Don Pardo Net Worth

Don Pardo Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Dominick George Pardo net worth is
$15 Million

Dominick George Pardo Wiki Biography

Dominick George Pardo, born on the 22nd of February 1918, was an American radio and television personality who gained fame for being the long-time announcer for “Saturday Night Live.” He passed away in 2014.

So how much is Pardo’s net worth? As of late 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $15 million, acquired from his years working in both radio and television.

Don Pardo Net Worth $15 Million

Born in Westfield, Massachusetts, Pardo was the son of Dominick and Viola Pardo. His parents were Polish immigrants and were bakery owners. He spent his younger years in Massachusetts, and graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 1942.

Pardo’s professional career actually started in 1938, when he joined the radio station WJAR, an NBC affiliate, and hosted several programs in the show until he transferred to NBC radio in 1944. He worked on the staff behind the scenes in the network, until eventually becoming an announcer on several shows, including “Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator”, “Dimension X”, and “X Minus One”. His early years working in radio helped establish his career and also his net worth.

When the 1950’s came, Pardo transferred to television and began announcing for various NBC and RCA shows. He broke into mainstream fame when he became the announcer of “The Price is Right” from 1956 to 1963, then when the show finished, transferred to another network, he found himself announcing for “Jeopardy!” from 1964 to 1975. Other game shows he announced for also included “Three on a Match”, “Winning Streak”, and “Jackpot.” His transition to television established him as one of the premiere announcers in the industry, and certainly helped raised his wealth.

During his years working on television, Pardo became most known for his work on “Saturday Night Live”. He began announcing for the show in 1975, and his words “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” became an iconic catchphrase from then on. He worked for the show until he decided to retire in 2004. But after a couple of nudges from the show’s producers, he agreed to come back as the announcer of the show, and pre-recorded most of his lines.

Aside from being an announcer, Pardo is also known to have worked with Frank Zappa, and narrated some of his songs. He also had a short stint as an actor and was heard on Weird Al Yankovic’s song “I Lost on Jeopardy”.

In terms of his personal life, he was married to Catherine Lyons from 1938 until her passing in 1995, and together they have five children. Pardo died in his sleep in 2014 at the age of 96 – he worked for “Saturday Night Live” until he passed away.

Full NameDon Pardo
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 22, 1918, Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
DiedAugust 18, 2014 (age 96), Tucson, Arizona, United States
Height6' 1" (1.85 m)
ProfessionAnnouncer, Voice Actor, Actor
EducationEmerson College in Boston
SpouseCatherine (Kay) Lyons (1938 - 1995, her death)
ChildrenPaula Pardo, David Pardo, Michael Pardo, Dona Pardo, Katherine Pardo
ParentsDominick Pardo, Viola Pardo
NicknamesDominick George Pardo , Dominick George "Don" Pardo , Dom Pardo
AwardsTelevision Hall of Fame (2010), Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame (2009)
MoviesRadio Days (1987), Stay Tuned (1992), The Simpsons (2010-2012), The Godson (1998), Dream On (1992), Totally Minnie (TV Movie, 1988), I Lost On Jeopardy (1984, 'Weird Al' Yankovic's music video)
TV ShowsSaturday Night Live (TV Series, 1975-2014), NBC Nightly News, SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (2009), Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005), Wheel of Fortune (1988), The Price Is Right (1956-1963), Winner Take All (1952)
1His voice
1[for his famous Saturday Night Live introduction, which is cried out at the end of the cold open skit] Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!
1He became famous for "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", which was cried out at the end of the opening skit, and then he followed up with announcing the show's title, then names the cast members and musical guest(s) in a voice-over during the opening montage.
2On May 14, 2009, when he was inducted into the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame, Pardo suggested that the May 16, 2009, episode of Saturday Night Live (1975) (SNL) would be his last. This turned out not to be true, when he returned to his announcing duties for SNL's 35th season, still flying to New York City once per week for SNL's live broadcast. Beginning with the 36th season, SNL producers relented, and allowed him to pre-record his segments from his Tucson, Arizona home studio, instead of performing live in New York City.
3As of his death on August 18, 2014, he had been a continuous employee (with the last remaining lifetime contract) of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) for 70 years, 64 days. To express this in another way, he was a continuous employee of NBC for a total of 25,631 consecutive days, since being hired as a NBC Radio staff announcer on June 15, 1944.
4When he broke his hip in the spring of 2013, he missed two Saturday Night Live (1975) (SNL) broadcasts, late in the 2012-2013 SNL season.
5To protect his valuable voice, he was known to carry soothing cough lozenges with him wherever he went.
6Pardo was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, with the other members of the Hall of Fame "class" of 2010.
7Jimmy 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".
8He was the son of Valeria/Viola (Rominak) and Domenick J. Pardo. He was of Polish descent.
9As a staff announcer at NBC on November 22, 1963, he read the first account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in a voiceover on the NBC Television Network.
10Was still active in 2014 until the time of his passing at the age of 96.
11One of two people to have a lifetime contract with NBC. The other was Bob Hope.
12He semi-retired in 2004 (he could never fully retire, since he had the last remaining NBC lifetime contract), and moved to Tucson, Arizona. But, Saturday Night Live (1975) (SNL) producers convinced him to continue announcing for the show. Thereafter, for every new SNL episode, Pardo was flown from his Tucson home to New York City. In the time since 2004, for a few episodes, SNL producers allowed him to tape announcements from his home. But the producers had a strongly expressed preference to have him in the SNL studio to warm-up the audience and insisted he come to the SNL studio for each new live SNL to announce.
13On the February 23, 2008 broadcast of Saturday Night Live (SNL), Pardo was brought on camera at the end of the show, which was actually the morning of Sunday, February 24, 2008, he was honored in celebration of his 90th birthday, and blew out the candles on his 90th birthday cake.
14Joined NBC Radio as a staff announcer on June 15, 1944.
15His booth in Studio 8H during Saturday Night Live (1975) was located at the exact spot in which Arturo Toscanini used to conduct the NBC Symphony Orchestra on radio from 1937 to 1950 and on television from 1948 to 1950 (the concerts were relocated to Carnegie Hall between 1950 and 1954).
16Has been the announcer for Saturday Night Live (1975) for every season except the seventh. Thus, he was the person that's been involved with the show for the longest, even longer than executive producer Lorne Michaels who left the show from 1980-1985.
17He made the opening announcement for J.P.'s "College of 97 Rock Knowledge" on 97-Rock WGRF-FM, a rock radio show based in Buffalo, New York, USA.
18Announcer for NBC Radio's "The Magnificent Montague" (1950-1951).
19In addition to being the staff announcer on Saturday Night Live he was also the staff announcer for the Live at Five news program on WNBC-TV Channel 4 in New York City.
20His middle name is George because he was born on George Washington's Birthday.


