Nino Tempo

Nino Tempo is an American musician, singer, and actor.

Tempo is best known for the 1963 hit song "Deep Purple", which he sang with his sister Carol (aka April Stevens). He has performed with John Lennon, Maynard Ferguson and the Modern Jazz Quartet. He was one of the session musicians that made up The Wrecking Crew.

As a child actor, Tempo appeared in The Red Pony and The Glenn Miller Story. He later made appearances in The Girl Can't Help It, Bop Girl Goes Calypso, Johnny Trouble, an episode of Peter Gunn, and The Idolmaker.

TV Specials

Garfield in Paradise

Garfield Goes Hollywood

Garfield: His 9 Lives

  • Luigi
  • Black Bart

Garfield's Babes and Bullets


  • For Garfield Goes Hollywood, in addition to Herbie, Tempo also played the saxophone to simulate Herbie's pigeons cooing and fluttering about.
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