Don Pardo is a legendary radio and television announcer. He was first hired by WNBC radio in New York in 1938. Starting in the 1950s, Pardo was an in-house announcer for the NBC television network. Pardo, Milton Berle, and Bob Hope are the only three people to have…more
He was the announcer for WNBC-TV and NBC on November 22nd, 1963 and he announced that President Kennedy had been shot.
He was the announcer for the very first game show on NBC called "Remeber This Date".
His voice is heard during the open and close of Len Berman's "Spanning the World" segments on WNBC and Today. His close goes as follows: "Tune in next time for "Spanning the World"...if there is a next time."
Pardo is the announcer of "Ten At Ten", a daily radio show on KFOG FM, San Francisco.
Pardo has been the announcer for Wheel of Fortune (during special on-location weeks, when the show originated in New York).
Pardo has been the announcer for "NBC Nightly News".
Pardo has been the announcer for WNBC-TV's Live at Five news program.
He was the announcer for Jackpot!
He was the announcer for Winning Streak.
He was the announcer for Three on a Match.
He reprised his role of the Jeopardy announcer with a cameo voice-over in "Weird Al" Yankovic's 1984 parody song, "I Lost on Jeopardy."
He moved over to Jeopardy!, which he announced from 1964, until the original version of the series ended in 1975.
He was the booming voice of The Price is Right from 1956 until it moved to ABC in 1963.
Prior to SNL, Pardo made his mark on game shows for NBC.
On one memorable SNL episode in December 1976, Pardo participated in a musical performance by Frank Zappa, reciting a verse of the song "I'm The Slime." On the original recording, the radio announcer was played by Kin Vassy.
Pardo also provided narration for the Zappa songs "The Illinois Enema Bandit" and "Punky's Whips."
He has been with Saturday Night Live since it premiered in 1975, except for one season (1981-1982).
His best known announcing work is for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and the television series Saturday Night Live.
He, Milton Berle, and Bob Hope are the only three people to have been offered lifetime contracts by the network.
Since the 1940s, Pardo has been an in-house announcer for the NBC television network.
He is a legendary radio and television announcer.