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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. Talk show fans might also enjoy what 90s talk show hosts look like now and these hilarious tattoos of TV show hosts. 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. Featuring the most popular male hosts from daytime talk shows, black talk shows, American talk shows, and English talk shows, this list has them all!  

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.

Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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 ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Actor, Radio personality Author, + more

Credits: Howard Stern on Demand, Private Parts, America's Got Talent, Howard Stern's Butt Bongo Fiesta

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David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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 ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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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Larry King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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: 83

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Talk show host, Journalist, Radio personality, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: Larry King Now, Larry King Live, We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story, Larry King TNT Extra 3

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Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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 ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: USA, New York, New Rochelle

Profession: Television presenter, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Jay Leno Show, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, Calendar Girls

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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 ...more

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Andrews, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker, Madagascar, Head of State, The Oscars

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Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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, ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Brookline

Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Saturday Night Live, Carson on TCM, Conan

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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American political satirist, writer, producer, singer, television host, actor, media critic, and comedian. From 2005 to 2014, he was the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrayed a caricatured version of conservative ...more

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Age: 52

Profession: Television Show Host, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: The Daily Show, he Colbert Report, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Strangers with Cand

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Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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 ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Springburn, United Kingdom

Profession: Pilot, Talk show host, Comedian, Novelist Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game, Kick-Ass, Saving Grace

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#43 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#18 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

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#13 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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