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Mario Machado has been a fixture of television, film, and radio for over thirty years, and as a news anchor, reporter, narrator, actor, commentator, and producer, he has worked in virtually all aspects of broadcasting. Born in Shanghai, China of both Chinese and Portuguese ancestry, Mario made television history when, in 1967, he became the first ... See full bio »

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 1998 Saturday Showcase (TV Series)
 1998 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Awards Host
- The Nature of Nurture (1998) ... Awards Host
 1995 Houses of Fire
 1985-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Male Reporter / Anchor / TV Announcer
- Twice Dead (1995) ... Male Reporter
- Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? (1991) ... Anchor
- Murder to a Jazz Beat (1985) ... TV Announcer
 1991 Dear John (TV Series)
- The Bachelor Shower (1991) ... Ramona
 1991 Switched at Birth (TV Movie)
Philadelphia Anchor (as Mario J. Machado)
 1988 Jack's Back
 1985-1987 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
TV-reporter / News Anchor
- Opening Moves (1987) ... TV-reporter
- The Phoenix (1985) ... News Anchor
 1987 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
- The Stan Who Came to Dinner (1987) ... Sportscaster (voice)
 1987 The Colbys (TV Series)
TV Newscaster
- Power Plays (1987) ... TV Newscaster
 1986 Triplecross (TV Movie)
TV Reporter
 1985 Streets of Justice (TV Movie)
 1985 St. Elmo's Fire
Kim Sung Ho
 1985 Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story (TV Movie)
 1983 Scarface
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
- Fowl Play (1982) ... Wes
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
TV Reporter
- You Pays Your Money (1982) ... TV Reporter
 1982 Rocky III
 1981 Luisana mía (TV Series)
 1980 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- A Matter of Mentors (1980) ... Newscaster
 1979 The Suicide's Wife (TV Movie)
 1979 The Concorde... Airport '79
Reporter #1
 1979 Blind Ambition (TV Mini-Series)
TV Commentator
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
The Reporter
- The Starships Are Coming (1979) ... The Reporter
 1978 Rescue from Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Reporter (uncredited)
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
- Nancy Drew's Love Match (1977) ... Umpire
 1977 Oh, God!
TV Reporter
 1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
1st Reporter
- Trouble in Chapter 17 (1977) ... 1st Reporter
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
- Sullied Be Thy Name (1977) ... Newscaster
 1976 Executive Suite (TV Series)
- Re: The Porno Ploy (1976) ... Newscaster
 1973-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Newscaster / TV Newscaster
- A Community of Victims (1975) ... Newscaster
- Slow Boy (1973) ... Newscaster
 1974 Mannix (TV Series)
- The Survivor Who Wasn't (1974) ... Newscaster
 1974 Ironside (TV Series)
- The Far Side of the Fence (1974) ... Commentator
 1974 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Mario Machado
- Out of This World (1974) ... Mario Machado
 1974 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Talk Show Host
- Venus as in Fly Trap (1974) ... Talk Show Host
 1973 The Great American Beauty Contest (TV Movie)
T.V. Announcer
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
1st Newscaster
- Detour to Nowhere (1972) ... 1st Newscaster
 1971-1972 Cade's County (TV Series)
Al / The Host
- Slay Ride: Part 2 (1972) ... Al
- Slay Ride: Part 1 (1972) ... Al
- Homecoming (1971) ... The Host
 1971 Brian's Song (TV Movie)
Reporter #1
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie)
TV Announcer
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
- Time Bomb (1969) ... Technician
 1967 Medix (TV Series)
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