Why Michael Strahan And Regis Philbin Are Basically The Same Guy

Former Giants defensive end Michael Strahan is Kelly Ripa’s new co-host. But he’s so much like Regis Philbin, you may not even notice the change!

By Jordan Burchette


It’s been almost a year since Regis Philbin left his post on Live! With Regis and Kelly after a quarter century on the show. (Don’t be ashamed, the thought still makes us all teary-eyed too.) He proved to be a tough act to follow, as Kelly Ripa proceeded to try out no fewer than 59 different guest hosts. But the permanent replacement has finally been named, and it’s Seth Meyers Anderson Cooper Josh Groban former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan. Wait, what? The six-time All-Pro, former Super Bowl champion, and current Fox football analyst is the exact opposite of Regis.

Or … is … he … ?

An exhaustive ModernMan.com investigation has revealed that Michael Strahan and Regis Philbin actually share a whole host of similarities.

Michael Strahan : Regis shirtless1. GENEROSITY
Regis: Gave away literally millions of dollars to brainy contestants as the original host of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.
Strahan: Gave away literally millions of dollars in divorce settlements to his ex-wives.


Regis: Kathy Lee Gifford
Strahan: Jimmy Johnson



Strahan: Attended Texas Southern University in Houston’s Third Ward ghetto.
Regis: Once saw a black guy while attending Notre Dame in the early 1950s. (Correction: That actually happened during a weekend trip to Chicago.)

Many people know he loved to terrorize Patriots.
Regis: Few people know he shortened his name from Regis Phil bin Laden.


Michael Strahan sack5. SACKS
Strahan: Owns the NFL single-season sack record for driving opposing quarterbacks into the ground 22.5 times in 2002.
Regis: Owns an aging sack that hangs no more than 22.5 inches above the ground.


Strahan: Struck fear in the hearts of opposing passers.
Regis: Had triple bypass heart surgery.



Regis: Has recorded music tracks on several different albums.
Strahan: Has tracked his fiancee by hiding a GPS device in her car. Twice.

Regis: Westinghouse Tonight Show From Hollywood, The Neighbors
Strahan: Brothers, Fox NFL Sunday

TAGS: football, Kelly Ripa, Live! with Kelly and Michael, Michael Strahan, NFL, Regis Philbin


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