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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.

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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 9 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: 48

Birthplace: Mill Basin, New York City, New York, United States of America

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

Credits: Jimmy Kimmel Live! The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, Windy City Heat, Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson

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#87 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

#120 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#128 on The Funniest People of All Time

#385 on The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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Jonathan Stewart is a voice actor. ...more

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Age: 53

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

Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Television producer Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The 78th Annual Academy Awards, The 80th Annual Academy Awards

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#76 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

#1684 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#49 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#133 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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Regis Philbin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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 ...more

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Age: 84

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Game Show Host, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Cheaper by the Dozen, Late Show with David Letterman, The Joey Bishop Show, Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade

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#29 on The Best Living Actors in Their 80s

#15 on The Best Late Night TV Sidekicks

#1249 on The Locations of All Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

#126 on Celebrity Death Pool 2013

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Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 12 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 ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Author Actor, + more

Credits: Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Chris Matthews Show, Morning Glory, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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#15 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

#100 on The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood

#137 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

#44 on People You Want South Park to Make Fun of

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Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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 ...more

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Birthplace: Corning, Quincy Township, Iowa, United States of America

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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#42 on The Funniest People of All Time

#169 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#27 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#808 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 14 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 ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Commentator, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Radio personality, + more

Credits: Dennis Miller Live, Dennis Miller, Dennis Miller: The Raw Feed, Mr. Miller Goes to Washington Starring Dennis Miller

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#73 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#34 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#197 on The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood

#298 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon is an American television host, comedian, actor, singer, writer, and producer. He currently hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that airs on NBC. Prior to The Tonight Show, Fallon was known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998 ...more

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Age: 41

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

Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fever Pitch, Whip It

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#59 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

#48 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#105 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

#74 on The Funniest People of All Time

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Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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: 65

Birthplace: Vinita, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Television producer, Psychologist, Film Producer Author, + more

Credits: Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Late Show with David Letterman, Through Your Eyes

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#5 on The Most Annoying TV Hosts

#185 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#98 on The Biggest Douchebags in Hollywood

#98 on Annoying Celebrities Who Should Just Go Away Already

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