Famous Male Talk Show Hosts People

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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    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: 53
    • 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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    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: New York City, USA, Mill Basin, New York
    • 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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    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: 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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    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 discussion ...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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    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 Television ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1925-2005)
    • 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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    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: 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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    Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 15 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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    Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Male Talk Show Hosts
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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: 56
    • Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Television producer, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals, The NBA on TNT, Michael Jordan: Air Time, Are We Done Yet?
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