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Famous Male Talk Show Hosts

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This list of famous male talk show hosts is listed by their level of prominence and includes photos and other information, when available. This greatest male talk show hosts list contains the most prominent and famous talk show hosts known for asking hard-hitting questions. There are thousands of men working as talk show hosts on shows throughout the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Old talk show hosts worked hard to become the best that they can be, and newer names among TV talk show hosts are breaking new ground today. If you think it might be fun to work as a talk show host then the people below should give you inspiration.

Among the hosts of popular talk shows below is everyone from Larry King to Conan O'Brien, David Letterman and even political talk show hosts like Glenn Beck. This list isn't just limited to famous TV hosts, either. Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh are among the famous radio talk show hosts below.

Who are the most famous male talk show hosts? Who are the best male talk show hosts? While this isn't a list of all male talk show hosts, it does include famous interviewers and TV show hosts from all eras of television. Below you'll find morning talk show hosts, hosts from '90s talk shows, and even gay talk show hosts making history.


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    Rush Limbaugh was born in January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Married three times and currently divorced, Rush Limbaugh doesnt have children. Hes a radio and talk show host that has a nationally-syndicated talk show called The Rush Limbaugh Show, hes also written two bestsellers books: See, I ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Author, Radio personality, Actor
    • Credits: Forget Paris, Sunday NFL Countdown, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The 1/2 Hour News Hour, The Pat Sajak Show, + more
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    Glenn Beck
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    Glenn Lee Beck is an American television personality and radio host, conservative political commentator, author, television network producer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He hosts the Glenn Beck Radio Program, a popular nationally syndicated talk-radio show that airs throughout the United States on ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Everett, USA, Washington
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Glenn Beck, For the Record, Beck '08: Unelectable, Glenn Beck Program
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    Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. Stern has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio since 2006. Stern wished to pursue a radio career since the ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, Jackson Heights, New York
    • Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Actor, Radio personality, Author, + more
    • Credits: America's Got Talent, Private Parts, Son of the Beach, The Howard Stern Show, The Howard Stern Radio Show, + more
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    David Michael Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He hosts the late night television talk show Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. Letterman has been a fixture on late night television since the 1982 debut of Late Night with David Letterman on ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: USA, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Profession: Talk show host, Announcer, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Everybody Loves Raymond, Beavis and Butt-head Do America, The Drew Carey Show, Private Parts, Man on the Moon, + more
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    Adam Lakers Carolla is an American comedian, radio personality, television host and actor. He hosts The Adam Carolla Show, a talk show distributed as a podcast which set the record as the "most downloaded podcast" as judged by Guinness World Records. Carolla co-hosted the syndicated radio call-in ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: Wreck-It Ralph, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Drawn Together, Dancing with the Stars, Down to You, + more
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    Jay Leno
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    James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor and television host. Leno was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: USA, New York, New Rochelle
    • Profession: Television presenter, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Cars, Contact, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Wag the Dog, The Flintstones, + more
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    Chris Rock
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    Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came to wider prominence as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in the early 1990s. He went on to more prominent film roles, ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Andrews, USA, South Carolina
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Madagascar, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, + more
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    Conan Christopher O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, musician, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows through Conan, which premiered on American cable television station TBS in 2010. O'Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Eastern United States, Brookline, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Vanilla Sky, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Bewitched, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Pootie Tang, + more
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    Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. McGraw first gained celebrity status with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late 1990s.more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Pilot, Television producer, Psychologist, Film Producer, Author, + more
    • Credits: Scary Movie 4, Dr. Phil, Madea Goes to Jail, Love the Beast, Wonder Woman, + more
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    Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that aired on CBS from 2005 to 2014.more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Pilot, Talk show host, Comedian, Novelist, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Brave, How to Train Your Dragon, Kick-Ass, Winnie the Pooh, How to Train Your Dragon 2, + more
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    Regis Francis Xavier Philbin is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called "the hardest working man in show business", he holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. His trademarks ...more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Game Show Host, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Shrek the Third, Jack and Jill, Shrek Forever After, Little Nicky, America's Got Talent, + more
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    Chris Matthews
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    Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC. From 2002 to 2013, he hosted a syndicated NBC News–produced panel discussion ...more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Ides of March, Dave, State of Play, Morning Glory, Man of the Year, + more
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    John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician known for thirty years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television ...more

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    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Space Ghost, The Tonight Show, The Johnny Carson Show, Mr. President, + more
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    Dennis Miller
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    Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality. He is known for his critical assessments laced with pop culture references. He rose to fame as a cast member of Saturday Night Live in 1985, ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Commentator, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Radio personality, + more
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    Jimmy Kimmel
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    James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel is an American television host, producer, writer, comedian, voice actor, musician and radio personality. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that airs on ABC. Prior to that, Kimmel was best known as the co-host of Comedy ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, Mill Basin, New York
    • Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Road Trip, Project X, Garfield: The Movie, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, + more
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    Larry King is an American television and radio host, actor, voice artist, and comedian whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards. He began as a local Florida journalist and radio interviewer in the 1950s and 1960s and became prominent as an all-night ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Radio personality, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Ghostbusters, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Bee Movie, Shrek Forever After, + more
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    Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. is a retired American professional basketball player who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association for 13 seasons. After winning championships in high school and college, Johnson was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Television producer, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: She's Having a Baby, Are We Done Yet?, Hair Show, The Stars of Star Wars, NBA on TNT, + more
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    RuPaul Andre Charles, best known mononymously as RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. Previously, he was a fixture on the Atlanta and ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Drag queen, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more
    • Credits: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, But I'm a Cheerleader, The Brady Bunch Movie, RuPaul's Drag Race, + more
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    James George Janos, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American former professional wrestler, color commentator, actor, author, TV host, podcaster, naval veteran, conspiracy theorist, and politician. He served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. Born James George ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, USA, Minnesota
    • Profession: Talk show host, Wrestler, Politician, Television producer, Author, + more
    • Credits: Predator, Batman & Robin, The Running Man, Demolition Man, The Master of Disguise, + more
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    Carson Daly
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    Carson Jones Daly is an American television host, radio personality, producer and television personality. Prior to 2002, Daly was a VJ on MTV's Total Request Live, and a DJ for the Southern California based radio station 106.7 KROQ-FM. In 2002, Daly joined NBC, where he began hosting and producing the ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, VJ, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Voice, Joe Dirt, Josie and the Pussycats, TRL, Last Call with Carson Daly, + more
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