Regis Philbin Bio

(Television Presenter)

Relationship Statistics of Regis Philbin

What is Regis Philbin marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce): Married
When did Regis Philbin get married ? (married date): , 1970
How many children does Regis Philbin have ? (name): Four (Amy Philbin, Daniel Philbin, Joanna Philbin, J. J. Philbin)
Is Regis Philbin having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Regis Philbin gay ?: No
Who is Regis Philbin wife ? (name): Joy Senese

More about the relationship

Regis Philbin married twice (Catherine “Kay” Faylen, Joy Senese). He married Catherine “Kay” Faylen in 1955, the couple has two children namely, Daniel Philbin and Amy Philbin. But the marriage didn’t go well so they divorced in 1968.

Then, he married, Joy Senese, an interior designer in 1970, the couple has two children namely, J. J. Philbin and Joanna Philbin. Moreover, they are living a happy life together with no marital affairs.

Who is Regis Philbin?

Regis is an American media personality, actor, and singer, he is well known for hosting a talk and game shows since the 1960s. Additionally, he served in the Navy and got his television to start serving as a page for the Tonight Show in the 1950s.

Likewise, he also gained his first network TV exposure in 1967 as Joey Bishop’s sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show. He is also known as the host of the New York City-based nationally syndicated talk show Live! with Regis and Kelly.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality

Regis was born in The Bronx, New York, the United States on August 25, 1931, to parents Frank Philbin(father) and Filomena Boscia(mother). His father used to serve in U.S. Marine. He has a sibling, Frank M. Philbin, who expired in the year 2007 due to non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He belongs to American nationality and mixed (Italian- Albanian) ethnicity. His birth sign is Virgo.

Talking about his education, he attended Our Lady of Solace grammar school in the Bronx and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx in 1949. Then, before he attended the University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated in 1953 with a sociology degree.

Regis Philbin: Early Professional Career

On talking about his profession, he was a page at The Tonight Show in the 1950s. Then, he wrote for the Los Angeles talk show host Tom Duggan and nervously filled in one night when the hard-drinking Duggan didn’t show up. Whereas, he was also an announcer on The Tonight Show in 1962. Unfortunately, during 1957, he left his job as an assistant news editor to Baxter Ward at KCOP, Los Angeles to make his fortune in New York. His replacement at KCOP was George Van Valkenburg.

In fact, his first talk show was The Regis Philbin Show on KOGO-TV (now KGTV) in San Diego. During 1964, Westinghouse Broadcasting picked up Philbin’s talk show for national syndication in the late night time slot (replacing Steve Allen). Similarly, he also gained his first network TV exposure in 1967 as Joey Bishop’s sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show on television (1967–1969).

During 1964, he took over the show that replaced The Steve Allen Show when Steve Allen left the show. According to him, Carson was his inspiration (PBS, 2008, Pioneers of Television). Besides that, from 1975 to 1981, he also co-hosted A.M. Los Angeles, a local morning talk show on KABC-TV, first along with Sarah Purcell (1975 to 1978), then with Cyndy Garvey (1978 to 1981).

Likewise, he also presence brought the show from the bottom of the local ratings to No. 1. Whereas, he was also a game show host. In fact, he also hosted The Neighbors, a short-lived game show on ABC from late 1975 to early 1976. Both shows suffered from poor ratings.

Additionally, he wrote his memoirs, I’m Only One Man, in 1995, and he has also co-authored Entertaining with Regis and Kathie Lee and Cooking with Regis and Kathie Lee. Regis and Gifford also co-hosted The Miss America Pageant and collaborated on musical concert acts to sold-out crowds; Philbin also had a solo nightclub act.

Regis Philbin: Lifetime Achievements and Awards

On talking about his lifetime achievements and awards, he was nominated ACE Award for Magazine Series for Regis Philbin’s Healthstyles (1983), Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment for Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988), Outstanding Special Class Special for Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade (2008). Similarly, he was nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999), Best Host of a Game Show for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999). 

Likewise, he was nominated for People’s Choice Award for Favorite Daytime TV Host for Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988), Favorite Talk Show Host, Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host. Moreover, he won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment for Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1988), he won Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Special Class Special for Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade (2007). Then, he won Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999).

Regis Philbin: Salary($20 m) and Net Worth($150 m)

On talking about his salary and net worth, his salary is around $20 million per annum. Additionally, his net worth is around $150 million.

Regis Philbin: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There was a rumor that, he was in a secret relationship with Kelly Ripa. Currently, he is far from rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

On talking about his body measurements, Regis has a height of 5 feet 7 inches. Additionally, he weighs 71Kg. Regis’s hair color is grey and his eye color is dark brown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

He has 34.2 K followers on Twitter. He doesn’t have an official account on Facebook and Instagram.

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Reference: (Wikipedia)

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