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 - Best Price Is Right Host of all time and better than Drew Carey who stinks like a skunk.

Bob was and is an icon. Drew Carey should go back to Cleveland and be replaced as host by MiMi.

Just the best... You think price is right and bob just comes to mind

I Love Bob Barker It Is My Number 1.

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2 Alex Trebek

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.

Intelligence is always sexy. And he's probably the only one who can get away with asking questions instead of giving answers.

Very smart, and intelligent.

He is number 1 not 2

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3 Gene Rayburn

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.

He has a naughty mind. I love him. I was watching Match Game when it was new. lol

Gene is very good

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4 Richard Dawson

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 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

Richard was the quintessential game show host- witty and charming with a heart of gold. Family Feud just isn't the same without him.


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5 Regis Philbin

Number 6? Is that your final answer?

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

6 Anne Robinson
7 Pat Sajak

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)

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

he deserves to be in at least top 10....wheel of fortune rocks. - jwileson

How is he on the bottom of the list? He should be toward the top.

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8 Chuck Woolery

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.

The best of all time. Period

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10 Monty Hall

I want whats behind door #2 - beckihrh

The Newcomers

? Dick Enberg

While he was more known as a sportscaster he hosted a few game shows including Perfect Match, Sports Challenge, Three for the Money and Baffle - wisconsinboy

? Art James

The Contenders

11 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.

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

Although he does say some really stupid and mean stuff about groups of people such as atheists, Steve is really funny and a great show host. Not as good as Bob Barker, though.

They should have put him hosting Price is right over Carey. He would sure bring the ratings back. He's funny, witty, good with contestants.

Steve Harvey Is The Best Game Show Host, Best Radio Show Host, And Best Talk Show Host Because He's So Funny And Hilarious And Makes Me Laugh Every Day!

He is #1.

"The hell is a cupine? " -Steve Harvey

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14 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.

15 Bob Eubanks

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

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

18 Tom Bergeron Tom Bergeron

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

So sad to see him retire, I LOVED HIM! ;c - blst0033

AFV is kind of overrated in my opinion - TheInsomniac

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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 Edu Manzano
24 Richard Karn

He hosted Family Fued for a bit.

25 Les Dennis

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

26 Allen Ludden

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

27 Art Fleming

The original Jeopardy man!

28 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! -


29 Bradley Walsh

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

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

30 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.
31 David Ruprecht

Mr. Supermarket Sweep himself

32 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.

33 Brooke Burns

If not best, definitely best looking

34 Phil Keoghan

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

35 Peter Tomarken

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

36 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

37 Julie Chen
38 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.
39 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.

40 Drew Carey Drew Carey
41 Brian Blessed Brian Blessed
42 Anthony McPartlin
43 Jaleel White
44 Chris Tarrant
45 Joe Rogan
46 Apolo Ohno
47 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.
48 Mark L. Walberg
49 Todd Newton
50 Wayne Brady Wayne Brady

I was skeptical, but he's proven to be a worthy successor to Monty Hall (no easy task, that's for sure).

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List Stats

700 votes
74 listings
12 years, 48 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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