Q: Who holds the world record for the most hours on television?

Is “REGIS PHILBIN” your final answer? Correct! Regis Philbin, often called the hardest-working man in show-business, turns 80 years young today. The former host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Live With Regis and Kathie Lee, and Live with Regis and Kelly has been working in television since 1955 (as an usher on Steve Allen’s Tonight Show). He worked on Coke Time with Eddie Fisher before hosting his own syndicated series The Regis Philbin Show in 1964. He later became the sidekick on the ABC variety series The Joey Bishop show. Philbin also holds the Guinness World record for “most hours on US television” to-date, at over 17,000!

In this excerpt, Regis clarifies what his “talent” is:

His full interview can be seen at http://emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/regis-philbin

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