A TV host from Live with Regis and Kelly...

Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin has become a cultural icon in television broadcasting. The energetic host of Live with Regis and Kelly took his daytime success to primetime with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Super Millionaire, and this summer, he returned to primetime with America's Got Talent.

He received daytime Emmys in May 2001 for Outstanding Talk Show Host, and for Outstanding Game Show Host. In 2004, he was officially entered into the record books when The Guinness Book of World Records recognized him for "Most Hours on Camera" after having logged more than 15,000 hours in his career. Mr. Philbin was a 2006 inductee into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Philbin has selected Cardinal Hayes High School in New York City as his charity.

Hi, I'm Regis Philbin. Watch me on the next Celebrity Jeopardy!


What does winning the game mean to you?
Well, I think it benefits my, my... my high school, and it's still functioning up here in the South Bronx, that I have a great deal of respect for. And I--I think it will help them somewhat financially. They're always, y'know, in need of money. And, uh, and if I win, a little self-respect. Maybe Kelly might admire me a little more than she already does.

What was your strategy?
Just faking that I knew something about the categories that were offered. But, uh, no strategy at all.

How does Jeopardy! compare to your show?
Much scarier. Hosting my show, my God, I, y'know, I've done it so many years now, no problem. But here, you're a contestant, it's a competition, Alex Trebek looking at you, with or without the mustache, is a formidable presence, and then you never know what--what the categories are gonna be.

"In 2004 he entered the Guinness Book of Records as having logged more than 15,000 hours on camera. Please welcome Emmy Award-winning host..."

Won $175,000 for charity on a Celebrity episode of Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? on 2007-11-01.

Regis died 2020-07-24.

Regis appeared in the following archived game:
#5098, aired 2006-11-08 Regis Philbin vs. Nancy Grace vs. Carson Kressley 2006 Celebrity Jeopardy! game 1. From Radio City Music Hall...
Regis previously appeared on Jeopardy! as Regis Philbin in the following archived game:
#3159, aired 1998-04-30 Regis Philbin vs. Robin Quivers vs. Stephen King 1998 Celebrity Invitational game 4.

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