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1959: Raymond Burr

Burr played the title character on "Perry Mason" from 1957 to 1966, and again decades later in a series of TV movies. When he hosted the Emmys in 1959, he was nominated for Best Drama Actor for the first time and won. He took home the award again in 1961.

2012: Jimmy Kimmel
2011: Jane Lynch
2010: Jimmy Fallon
2009: Neil Patrick Harris
2008: Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandell, Jeff Probst, and Ryan Seacrest
2002 and 2006: Conan O'Brien
2001: Ellen DeGeneres
1993: Angela Lansbury
1987: Bruce Willis
1984: Tom Selleck
1978: Alan Alda
1971-1974: Johnny Carson
1959: Raymond Burr
1953: Ed Sullivan
1951: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
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