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The Game Show Hosts With The Most

Updated July 26, 2020 18.4k votes 1.3k voters 25.5k views52 items

List RulesVote 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 Trebek1
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    Alex Trebek

    Jeopardy!

    Age80

    BirthplaceGreater Sudbury, Canada

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  • Bob Barker2
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    Bob Barker

    The Price Is Right, Truth or Consequences

    Age96

    BirthplaceDarrington, Washington, United States of America

    Robert William Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a retired American television game show...  more

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  • Gene Rayburn3
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    Gene Rayburn

    Match Game, Tic-Tac-Dough

    AgeDec. at 82 (1917-1999)

    BirthplaceChristopher, Illinois, United States of America

    Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999) was an American radio and television...  more
  • Richard Dawson4
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    Richard Dawson

    Family Feud, Match Game

    AgeDec. at 80 (1932-2012)

    BirthplaceEngland, Gosport

    Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; November 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012) was a...  more

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  • Pat Sajak5
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    Pat Sajak

    Wheel of Fortune

    Age73

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Pat Sajak ( SAY-jak, born Patrick Leonard Sajdak; October 26, 1946) is an American television...  more

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  • Dick Clark6
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    Dick Clark

    The $10, 000 Pyramid

    AgeDec. at 83 (1929-2012)

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York, United States of America

    Richard Augustus Wagstaff "Dick" Clark, Jr. was an American radio and television personality,...  more

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  • Bob Eubanks7
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    Bob Eubanks

    The Newlywed Game, Card Sharks

    Age82

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

    Robert Leland Eubanks (born January 8, 1938) is an American disc jockey, television...  more
  • Monty Hall8
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    Monty Hall

    Let's Make a Deal, Beat the Clock

    Age94

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    Monty Hall (born Monte Halparin; August 25, 1921 – September 30, 2017) was a...  more
  • Regis Philbin9
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    Regis Philbin

    Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Almost Anything Goes

    Age89

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (August 25, 1931 – July 24, 2020) was an American media...  more

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  • Bill Cullen10
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    Bill Cullen

    The Price Is Right, Name That Tune

    AgeDec. at 70 (1920-1990)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    William Lawrence Francis Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990) was an American radio and...  more
  • Chuck Woolery11
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    Chuck Woolery

    The Price Is Right, Wheel of Fortune

    Age79

    BirthplaceAshland, Kentucky, USA

    Charles Herbert Woolery (born March 16, 1941) is an American game show host, talk show host,...  more
  • Allen Ludden12
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    Allen Ludden

    Futureworld, Password

    AgeDec. at 64 (1917-1981)

    BirthplaceMineral Point, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Allen Ludden (born Allen Packard Ellsworth, October 5, 1917 – June 9, 1981) was an American...  more
  • Bert Convy13
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    AgeDec. at 58 (1933-1991)

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    Bernard Whalen "Bert" Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American actor, singer,...  more
  • Betty White14
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    Betty White

    That’s Men!

    Age98

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

    Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with...  more

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  • Steve Harvey15
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    Steve Harvey

    Family Feud

    Age63

    BirthplaceWelch, West Virginia, United States of America

    Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host,...  more

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  • Drew Carey16
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    Drew Carey

    The Price Is Right

    Age62

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, sports...  more

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  • Wink Martindale17
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    Wink Martindale

    The New Tic Tac Dough, Instant Recall

    Age86

    BirthplaceJackson, Tennessee, United States of America

    Winston Conrad "Wink" Martindale (born December 4, 1933) is an American disc jockey, radio...  more
  • Peter Tomarken18
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    Peter Tomarken

    Heaven Can Wait, Wipeout

    AgeDec. at 64 (1942-2006)

    BirthplaceOlean, New York, United States of America

    Peter David Tomarken (December 7, 1942 – March 13, 2006) was an American television...  more
  • Wayne Brady19
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    Wayne Brady

    Let's Make A Deal

    Age48

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia, USA

    Wayne Alphonso Brady (born June 2, 1972) is an American actor, singer, and comedian who is a...  more

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  • Vanna White20
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    Vanna White

    Wheel of Fortune, Double Dragon

    Age63

    BirthplaceConway, South Carolina, United States of America

    Vanna White (born Vanna Marie Rosich; February 18, 1957) is an American television personality...  more

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  • Marc Summers21
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    Marc Summers

    Double Dare, What Would You Do? Fox's Family Double Dare

    Age68

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    Marc Summers (born Marc Berkowitz; November 11, 1951) is an American television personality,...  more

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  • Ben Bailey22
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    Ben Bailey

    Cash Cab, Cash Cab: After Dark

    Age49

    BirthplaceBowling Green, Kentucky, USA

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  • Ray Combs23
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    Ray Combs

    Family Feud, Family Challenge

    AgeDec. at 40 (1956-1996)

    BirthplaceHamilton, Ohio, United States of America

    Raymond Neil Combs Jr. (April 3, 1956 – June 2, 1996) was an American stand-up comedian,...  more

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  • Jim Lange24
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    Jim Lange

    The Dating Game, Name That Tune

    AgeDec. at 82 (1932-2014)

    BirthplaceUSA, Minnesota, Saint Paul

    James John Lange (; August 15, 1932 – February 25, 2014) was an American game show host and...  more
  • Jim Perry25
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    Jim Perry

    Card Sharks, Sale of the Century

    Age86

    BirthplaceCamden, New Jersey, United States of America

    Jim Perry (November 9, 1933 – November 20, 2015) was an American-Canadian television game show...  more