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Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin guest stars on Hot in Cleveland in the role of Pierre-Elka's (Betty White) flamboyant hairdresser and on-again, off-again boyfriend.

Regis Philbin was born on August 25th, 1931 in New York City, and has been given the nickname, "the hardest working man in show business." He graduated from Notre Dame with a sociology degree in 1953, and following graduation served in the navy.

After successful completion of military service, Philbin began his television career in Hollywood. His natural personality and charisma landed him reporting jobs in radio and television, and he was quickly hired by San Diego’s KGTV to host The Regis Philbin Show. As host of his own talk show, Philbin honed his talents and revolutionized the concept of talk show television with his own proprietary blend of unique quips, side notes, and audience interaction.

His big national break came when Philbin was tapped to serve as a cohort to Joey Bishop on The Joey Bishop Show. He then returned to daytime television as the host of A.M. Los Angeles, and transformed the struggling morning program into top-rated show.

A move east and several co-hosts later, and Philbin found himself alongside Kathie Lee Johnson (later Gifford) for New York's The Morning Show. A ratings success, the show was nationally syndicated in 1988 and renamed Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. When Gifford departed in 2000, Kelly Ripa was tapped as Gifford's permanent replacement, and the show was renamed Live! With Regis and Kelly. In addition to his hosting duties on Live! Regis hosted ABC's massively successful Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.

Philbin tearfully retired from Live! in 2011, but not before logging a Guinness world record breaking 16,343 hours on television. His other on screen credits include guest roles on Seinfeld, Spin City, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and numerous memorable late night appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Philbin is married to Joy Philbin, and currently splits his time between homes in Greenwich, Connecticut, and New York City.

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Hot in Cleveland TV Schedule

Thursday
February 11
4:30am
Bad Girlfriends
Melanie gets jealous when her boyfriend, Dane becomes Victoria’s love interest in a play. Joy makes Bob watch “Love Actually,” with unintended consequences. Elka goes on a political talk show.
TV-PG
5:00am
Duct Soup
The gang helps Joy’s son plan the rehearsal dinner for his wedding. An unexpected guest from Joy’s past shows up.
TV-PG
Friday
February 12
4:21am
Cleveland Calendar Girls
Joy learns something new about Bob when they take engagement photos. Melanie goes on a date with herself. Victoria tries to get a new driver’s license photo. And Elka and Mamie pose nude for charity.
TV-PG
4:54am
Kitchen Nightmare
The gang buys Stormi’s. Melanie deals with a temperamental chef. Victoria tries to impress a restaurant critic. Joy meets the mother of the baby she wants to adopt. Elka goes on a date with The Pope.
TV-PG
Saturday
February 13
4:30am
All About Elka
Victoria directs her mother and son in a musical. Elka auditions for a part. Joy and Melanie try to fire a touchy-feely waiter.
TV-PG
5:00am
Say Yes To The Mess
Victoria and Melanie try to cope with Joy moving out. Bob does his best to impress Joy’s mother. Elka has difficulty breaking up with Victoria’s father.
TV-PG