Regis Philbin Biography (1933-)

Full name, Regis Francis Xavier Philbin; born August 25, 1933 (some sources cite 1934), in New York, NY; son of Frank (a personnel director) and FlorencePhilbin; married Catherine Faylan, 1957 (divorced, 1968); married Joy Senese(a television show host), March 1, 1970; children: (first marriage) Amy Ferguson (a musician), Danny; (second marriage) Joanna (a television talent assistant), Jennifer. Education: University of Notre Dame, B.A. (sociology),1953. Addresses: Office-- WABC-TV, 7 Lincoln Sq., New York, NY10023. Agent-- William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775. Career: Actor and talk show host. KCOP-TV, LosAngeles, CA, began as stagehand and courier, became news writer; KSON-TV, San Diego, CA, sportscaster; KOGO-TV, San Diego, news anchor, 1960-64; NBC-TV,page for The Tonight Show; KHJ-TV, Los Angeles, talk show host, 1969-73. Creator of the "Regis by Van Heusen" line of clothing. Performed as a night club comedian; appeared in commercials for Aspercreme pain relievers, Earthgrain bagels, Take Control margarine, and Washington Mutual. Also worked as atruck driver. National Rehabilitation Week, honorary chairperson, 1996. Military service: U.S. Navy. Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, outstanding daytime variety series, for The Regis Philbin Show; shared Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding talk show host (with Kathie Lee Gifford),1999 and 2000, and outstanding talk show (with Gifford and others), 2000, allfor Live with Regis and Kathie Lee; Daytime Emmy Award nomination, outstanding game show host, 1999, for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Addresses: Office: WABC-TV, 7 Lincoln Sq., New York, NY 10023.; Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.

Actor, talk show host
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August 25, 1933
New York, New York, United States

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