Regis Philbin | Biography

Posted On: 12 Jun, 2014

Regis Philbin | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth August 25, 1931
Age 89 Years 6 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Catherine Faylen(div), Joy Philbin
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? Yes(once)
Married Yes
Net Worth $150 Million Dollars(approx)
Height 5 feet 7 inches(170 cm)
Weight 157 lbs (71 kg)
Children/Kids Daniel Philbin, J. J. Philbin, Joanna Philbin, Amy Philbin

Regis Philbin is an American singer/ actor and a TV personality who is best known for hosting different game shows and talk shows. He was often referred to the hardest working man when it comes to hosting shows and has held the Guinness World Record for spending the most amount of time in front of a TV camera. Some of the famous shows that he has hosted are Live with Regis!, Who wants to be a Millionaire, America’s got talent and Million Dollar Password. His show, Crowd goes Wild in FOX TV was cancelled recently, on 2014, May.

Born as Regis Francis Xavier Philbin, he was born to Francis "Frank" Philbin and Filomena Philbin in the Van Nest section of the Bronx, New York, United States of America. His year of birth is August 25, 1931 and currently his age is 83 years old. Although he was believed to be his parent’s only child, he confirmed once in Live show that he had a younger brother who was 20 years younger to him and had died non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2007. He also mentioned that he was ordered never to talk about this incident in public. As a child, he attended the Our Lady of Solace grammar school in the Bronx but graduated in 1949 from Cardinal Hayes High School. After that, he got enrolled in University of Notre Dame and graduated from there in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.

After all this work that we know about him, what do you think his payment would me? Well, let me help you. Mister Reggis earns as much as 20 million dollars a year. Yes, that is every year salary. His net worth is supposed to be 150 million American dollars. Now, that is a huge amount of money. Afterall, he hosted shows that were supposed to make people millionaire right? So, he must be more than millionaire to provide others with that much of money. Being busy and working hard are his secrets of accumulating money.

He has been married twice, and it was not just because he has a lot of money. He was first married to Catherine Faylen, who was the daughter of actor Frank Faylen. They were married in 1955 and had two children; daughter Amy and son Daniel, together. The couple got divorced in 1968 ending a 13 years of married life. After that, he was married for the second time to Joy Senese, who worked as an interior decorator. With his second wife Senese too, he had two daughters Joanna and Jennifer.

Regis is not a very tall man. His height is about 5 feet and 7 inches tall. To be exact, he is 170 cm tall.

Being a busy man, he has managed some time to socialize himself with his fans on the internet. It hasn’t been long, but he has opened a twitter account where his fans and followers can get posts and updates from him. He has more than 8 thousand followers and has posted 66 tweets till date. There are also a couple of other accounts to his name, but they might be of someone else who have the same name. Or, it could be fake accounts too. So, be aware fans!!

No, he isn’t dead. It was just a rumor but Regis is well and living. Although he is not in the best of health conditions after crossing the age limit of 80 and also having a hip replacement surgery in 2009. Besides that, he has had other surgeries like Angioplasty in 1993, Triple bypass surgery in 2007 and recently his calf surgery in 2010. TO know more news about him, you can read his biography provided by Wikipedia.