The Game Show Hosts With The Most

Over 1.8K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Game Show Hosts With The Most
Voting Rules
Vote up the game show hosts (no judges from talent show competitions) who are the best part of the show.
Latest additions: Mike O'Malley , Joel McHale, Jerry Springer
Most divisive: Howie Mandel

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
    1,091 votes
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
    George Alexander Trebek (July 22, 1940 - November 8, 2020) was a Canadian-American television personality. He was the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since it was revived in 1984, and also hosted a number of other game shows, including 'The Wizard of Odds', 'Double Dare', 'High Rollers', 'Battlestars', 'Classic Concentration', and 'To Tell the Truth'. Trebek was contracted to host Jeopardy! until 2022. Trebek has also made appearances in numerous television series, in which he usually played himself. He received the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host seven times for his work on Jeopardy!. A native of Canada, he became a naturalized American citizen in 1998.
  • Bob Barker
    The Price Is Right, Truth or Consequences, The Family Game
    949 votes
    • Age: Dec. at 99 (1923-2023)
    • Birthplace: Darrington, USA, Washington
    Robert William Barker (December 12, 1923 – August 26, 2023) was an American television game show host. He hosted CBS's The Price Is Right, the longest-running game show in North American television history, from 1972 to 2007. He also hosted Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1975. He began his game show career in 1956, hosting Truth or Consequences. He subsequently hosted various game shows, including the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from 1967 to 1987, making him the distinction of being the longest-serving host. He began hosting The Price Is Right in 1972. When his wife Dorothy Jo died, he advocated for animal rights and of rights activism, supporting groups such as the United Activists for Animal Rights and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. In 2007, he retired from hosting The Price Is Right after celebrating his 50-year career on television.
  • Gene Rayburn
    Match Game, Tic-Tac-Dough
    739 votes
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1917-1999)
    • Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, USA
    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 show Match Game for over two decades.
  • Monty Hall
    Let's Make a Deal, Beat the Clock, Split Second
    549 votes
    • Age: 102
    • 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 Let's Make a Deal and for the puzzle named after him, the Monty Hall problem.
  • Richard Dawson

    Richard Dawson

    Family Feud, Match Game
    748 votes
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1932-2012)
    • Birthplace: Gosport, Hampshire, England, UK
    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 playing Corporal Peter Newkirk in Hogan's Heroes, as a regular panelist on Match Game (1973–1978) and as the original host of Family Feud (1976–1985 and 1994–1995).
  • Dick Clark
    The $10, 000 Pyramid, The $25
    602 votes
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1929-2012)
    • Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, USA
    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 to 1987. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations. Clark was also well known for his trademark sign-off, "For now, Dick Clark — so long!", accompanied with a military salute. As host of American Bandstand, Clark introduced rock & roll to many Americans. The show gave many new music artists their first exposure to national audiences, including Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads and Simon & Garfunkel. Episodes he hosted were among the first where blacks and whites performed on the same stage and among the first where the live studio audience sat without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a "youth culture." Due to his perennial youthful appearance, Clark was often referred to as "America's oldest teenager".