Don Pardo (1918–2014)


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Don Pardo was born on February 22, 1918 in Westfield, Massachusetts, USA as Dominick George Pardo. He was an actor, known for Radio Days (1987), 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003) and Stay Tuned (1992). 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

Radio Days 'Guess That Tune' Host
(1987)
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection Himself - Jeopardy Announcer (I Lost on Jeopardy)
(2003)
Stay Tuned Game Show Announcer
(1992)
The Simpsons Don Pardo
(2010-2012)

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
 1984 'Weird Al' Yankovic: I Lost on Jeopardy (Video short)
Don Pardo
 1956 Stanley (TV Series)
Announcer
- Christmas show (1956) ... Announcer
- Stanley and the Blonde Bandit (1956) ... Announcer
- Folk Song Festival (1956) ... Announcer
 1954 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
Announcer
- Best Foot Forward (1954) ... Announcer (uncredited)
 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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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:

Distinctive smooth baritone voice See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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