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Kemal Amen Kasem, better known under the stage name of Casey Kasem, was born on April 27, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan and died on June 15, 2014 in Gig Harbor, Washington, United States of America. Kasem rests in Vestre gravlund, Oslo, Norway. Casey Kasem was a famous radio personality, disc jockey, music historian as well as actor and voice actor. Casey was one of the founders of the American Top 40 franchise, also the host of radio programs. His voice was well known across America as he voiced many commercials and various television programs such as “Sesame Street”, “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”, “Battle of the Planets” and others. Casey Kasem was active in the entertainment industry from 1954 to 2013.

Casey Kasem Net Worth $80 Million

It has been estimated that the net worth of Casey Kasem is as high as $80 million. His assets included the mansion in Los Angeles which was worth $42 million upon sale. Another important source of Casey’s net worth was a five-year contract with the Westwood One label which was worth $15 million.

Casey Kasem was interested in working as a radio host since his childhood and in fact got his first experience as a radio host in high school where he covered sports news. While studying at Wayne State University, Casey was the voice of the radio program “The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon”. During his army service in Korea he worked on the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network as an announcer and DJ. After the war, Casey began his professional career working on the radio, acting in low budget films, and voicing cartoons and films.

In 1970, Kasem together with Ron Jacobs, Tom Rounds and Don Bustany founded a radio program “American Top 40” which was based on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it was not just the countdown of the charts but also information about artists, letters from listeners and dedications. The show soon outgrew Kasem’s expectations and was very popular not only on numbers of radio stations but also through a program on television entitled “America’s Top 10” which was hosted by Kasim himself. In 1988, Westwood One label offered a suggestion which Kasem could not resist: a $15 million contract to start a new program entitled “Casey’s Top 40”. “Casey’s Countdown” and “Casey’s Hot 20” were also hosted by Kasem. The programs were very important sources of Casey Kasem’s net worth and wealth.

Casey also stood for animal rights and environmental issues, as well as being a vegan. Kasem was an active politician too, and considered himself to be a liberal and supporter of Arab-American and Lebanese-American causes. Kasem was named “The Man of the Year” for his active policy by the American Druze Society in 1996, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Moreover, he is an inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He won Radio Music Award and was awarded with the Radio Icon.

Casey Kasem was married twice: his first wife was Linda Myers with whom he had three children. And to whom he was married from 1972 to 1979. In 1989, Kasem married his second wife actress Jean Thompson. They had a child together and were married until Kasem’s death.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NIBRS: Reloaded 2013 Short
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated 2010-2013 TV Series Colton Rogers
Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band: The Official BBC Children in Need Medley 2009 Video short Shaggy (voice, uncredited)
Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword 2009 Video Shaggy (voice)
Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King 2008 Video Shaggy (voice)
Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue! 2006-2008 TV Series Uncle Albert
Chill Out, Scooby-Doo! 2007 Video Shaggy (voice)
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! 2006 Video Shaggy (voice)
What's New, Scooby-Doo? 2002-2006 TV Series Shaggy
Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? 2005 Video Shaggy (voice)
Aloha, Scooby-Doo! 2005 Video Shaggy (voice)
Hula Hullabaloola 2005 Video short Shaggy (voice)
Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster 2004 Video Shaggy (voice)
A Scooby-Doo! Christmas 2004 TV Short Shaggy (voice)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 Shaggy (voice)
Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico 2003 Video Shaggy (voice)
Blue's Clues 2003 TV Series Radio
Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire 2003 Video Shaggy (voice)
SCOOBY-DOO! Winter Wonderdog 2002 TV Movie
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie 2000 Wedding DJ (voice)
Histeria! 2000 TV Series Calgary Kasem
Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1997 TV Movie Radio Announcer
James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young 1997 Bill Romano
Johnny Bravo 1997 TV Series Shaggy
Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 TV Series Spacy Kasem
Scooby-Doo Mystery 1995 Video Game Shaggy
Cosmic Slop 1994 TV Movie Special Appearance
Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights 1994 TV Movie Shaggy (voice)
Captain Planet and the Planeteers 1994 TV Series Lexo Starbuck
2 Stupid Dogs 1993 TV Series Bill Barker
The Ben Stiller Show 1992-1993 TV Series Casey Kasem
Saved by the Bell 1989-1991 TV Series Casey Kasem
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo 1988-1991 TV Series Shaggy Samuel Rogers
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series Mr. Franklin's Friend
Tiny Toon Adventures 1991 TV Series Flakey Fakem
The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera 1990 Short Shaggy Rogers (voice)
My Two Dads 1989 TV Series
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf 1988 TV Movie Shaggy (voice)
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School 1988 TV Movie Shaggy Mirror Monster (voice)
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers 1987 TV Movie Shaggy (voice)
The Transformers 1984-1986 TV Series Teletraan I Bluestreak Cliffjumper ...
