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Don Novello

Don Novello is best known as Father Guido Sarducci, the gossip columnist for the Vatican newspaper, a role he created and performed on Saturday Night Live. He has reprised the role several times on other shows, including Gilda Radner - Live From New York and two specials for the Showtime and Cinemax cable networks. As a writer for SNL, Novello wrote several of the show's most memorable sketches, including the Greek Restaurant (Cheeseburger Cheeseburger) sketch.

Novello was a regular performer on The Smothers Brothers Show in the late 1970s and a writer/producer of SCTV Comedy Network in the early 1980s, and he recorded two comedy albums for Warner Bros. His film work includes roles in The Godfather Part III, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, and New York Stories for director Francis Ford Coppola, as well as Touch, Casper, and The Scalper. Novello has also written three books: The Lazlo Letters, Citizen Lazlo!, and The Blade: Shellville High School (All Sheep) Yearbook.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Don Novello Facts

BirthdayJanuary 1, 1943 (81)
BirthplaceLorain, Ohio, USA

Selected Filmography

The Godfather Part III
Atlantis: The Lost Empire / Atlantis: Milo's Return: Two-Movie Collection
Atlantis: Milo's Return
New York Stories
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
The Lost World
Gilda Live
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