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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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    Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 9 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, and ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Brookline
    • 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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    David Drew Pinsky, best known as Dr. Drew, is an American board-certified internist, addiction medicine specialist, and media personality. He has hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show Loveline since the show's inception in 1984. On television, he hosts the talk show Dr. Drew On Call on HLN, ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Radio personality, Physician, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: Wild Hogs, 16 and Pregnant, New York Minute, Teen Mom, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, + 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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    Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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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    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, USA, New York
    • 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 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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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    • Age: Died at 80 (1925-2005)
    • Birthplace: Quincy Township, Corning, Iowa, USA
    • 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 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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: 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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