The Transformers: The Movie 1986 Cliffjumper (voice)
Scooby's Mystery Funhouse 1985 TV Series Shaggy (voice)
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo 1985 TV Series Shaggy
George Burns Comedy Week 1985 TV Series
The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians 1985 TV Series Robin Dick Grayson
The New Mike Hammer 1985 TV Series Ben Briscoe
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries 1984 TV Series Shaggy Rogers Shaggy
SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show 1984 TV Series Robin
Ghostbusters 1984 Casey Kasem (voice)
Fantasy Island 1984 TV Series Agent
Matt Houston 1983 TV Series Master of Ceremonies
The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show 1983 TV Series Mr. Rogers Mrs. Rogers
Super Friends 1980-1983 TV Series Robin
Ri¢hie Ri¢h 1982 TV Series Additional Voices
The Gary Coleman Show 1982 TV Series Additional Voices
The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour 1982 TV Series Shaggy (voice)
Pac Preview Party 1982 TV Movie Shaggy (voice)
Space Stars 1981 TV Series Announcer
The Ri¢hie Ri¢h/Scooby-Doo Show 1980 TV Series Shaggy (voice)
Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels 1977-1980 TV Series Additional Voices / Dr. Watts / Danny / ...
Battle of the Planets 1978-1980 TV Series Mark
The Return of the King 1980 TV Movie Meriadoc 'Merry' Brandybuck (voice)
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 1979-1980 TV Series Shaggy / Pizza Man / Diving Judge
The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show 1979 TV Series Beach Bum (1979) (voice)
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood 1979 TV Movie Shaggy (voice)
The World's Greatest SuperFriends 1979 TV Series Robin / Justice League Computer / Henchman / ...
The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone 1979 TV Movie Monty Marble (voice)
The Dark 1979 Police Pathologist
Two Breaths to... 1979 Short Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Challenge of the Superfriends 1978 TV Series Robin Computer Colorado Soldier ...
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour 1976-1978 TV Series Shaggy / Armandez / Gondolier / ...
Jana of the Jungle 1978 TV Series
Disco Fever 1978/I Brian Parker
Yogi's Space Race 1978 TV Series
Charlie's Angels 1978 TV Series Tom Rogers
Scooby's Laff-A Lympics 1977 TV Series Shaggy Rogers / Mr. Creeply (voice)
The All-New Super Friends Hour 1977 TV Series Robin / Computer / Guest / ...
What's New, Mr. Magoo? 1977 TV Series Waldo / Additional Voices
Switch 1977 TV Series Tony Brock
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1977 TV Series Paul Hamilton
Wonderbug 1977 TV Series
New York, New York 1977 D.J. aka Midnight Bird
Quincy M.E. 1977 TV Series Sy Wallace
Police Story 1977 TV Series Sobhe
Dynomutt Dog Wonder 1976 TV Series Shaggy Rogers of the Scooby Gang / Fishface / Swamp Rat (voice)
The Gumball Rally 1976 Radio D.J. (voice, uncredited)
Freedom Is 1976 TV Movie voice
The Last of the Mohicans 1975 TV Movie Uncas (voice)
The Night That Panicked America 1975 TV Movie Mercury Theatre Player
Ironside 1974 TV Series Lab Technician / Jim Crutcher
Emergency +4 1974 TV Series Additional Voices
Hawaii Five-O 1974 TV Series Swift / Freddie Dryden
Hong Kong Phooey 1974 TV Series voice
The Dean Martin Show 1974 TV Series Adolf Hitler
The City That Forgot About Christmas 1974 TV Short voice
Super Friends 1973 TV Series Robin Young Alien Wilbur ...
