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List of famous talk show hosts, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top talk show hosts in the world? This includes the most prominent talk show hosts, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable talk show hosts is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic talk 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 talk show hosts.

Items include everything from Magic Johnson to Glenn Beck.

From reputable, prominent, and well known talk show hosts to the lesser known talk show hosts of today, these are some of the best professionals in the talk show host field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous talk show hosts ever?" and "What are the names of famous talk show hosts?" then you're in the right place. (303 items)
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, ...more
Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Tyra Lynne Banks is an American television personality, former talk show host, producer, author, actress, and former model. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of ...more
Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Rush Limbaugh was born in January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Married three times and currently divorced, Rush Limbaugh doesnt have children. Hes a radio and talk show host that has a ...more
Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was ...more
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Glenn Lee Beck is an American television personality and radio host, conservative political commentator, author, television network producer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He hosts the Glenn Beck ...more
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk ...more
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to ...more
Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights ...more
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily ...more
David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
David Michael Letterman is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor. He hosts the late night television talk show Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. ...more
Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor and television host. Leno was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to ...more
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. After working as a standup comic and appearing in small film roles, Rock came ...more
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm ...more
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Elisabeth DelPadre Hasselbeck is an American television personality and talk show host. Born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary Academy – Bay View as a teenager and ...more
Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Conan Christopher O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, musician, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows through Conan, which ...more
Roseanne Barr is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Roseanne Cherrie Barr is an American actress, comedian, writer, television producer, director, and 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party. Barr began her ...more
Sharon Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Sharon Rachel Osbourne is an English television host, media personality, television talent competition judge, author, music manager, businesswoman, and promoter, and the wife of heavy metal ...more
Phil McGraw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr. Phil, which debuted in 2002. ...more
Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Dana Elaine Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show host. ...more
Cybill Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Cybill Lynne Shepherd is an American actress, singer and former model. Shepherd's better known roles include Jacy in The Last Picture Show, Kelly in The Heartbreak Kid, Betsy in Taxi Driver, ...more
Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, ...more
Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig ...more
Regis Philbin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called "the hardest working man in show ...more
Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on ...more
Lauren Hutton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
Lauren Hutton is an American model and actress. Hutton notably appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine on 28 occasions and earned more than any other model within a decade-long period.