Regis Philbin :: Biography
Regis Philbin is an American actor, singer and television host with a net worth of $150 million dollars and annual salary of $20 million. He was born on August 25, 1931(age 82) has a remarkable biography according to wiki and other biographic sites. He is medium build man with height of 1.70 m follows Roman Catholic religion and a happily married man with four children. His second wife at present is Joy Senese.
82 years old Regis Philbin is one the most admired public figures till the date. He is rich not only by wealth but also by admirers. Till the current time he has not only accumulated such high amount but also huge mass of people who praises him by his work. His remarkable career has several steps which he has stepped on very carefully and successively. By 1962 he was working as an announcer on The Tonight Show. After that he eventually got his own show called “The Regis Philbin”.
He was born by the name of Regis Francis Xavier Philbin in The Bronx, New York City. He was supposedly named Regis because his father wanted him to attend the prestigious Regis High School. He never wanted to mention about his brother on television or screen because his was 20 years younger than him was dead before he could see him by his own eyes. For his education background he attended Our Lady of Solace grammar school in the Bronx. Later he graduated from Cardinal Hayes high School in 1949. His graduation from university completed from University of Notre Dame in 1953 with a sociology degree. As soon as his graduation was completed he got a chance to serve in the United States Navy as a supply officer.
His first talk show was The Regis Philbin on KOGO-TV which is known as KGTV at current time. Regis got his first national exposure in 1967 as Joey Bishop’s Sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show on television from 1967 to 1969. In 1964 he took over the show that replaced The Steve Allen Show when the host of that show left. That time he was not accepted by audience as the replacement of real host due to which he had to suffer dismal rating for couple of weeks. Later in 1981, he and Mary Hart co-hosted a national morning variety series for NBC, which lasted for 18 weeks.
He was also a host of game shows; he has hosted multiple game shows till the date. he was the original host of the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. The show had a big ratings success in its 1999, when it was intended as an occasional special series. On November 2005, ABC announced that Philbin would host the network’s revival of “This is Your Life”.
He is also an author and singer by profession. As a singer he can be best described as a crooner in the style of his most favorite singers. Although he sings very occasionally but still his songs are admired at the great extent.
Talking about his personal life, the medium build old man of age 82 years has been married twice in his life. His first wife was Catherine Faylen with whom his relation worked from 1955 to 1968. Currently he has been married to Joy Senese since 1970. From his second marriage he has two children and has two more from his first marriage. Although his first marriage did not work well for longer time but recently he is happy with his current family and with his four children.
His biography is explained in well explicable form in wiki and other sites, the one who wants to know him in detail can go through those sites. Besides that he is also available in different social sites including twitter.