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas 1973 TV Short Narrator (voice)
The New Scooby-Doo Movies 1972-1973 TV Series Shaggy Shaggy Rogers Robin
Wait Till Your Father Gets Home 1973 TV Series George
Soul Hustler 1973 Birnie
Josie and the Pussy Cats in Outer Space 1972 TV Series Alexander Cabot III
Doomsday Machine 1972 Mission Control Officer
The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant 1971 Ken
Here Comes Peter Cottontail 1971 TV Movie Peter Cottontail (voice)
Josie and the Pussycats 1970-1971 TV Series Alexander Cabot III
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! 1969-1970 TV Series Shaggy
The Girls from Thunder Strip 1970 Conrad
Scream Free! 1969 Phil
Cattanooga Cats 1969 TV Series Groovy (voice)
Hot Wheels 1969 TV Series Tank Mallory / Dexter Carter (voice)
Skyhawks 1969 TV Series Joe Conway
The Cycle Savages 1969 Keeg's Brother
Wild Wheels 1969 Knife
2000 Years Later 1969 Disk Jockey
Garrison's Gorillas 1968 TV Series Provost Marshall
The Glory Stompers 1967 Mouth
First to Fight 1967 Minor Role (uncredited)
The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo 1964 TV Series voice

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood 1979 TV Movie performer: "Move Over"
Here Comes Peter Cottontail 1971 TV Movie performer: "Be Mine Today"
The Glory Stompers 1967 performer: "Black Souls"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America's Top 10 1980 TV Series producer
The Cycle Savages 1969 executive producer
The Glory Stompers 1967 associate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Jambareeqi Reviews 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Knight of the Living Dead 2005 Video special thanks
A Cow at My Table 1998 Video documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Martin Short Show 1994 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1993 TV Series Himself
Wild Wheels 1992 Documentary
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
Changing Minds, Changing Times 1991 Documentary short Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1987-1991 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Amen 1991 TV Series Himself
Bridging the Gap 1990 Documentary short Narrator
ALF 1990 TV Series Himself
22nd NAACP Image Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The People Next Door 1989 TV Series Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera 1989 TV Movie documentary Shaggy (voice)
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
America's Top 10 1980-1989 TV Series Himself - Host
The New Hollywood Squares 1987 TV Series Himself
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties 1986 Documentary short Himself
Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die 1986 Video documentary Himself - Host
KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television 1986 TV Movie Himself
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself - Announcer
Star Search 1984 TV Series Celebrity Judge
Women Who Rate a 10 1981 TV Movie Himself - Announcer
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas 1974 TV Special Himself
Dream Girl of '67 1966-1967 TV Series Himself - Bachelor Judge
Telethon 2014 Documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey 2010 Himself (voice)
12th Annual Prism Awards 2008 TV Special Announcer
Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio 2008 Documentary Himself
James Brown: The Man, the Music, & the Message 2008 Video documentary Himself
11th Annual Prism Awards 2007 TV Special Announcer
20 Most Shocking Unsolved Crimes 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - Radio Personality
9th Annual Prism Awards 2005 TV Special Announcer
100 Greatest Cartoons 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The British Invasion 2004 Video short Himself - Host
2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Himself
E! Entertainment Special: Who Let the Dog Out? 2002 TV Special Himself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Comedy Team of Pete & James 2001 Himself (voice)
The 100 Greatest Kids TV Shows 2001 TV Special Himself
5th Annual Prism Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Announcer
The Making of 'Rugrats in Paris' 2000 Video documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1990-1999 TV Series Himself
