Casey Kasem was born on April 27, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Kemal Amin Kasem, he died on June 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
|Date of Birth||27 April 1932 , Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Date of Death||15 June 2014 , Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Kemal Amin Kasem|
|Height||5′ 6″ (1.68 m)|
He was an actor and producer, known for Ghostbusters (1984), Battle of the Planets(1978) and What’s New, Scooby-Doo? (2002). He was married to Jean Kasem and Linda Myers. He died on June 15, 2014 in Los Angeles,
|Jean Kasem||(21 December 1980 – 15 June 2014) (his death) (1 child)|
|Linda Myers||(1969 – 20 November 1980) (divorced) (3 children)|
Distinctive dramatic voice
Celebrity sponsor of the Great American Meatout on March 20, 2001.
Announcer for NBC Saturday Mornings in the 1980s.
A veteran DJ and the original host of the “American Top 40” radio show.
Has Palestinian and Lebanese ancestry.
Has his own website devoted to Famous Arab-Americans.
Did voice-overs for four animated series during the 1969 season.
For decades, he has provided the voice of Shaggy Rogers on the “Scooby-Doo” animated series.
The youngest member ever to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard Magazine in 1997.
Is a strict vegetarian and suggested that Shaggy Rogers (whom he voices on “Scooby-Doo”) should be a vegetarian as well.
Hit #103 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1964 with “A Letter from Elaina” (Warner 5474).
Attending and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1985 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1992.
In early 2004, he retired from American Top 40 (AT40), but continued hosting American Top 20 (AT20) and American Top 10 (AT10) until July 4-5, 2009, when he retired from the countdown show business.
The last show of the “American Top 40 with Casey Kasem” was aired on January 4, 2004.
Until July 4-5, 2009, hosted “American Top 10”, a three-hour radio show that counted down the Top 10 hits in America as based on Radio & Records’ Adult Contemporary chart. The show also featured a different theme each week for the “extras”, plus Casey’s trademark Long Distance Dedications.
Hosted the daily 3- to 5-minute radio show “America’s Top Hits”. It featured one song and a story about the song or artist of the day.
Had the weekly radio show “American Top 40” (where he counted down the top 40 hit songs in the United States) in the 1970s and 1980s. He was known for the phrase “Details coming up”, which he often said just before a commercial break.
Also voiced the character Cliffjumper on The Transformers (1984) and The Transformers: The Movie (1986). Funnily enough, his first duty in the movie was to “commence countdown” (for the shuttle which was about to launch).
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on his 49th birthday [April 27, 1981].
As the voice of Robin on the “Super Friends” animated series, he was one of two voice actors who voice a character during the series’ entire run (the other was Danny Dark as the voice of Superman).
(October 1, 2013) Announced that he is suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease.
-Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.
-Growing up, I actually wanted to be a professional Baseball player, instead of a radio DJ. Believe it or not.