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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 »

Died:

(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)
Jeopardy!
Jeopardy! Himself - Announcer / Announcer
(1964-1973)

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
 1998 Histeria! (TV Series)
The Announcer for 'Histeria Night Live'
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas
Announcer (uncredited)
 1992 Stay Tuned
Game Show Announcer
 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:

Made a voice appearance on Frank Zappa's album "Zappa in New York". See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[for his famous Saturday Night Live introduction, which is cried out at the end of the cold open skit] Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!

Trivia:

He appeared as the Jeopardy Announcer in 'Weird Al' Yankovic's music video "I Lost On Jeopardy" (1984). Pardo proceeds to inform Yankovic of what he did not win: neither consolation prizes nor a lousy copy of the home game. Furthermore, he informs Yankovic that he has made himself look like a jerk in front of millions of people, and has brought shame and disgrace to his family name for ... See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive smooth baritone voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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