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Regis Philbin

TV-talk show host, game-show host, singer, author, and TV personality, Regis Philbin became one of the most popular talk-show hosts in America and in Canada, especially. Growing up as an only child in The Bronx, New York, Philbin went to the University of Notre Dame and got a degree in sociology. Later, he would serve in the U.S. Navy and went ... See full bio »
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Known For

Live with Kelly and Ryan
Late Show with David Letterman
Late Show with David Letterman Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Cameo / Himself - Top Ten List Presenter / Shrek / 'Late Show Bear' Caretaker / Himself - Being killed by the 'Late Show Prize Wheel' / Himself - Guest Co-host / Himself - Surprise Cameo / Himself - Surprise Stand-By Guest / Host's a special edition of 'Million Dollar Password' / New York Body Disposer
The Joey Bishop Show
The Joey Bishop Show Himself - Announcer / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Host / Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Co-host
Cheaper by the Dozen


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 2016 Uncle Grandpa (TV Series)
Easter Bunny
- Uncle Easter (2016) ... Easter Bunny (voice)
 2015 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
- Enlightening Strikes (2015) ... Walter
 2015 New Girl (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
- Clean Break (2015) ... Regis Philbin
 2012 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
- Blow Outs (2012) ... Pierre
 2011 30 Rock (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
- 100: Part 2 (2011) ... Regis Philbin
- 100: Part 1 (2011) ... Regis Philbin
 2010/I I'm Still Here
Regis Philbin (uncredited)
 2005-2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)
New York Body Disposer / Shrek / 'Late Show Bear' Caretaker
- Matthew Fox/Michael Lynche/Jason Randal/Zac Brown Band (2010) ... New York Body Disposer (uncredited)
- Episode #16.125 (2009) ... Shrek
- Bill Murray/Bettye LaVette (2005) ... 'Late Show Bear' Caretaker
 2010 Shrek Forever After
Mabel (voice)
 2009 Damages (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
 2007 Shrek the Third
Mabel (voice)
 2005 Less Than Perfect (TV Series)
Xin Xao Pi
- Get Away (2005) ... Xin Xao Pi
 2002 Pinocchio
Ringmaster (English version, voice)
 2002 Family Guy (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
 2001 Becker (TV Series)
Homeless Man
- Small Wonder (2001) ... Homeless Man
 1997-2000 Spin City (TV Series)
Regis Philbin / Rags the Dog
- Back to the Future IV - Judgment Day (1999) ... Rags the Dog (voice)
- Radio Daze (1997) ... Regis Philbin
 1999 LateLine (TV Series)
Regis Phibin
 1998 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
- Treehouse of Horror IX (1998) ... Regis Philbin (voice)
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
 1998 Soul Man (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Darrin Tate
- Talked to Death (1998) ... Darrin Tate
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
- Mother Goose (1997) ... Jack (voice)
 1997 Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special (TV Movie)
Jack (voice)
 1997 Second Noah (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
- Diving In (1997) ... Regis Philbin
 1996 Life's Work (TV Series)
District Attorney Glen Bradley
- Fired (1996) ... District Attorney Glen Bradley
 1995 Hope & Gloria (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
- Dear Diary (1995) ... Regis Philbin
 1994 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Miss America Pageant Announcer / Regis Philbin
- The Chaperone (1994) ... Miss America Pageant Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1991 The Emperor's New Clothes (TV Short)
Emperor (voice)
 1988 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Malachy Malone
- Episode dated 21 November 1988 (1988) ... Malachy Malone
 1986 New Love, American Style (TV Series)
- Love and Alimony (1986) ... Co-Star
 1985 California Girls (TV Movie)
Regis Philbin
 1979-1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Cotton Club Radio Announcer / Craig Samuels
- Return to the Cotton Club/No Friends Like Old Friends (1983) ... Cotton Club Radio Announcer
- Cornelius and Alphonse/The Choice (1979) ... Craig Samuels
 1982 Star of the Family (TV Series)
TV Host
- Quiet Kind of Hero (1982) ... TV Host
 1981 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Contestant #1
- George Kennedy/Miles Davis (1981) ... Contestant #1 (uncredited)
 1980 Number 96 (TV Series)
Regis Philbin
 1980 For the Love of It (TV Movie)
Paint Store Manager
 1979 Mirror, Mirror (TV Movie)
TV Host
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
- Thunder God Gold (1978) ... Tourist
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Disaster Squad (1978) ... Newscaster
 1978 The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
Harry Hahn
 1977 Mad Bull (TV Movie)
Raymond Towne
 1977 The San Pedro Beach Bums (TV Series)
- Sweepstakes Bums (1977) ... Emcee
 1977 SST: Death Flight (TV Movie)
Harry Carter
 1972 The Jimmy Stewart Show (TV Series)
Johnny Crown
- Jim's Decision (1972) ... Johnny Crown
 1969-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Old Cowboy") / Frederick Miller (segment "Love and the Comedy Team")
- Love and the Mountain Cabin/Love and the Divorce Sale/Love and the Comedy Team (1969) ... Frederick Miller (segment "Love and the Comedy Team")
 1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Producer Ron Rouser
- That Cake (1970) ... Producer Ron Rouser
 1970 The Silent Force (TV Series)
Disc Jockey
- The Wax Jungle (1970) ... Disc Jockey
 1968 The Big Valley (TV Series)
- The Challenge (1968) ... Reporter
 1968 Get Smart (TV Series)
- The Hot Line (1968) ... Man
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
- Two for Penny (1968) ... Customer
 1968 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Bernie Levine
- African Rodeo: Part 2 (1968) ... Bernie Levine
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (222 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (34 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial with his wife, Joy Philbin, for Aleve brand pain reliever. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Regis Lee Philbin


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

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. See more »


Has not spoken to Kelly Ripa, since his departure on Live with Kelly and Ryan (1988), but has defended her, all because of the drama that was going on backstage of her show. See more »


Irreverent ad-libs See more »


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