Nino Tempo (born Antonino LoTempio, January 6, 1935) is an American musician, singer, and actor.
Nino Tempo was born in Niagara Falls, New York. A musical prodigy, he learned to play the clarinet and the tenor saxophone as a child. He was a talent show winner at four years of age and appeared on television with Benny Goodman at age seven. When his family relocated to California, he featured on the Horace Heidt radio show, performing a Benny Goodman clarinet solo. A child actor, he worked in motion pictures in such movies as 1949's The Red Pony and in 1953's The Glenn Miller Story featuring James Stewart. He was also a sought after session musician, working with Elkie Brooks, as a member of the band the Wrecking Crew for Phil Spector, and recording with Maynard Ferguson (Live At The Peacock, 1956). By means of a Bobby Darin recording session, Tempo made connections with Atlantic Records and contracted with its Atco Records subsidiary.