Dominick George “Don” Pardo (born February 22, 1918-August 18, 2014) is an American announcer. Despite being best known for announcing NBC’s long-running Saturday Night Live, he has announced game shows, too. In 1988, when Wheel of Fortune visited New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, Don announced those two weeks of episodes. He and his Jeopardy! colleague, Art Fleming, reprised their respective roles in the video for Weird Al Yankovic’s 1984 hit, “I Lost on Jeopardy” (a parody of Greg Kihn’s 1982 hit, “Jeopardy”). Although he officially retired in 2004, NBC persuaded Don to continue his voice-over introductions for SNL. Beginning in its 36th season, SNL would have Don pre-record his parts from his Arizona home.
On August 18, 2014, Don Pardo died in his sleep at the age of 96.