Top Ten Best Game Show Hosts

They are running the show and aside from a few models hauling merchandise, they are the only professionals on the screen. Game show hosts have acted as one man casts for decades with some pulling it off much better than others. This is a list of the very best game show hosts as voted on by you.

The Top Ten

1 Bob Barker Bob Barker

Bob Barker is my most favorite price is right host in the universe.

I Love Bob Barker It Is My Number 1.

Was awesome, just needed more screen time.

Vision, Sit your ass back in that chair

2 Alex Trebek

He has always been my favorite with Bob Barker being a ver close second - wisconsinboy

He is number 1 not 2

He is number 1 this show wouldn't be the same without him

Longtime host of "Jeopardy!" has matured like a fine wine through the years, but this Canadian native can still be just as irreverent when he first started.

3 Gene Rayburn

Gene Rayburn was hilarious on Match Game and Alec Baldwin has proven to be quite the successor to Rayburn - wisconsinboy

Gene is very good

Favorite game show ever! Gene was the leader of that always great, star studded panel. His energy was infectious and you always felt better after watching the show than you did before it started.

By far my fave with the warmest, funniest personality of them all. Used to watch these in the 70s as a kid and am surprised at how funny they still are on the old game show channels.

4 Richard Dawson

He and Steve Harvey are the best hosts of Family Feud - wisconsinboy

Best Game Show Panelist and Host ever! Always loved his witty attitude and tendency to make everyone feel calm on the camera! Richard is absolutely the best! Family Feud forever!

Richard is the greatest game show host ever! So handsome, witty, hilarious and warmhearted. There's no one like him and never will be!

Richard is the sexiest game show host of all time.I wanted to be on family feud and match game just so i could get kissed by him .
- youngun4177

5 Regis Philbin

Best host on Who Wants to be a Millionaire followed by Meredith Vierra - wisconsinboy

Number 6? Is that your final answer?

6 Anne Robinson
7 Pat Sajak

He has great sense of humor too. Without him, Wheel of Fortune would not be on television today. - wisconsinboy

One of only FOUR Veterans in Hollywood (& in good company with the likes of Eastwood & Selleck! ),funny, personable & always on top of his game (pun intended)

He and Vanna White are a perfect fit for Wheel of Fortune just as Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford were - wisconsinboy

WHAT?! Pat only at number 46? He's such a funny guy and he's easily the best host ever! - Medmac

8 Chuck Woolery

Good looking, funny, charming, unflappable and a Texan. The total package.

The most handsome host!

The man who started Wheel of Fortune in 1975! I think Merv Griffin did the right thing to hire him instead of Edd Byrnes who was very drunk on the pilot episodes - wisconsinboy

THE quintessential game show host.

9 Bill Cullen

The bespectacled Pittsburgh-native hosted more game shows than anyone else, including the original "Price is Right". His wit and warmth are legendary.

Seemed like a genuinely nice guy who treated everyone with respect. Also had a quick wit and sly sense of humor. Adapted easily to every show he hosted.

This gentleman showed respect to the contestants and had a warm spontaneous humor plus intelligence -- compared to none other.

Should have been named # ONE.

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10 Monty Hall

Best host of Let's make a deal of all time - wisconsinboy

I want whats behind door #2 - beckihrh

The Contenders

11 Steve Harvey Steve Harvey Broderick Stephen Harvey, known professionally as Steve Harvey, is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author.

He is really funny on Family Feud.

He's the funniest and most entertaining man on television. - Smash64

He is the best host

He is pretty funny on Family Feud - wisconsinboy

12 Howie Mandel Howie Mandel

He made Deal or no Deal suspenseful and fun. He was hilarious but added enough tension to the show to make it compelling T.V.

I like Howie with the gloves


13 Jeff Probst Jeff Probst

A really, really sharp guy, he made this the with his sharpness the best modern game show hands down, and continues to

54 years old, and still has his charm.

