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Don Pardo (1918–2014)


Don Pardo was born on February 22, 1918 in Westfield, Massachusetts, USA as Dominick George Pardo. He was an actor, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), The Match Game (1962) and The Price Is Right (1956). He was married to Catherine (Kay) Lyons. He died on August 18, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. See full bio »

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(age 96) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Known For

Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live Himself - Announcer / Announcer / Dad / Ford Aide / Fred de Cordova / God / Hawk Man / Himself / Radio Anchorman / Ron Waldo
(1975-2014)
The Match Game
The Match Game Himself - Announcer
(1964-1965)
The Price Is Right
The Price Is Right Himself - Announcer / Himself - Host
(1956-1963)
Saturday Night Live: Halloween
Saturday Night Live: Halloween Himself - Announcer
(2013)

Filmography

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 1975-2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Announcer / Radio Anchorman / Himself - Announcer
- Kristen Wiig/Vampire Weekend (2013) ... Announcer (voice)
- Lily Tomlin (1975) ... Radio Anchorman / Himself - Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 2010-2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Don Pardo
- Moonshine River (2012) ... Don Pardo (voice)
- Moe Letter Blues (2010) ... Don Pardo (voice)
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series)
Sid
- Cutbacks (2009) ... Sid
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Announcer (uncredited)
 1992 Stay Tuned
Game Show Announcer
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Weekend Update Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1988 Totally Minnie (TV Movie)
Announcer
 1987 Radio Days
'Guess That Tune' Host
 1985 The Sex O'Clock News
Announcer
 1967 Celebrity Doubletalk (TV Movie)
Announcer (voice)
 1954 Best Foot Forward (TV Movie)
Announcer (uncredited)
 1953 The Ford 50th Anniversary Show (TV Movie)
Announcer
 1953 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Announcer
- Episode #3.24 (1953) ... Announcer (voice)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Announcer
- Episode #1.42 (1951) ... Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.27 (1951) ... Announcer (voice, uncredited)
- Episode #1.18 (1951) ... Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
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Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (47 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Frosted Cheerios cereal (voiceover). See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

On May 14, 2009, when he was inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame, Pardo suggested that the May 16, 2009, episode of Saturday Night Live (1975) (SNL) would be his last. This turned out not to be true, when he returned to his announcing duties for SNL's 35th season, still flying to New York City once per week for SNL's live broadcast. Beginning with the 36th season, SNL producers ... See more »

Trademark:

Famous for his Saturday Night Live introduction, which was cried out at the end of the opening skit: "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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