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List of famous game show hosts, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top game show hosts in the world? This includes the most prominent game show hosts, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable game show hosts is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic game show hosts were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned game show hosts.

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Jenny McCarthy and Howie Mandel.

From reputable, prominent, and well known game show hosts to the lesser known game show hosts of today, these are some of the best professionals in the game show host field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous game show hosts ever?" and "What are the names of famous game show hosts?" then you're in the right place. (98 items)
Jenny McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, and producer. Seacrest is known for hosting the competition show American Idol, the syndicated ...more

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Drew Carey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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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Regis Philbin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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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Anderson Cooper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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Alex Trebek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
George Alexander Trebek (born July 22, 1940) is a Canadian-American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since it was revived in 1984, and has also ...more

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Howie Mandel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Howard Michael Mandel (born November 29, 1955) is a Canadian comedian, actor and television host. He hosted the CNBC game show Deal or No Deal, as well as the show's daytime and Canadian-English ...more

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He was a speechwriter for U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and ...more

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Bob Barker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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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Dick Clark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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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Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Paul Reubens (; né Rubenfeld; born August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film producer, game show host, and comedian, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined ...more

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Jerry Springer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Gerald Norman Springer (born February 13, 1944) is an English-born American television presenter, former lawyer, politician, news presenter, actor, producer, and musician. He hosted The Jerry ...more

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Carnie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Carnie Wilson (born April 29, 1968) is an American singer and television host, perhaps best known as a member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips.

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Monty Hall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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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Wayne Brady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game show host, comedian, trapeze artist, police officer, actor and singer. McMahon and Johnny Carson ...more

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Pat Sajak is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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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Carrie Ann Inaba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Carrie Ann Inaba (born January 5, 1968) is an American television personality, dancer, choreographer, actress, and singer. She is best known for her work on ABC TV's Dancing with the Stars, as ...more
Jeff Probst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Jeff Probst (born November 4, 1962) is an American game show host and an executive producer. He is best known as the Emmy Award-winning host of the U.S. version of the reality television show ...more

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Meredith Vieira is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Meredith Louise Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an American broadcast journalist and television personality. She is best known as the original moderator of the daytime talk show The View ...more

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Richard Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
Richard Dawson
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Alan Thicke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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Kevin Pollak is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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Chuck Woolery is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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Bob Eubanks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Game Show Hosts
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