Saturday Night Live1975-2013TV SeriesAnnouncer / Radio Anchorman / Himself - Announcer
The Simpsons2010-2012TV SeriesDon Pardo
30 Rock2009TV SeriesSid
Histeria!1998TV SeriesThe Announcer for 'Histeria Night Live'
Honeymoon in Vegas1992Announcer (uncredited)
Stay Tuned1992Game Show Announcer
Dr. Demento 20th Anniversary Collection1991Video
Totally Minnie1988TV MovieAnnouncer
Radio Days1987'Guess That Tune' Host
The Sex O'Clock News1985Announcer
Celebrity Doubletalk1967TV MovieAnnouncer (voice)
Standard Oil New Jersey Presents Its 75th Anniversary Entertainment1957TV MovieAnnouncer
Best Foot Forward1954TV MovieAnnouncer (uncredited)
The Ford 50th Anniversary Show1953TV MovieAnnouncer
All Star Revue1953TV SeriesAnnouncer
Fireside Theatre1951TV Series
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951TV SeriesAnnouncer
NBC Presents1949TV Series


'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003Video performer: "I Lost On Jeopardy"
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live!1999Video performer: "I Lost On Jeopardy"
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos1996Video performer: "I Lost On Jeopardy"


NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2013TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Oz2001TV Series special thanks - 2 episodes


Saturday Night Live1975-2014TV SeriesHimself - Announcer / Himself / Fred de Cordova / ...
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieHimself - Announcer (voice)
Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season2014TV SpecialHimself - Announcer (voice)
Saturday Night Live: Halloween2013TV SpecialHimself - Announcer (voice)
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHimself - Announcer (voice)
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialHimself - Announcer (voice)
The 19th Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame2010TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieHimself - Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Announcer
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse2006TV SpecialHimself (voice)
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special2003TV SpecialHimself - Announcer (voice)
Saturday Night Live Christmas 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Annoucer (uncredited)
Oz2001TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoHimself - Announcer (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself - Announcer (voice, uncredited)
The Godson1998Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997TV SeriesHimself
Dream On1992TV SeriesHimself
The 'Weird Al' Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits1992Video shortHimself / Announcer (I Lost On Jeopardy) (uncredited)
The Earth Day Special1990TV SpecialWeekend Update Announcer (voice, uncredited)
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live1989Video documentaryHimself - Announcer (voice, uncredited)
Wheel of Fortune1988TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Late Night with David Letterman1988TV SeriesHimself
The Compleat Al1985VideoHimself - "Jeopardy!" Announcer
Those Wonderful TV Game Shows1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Announcer
Steve Martin's Best Show Ever1981TV SpecialHimself - Announcer (voice)
News 4 New York1980TV SeriesAnnouncer (1980-1991)
Jackpot1975TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Winning Streak1974TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Jeopardy!1964-1973TV SeriesHimself - Announcer / Announcer
Three on a Match1971TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Eye Guess1966-1967TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
The Match Game1964-1965TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
The Price Is Right1956-1963TV SeriesHimself - Announcer / Himself - Host
Charge Account1960TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Concentration1958TV SeriesSub-Announcer (1962-1963)
Max Liebman Presents: Promenade1955TV MovieHimself - Announcer
Droodles1954TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Judge for Yourself1953TV SeriesHimself / Announcer
Choose Up Sides1953TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Three Steps to Heaven1953TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
The Colgate Comedy Hour1951-1953TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Winner Take All1952TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Remember This Date1950TV SeriesHimself - Announcer

Archive Footage

Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself - Announcer (In Memoriam)
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz2005TV SpecialHimself - Announcer (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks2004TV SpecialHimself - Announcer (uncredited)
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003VideoHimself - Jeopardy Announcer (I Lost on Jeopardy) (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live2002TV SeriesHimself - Announcer
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon2001Video shortHimself - Announcer (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock1999TV Special documentaryHimself - Announcer
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryHimself - Announcer (uncredited)
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos1996VideoHimself - Jeopardy Announcer (I Lost On Jeopardy)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams1991Video documentaryHimself - Announcer (uncredited)
The Best of Dan Aykroyd1986VideoHimself - Announcer (uncredited)

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