Regis Philbin

Inside Biography

American actor, singer as well as a media personality, Regis Philbin is famous for appearing in the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? alongside Kelly Ripa. He also hosted the first season of America's Got Talent.

Early Life, Wiki-Bio And Education

Regis Philbin was born to parents Frank Philbin and Filomena Boscia on August 25, 1931, in the Bronx, New York, the United States. His sibling-brother Frank M. Philbin died due to non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2007.

Regarding his education, Regis Philbin went to Our Lady of Solace Grammar School and later on graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School. After the completion of school level, she achieved a sociology degree from the University of Notre Dame

Professional Career And Television Shows 

Regis Philbin is one of the famous talk show hosts in the USA and Canada. He moved to California just after the completion of his education just to start his career in broadcasting where he got his own show That Regis Philbin Show on KGTV in 1964.

.@regis in studio

— Jim & Sam (@jimandsamshow) October 3, 2017

Later on, he hosted the local TV talk show, A.M. Los Angeles on  KABC-TV along with Sarah Purcell (1975 to 1978) and then with Cyndy Garvey (1978 to 1981). With his talent and hardwork, he was able to make his show to Number One in Los Angeles in 1975.

From 1975 to 1976, he hosted a short-lived game show, The Neighbors on ABC. He has also hosted the 'The Miss America Pageant' along with Kathie Lee.

Apart from hosting, he has also co-authored Cooking with Regis and Kathie Lee and Entertaining with Regis and Kathie.

Net Worth, Earnings, And Salary

Regis Philbin's net worth is reported to be around $150 million and his salary is estimated to be approximately $20 million. All of his fortunes is possible from his acting as his movies have earned a huge amount at the box office. Some of them are listed below:

Movies Box Office Earning Cast Members
Jack and Jill $149.7 million Adam Sandler, Dennis Dugan, Katie Holmes
Little Miss Sunshine $59.89 million Abigail Breslin, Paul Dano, Steve Carell
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous $101.4 million Sandra Bullock, Regina King, William Shatner

Personal Life; Married, Divorce, And Children

The 87 years old, Regis Philbin has married twice. Firstly, he was married to Catherine “Kay” Faylen. The pair got married in the year 1995. They shared two children: Daniel Philbin and Amy Philbin. After the 13 years of marriage, they divorced in 1968.

After two years of the first divorce in 1970, Regis married Joy Senese (an interior designer). The pair welcomed two children: J. J. Philbin and Joanna Philbin

CAPTION: Regis with his wife Joy Senese SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons

Since the marriage, the couple is living a happy life without any rumors of divorce and separation.


Once there was a huge rumor of Regis being in a secret relationship with American actress,  Kelly Ripa however it never got confirmed.

Health Issue and Surgery

Regis Philbin had a percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in 1993. In 2007, he went through the triple bypa s s surgery due to plaque in his arteries.

In late 2009, he had hip-replacement surgery. Again in 2010, he had a calf surgery to remove a blood clot.

Age, Body Measurements, And Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Regis Philbin is 87 years old.
  • Birth Sign: Virgo
  • Height: Regis Philbin has a tall height of  5 feet 7 inches (1.70m).
  • Weight: His body weight is around 71 Kg.
  • He is of American nationality while his ethnicity is mixed (Italian- Albanian).

by samriddhi, 29 Jul, 2019

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