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Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin's biography

Regis Philbin is 89 years old voice actor born at Manhattan. He was born on Tuesday 25th of August 1931. He is often nicknamed as ReegeBig DaddyBig ManNumber One. According to year of birth 1931 he belongs to Silent Generation. Birthday on 25th of August means he is Virgo. Virgo is an earthy sign of Zodiac Belt. People born under this Rising Sign are practical in nature. They believe in reality and represents themselves as a strong person.

He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be voice actor. You can know him also as television presenter, singer, musician, television actor, film actor, recording artist, presenter, game show host. He is recently known as talk show host.

Regis Philbin's family

Regis Philbin's ex spouse

Joy Philbin

Regis Philbin and Joy Philbin have been together since 1970 for 50 years. She is known as television presenter. His ex spouse was born on Saturday 1st of February 1941 in New York City.

He has 1 daughter.

Regis Philbin's daughter: J.J. Philbin

Regis Philbin's daughter's name is J.J. Philbin. She is known as television producer. His daughter was born on Friday 30th of August 1974.

Regis Philbin's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Notre Dame, Cardinal Hayes High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, New York (1949), whose alumni also include Martin Scorsese and Don DeLillo.

Regis Philbin's career

His main focus is to be voice actor.

How did Regis Philbin die

He died on on Friday 24th of July 2020 when he was 89 years old at Greenwich. Regis Philbins death was caused by heart disease. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Regis Philbin's Awards

  • Very good friends with Academy Award winners Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro.
  • Joked that he has called on about every 30 years to host the Academy Awards in 2008. His last took place in February 1979.
  • Had made up the first half of the popular, annual Relly Awards. He and his co-host, Kelly Ripa, award prizes to viewers and/or guests to their show for the contest of the day.
  • He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 10, 2003.
  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmy Awards. [June 2008]
  • Was nominated for Emmy Awards 23 times for Outstanding Talk Show or Outstanding Talk Show Host/Entertainment and won those Emmies four times.

Regis Philbin's Rankings

  • Ranked #15 on Life's 15 Best Game Show Hosts.
  • Ranked #6 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time.

What Regis Philbin has done for a first time

  • His first wife was the daughter of actor Frank Faylen, who played Dobie Gillis' father on television.
  • Had made up the first half of the popular, annual Relly Awards. He and his co-host, Kelly Ripa, award prizes to viewers and/or guests to their show for the contest of the day.
  • Left his role as host on America's Got Talent (2006), after the first season, because of his scheduling conflicts and some health problems he had suffered, many years ago.
  • The first guest on his show, That Regis Philbin Show (1964) in 1961 on KGTV in San Diego, was Jack Kemp, the quarterback of the new San Diego Chargers football team.
  • Had once kissed his former co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, on the lips. This marked the first time ever since his partner left Live with Kelly and Ryan (1988) in 16 years, though, they still remain on good terms [2016].
  • Before he was a successful talk show and game show host, he had his first talk show was The Regis Philbin Show, in 1961 on KOGO-TV (now KGTV) in San Diego, California.
  • His very first two guests on Kelly Ripa were: Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Bob Hope.

Regis Philbin's quotes

  • I had a blocked artery. The great thing about it was that all the people sitting at home, watching on the couch, feeling the same thing... got up and called the doctor. I still get letters thanking me for saving people's lives.
  • [Of Mickey Rooney's 90th birthday in 2010] Celebrating his 90th birthday, after all these years. When I was a little kid, I used to watch him when he was in his heyday, and it was a great show tonight, it really was, it meant a lot to a lot of people.
  • [of his heart surgery]: I guess I was a little unprepared for, you know, the first week and what they actually do to make this thing happen - and so, some of it came as quite a shock.
  • I had my years of struggling. Some of my shows failed miserably, and I was upset by it and it dented my confidence. But I never stopped. I kept going for it.
  • [on being a grandfather, for the 1st time]: To please me, they took my confirmation name - Xavier!
  • [Of Kelly Ripa, who was absolutely disgusted about him leaving the show]: She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her. I was leaving because I was getting older and that wasn't right for me anymore.
  • You get a taste here in New Orleans that you don't get anywhere else in the country.
  • You just don't go to the next question and you don't jump all over the guest. You let them be the star of whatever time they have with you!
  • [on what was about to do, after he died]: I love Notre Dame. I want my ashes scattered there.
  • A great listener - that was my talent!
  • [About the popularity of Live!]: I made it a morning show. We have the coffee cup, we have the morning papers. It's got that feel to it, that's what I wanted.
  • [his trademark line]: Is that your final answer?

Regis Philbin's body shape

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