Don Novello

Don Novello

Highest Rated: 87% The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1990)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 1, 1943

Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio, USA

Known to fans of classic "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) as Father Guido Sarducci, comedian Don Novello played that irreverent Catholic priest on and off in different mediums for the better part of four decades, cleverly commenting on all manner of political and religious events from various eras. He also proved to be a wicked satirist in the form of Lazlo Toth, the fictitious letter writer eager to offer his two cents on everything politicians and other American powerbrokers were doing and how he felt they could be doing it better. While not all of Novello's projects came to fruition - most notably, "Noble Rot," a movie he was co-writing with his "SNL" co-star John Belushi right before the troubled comedian's fatal drug overdose in 1982 - he orchestrated some unique endeavors, including a high school year book featuring nothing but sheep and a complex children's musical that took months to plan, involved hundreds of children, and was only performed once. While Guido Sarducci remained Novello's best known character, he also landed occasional work as an actor, including parts in several films by director Francis Ford Coppola, and displayed considerable flair as a humorist with a unique sensibility.

Highest rated movies

The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Palo Alto
The Godfather, Part III
Just the Ticket
Head Office




69% 49% Palo Alto Unknown (Character) $750.1K 2013
26% 18% Twixt Melvin (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 25% Atlantis: Milo's Return Vinny (Voice) - 2003
No Score Yet 30% Rent Control Rico (Character) - 2002
49% 54% Atlantis: The Lost Empire Vinny Santorini (Voice) - 2001
No Score Yet 43% Just One Night Italian Drifter (Character) - 2000
23% 39% Just the Ticket Tony (Character) $427.9K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Caterer (Character) - 1997
17% 49% Jack Bartender (Character) $58.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Night Stand Warren Miller (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 66% Teenage Bonnie and Klepto Clyde Sanchez (Character) - 1993
68% 61% The Godfather, Part III Dominic Abbandando (Character) $64.6M 1990
87% 72% The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Dominic Abbandando (Character) - 1990
82% 67% Tucker: The Man and His Dream Stan, Promo Filmmaker (Character) $19.2M 1988
0% 28% Head Office Sal (Character) $3.4M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gilda Father Guido Sarducci (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 79% Gilda Live Father Guido Sarducci (Character) - 1980


No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unhappily Ever After Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 100% Married ... With Children Father Guido Sarducci (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Square Pegs Unknown (Guest Star) 1982