At age 88, Regis Philbin has had one of the most successful and long-lived careers as a game-and-talk-show host who, after graduating from his beloved University of Notre Dame and a stint in the Navy, began his television career as an announcer on The Tonight Show, a talk-show in San Diego, and in 1967 as Joey Bishop’s sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show. Regis worked nonstop from coast to coast, including Los Angeles, St Louis, and New York as America’s favorite conversationalist until he retired from Live! With Regis and Kelly in 2011.
He has resided on the East Coast for decades close to the New York television studios, but recently put his Connecticut home on the market so that he and wife, Joy, can move to California to be closer to their children. The mansion is priced at $4,595,000, 36% less than what he paid for it almost a decade ago, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com reports.
Located in Greenwich, the estate sits on 2.59 acres in a lushly green neighborhood among other similar-sized homes. Measuring in at 13,661 square feet, the home has six bedrooms, nine full baths, and three half baths.
Indoor features include the formal living and dining rooms, a large eat-in kitchen, a mahogany-paneled library, a home theater, family room, sunroom, billiards room, gym, and sauna, as well as a wine cellar and tasting room that includes a full bar. There are a total of seven fireplaces.
Outside, the property offers expansive manicured lawns and mature trees, shrubs, and gardens; terraces; a swimming pool, a fountain; spa; and tennis courts. The gated drive ends at garages that can house five cars.
The listing agent is Joseph Barbieri of Sotheby’s International Realty-Greenwich Brokerage.
Philbin was host of the popular Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Million Dollar Password, and was a judge on the first season of America’s Got Talent. He hosted the daytime talk show Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee and later with Kelly Ripa for almost 28 years. In 2004, he set a Guinness World Record for most on-camera hours — 15,188 — for that year.
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