Casey Kasem

D.O.B: Apr 27, 1932 | Detroit, Michigan, U.S

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kemal Amin Casey Kasem (born April 27, 1932) is an American radio personality and voice actor who is best known for voicing Shaggy in the popular Saturday morning cartoon franchise Scooby-Doo and for being the host of the nationally syndicated Top 40 countdown show, American Top 40.

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kemal Amin Casey Kasem (born April 27, 1932) is an American radio personality and voice actor who is best known for voicing Shaggy in the popular Saturday morning cartoon franchise Scooby-Doo and for being the host of the nationally syndicated Top 40 countdown show, American Top 40. Kasem, along with Don Bustany and Ron Jacobs, founded the popular American Top 40 franchise in 1970, hosting it from 1970 to 1988 and then from 1998 to 2004. Between 1989 and 1998, he was the host of Caseys Top 40, Caseys Hot 20, and Caseys Countdown. He is currently heard on Premiere Radio Networks weekly syndicated radio programs based on the American Top 40 franchise: Casey Kasems American Top 40: The 70s and Casey Kasems American Top 40: The 80s are replays of AT40 shows from the respective decades. He also hosted American Top 20 and American Top 10. Kasem retired from AT20 and AT10 on July 4, 2009 and both shows ended on that day. In addition to his radio shows, Kasem has provided the voice of many commercials, has done many voices for Sesame Street, was the voice of NBC, helps out with the annual Jerry Lewis telethon, and most notably, provided the cartoon voice of Robin in Super Friends, Mark on Battle of the Planets, and a number of characters for the Transformers cartoon series of the 1980s. In 2008, he was the voice of Out of Sight Retro Night which airs on WGN America, but recently was replaced by rival Rick Dees. After 40 years, Casey retired from his role of voicing Shaggy from Scooby Doo in 2009, instead voicing Shaggys father in the 2010 TV series, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. Caseys signature sign-off is Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.