Here's a look at the life television personality Regis Philbin.
Personal: Birth date: August 25, 1931
Birth place: New York, New York
Birth name: Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
Father: Frank Philbin, a personnel director
Mother: Florence Philbin
Marriages: Joy (Senese) Philbin (March 1, 1970-present), (Catherine) Kay Faylan, (1957-1968, divorce)
Children: with Joy Philbin: Jennifer (1974), Joanna (1973); with Kay Faylan: Danny (1967), Amy (1961)
Education: Notre Dame University, B.A., Sociology, 1953
Military service: U.S. Navy - 1953-1955
Religion: Roman Catholic
Other Facts: Philbin is named after Regis High School in Manhattan, a Jesuit school his father attended.
As of November 2011, Philbin holds the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most hours on U.S. television with more than 17,000 hours of on air time.
He has appeared in numerous movies and television shows as himself, such as "Miss Congeniality", "Cheaper by the Dozen", "30 Rock", "Seinfeld" and "Spin City".
Philbin has 24 Daytime Emmy nominations, with six wins and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
He's the author of four books; two are a collection of recipes with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Timeline: 1956 - Begins his showbiz career as a page for "The Tonight Show".
1961-1965 - Host of "The Regis Philbin Show" out of San Diego.
1967-1969 - Is Joey Bishop's sidekick on "The Joey Bishop Show".
July 11, 1968 - Philbin announces on-air that he's quitting "The Joey Bishop Show", and walks off stage, much to the surprise of Bishop and the crew. Differences are worked out and he rejoins the show four days later.
1975-1981 - Host of "A.M. Los Angeles", a local area TV talk show.
1983-1988 - He is co-host of "The Morning Show" with Cindy Garvey, (later with Ann Abernathy), on WABC. Kathie Lee Gifford replaces Abernathy in 1985.
September 6, 1988-July 28, 2000 - "The Morning Show" is syndicated and becomes "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee".
1991-1995 - Hosts the Miss America Pageant with Kathie Lee Gifford.
1996 - Hosts the Miss America pageant solo.