about "not being wanted and letting down" the program and abruptly quit on air.
Hosted throughout its ABC tenure by Regis Philbin, the program became a major ratings success throughout its initial summer run, which led ABC to renew Millionaire as a regular series, returning on January 18, 2000.

NBC

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Philbin hosted the first season of America's Got Talent, a Simon Cowell-produced amateur talent search show on NBC, during the summer of 2006. In 1981, Philbin and Mary Hart co-hosted a national morning variety series for NBC.
Originally hosted by Regis Philbin, the series is currently hosted by Terry Crews, and continues to garner strong ratings throughout its summer seasons.

Meredith Vieira

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After Millionaire was canceled, it was retooled in 2002 as a syndicated series hosted by Meredith Vieira.
Vieira became the first host of the American syndicated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on September 16, 2002; prior to that, American audiences had known it as a primetime show on ABC hosted by Regis Philbin.

Michael Strahan

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 Philbin's departure in 2011.
On October 1, 2010, Strahan co-hosted Live! with Regis and Kelly with Kelly Ripa for the first time when Regis Philbin was absent for that show.

Cardinal Hayes High School

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Philbin attended Our Lady of Solace grammar school in the Bronx, and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx in 1949 before attending the University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated in 1953 with a sociology degree.