Undercover Angel 1999 Himself
100% 1999 TV Series Host (voice)
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
E! Mysteries & Scandals 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
E! True Hollywood Story 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Sister, Sister 1996 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Mr. Wrong 1996 Himself
Crook & Chase 1996 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-1995 TV Series Himself - Cameo
Sonic Outlaws 1995 Documentary Himself
Truth or Dairy 1994 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - American Top 40
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
Saved by the Bell: It's Alright - Back to the Bell 2013 Video short Himself (uncredited)
Scooby-Doo's Greatest Mysteries 2004 Video Shaggy
The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special... Live!... in Stereo 2002 TV Special Shaggy (uncredited)
Scooby-Doo's Creepiest Capers 2001 Video Shaggy
Fallen 1998 Shaggy Rogers (uncredited)
Saved by the Bell: The New Class 1996 TV Series Casey Kasem
Saved by the Bell 1992 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1981 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio Awarded on April 27, 1981 at 6931 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Animated Character Performance in a DVD Premiere Movie Scooby-Doo! And the Legend of the Vampire (2003)


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#Fact
1 At age 31, Kasem moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1963, to pursue a career as a radio disc jockey and in broadcasting.
2 Had a minor hit single called "Letter From Elaina" in 1964. A spoken-word recording, it told the story of a girl who met George Harrison after a San Francisco concert.
3 Before he was a successful voice actor, and a radio personality, he began his tenure in 1948, as a sportscaster with the Northwestern High School radio club in Detroit, Michigan. That experience led him into becoming a disc jockey at WDTR, the Detroit Public School system's radio station.
4 Before he was a successful voice actor, and a radio personality, he was a voice actor for "The Lone Ranger" radio series, with schoolmate Chuck Olsen.
5 Met fellow disc jockey, Wink Martindale at KRLA Radio in Los Angeles, California. The two became friends for 47 years until Kasem's own death.
6 A month after his death, a judge had granted Kasem's daughter Kerri, a temporary restraining order to prevent his wife from cremating Kasem's body to allow an autopsy to be performed, but when she went to give a copy of the order to the funeral home, she was informed the body had been moved at the directive of Jean Kasem. [July 19, 2014].
7 Lifelong friends with Don Bustany, Dick Clark and Wink Martindale.
8 Following his death, he was interred at Oslo Western Civil Cemetery in Oslo, Norway.
9 When Kasem was young, his parents refused to allow him to learn Arabic, insisting they assimilate.
10 Longtime friend Ed McMahon filled in for him once on American Top 40 in 2004.
11 His widow, Jean Kasem, was 23 years his junior.
12 Was an animal rights activist.
13 Began acting when he was age 18.
14 On the very first show of American Top 40, the first of five songs he counted down (in order) were: "Band of Gold", by Freda Payne, "Ride Captain Ride", by Blues Image, "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)", by The Temptations, "The Love You Save", by the Jackson 5, and the No. 1 song was: "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)", by Three Dog Night.
15 His parents were divorced when he was a young boy.
16 Had done radio and played baseball at Northwestern High School.
17 Met another disc jockey, Dick Clark, on KTLA's after-school dance show, "Shebang". The friendship lasted 49 years, until Clark's death in 2012.
18 His widow, Jean Kasem, was known to adopt an eccentric fashion sense that earned her repeat mentions on various worst-dressed lists.
19 Was honored at the 2003 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Casino Resort, in Las Vegas, Nevada. [October 27, 2013].
20 His father died in 1955, after a car crash on the way to see him act in a play.
21 Sold his Los Angeles estate for $42 million. He and his wife bought the Greek Revival mansion in 1989 for $1.72 million. [April 8, 2013].
