Regis Francis Xavier Philbin is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality best known for his roles as a talk show host, game show host, singer and presenter at various events. Appearing on television since the late 1950s, Philbin is often called (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) “the hardest working man in show business”, whose work has been primarily in American television. His trademarks include his excited manner, his New York accent, and irreverent ad-libs. He is most widely known for Live with Regis and Kelly, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and his most recent show, America’s Got Talent. In addition to being a television personality, Philbin is also an author and singer, drawing on the success of his talk show.
Philbin set a Guinness World Record for “Most Hours on Camera” on his August 20, 2004 “Live” show, which gave him a total of 15,188 hours on television.