Joey Bishop (born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb on February 3, 1918 in The Bronx, New York, USA) is a Jewish American actor. He began his career as a part of a standup comedy act with his brother Maury. He was the straight man for the Rat Pack performances in Las Vegas in the 1960s, and also wrote much of the material they performed on stage. With the death of Frank Sinatra on May 14, 1998, he is only surviving member of the Rat Pack.
He guest-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson more times than anyone else, and he frequently appeared on Steve Allen and Jack Paar's version of the show, as well as having his own television talk show. His co-host for this show was a very young looking Regis Philbin. He also starred in a television comedy show where he played a talk show host, which preceded his actual talk show. Abby Dalton portrayed his wife. Other co-stars for this show included Bill Bixby, Joe Besser, and Marlo Thomas.
Joey Bishop appeared on television as early as 1948 and was a frequent guest on television talk shows, game shows, and comedy shows.
He is listed as #96 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest standups of all time.