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16 August 1999 (USA) See more »
Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest... See more »
18 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Regis and flashing lights create a whole new category See more (26 total) »


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Regis Philbin ... Himself - Host (21 episodes, 1999-2009)

Series Directed by
Mark Gentile (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Matthew Cohen (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Jeff Bumgarner (11 episodes, 2009)
Ben Gruber (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Allison Silverman (4 episodes, 1999)
Jack Helmuth (2 episodes, 1999)

Series Produced by
Leslie Fuller .... producer (17 episodes, 2000-2001)
Steve Melcher .... segment producer (17 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michael Binkow .... supervising producer (15 episodes, 2001)
Chuck LaBella .... talent producer (12 episodes, 2001-2009)
Brent Burnette .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Davies .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2000-2009)
Tiffany Trigg .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2000-2009)
Leigh Hampton .... senior producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ann Miller .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Paul Smith .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Original Music by
Jack D. Elliot (11 episodes, 2009)
Series Film Editing by
Scott Silva (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mari Keiko Gonzalez (3 episodes, 2001)
Series Art Direction by
David Weller (1 episode, 2001)
Series Makeup Department
Mark Payne .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1999-2002)
Series Production Management
Matt Block .... production manager (4 episodes, 2001)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Cullen .... associate director (39 episodes, 2000-2009)
Series Sound Department
Walter Cranston .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2001)
Series Visual Effects by
Joseph C. Abbenda .... technical director (4 episodes, 2001)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
J.M. Hurley .... video engineer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Chris Rhodes .... camera operator: electronic camera / technocrane camera operator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Editorial Department
Tony Romero .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 2000)
Series Music Department
John Griffin .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 2001)
Keith Strachan .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 2001)
Matthew Strachan .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 2001)
Al Theurer .... music mixer (1 episode, 2001)
Series Other crew
Katina Corrao .... audience department (18 episodes, 2001)
Rachel A. Gibson .... assistant accountant (16 episodes, 2001)
James Murphy .... teleprompter operator (4 episodes, 1999)
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:60 min
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Did You Know?

A contestant, from a rural city in Texas, named Hooks, (population is between 5,000 & 10,000) dressed in western attire & 18-gallon cowboy hat spoke & answered questions with heavy and humorous southern slang, he won $250,000 and quit at the $500,000.question.See more »
Regis Philbin:[to the current audience] On your keypads, using A, B, C, or D, please vote now.See more »
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Referenced in The Cook (2008/I)See more »


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Regis and flashing lights create a whole new category, 26 September 2013
Author: SnoopyStyle

This show was a break out hit. It created a whole new category for TV network execs to exploit and finally destroy. It was a successful prime time game show which hadn't happened in quite a long time.

Regis Philbin is uniquely responsible for its success. Sure they had the bright lights, the tense music, the flash and the sizzle. But it's Regis' intensity that drives the whole thing.

The concept is simple. Contestants answer trivia questions. Each one gets harder and the money gets larger. There are a few helps. It's simplicity is part of the charm.

Although Regis left the show, others have tried to resurrect it. It was running out of steam anyways. After its newness wore off, it's just not much to watch especially without Regis.

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