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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 - Sub-Announcer / 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)
- Melissa McCarthy/Phoenix (2013) ... Announcer (voice)
- Lily Tomlin (1975) ... Radio Anchorman / Himself - Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Don Pardo
- Moonshine River (2012) ... 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
 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 Self (47 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (13 credits)

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Other Works:

Pre-recorded announcer for the sea lion shows at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, USA (voiceover). See more »
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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 semi-retired in 2004 (he could never fully retire, since he had the last remaining NBC lifetime contract), and moved to Tucson, Arizona. But, Saturday Night Live (1975) (SNL) producers convinced him to continue announcing for the show. Thereafter, for every new SNL episode, Pardo was flown from his Tucson home to New York City. In the time since 2004, for a few episodes, SNL producers allowed ... See more »

Trademark:

His voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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R.I.P., Don Pardo...1918 - 2014 chihuahuaboydh-724-612855
Who on Earth will replace him when he passes? derek916
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! catflap
leaving snl????? mervin23
1981-1982 season hariseldon59
Wasn't his voice on SuperFriends/SuperPow ers bluesnaggletooth316
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