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The Game Show Hosts With The Most 

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Updated March 22, 2020 7.7k votes 725 voters 15.9k views 52 items

List Rules Vote up the game show hosts (no judges from talent show competitions) who are the best part of the show.

If you're a fan of quiz shows like Jeopardy, then you probably already know how important a great game show hosts are to the success of the show. Whether you're a fan of classic American game show hosts or entertainers who are currently moving into the game show market for the first time, here you'll find a list of the greats. Below you'll find a list of famous game show hosts as well as reminders of the shows that they hosted. You'll then have a chance to cast your vote for the best game show hosts of all time. 

Will the old school hosts Alex Trebek and Bob Barker win out in the end? Or will it be newcomers to the game show scene like Ellen and Drew Carey who find themselves at the top of the list? If you're ready to find out then "come on down!" (come on, you knew it was coming) and cast your vote for the hosts who add the most fun and personality to their game shows. 

 

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Alex Trebek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Jeopardy!

Age: 78

Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada

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Bob Barker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
The Price Is Right, Truth or Consequences, The Family Game

Age: 95

Birthplace: Darrington, Washington, United States of America

Robert William Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a retired American television game show host. He is known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running ...more

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Gene Rayburn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Match Game, Tic-Tac-Dough

Age: Dec. at 82 (1917-1999)

Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, United States of America

Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999) was an American radio and television personality. He is best known as the host of various editions of the popular American television game ...more
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Richard Dawson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Richard Dawson Family Feud, Match Game

Age: Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)

Birthplace: Gosport, England

Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; November 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012) was a British-American actor, comedian, game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for ...more

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Pat Sajak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Wheel of Fortune

Age: 72

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Pat Sajak ( SAY-jak, born Patrick Leonard Sajdak; October 26, 1946) is an American television personality, former weatherman, and talk show host, best known as the host of the American ...more

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Bob Eubanks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
The Newlywed Game, Card Sharks

Age: 81

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, USA

Robert Leland Eubanks (born January 8, 1938) is an American disc jockey, television personality and game show host, best known for hosting the game show The Newlywed Game on and off since 1966. ...more
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Dick Clark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
The $10, 000 Pyramid, The $25

Age: Dec. at 83 (1929-2012)

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America

Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark, Jr. was an American radio and television personality, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 ...more

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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Family Feud

Age: 62

Birthplace: Welch, USA, West Virginia

Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve talk ...more

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Monty Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Let's Make a Deal, Beat the Clock, Split Second

Age: 97

Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada

Monty Hall (born Monte Halparin; August 25, 1921 – September 30, 2017) was a Canadian-American game show host, producer, and philanthropist.Hall was widely known as the long-running host of ...more

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Chuck Woolery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
The Price Is Right, Wheel of Fortune, The Dating Game

Age: 77

Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, USA

Charles Herbert Woolery (born March 16, 1941) is an American game show host, talk show host, and musician. He has had long-running tenures hosting several different game shows. Woolery was the ...more
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Allen Ludden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Futureworld, Password, Password Plus

Age: Dec. at 64 (1917-1981)

Birthplace: Mineral Point, Wisconsin, United States of America

Allen Ludden (born Allen Packard Ellsworth, October 5, 1917 – June 9, 1981) was an American television personality, actor, emcee and game show host, perhaps best known for having hosted various ...more
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Bill Cullen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
The Price Is Right, Name That Tune, Pyramid

Age: Dec. at 70 (1920-1990)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

William Lawrence Francis Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990) was an American radio and television personality whose career spanned five decades. His biggest claim to fame was as a game ...more
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Regis Philbin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Almost Anything Goes

Age: 87

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (; born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. After graduating from the ...more

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Wink Martindale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
The New Tic Tac Dough, Instant Recall, Debt

Age: 85

Birthplace: Jackson, Tennessee, United States of America

Winston Conrad "Wink" Martindale (born December 4, 1933) is an American disc jockey, radio personality, game show host, and television producer. In his six-decade career, he is best ...more
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Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
The Price Is Right

Age: 60

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, sports executive, and game show host. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and making a name for himself in ...more

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Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Let's Make A Deal

Age: 46

Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States of America

Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, singer, and comedian who is a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series Whose Line Is It ...more

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Peter Tomarken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Heaven Can Wait, Wipeout, Press Your Luck

Age: Dec. at 64 (1942-2006)

Birthplace: Olean, New York, United States of America

Peter David Tomarken (December 7, 1942 – March 13, 2006) was an American television personality primarily known as the host of the game show Press Your Luck.
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Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Card Sharks, Sale of the Century, It's Your Move

Age: 85

Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States of America

Jim Perry (November 9, 1933 – November 20, 2015) was an American-Canadian television game show host, singer, announcer, and performer in the 1970s and 1980s. Perry enjoyed success on both ...more
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Ray Combs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Family Feud, Family Challenge

Age: Dec. at 40 (1956-1996)

Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States of America

Raymond Neil Combs Jr. (April 3, 1956 – June 2, 1996) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, and game show host. Combs began his professional career in the late 1970s. His popularity on the ...more

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Jim Lange is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
The Dating Game, Name That Tune, The Newlywed Game

Age: Dec. at 82 (1932-2014)

Birthplace: USA, Minnesota, Saint Paul

James John Lange (; August 15, 1932 – February 25, 2014) was an American game show host and disc jockey. He was known to listeners in the San Francisco and Los Angeles radio markets with stints ...more
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Bert Convy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
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Age: Dec. at 58 (1933-1991)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Bernard Whalen "Bert" Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American actor, singer, game show host and panelist known for hosting Tattletales, Super Password and Win, Lose or
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Ben Bailey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Cash Cab, Cash Cab: After Dark

Age: 48

Birthplace: Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States of America

Benjamin Ray Bailey (born October 30, 1970) is an American comedian, licensed taxi cab driver, and Emmy Award winning game show host and executive producer for Discovery Channel's Cash Cab in ...more

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Marc Summers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Marc Summers Double Dare, What Would You Do? Fox's Family Double Dare, Pick Your Brain

Age: 67

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Marc Summers (born Marc Berkowitz; November 11, 1951) is an American television personality, comedian, game show host, producer, and talk show host. He is best known for hosting Double Dare for ...more

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Art Fleming is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Jeopardy!, Pantomime Quiz

Age: Dec. at 71 (1924-1995)

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

Arthur Fleming Fazzin (May 1, 1924 – April 25, 1995) was an American actor and television host. He is most notable for being the original host of the television game show Jeopardy!, which aired ...more
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Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Age: 60

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television personality, radio personality and author. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, ...more

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