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Dámaso Pérez Prado (1916–1989)

Pop orchestra leader responsible for the mambo craze that swept America during the early 1950s. Numerous hit recordings included, among others, "Patricia", "Mambo Jambo" and "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White". Would often interject his musical numbers with his signature grunt of "Dilo!". See full bio »

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 2011-2014 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Melissa McCarthy/Imagine Dragons (2014) ... (writer: "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)" - uncredited)
- Helen Mirren/Foo Fighters (2011) ... (writer: "Mambo No. 5")
 2013 North America (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Born to Be Wild (2013) ... (performer: "Guaglione")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2008)
- Week 7: Latin Night (2013) ... ("Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White)")
- Round 1: Part 3 (2008) ... (music: "Lupita" - uncredited)
 2013 Iron Man 3 (writer: "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of Monika)" - as Perez Prado)
 2012 The Liability (performer: "Mambo #8" - as Perez Prado and His Orchestra) / (writer: "Mambo #8" - as Perez Prado)
 2012 Double Trouble (performer: "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" - as Perez Prado)
 2011-2012 Dancing Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.8 (2012) ... (writer: "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)")
- Episode #6.8 (2011) ... (writer: "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...)")
 2011-2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Cançó de l'estiu (2012) ... (writer: "Mambo nº5")
- El mig amic (2011) ... (writer: "Mambo nº5")
 2011 The Broken Tower ("Norma de la Guadalajata")
 2011 Albatross (performer: "MAMBO NO. 5", "MAMBO NO. 8") / (writer: "MAMBO NO. 5", "MAMBO NO. 8")
 2011 Alys (TV Series) (writer: "Mambo No. 5" - as Prado)
 2010 One Husband Too Many (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Mambo N°5" (a Little bit of Monika) - as Perez Prado) / (music: "Mambo N°5" (a Little bit of Monika) - as Perez Prado)
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2010 Grand Finale (2010) ... (writer: "Mambo Jambo" - uncredited)
 2010 Getaway (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.21 (2010) ... (writer: "Mambo No. 5" - uncredited)
 2010 Repo Men (performer: "Sway (Mucho Mambo)" - as Perez Prado)
 2009/I Old Dogs (writer: "Mambo No. 5")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 16 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Historia De Un Amor")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009)
- Episode #5.18 (2009) ... (performer: "Mambo nº5") / (writer: "Mambo nº5")
- Episode #4.14 (2008) ... (performer: "Mambo nº 8" - as Pérez Prado) / (writer: "Mambo nº 8" - as Pérez Prado)
 2009 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Adults Only 20 to 01: Saucy Songs (2009) ... (writer: "Mambo No. 5" - as Perez Prado)
 2009 Fired Up! (writer: "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)" - as Perez Prado)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (performer: "SKOKIAAN" - as Perez Prado)
 2008 Rumba (performer: "Tabù")
 2008 60/90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Els Beatles i el Cobi (2008) ... (writer: "Mambo nº5")
 2007 The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (Documentary) (writer: "Lupita" - as Perez D. Prado)
 2006 The Oh in Ohio (writer: "Patricia")
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (performer: "Skokiaan" - as Perez Prado)
 2005 C.R.A.Z.Y. (performer: "Mambo Jambo") / (writer: "Mambo Jambo")
 2004 Shall We Dance (performer: "Mambo Ni Habler" - as Perez Prado) / (writer: "Mambo Ni Habler" - as Perez Prado)
 2004 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Marco Polo (2004) ... (performer: "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" - uncredited)
 2004 Knots (performer: "Monitor Mambo") / (writer: "Monitor Mambo")
 2004 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Ziff Who Came to Dinner (2004) ... (writer: "Mambo No. 5" - uncredited)
 2004 The Motorcycle Diaries ("Mambo No. 5", "Qué Rico El Mambo", "Tomando Café") / (writer: "Mambo No. 5", "Qué Rico El Mambo")
 2003 Cuéntame (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- La llegada del futuro (2003) ... (performer: "El cayuco")
- Femenino plural (2003) ... (performer: "Mambo nº5")
- A las puertas del Edén (2003) ... (performer: "Cachita")
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short) (writer: "Kuba Mambo" - as Perez Prado)
 2002 S1m0ne (writer: "Patricia")
 2002 Chicken Skin (as Damaso Perez Prado, "Que rico el mambo")
 2002 Real Women Have Curves (performer: "Que Rico El Mambo") / (writer: "Que Rico El Mambo")
 2001 Reunión de tres hijos de Ochún (Documentary short) (performer: "Lupita") / (writer: "Lupita")
 2000 Losing the Thread (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Guaglione" - as Perez Prado)
