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The Game Show Hosts With The Most

Updated August 23, 2021 19.1k votes 1.4k voters 30.5k views54 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 Trebek

    Jeopardy!

    Age81

    BirthplaceGreater 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...  more

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    Bob Barker

    The Price Is Right, Truth or Consequences

    Age97

    BirthplaceDarrington, 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

    Match Game, Tic-Tac-Dough

    AgeDec. at 81 (1917-1999)

    BirthplaceChristopher, 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 show...  more
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    Pat Sajak

    Wheel of Fortune

    Age74

    BirthplaceChicago, 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 television...  more

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    Richard Dawson

    Family Feud, Match Game

    AgeDec. at 79 (1932-2012)

    BirthplaceGosport, United Kingdom

    Alternative NameRichard Dawson

    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...  more

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    Dick Clark

    The $10, 000 Pyramid

    AgeDec. at 82 (1929-2012)

    BirthplaceMount 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...  more

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    Bob Eubanks

    The Newlywed Game, Card Sharks

    Age83

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

    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. He...  more
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    Monty Hall

    Let's Make a Deal, Beat the Clock

    Age100

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, 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...  more

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    Regis Philbin

    Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, Almost Anything Goes

    AgeDec. at 88 (1931-2020)

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (August 25, 1931 – July 24, 2020) was an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Philbin holds the Guinness...  more

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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 television personality whose career spanned five decades. His biggest claim to fame was as a game show...  more
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    Allen Ludden

    Futureworld, Password

    AgeDec. at 63 (1917-1981)

    BirthplaceMineral 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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    Chuck Woolery

    The Price Is Right, Wheel of Fortune

    Age80

    BirthplaceAshland, Kentucky, United States of America

    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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    AgeDec. at 57 (1933-1991)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Alternative NameBurt Convy

    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 Draw....  more
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    Betty White

    That’s Men!

    Age99

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, United States of America

    Betty Marion White Ludden (born January 17, 1922) is an American actress and comedian, with the longest television career of any entertainer, spanning 80 years. Regarded as a pioneer of television,...  more

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    Wink Martindale

    The New Tic Tac Dough, Instant Recall

    Age87

    BirthplaceJackson, 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 known for hosting...  more
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    Drew Carey

    The Price Is Right

    Age63

    BirthplaceCleveland, 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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    Steve Harvey

    Family Feud

    Age64

    BirthplaceWelch, West Virginia, United States of America

    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 show,...  more

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    Peter Tomarken

    Heaven Can Wait, Wipeout

    AgeDec. at 63 (1942-2006)

    BirthplaceOlean, 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....  more
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    Wayne Brady

    Let's Make A Deal

    Age49

    BirthplaceColumbus, 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 Anyway?...  more

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    Vanna White

    Wheel of Fortune, Double Dragon

    Age64

    BirthplaceConway, South Carolina, United States of America

    Vanna White (born Vanna Marie Rosich; February 18, 1957) is an American television personality and film actress known as the hostess of Wheel of Fortune since 1982....  more

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    Ben Bailey

    Cash Cab, Cash Cab: After Dark

    Age50

    BirthplaceBowling Green, Kentucky, USA

    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 New...  more

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    Garry Moore

    To Tell the Truth (1956), I've Got a Secret

    AgeDec. at 78 (1915-1993)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Garry Moore (January 31, 1915 – November 28, 1993) was an American entertainer, comedic personality, game show host, and humorist best known for his work in television. He began a long career with...  more
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    Marc Summers

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

    Age69

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, USA

    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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    Jim Lange

    The Dating Game, Name That Tune

    AgeDec. at 81 (1932-2014)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    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 at...  more
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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, actor, and game show host. Combs began his professional career in the late 1970s. His popularity on the...  more
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List Rules: Vote up the game show hosts (no judges from talent show competitions) who are the best part of the show.