Regis Philbin Net Worth, Married, Family
Very few personalities on show-biz can rival television show host Regis Philbin's work ethic. Compared to his counterparts, the veteran TV presenter-turned-actor brags an unsurpassable work catalog, accumulated during his five-decade-long career span.
His longevity and relentless work ethos manifest itself in astounding net worth.
Regis Philbin's Net Worth Now
Regis began his foray into the entertainment world through his affiliation with The Tonight Show in the 1950s - first as a writer, then announcer and guest host. By the early 1960s, he was The Tonight Show's main host.
Eventually, he got a self-titled show called The Regis Philbin Show. However, his breakthrough role - atleast on the national front - came working as a sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show.
Live with Regis & Kathie Lee is no doubt Regis' most significant gig till date. Along with co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, he refined the premise of what the morning chat show can become.
After Kathie's exit in 2000, he picked Kelly Kipa as his new co-host and renamed the show as Live with Regis & Kelly. His 28-year-long career with Live got cut short when he announced his retirement in 2011.
Besides Live, Regis earned recognition for hosting season 1 of American's Got Talent (AGT) as well as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
A World Record holder for the most hours on TV, the seasoned television personality boasts a reported net worth of $150 million now.
Add the net worth with his multiple accolades including Daytime Emmy Awards and recognition from Television Academy Hall of Fame & Television Academy Hall of Fame, Regis is arguably the most influential person ever to grace the small screen.
Married Life: Wife & Daughter
Beyond his life as a TV show host, Regis is a married man with a loving family.
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Married in March 1970, he and his wife Joy Philbin - an actress by profession - are parents to two children (both daughters): Joanna Philbin & Jennifer Joy. Both Joanna & Jennifer are filmmakers.
Regis and his wife Joy's marriage faced a hiccup at the turn of the century when a woman named Maria Majerek came forth as the veteran TV show host's mistress. The alleged cheating claims, however, didn't elicit divorce.
Regis Philbin walks hand in hand with wife, Joy Philbin Outside Craig's Restaurant In West Hollywood in April 2019 (Photo:- eonline.com)
Two years before marrying Joy, he had divorced his first wife, Catherine Faylen. Like his marriage to Joy, his union with Kay too bore two children: a son named Danny and a daughter Amy.
Sadly, Danny passed away in 2015. Despite his disability, he was an upright citizen with a job in the Pentagon. Following the tragedy, Danny's wife (Regis' daughter-in-law) Judy accused the Daytime Emmy Awards winner of turning his back on Amy and Danny.
Age, Birthday & Family
Regis was born in 1931 in The Bronx, New York City. A Virgo by birth sign, he celebrates his birthday on 25th August every calendar year.
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He grew up in a family of four. His father Frank Philbin - a US Marine - was of Irish descent. Meanwhile, his mother Florence carried Italian ancestry.
The former AGT host suffered a family tragedy when his brother Frank M. passed away in 2007 after succumbing to non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He and his only sibling Frank shared 20 years age difference.
Height, Weight & Health
Sadly, Regis is no stranger to health ailment. The same year that he buried his brother, he also underwent triple bypass surgery because of his three-decade-long battle with heart disease.
Through a healthy diet, well-planned exercise regimen, and cholesterol medication, he was able to keep his average weight on check. Meanwhile, he boasts 5 feet and 6 inches (1.7 m) in height.