14 Bengt Magnusson
15 Bob Eubanks

There is no one who was best at hosting Newlywed Game aside from Bob Eubanks and he and Jim Perry were great on Card Sharks, better than Pat Bullard which I thought his version of Card Sharks was a travesty. - wisconsinboy

True man of integrity and old school values - very relaxed and kind but excellent skills of making contestants feel relaxed and free to be themselves.

Bob Eubanks was great. He was funny, got along great with the contestants, smart, an handsome.

16 Ben Stein
17 Wink Martindale

Best host of Tac Tac Dough - wisconsinboy

He even has a YouTube channel showcasing many rare game show related gems and oddities.

18 Tom Bergeron Tom Bergeron

He was great on Hollywood Squares and AFHV - wisconsinboy

AFV is kind of overrated in my opinion - TheInsomniac

The only one who can ever host America's Funniest Videos is this man. No doubt about it.

Host of Hollywood Squares, fill-in host of Millionare, and of course, the king of AFV. - BKAllmighty

19 Chuck Barris

Nobody made me laugh as hard as Chuck Barris... god I miss that show - buck_1469

20 Kris Aquino

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21 Ray Combs

I think he and Richard Dawson were the best host of the Family Feud. Both were very good. Sad what happened to Ray Combs.

I like him. Too bad he commited suicide.

22 Tom Kennedy
23 Allen Ludden

Awesome host, great personality. One of the best, past or present.

Password would not have been he same without him or Betty White - wisconsinboy

Witty, charming and personable. Nice wife too (Betty White).

24 Art Fleming

The original Jeopardy man!

25 Edu Manzano
26 Richard Karn

He hosted Family Fued for a bit.

27 Les Dennis

Not many people in the Americas know him, but he kicked butt as the host of Family Fortunes for 15 years. - Darrell

28 Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, more.
29 John O'Hurley


He was kinda stodgy at first... But he became my favorite. But I understand he was very busy with other endeavors. Sorry to lose him!

The Current Face of FAMILY FEUD! -

30 Bradley Walsh

He is watched by my family every night he is comedy gold!

Why is he here. He's the worst - RockStarr

31 Phil Keoghan

He is so epic

On the Amazing Race, I love how he can move his eyebrows in different locations

32 Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author and actor. He was the host of both the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game, for which he has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson on History.
33 Jim Perry

Best host of Card Sharks followed by Bob Eubanks! - wisconsinboy

The best

34 David Ruprecht

Mr. Supermarket Sweep himself

35 Bruce Forsyth

Sure, Americans may not know him that well unless they happened to have watched the short-lived "Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak" in the mid-80s, but having seen some of his other shows online I have to say he's right up there with Mr. Barker, Mr. Trebek, Mr. Sajak, and Mr. Harvey.

36 Brooke Burns

If not best, definitely best looking

37 Peter Tomarken

Host of Press Your Luck. Died in 2006 due to a plane crash.

38 Meredith Viera

She did the best fakeouts

39 Chris Tarrant
40 Jane Lynch Jane Lynch Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She is best known as Sue Sylvester on Glee.

Hollywood Game night love her in that

41 Julie Chen
42 Jeff Foxworthy Jeff Foxworthy Jeffrey Marshall "Jeff" Foxworthy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, author, and voice artist.

He was good on Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader and was the perfect host for the show.

43 Bob Saget Bob Saget
44 Drew Carey Drew Carey
45 Brian Blessed Brian Blessed
46 Anthony McPartlin
47 Jaleel White
48 Joe Rogan
49 Apolo Ohno
50 Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan is an Indian film actor. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for movies like Zanjeer and Deewar, and was dubbed India's first "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood.
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List StatsUpdated 14 Oct 2019

800 votes
75 listings
13 years, 36 days old

Top Remixes

1. Bob Barker
2. Anne Robinson
3. Alex Trebek
1. Bob Barker
2. Alex Trebek
3. Gene Rayburn


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