 2000 Common Wealth (performer: "Why Wait" - as Pérez Prado) / (writer: "Why Wait" - as D. Pérez Prado)
 2000 Space Cowboys (performer: "PATRICIA") / (writer: "PATRICIA")
 2000 Small Time Crooks (performer: "Zelda's Theme" - as Perez Prado)
 2000 Company Man ("Mambo #8")
 1999 Safe Sex (performer: "Patricia")
 1999 Die Harald Schmidt Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Show #592 - Harald beim EU-Gipfel (1999) ... (writer: "Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)")
 1999 Dogma (performer: "Skokiaan" - as Perez Prado)
 1999 Office Space (performer: "Mambo No. 8" (1955), "Peanut Vendor" (1931) - as Perez Prado) / (writer: "Mambo No. 8" (1955) - as Perez Prado)
 1998 Così ridevano (performer: "Cucara cha cha cha")
 1998 Aprile (performer: "Mambo Jumbo", "Why Wait" - as Perez Prado) / (writer: "Mambo Jumbo", "Why Wait" - as Perez Prado)
 1998 Primary Colors (performer: "SILBANO MAMBO" - as Perez Prado) / (writer: "SILBANO MAMBO" - as Perez Prado)
 1997 Mean Guns (writer: "Jose" - as Perez Prado)
 1997 Out to Sea (writer: "Mambo #5" (194?))
 1997 Fools Rush In (performer: "Virgen De La Macarena")
 1997 Going All the Way (performer: "Skokiaan")
 1995 All Men Are Liars (writer: "Mambo Jambo" - as Perez Prado)
 1995 Casino (writer: "7-11 (aka Mambo #5)" - as Perez Prado)
 1995 Palookaville (performer: "Virgen De La Macarenas")
 1995 My Family (performer: "Que rico el mambo" - as Perez Prado) / (writer: "Que rico el mambo" - as Perez Prado)
  Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- A Whole New Ballgame (1994) ... (performer: "Mambo #5" - as Perez Prado) / (writer: "Mambo #5" - as Perez Prado)
 1994 Ed Wood (performer: "KUBA MAMBO") / (writer: "KUBA MAMBO")
 1993 Kika (performer: "Mamá yo quiero") / (writer: "Concierto para bongo")
 1992 Orquesta Club Virginia (writer: "Mambo nº5")
 1991 Muuttolinnun aika (writer: "Mambo Jumbo")
 1990 Palabras de mujer (Short) ("Cerezo Rosa")
 1990/I Havana (writer: "Mambo, No. 5" - as Perez Prado)
 1990 Love Hurts (performer: "PATRICIA") / (writer: "PATRICIA")
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (performer: "Rebecca" - as Perez Prado)
 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (performer: "Patricia" - as Perez Prado) / (writer: "Patricia" - as Damaso Perez Prado)
 1989 Cookie (performer: "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" - as Perez Prado)
 1989 Santa Sangre (writer: "Caballo negro", "Lupita", "Mambo n. 8")
 1989 Parents (performer: "Cerezo Rosa" - as Perez Prado)
 1983 Deal of the Century (performer: "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White")
 1980 El cara parchada (writer: "Mambo #5 (Yo Quiero Mambo)")
 1978 Blindfolded Eyes (writer: "Norma la de Guadalajara")
 1965 El dengue del amor (writer: "Mambo del Politechnico", "Mambo No. 8", "Dengue Universitario", "Dengue Silvia", "Dengue Montaña Rusa")
 1963 Esa pícara pelirroja ("Silbando mambo")
 1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- To Tell or Not to Tell (1961) ... (music: "Que Rico El Mambo (Mambo Jambo)" - uncredited)
 1961 Patricia mía ("Patricia mía")
 1960 La Dolce Vita (music: "Patricia") / (performer: "Patricia")
 1959 Mexico Never Sleeps ("Caballo negro")
 1958 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.8 (1958) ... (music: "Patricia")
 1956 Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (music: "Crazy Crazy", "Mambo No. 8", "Que Rico El Mambo", "Voodoo Suite", "Cuban Rock and Roll") / (writer: "La niña Popoff")
 1954 Cantando nace el amor (writer: "Pau Pau", "Pachuco Bailarin")
 1953 La segunda mujer (writer: "Chula Linda")
 1953 The Magnificent Beast (music: "Mambo en Sax")
 1952 Una calle entre tú y yo (writer: "Mambo Politécnico" - as D. Pérez Prado)
 1952 Porque peca la mujer (writer: "Que Rico Mambo", "Mujer", "Azul", "Imposible" - as Perez Prado)
 1951 Del can-can al mambo (writer: "Que Rico Mambo", "Mambo en Sax", "Chula Linda", "Mambo Baklan", "Mambo Latino", "Muchachita" - as Perez Prado)
 1951 El suavecito (writer: "Mambo Número 5")
 1951 The Brave Bulls (music: "Mambo No. 5")
 1951 Los apuros de mi ahijada (writer: "Mambo No. 8")
 1950 El amor no es ciego (writer: "Qué Rico el Mambo")
 1949 Coqueta (writer: "Maravillosa")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD (w/Perez Prado Orchestra): "Latino Happy" (Columbia) See more »

Alternate Names:

Perez Prado and His Orchestra | Dámaso Pérez Prado y su Orquesta | Perez Parado y su Orquestra | Perez Prado y Su Orquestra | D. Perez Prado | Orquestra de Perez Prado | Perez Prado | Pérez Prado
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Trivia:

Had the original hit version of "Mambo #5" on RCA in 1955, some four decades before it became a 1999 hit all over again (this time with lyrics) for Lou Bega. Prado's signature grunts may still be heard on the Bega recording. See more »

Nickname:

Prez See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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