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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- 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.
- His booth in Studio 8H during _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) is located at the exact spot in which 'Arturo Toscanini' (qv) used to conduct the NBC Symphony Orchestra on radio and later, television, from 1937 to 1950 (the concerts took place in Carnegie Hall from 1950 to 1954).
- Announcer for NBC Radio's "The Magnificent Montague" (1950-1951).
- His middle name is George because he was born on George Washington's Birthday.
- On February 23, 2008, Pardo was brought on camera at the end of SNL, as he was honored in celebration of his 90th birthday.
- One of two people to have a lifetime contract with NBC. The other was 'Bob Hope (I)' (qv).
- 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.
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