Game Show Hosts

A game show is typically a contest broadcast on radio or television, in which contestants answer questions or solve some puzzles to win prizes. Games shows have become particularly popular on television. The hosts of these game shows also became famous as games show hosts. Take a look at some of the famous game show hosts of all time.
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 1 Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: July 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
Died: November 8, 2020

An eminent television personality, Alex Trebek is best known for hosting the popular game show Jeopardy since it was revived in 1984. He has also hosted many other game shows, both in America and Canada. In February 1991, he became the first person to host three American game shows at the same time. He is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

 2 Pat Sajak

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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: October 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Pat Sajak went from being a weatherman to the host of the cult game show Wheel of Fortune. His long stint on the show fetched him three Emmy Awards. He has also hosted The Pat Sajak Show and The Price Is Right, and has written columns for Human Events.

 3 Regis Philbin

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
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 4 Joey Lawrence

Joey Lawrence
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Joey Lawrence is best known for his portrayal of Joey Russo in the teen sitcom Blossom and Joe Longo in Melissa & Joey. He began as a child actor and appeared in quite a few commercials. He was also seen in Brotherly Love with his brothers Matthew and Andrew.
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 5 Cilla Black

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 27, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: August 1, 2015
Priscilla Maria Veronica White, better known as Cilla Black, is best remembered for her chart-topping hits You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart. She had her own show, Cilia, and also acted as a comedy actor. She later presented shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

 6 Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik
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Famous As: Actress, Game Show Host
Birthdate: December 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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 7 Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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 8 Allen Ludden

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Famous As: Game Show Host
Birthdate: October 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Died: June 9, 1981

TV personality, actor, emcee, and game show host Allen Ludden is best remembered for hosting various incarnations of the game show, Password, for almost two decades. He also hosted other game shows and wrote a series of books for young readers. A much-beloved personality, he was the recipient of the 1961 Horatio Alger Award.

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 9 Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman
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Famous As: Game Show Host
Birthdate: December 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Carol Vorderman is best known for her 26-year stint as the co-host of the game show Countdown. She has also written columns for The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror. She has also authored bestsellers on detox diets and has hosted the annual Pride of Britain awards since 1999.

 10 John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 11 Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: November 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

Referred to as King of Bollywood and King Khan in the media, Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan is considered one of the most successful film stars of the Hindi film indusrty. Beginning his career as a TV actor, he struggled for many years before making it big as a Hindi film star. 

 12 Christopher Knight

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Famous As: Actor, Businessperson
Birthdate: November 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kennebec County, Maine, United States
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 13 Susie Dent

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Famous As: Lexicographer
Birthdate: November 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Woking, Surrey, England
An integral part of British game show, Countdown, on Channel 4 since 1992, Susan Dent is a well-known authority in English lexicography and etymology. Famous for her commentary on words and phrases and tracing their origins, she authored a number of books and worked for the Oxford University Press on producing dictionaries. She also appeared on BBC quiz shows.

 14 Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison
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Famous As: Game Show Host
Birthdate: July 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States

Chris Harrison is an American game show and TV host. He is best known for hosting the popular reality television series, The Bachelor and its spin-offs, such as Bachelor Pad, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, Bachelor Live, and The Bachelor Winter Games. He has also hosted popular events, such as the American Music Awards

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 15 Chuck Barris

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Famous As: Game Show Host
Birthdate: June 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: March 21, 2017

Game show creator, producer, and host Chuck Barris began his career at NBC in New York City as a page. Brilliant and creative, he moved up the ranks in the entertainment industry and was soon producing music for TV shows. He then opened his own production company and went ahead to gain fame as a game show creator.

 16 Kennedy Montgomery

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Famous As: Commentator
Birthdate: September 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Political commentator and host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, began her career as MTV VJ “Kennedy” on the alternative rock shows 120 Minutes and Alternative Nation. She has authored two books and has also hosted Fox network shows such as Kennedy and Outnumbered. She has also been a panelist on The Five.
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 17 Dale Winton

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Famous As: Radio DJ
Birthdate: May 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 18, 2018
Dale Winton, son of actor Sheree Winton, was a popular DJ and radio host. He was known for presenting shows such as Dale's Supermarket Sweep, In It to Win It, Pets Win Prizes, and Hole in the Wall. He came out as gay in his 2002 memoir. 

