Pardo, Don 1918-

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Pardo, Don 1918-


Full name, Dominick George Pardo; born February 22, 1918, in Westfield, MA; children: Jimmy Pardo (a comedian).


Actor and television announcer. National Broadcasting Company, New York City, staff announcer for network radio programs, including The Magnificent Montague, 1950-51, and for numerous television programs, including The Price Is Right, 1956-63, Jeopardy!, 1964-75, and Saturday Night Live, 1975—. WGRF-FM Radio, Buffalo, NY, opening announcer for College of 97 Rock Knowledge; WNBC-TV, New York City, news announcer; voice for commercials, including Frosted Cheerios breakfast cereal, 1995.


Film Appearances:

Announcer, The Sex O'clock News, 1984.

Guess That Tune host, Radio Days, Orion, 1987.

Jay, Stay Tuned, Warner Bros., 1992.

(Uncredited) Announcer, Honeymoon in Vegas, Columbia, 1992.

Himself, The Godson, Sterling Home Entertainment, 1998.

Television Appearances; Series:

Announcer, Remember This Date, 1950.

Announcer, Winner Take All, 1952.

Announcer, Three Steps to Heaven, 1953.

Announcer, Judge for Yourself (also known as The Fred Allen Show), 1953.

Announcer, Choose Up Sides (game show), 1953.

Announcer, Droodles (game show), 1954.

Announcer, The Price is Right, 1956-63.

Announcer, Charge Account (also known as The Jan Murray Show), 1960.

Announcer, Concentration (game show), 1962-63.

Announcer, Jeopardy, 1964-75.

Announcer, Eye Guess (game show), 1966-69.

Announcer, Three on a Match (game show), 1971-74.

Announcer, Winning Streak (game show), 1974-75.

Announcer, New York segments, Wheel of Fortune, 1975, 1988.

Announcer, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 1975—.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Announcer, The Colgate Comedy Hour, three episodes, 1951-53.

Announcer, Jackpot, 1975.

Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1988.

"Where No White Man Has Ever Gone Before," History Bites, History Television, 2001.

Himself, "Medium Rare," Oz, HBO, 2001.

Himself, "Conversions," Oz, HBO, 2001.

Television Appearances; Other:

Announcer, Max Liebman Presents: Promenade, 1955.

Announcer, Those Wonderful TV Game Shows, 1984.

Announcer, Totally Minnie (also known as Disney's "Totally Minnie"), 1987.

Announcer for "Histeria Night Live" segments, Histeria! (series), The WB, 1998.

Announcer, Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999.

Announcer, Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special, NBC, 2003.

Announcer, Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live, NBC, 2005.



(Contributor) Frank Zappa, Zappa in New York, re-release version, 1993.


Game show announcer, "I Lost on Jeopardy," The Compleat Al (comedy compilation), Fox Video, 1985.

Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection, Rhino Home Video, 1991.

Announcer, Saturday Night Live Christmas (compilation of previously broadcast comedy segments), Trimark Video, 1999.

Pardo's appearance as a game show announcer for the "Weird Al" Yankovic comedy sketch titled "I Lost on Jeopardy" has been included in several of Yankovic's subsequent video compilations. His work as an announcer for the television series Saturday Night Live has been included in archive footage for several video compilations featuring cast members such as Jon Lovitz, Robin Williams, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Chris Rock, and Molly Shannon.