April 14, 2020

Regis Philbin Is Known as Long-Term Host of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' — inside His Life and Career

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Regis Philbin, the notable host of the famous "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" game show, is having a great retirement time. Having faced health scares in the past, Philbin is now focused on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

"I'm doing everything I can to stay healthy in my retirement, and thanks to my diet and exercise regimen and daily statin medication, I'm able to enjoy life without the worry of having high cholesterol," he said, as reported by Cheatsheet.

Philbin was also known as a host on the morning talk show, "Live! with Regis and Kelly." He was replaced by Ryan Seacrest, with the show renamed to "Live! with Kelly and Ryan."


Regis Philbin at SiriusXM Studios on October 3, 2017 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


Philbin enjoys rest and relaxation with his family. He was recently spotted walking around the streets of New York and Los Angeles, as reported by Cheat Sheet.


He and his family frequently travel, too. He enjoys playing tennis and regularly follows the stock market as a way to sharpen his memory.

Philbin announced his retirement from "Live! with Regis and Kelly" in 2011. His final shows were filled with tributes from David Letterman, Donald Trump, and Don Rickles, as reported by San Diego Union-Tribune.



Leaving his longtime career was not easy for Philbin, but through the support of his wife, Joy, he managed to move forward. His relationship with his wife has been stronger than ever, as reported by Closer Weekly.

They have been together for several decades. They are reportedly planning something special for their 50th anniversary.

A proud husband to Joy, Philbin has vowed to love her every day.



"Their actual anniversary is in March, I think they're planning something bigger with close friends and family," a source said.

To reach 50 years of marriage is a wonderful milestone. The couple got married in 1970, as reported by Closer Weekly.

Joy and Regis Philbin at Alice Tully Hall on June 1, 2011 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


A proud husband to Joy, Philbin has vowed to love her every day. Their marriage is proof that there is true love Hollywood, despite it being known for ugly divorces.

The couple shares two children, Joanna, 46, and J. J., 45. Philbin also shares daughter, Amy, 59, and late son, Daniel, with ex-wife, Catherine Faylen.

Kathy Lee Gifford and Regis Philbin are seen in Midtown on September 23, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

In February, Philbin reunited with former co-host Kathie Lee Gifford in the Movieguide Awards. Viewers have dubbed them as their favorite hosts forever, even though they both retired from their hosting career.