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Regis Philbin

Lowest Rated:   0% Funny About Love (1990)
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Though best known as the jovial but lovably sarcastic host of the American talk show sensation Live with Regis and Kelly (and its earlier incarnation, Live With Regis and Kathie Lee), television personality Regis Philbin (born August 25th 1931) has sustained an astonishingly varied career that bridges not only a myriad of broadcast formats -- from daytime and late-night talk to game shows to televised parades and news magazines -- but multiple mediums as well, including books, feature films, and even musical recordings that found Philbin crooning along to old standards. A native New Yorker, Philbin grew up in the South Bronx and later graduated from the University of Notre Dame. After a stint in the Navy and a series of entry-level jobs in Hollywood, he hosted the talk programs The Regis Philbin Show (on KGTV in San Diego) and Philbin's People in Los Angeles, and developed a revolutionary style of televised chat that involved peppering his commentary with witty asides and opinions, and involving the audience in the on-set conversation. In time, Philbin secured a spot as co-host on the late-night talk program The Joey Bishop Show from April 1967 to December 1969. During the 1970s, Philbin hosted the morning talk show Temp on Los Angeles's KHJ-TV, and emceed two game shows on ABC. In 1983, he launched The Morning Show, a local talk program in New York City; it eventually evolved into Live With Regis and Kathie Lee in 1985, after Kathie Lee Gifford signed on as co-host. That program, of course, became a national institution, and continued even after Gifford left, with Kelly Ripa replacing her as co-host. During the late '90s, Philbin also made television history by emceeing one of the most lucrative game shows in the history of the broadcast medium: the U.K. import Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, on ABC.Cinematically, Philbin made a number of cameo film appearances in various Hollywood features over the years -- often, though not always, playing himself. These included the uproarious 1972 Woody Allen film-a-sketch Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask (as one of the panelists on a perverted game show), and the awful Mae West 1978 musical Sextette (as a reporter). Regis and second wife Joy Philbin lent darkly amusing cameos as themselves to the Irwin Winkler-directed psychological drama Night and the City (1992) -- in which they appear as restaurant patrons, hounded by obnoxious flim-flam man Harry Fabian (Robert De Niro). In the early 2000s, Philbin's film appearances included cameos in Little Nicky and Cheaper by the Dozen, and a small role in Shrek the Third, as the voice of Mabel, one of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters.The entertainer reprised his voice role in Shrek Forever After in 2010. Philbin announced his departure from LIVE! With Regis and Kelly during an emotional episode in February of 2011.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
3% Jack and Jill
  • Himself
$74.2M 2011
58% Shrek Forever After
  • Mabel
$238.4M 2010
No Score Yet Just Laugh!
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Legendary Bing Crosby
  • Actor
2010
72% The Great Buck Howard
  • Himself
$0.7M 2009
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
  • Actor
2008
41% Shrek the Third
  • Mabel
$320.8M 2007
No Score Yet Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven
  • Actor
2007
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous
  • Himself
$47.1M 2005
No Score Yet The Breakup Artist
  • Himself
2004
No Score Yet The Italian Americans
  • Actor
2004
24% Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Himself
$138.6M 2003
42% People I Know
  • Himself
2003
22% Little Nicky
  • Himself
$38.6M 2000
16% Dudley Do-Right
  • himself
1999
No Score Yet Open Season
  • Himself
1996
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host
  • Winslow Keane
1993
67% Night and the City
  • Himself
1992
0% Funny About Love
  • Himself
1990
No Score Yet California Girls
  • Himself
1984
36% The Man Who Loved Women
  • Himself
1983
25% Sextette
  • Himself
1978
0% The Bad News Bears Go To Japan
  • Harry Hahm
1978
No Score Yet Mad Bull
  • Actor
1977
89% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Himself
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
23% Donny!
2015
  • Himself
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
2015
  • Walter
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Pierre
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Actor
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Himself
  • 2009
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Himself
  • 2009
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005
  • Himself
  • 2008
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Himself
  • 2008
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television
2008-2014
  • Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Himself
  • 2008
No Score Yet America's Got Talent
2006
  • Host
  • Host
  • Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2006
  • 2003
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet America's Funniest Home Videos
1990
  • Appearing
  • 2001
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Himself
  • 1996
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Regis Philbin
  • 1995
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor

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