Casey Kasem

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Casey Kasem

Born

Detroit, Michigan

Died

6/15/2014

Birth Name

Kemal Amin Kasem

Gender

Male
9.1
out of 10
User Rating
29 votes

Biography

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Casey Kasem is one of the most famous actors ever. He is the child of Kerri Kasem and Mike Kasem. He has 3 children with his former wife (Kerri, Michael and Julie) and one child with his current wife Jean Kasem (Liberty). Casey has been in many cartoon…more

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    • Casey's first major screen credit was for the movie The Cycle Savages (1969).

    • Casey was the celebrity sponsor for the Great American Meatout on March 20th, 2001.

    • Casey has four children: three from his ex-wife, Linda Myers, and one from his current wife, Jean Kasem.

    • Casey provided voices on four different cartoon series at once during the 1969 season.

    • Casey is a strict vegetarian and suggested to the creators of Scooby Doo that Shaggy should be one too.

    • Casey received the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard Magazine in 1997.

    • Casey runs his own website that is dedicated to Arab-American actors/singers such as Salma Hayek, Doug Flutie, and Shakira.

    • Casey has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    • Casey is known for his distinct voice, which he has used as a radio personality and to portray many animated characters.

    • Casey was nominated in 2003 for the award for Best Animated Character Performance in a DVD Premiere Movie for Scooby Doo and the Legend of the Vampire in the DVDX awards.

    • Casey is of Palestinian and Lebanese heritage.

    • Casey is the youngest member to be inducted into the Radio Hall Of Fame he was added in 1992.

    • Casey is a graduate of Wayne State University.

    • Casey has been married to actress/singer Jean Kasem since 1980.

    • Casey has been the voice of Shaggy Rogers on the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Scooby Doo since 1969.

    • Many times when a comercial break was over on the radio Casey started his sentences with "Ya know...".

    • Casey is best known as a disk jockey as the host of the weekly American Top 40. He began in 1970 and went to 1988, but started again in March of 1998 until January of 2004 when Ryan Seacrest succeeded him as the host. His last show was January 4th, 2004.

    • Casey Kasem played the voice of Robin/Dick Grayson in one series not listed in this database called "The Adventures of Batman" (1969) on CBS, there was 34 episodes, some of which have made it to VHS - not sure if they made it to DVD yet. But it was this role that led to the various "Superfriends" & "Scooby Doo Movies" as the voice of Robin, the Boy Wonder. When this series went to syndication it was retitles "Superman, Aquaman and Batman" the other regular voice performers were Olan Soule as Batman/Bruce Wayne & Alfred, and Jane Webb as Batgirl/Barbara Gordan, the animated series was produced by Hal Sutherland, and like the 1976 animated series they were from Filmation. It Premiered on CBS on September 13, 1969

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  • A Tribute to One of the Most Prolific Voice Actors Ever.

    10
    It is with a heavy heart that I write this review, as I reflect on the recent passing of this great voice actor who provided 44 years of quality entertainment in number of cartoons, especially with Hanna-Barbera, and will definitely be remembered for the unique personalities he helped bring to life. Lots of people know that he voiced Shaggy in many incarnations and animated movies revolving around Scooby-Doo, but he also voiced Robin in cartoons from 1972-1986, Alexander Cabot III from the two "Josie and the P-ussycats" cartoons," and many other voice acting parts too numerous to mention! The legacy he leaves behind is a fantastic resume and definitely hard to equal for other voice actors and actresses who are still in the business. He was a great human being and he will be greatly missed.moreless
  • Zoiks!

    8.8
    Casey provides a memorable radio presence with America’s Top 40 featuring those long distance dedications. But the same guy who is the serious DJ voice standard also voiced Shaggy? Zoiks? Like that just blows me away. And Robin of Superfriends fame, too? Holy voice acting, Batman! Robin is somewhere between Shaggy and DJ Casey. With that, he’ll be up there with my all-time favorite actors, even if I can’t remember any other roles he’s done where he doesn’t play himself.moreless
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