Feb. 22nd, 1918
Westfield, Massachusetts, USA
Don Pardo's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1998 - The Godson
1992 - Honeymoon in Vegas
1987 - Radio Days
Guest TV Roles
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- Does the opening announcement for J.P.'s "College of 97 Rock Knowledge" on 97 Rock WGRF FM, a rock radio show based in Buffalo, NY.
- Joined NBC Radio as a staff announcer on June 15, 1944.
- In addition to being the staff announcer on Saturday Night Live he is also the staff announcer for the Live at Five news program on WNBC-TV Channel 4 in New York City.
- Has been the announcer for _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) for every season except the seventh. Thus, he is the person that's been involved with the show for the longest, even longer than executive producer 'Lorne Michaels' (qv) who left the show from 1980-1985.
- One of two people to have a lifetime contract with NBC. The other was 'Bob Hope (I)' (qv).
- Retired in 2004 and moved to Tucson, Arizona but _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) producers convinced to continue announcing for the show. For every new episode, Pardo is flown from his home to NYC. For a few episodes, they let him tape introductions from his home. But the producers preferred having him in the studio to warm-up the audience and insisted he come to each "SNL" to announce.
- On February 23, 2008, Pardo was brought on camera at the end of SNL, as he was honored in celebration of his 90th birthday.
- Announcer for NBC Radio's "The Magnificent Montague" (1950-1951).
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