'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' Contestant Jason Block Remembers Regis Philbin

Monday, July 27th

Big show game show expert Jason Block gained unexpected fame in January of 2000 when he won $125,000 on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’

Now he’s remembering the man who sat across from him during one of the biggest moments of his life.

“This guy was so beautiful” Jason says of Regis, “A real, genuine human being who will be sorely missed.”

Jason called the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” 800-hotline and answered three questions correctly within 10 seconds to get on the show. He was eventually chosen for a taping & Regis called him down to the podium 30 or 40 minutes into the taping.

After winning $125,000, he was invited on the Rosie O'Donnell show!

“If ‘Millionaire was not successful” Jason says, “we would not have this game show revival over the past 25 years.”

And for that, he (and all of us) will be forever thankful for Regis Philbin.

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