 18 Nick Clooney

Nick Clooney
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: January 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States

Nick Clooney is an American journalist, television host, and anchorman. He is best known for hosting his own television show, The Nick Clooney Show. A respected journalist and TV personality, Clooney led WKRC-TV to become a number one channel according to the local news ratings. The father of George Clooney, Nick Clooney appeared in the 2014 film, The Monuments Men.

 19 Colin Mochrie

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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: November 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

Colin Mochrie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his appearances on the improvisational TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? He has appeared in numerous TV shows and films and is also active in theatrical productions. He co-wrote and co-produced the sitcom Getting Along Famously with his wife. 

 20 Jenny Ryan

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: April 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK

 21 Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen
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Famous As: Television Show Host
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
TV producer Andy Cohen is best known as the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He is the first openly gay host of a late-night talk show. He hosts Radio Andy and has produced shows such as Top Chef and the Real Housewives franchise.

 22 Edward Woodward

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom
Died: November 16, 2009

Edward Woodward was an English singer and actor. After starting his career as a stage actor, Woodward achieved popularity in 1967 when he started playing the title role in the popular television series Callan, for which he won the British Academy Television Award in 1970. In 1986, he won the Golden Globe Award for his performance in the movie The Equalizer.

 23 Michael Barrymore

Michael Barrymore
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bermondsey, London, England

 24 Bert Convy

Bert Convy
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: July 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 15, 1991

Bert Convy was an American actor, game show host, and singer. He is best remembered for hosting popular game shows, such as Win, Lose or Draw, Tattletales, and Super Password. After establishing himself as a TV personality, Bert Convy tried his hand at acting and played important roles in films like A Bucket of Blood, Gunman's Walk, and Susan Slade.

 25 Daniella Monet

Daniella Monet
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

 26 Les Dennis

Les Dennis
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: October 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Garston, Liverpool, England

 27 Billy Gardell

Billy Gardell
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: August 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

 28 Tom Poston

Tom Poston
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: April 30, 2007

 29 Elaine Joyce

Elaine Joyce
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

 30 Adam Hills

Adam Hills
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Famous As: Television presenter, Comedian
Birthdate: July 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 31 Bob Eubanks

Bob Eubanks
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Famous As: TV Host
Birthdate: January 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

 32 Sheryl Underwood

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

 33 Liza Tarbuck

Liza Tarbuck
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liza Tarbuck is a British actress and TV and radio presenter. The daughter of comedian, Jimmy Tarbuck, she decided to follow in her father’s footsteps. After graduating from the National Youth Theatre and RADA, she began her career with comedic roles in TV shows. She is also a radio presenter and hosts her own show.

 34 Mike Golic

Mike Golic
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Famous As: American Football defensive lineman
Birthdate: December 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Willowick, Ohio, USA

 35 Puneeth Rajkumar

Puneeth Rajkumar
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India

Puneeth Rajkumar had started his journey as a child actor and later soared to fame with Appu. The legendary Kannada star was also a talented singer and had hosted the show Kannadada Kotyadhipati. He shocked his fans with his untimely death due to a heart attack at age 46. 

 36 Larry Hovis

Larry Hovis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wapato, Washington
Died: September 9, 2003

 37 Mark L. Walberg

Mark L. Walberg
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, South Carolina, USA

 38 Hugh Downs

Hugh Downs
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: February 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: July 1, 2020

 39 John Davidson

John Davidson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 40 Bill Cullen

Bill Cullen
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: February 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 7, 1990

 41 Jack Paar

Jack Paar
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, U.S.
Died: January 27, 2004

 42 Wink Martindale

Wink Martindale
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Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: December 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jackson, Tennessee, USA

 43 Ben Mulroney

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Famous As: Television host and producer.
Birthdate: March 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The son of former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney, Ben Mulroney has hosted shows such as Canadian Idol and Your Morning. He quit CTV after a 20-year career with them, declaring he wished to focus on a new career. He was also part of the broadcast team of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

 44 Clive Anderson

Clive Anderson
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: December 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Middlesex, England, UK

 45 Richard Whiteley

Richard Whiteley
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Famous As: Presenter
Birthdate: December 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died: June 26, 2005

 46 Akkineni Nagarjuna

Akkineni Nagarjuna
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

 47 Nicky Campbell

Nicky Campbell
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: April 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 48 Cesar Montano

Cesar Montano
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 49 Joe Garagiola

Joe Garagiola
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Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: February 12, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: March 23, 2016

 50 Amanda Byram

Amanda Byram
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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