Don Pardo (1918–2014)


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Don Pardo was born on February 22, 1918 in Westfield, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Radio Days (1987), Stay Tuned (1992) and 'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003). He was married to Catherine Anne (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)
Stay Tuned Game Show Announcer
(1992)
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection Self - Jeopardy Announcer (I Lost on Jeopardy)
(2003)
Saturday Night Live Self - Announcer / Dad / Ford Aide / Fred de Cordova / God / Hawk Man / Radio Anchorman / Ron Waldo / Self
(1975-2014)

Filmography

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 2010-2012 The Simpsons (TV Series)
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- Moonshine River (2012) ... Don Pardo (voice)
- Moe Letter Blues (2010) ... Don Pardo (voice)
 2009 30 Rock (TV Series)
Sid
- Cutbacks (2009) ... Sid
 2001 Oz (TV Series)
Don Pardo
- Conversions (2001) ... Don Pardo (uncredited)
 1992 Dream On (TV Series)
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- Domestic Bliss (1992) ... Don Pardo (voice)
 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 (voice)
 1987 Radio Days
'Guess That Tune' Host
 1985 The Sex O'Clock News
Announcer
 1984 'Weird Al' Yankovic: I Lost on Jeopardy (Music Video)
Don Pardo
 1975 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Radio Anchorman / Self - Announcer
- Lily Tomlin (1975) ... Radio Anchorman / Self - Announcer (voice, uncredited)
 1956 Stanley (TV Series)
Announcer
- Christmas show (1956) ... Announcer
- Stanley and the Blonde Bandit (1956) ... Announcer
- Folk Song Festival (1956) ... Announcer
 1956 The Tony Bennett Show (TV Series)
Announcer
- Tourists' Broadway (1956) ... Announcer (uncredited)
 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)
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
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Show Show Self (62 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Announcer for radio station KFOG's 10@10 show weekday mornings in San Francisco. See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Catherine Anne (Kay) Lyons  (her death)  (5 children)
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Trivia:

Jimmy Fallon said "Nothing compares to the moment Don Pardo says your name." Maya Rudolph expressed a similar sentiment, "The moment you said my name was the height of my career". 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 »

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