22 When Kasem was in Detroit, he watched a Jerry Lewis play at the Fox Theater.
23 He and Jean Kasem were married by Jesse Jackson.
24 Had co-hosted numerous Jerry Lewis annual Labor Day telethons every year.
25 Died on Father's Day.
26 His parents were both Lebanese grocers.
27 Survived by his wife, Jean Kasem, his four children and four grandchildren.
28 Was associated with Hanna-Barbera for over four decades, from 1968-2010.
29 Judge Daniel S. Murphy ruled that Kasem had to be hydrated, fed, and medicated as a court appointed lawyer reported on his health status. His wife Jean Kasem claimed that he had been given no food, water or medication the previous weekend. Kerri Kasem's lawyer stated that she had him removed from artificial food and water on the orders of a doctor, and in accordance with a document Kasem signed in 2007 requesting he not be held up artificially on life support. Murphy reversed his order the following Monday, after it became known that Kasem's body was no longer responding to the artificial nutrition, allowing the family to place Kasem on "end-of-life" measures over the objections of Jean Kasem.
30 Hosted Nick at Nite on New Year's Eve, for nearly a decade, every year, from 1989-1998.
31 When he was hosting American Top 40, Kasem would often include trivia facts about songs he played and artists whose work he showcased. Frequently, he would mention a trivia fact about an unnamed singer before a commercial break, then provide the name of the singer after returning from the break.
32 When Kasem hosted American Top 40, his show featured certain songs in addition to the countdown, such as a "long distance dedication" from one listener to another; or, the song of a "spotlight artist". On the July 4 weekend of each year, the show's anniversary, Kasem often featured a special countdown of particular songs from a certain era, genre or artist.
33 Before he was a successful actor and television host, he was also a radio disc jockey at two rock stations: KYA Radio, in San Francisco, California, and KEWB, in Oakland, California.
34 The single "U2" by media satirists Negativland features some profane outtakes of Kasem saved by an engineer; it was recalled by the label SST Records and was featured in lawsuits. It involved Kasem doing a "long distance dedication" about a deceased dog and attempting to say "the letter U and the numeral two".
35 In his six-decade career, he had an over 35-year career as a spokesperson in many commercials.
36 He voiced Mark, the American name of Ken Washio on Battle of the Planets (1978), the first American version of Gatchaman, as well as Bluestreak, Cliffjumper, Teletraan I and Dr. Arkeville on The Transformers (1984) animated series, but left during the third season due to what he perceived as offensive caricatures of Arabs and Arab countries in one episode.
37 He initially was hired as the narrator for the situation comedy Soap (1977), but quit the series after the pilot due to the controversial adult themes the show promoted, hence, the job was given to future game show announcer Rod Roddy.
38 Prior to suffering from Parkinson's disease, his three oldest children and his brother protested in front of Kasem's home, claiming that Jean Kasem had prevented contact with their father for three months. [October 1, 2013].
39 Daughter Julie Kasem and her husband Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn filed a conservatorship petition to place Kasem under their care. However, the court denied their petition. [October 7, 2013].
40 Had originally wanted to be a baseball player and an actor, but chose to be a disc jockey, instead.
41 Attended high school with former baseball player Willie Kirkland.
42 Attended and graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit, Michigan, in 1950.
43 Hosted American Top 40, every year, from 1970-1988, at the time Shadoe Stevens was hosting, and again, from 1998-2004.
44 Kasem had been a radio disc jockey for 55 years, from age 22 to 77, passing his hosting duties to Ryan Seacrest.
45 He was once also seen on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) performing a Top Ten list: "The Top Ten Favorite Numbers from 1 to 10". The countdown of numbers was paused at number 2 for Kasem to spoof one of his long distance dedications.
46 After his final cartoon role on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010), he retired from voice acting at age 81.
47 Before he was a successful voice actor, and a radio personality, he was drafted into the United States Army in 1952, and sent to Korea, where he was a disc jockey and announcer on the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network.
48 Made two cameo appearances on Saved by the Bell (1989). In one episode, he played himself as the host of a school dance contest, and in the other, he narrated the story about the rise, fall, and rise again of the school group's band.
49 Best remembered as (an actor) Shaggy Rogers on Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) and as the host of America's Top 10 (1980).
50 At the beginning of Kasem's 12th year (1991-92) of America's Top 10 (1980), he handed over most of the hosting duties to Siedah Garrett, later Tommy Puett, while he had limited screen time. Afterwards, Kasem returned for what would be his last year, until he closed down the show in 1992 to focus on launching "Casey's Countdown", an adult contemporary music spin-off of Casey's Top 40.
51 Made a cameo appearance in Ghostbusters (1984), reprising his role as the host of American Top 40.
52 Fellow disc jockey and longtime friend Dick Clark filled in for him once on American Top 40 in 1972.
53 Radio hosting ran in his family.
54 Wrote a brochure published by the Arab American Institute entitled "Arab-Americans: Making a Difference".
55 Just before his death, he was in critical, but stable condition at a hospital in Washington state, receiving antibiotics for bedsores and treatment for high blood pressure. It was revealed that he had been bedridden for some time.
56 Casey Kasem passed away on June 15, 2014, at age 82, four months earlier, fellow disc jockey and game show host Jim Lange passed away in the same year, but was four months younger than him. Kasem appeared on an episode of Lange's The Dating Game (1965), where he was the bachelor.
57 (May 12, 2014) Daughter Kerri Kasem was granted conservatorship over Jean Kasem's objection. The court also ordered an investigation into her father's whereabouts, after her stepmother's attorney told the court her father was "no longer in the United States". Kasem was found soon after in Washington state.
58 A political liberal, he narrated a campaign ad for George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign, and hosted fundraisers for Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988.
59 He was widely known to be a very private person.
60 Mentor and friends with Ryan Seacrest.
61 Game show host Bob Eubanks filled in for him once on America's Top 10 (1980).
62 (October 1, 2013) Announced that he was suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease.
63 Was friends with: Dick Clark, Ed McMahon, Charlie O'Donnell, Charlie Tuna, Dave Hull, Geoff Edwards, Wink Martindale, Marla Gibbs, Adam West, Jamie Farr, Jerry Lewis, Marlo Thomas, Kathy Najimy, Don Bustany, Bob Eubanks, Alex Trebek, Monty Hall, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Sally Jessy Raphael, David Letterman, Rosie O'Donnell, Frank Welker, Jonathan Winters and Bob Bergen.
64 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).
65 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 27, 1981 (his 49th birthday).
66 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).
67 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.
68 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.
69 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.
70 The last show of the "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem" was aired on January 4, 2004.
71 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.
72 Inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1985 and the National Radio Hall of Fame in 1992.
73 Attended and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
74 Hit #103 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1964 with "A Letter from Elaina" (Warner 5474).
75 Was a strict vegetarian and suggested that Shaggy Rogers (whom he voiced on "Scooby-Doo") be a vegetarian as well.
76 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.
77 For decades, he provided the voice of Shaggy Rogers on the "Scooby-Doo" animated series.
78 Did voice-overs for four animated series during the 1969 season.
79 Had his own website devoted to Famous Arab-Americans.
80 Had Palestinian and Lebanese ancestry.
81 A veteran DJ and the original host of the "American Top 40" radio show.
82 Announcer for NBC Saturday Mornings in the 1980s.
83 Celebrity sponsor of the Great American Meatout on March 20, 2001.
84 Father of Kerri Kasem, Mike Kasem, Julie Kasem and Liberty Kasem.

#Quote
1 [on his recognizable voice quality] It's a natural quality of huskiness in the midrange of my voice that I call 'garbage'. It's not a clear-toned announcer's voice. It's more like the voice of the guy next door.
2 [on his American Top 40 show] I accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. That is the timeless thing.
3 Growing up, I actually wanted to be a professional baseball player, instead of a radio DJ. Believe it or not.
4 [his trademark catchphrase] Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

#Trademark
1 Short stature
2 The catchphrase: "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."
3 The voice of Shaggy Rogers
4 Distinctive dramatic voice
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