Casey Kasem

With his warm, mellifluous voice and velvet-like delivery, disc jockey Casey Kasem built the foundation for one of radio's most popular programs "American Top 40" (syndicated, 1970- ). Kasem's format of counting down ... Read more »
Born: 04/27/1932 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (70)

The 12th Annual Prism Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

9th Annual Prism Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Voice

A Scooby-Doo Valentine 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

American Top 40 Live 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

8th Annual Prism Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

A Scooby-Doo Halloween 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Voice

The 2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Prism Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

A Scooby-Doo Christmas 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Voice

Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Shaggy (Actor)

Johnny Bravo 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Prism Awards 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

Wedding DJ (Actor)

Undercover Angel 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

James Dean: Race With Destiny 1997 (Movie)

Bill Roman, Jack Roman's Assistant (Actor)

Karen Carpenter: The E! True Hollywood Story 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Cybill 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mr. Wrong 1996 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sister, Sister 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Casey's Top Ten 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Martin Short Show 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Pup Named Scooby Doo 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

America's Top Ten 1979 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

American Video Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Host

Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Scooby's Mystery Funhouse 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

Transformers - The Movie 1986 (Movie)

of Cliffjumper (Voice)

Ghostbusters 1984 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Transformers 1984 (TV Show)

Voice

Disco Fever 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo 1979 - 1982 (TV Show)

Voice

The World's Greatest Super Heroes 1978 - 1980 (TV Show)

Voice

Battle of the Planets 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

Challenge of the Super Friends 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

Hong Kong Phooey 1974 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

Jabberjaw 1976 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

The All-New Super Friends Hour 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Voice

The Dark 1978 (Movie)

Pathologist (Actor)

Mr. & Ms. 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Day the Lord Got Busted 1975 (Movie)

Birnie (Actor)

Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space 1972 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

Josie and the Pussycats 1970 - 1972 (TV Show)

Voice

The Cattanooga Cats 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Voice

Cycle Savages 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant 1970 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

The Glory Stompers 1967 (Movie)

Mouth (Actor)

Cosmic Slop (TV Show)

Actor

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (TV Show)

Voice

Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (TV Show)

Voice

Scooby-Doo Goes Hollywood (TV Show)

Voice

Scooby-Doo Meets Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Super Friends (TV Show)

Voice
Producer (2)

American Video Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Portrait of a Legend 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Other (5)

Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends 1981 - 1986 (TV Show)

Other

The Gary Coleman Show 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Other

The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Other

The Space Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Other

Women Who Rate a "10" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

With his warm, mellifluous voice and velvet-like delivery, disc jockey Casey Kasem built the foundation for one of radio's most popular programs "American Top 40" (syndicated, 1970- ). Kasem's format of counting down the most popular songs, with the inclusion of fun facts and personal long-distance dedications, captivated a nation of radio listeners who found his enviable music knowledge and Everyman appeal a comforting constant in their lives. Kasem was also a prominent voice actor, adding humor and life to the affable slacker Shaggy on the Saturday morning staple, "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" (CBS, 1969-1972, 1974-76; ABC, 1976-78, 1982-84) and subsequent series from the popular franchise. Weathering decades of shifting musical styles, declining ratings, and contractual issues, Kasem remained as the host and driving force behind "American Top 40" for 39 years, an unparalleled achievement by a true icon of the entertainment industry. Sadly, the end of his life was marred by a feud between his wife, actress Jean Kasem, and his children from his first marriage, who went to court accusing their stepmother of restricting their access to their father, who was suffering from Lewy body dementia. The case was still proceeding when Casey Kasem died on Father's Day, June 15, 2014.

Relationships

Jean Kasem Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 21, 1980

Kerri Kasem Actor

Daughter
Born July 12, 1972; mother, Linda Myers

Mike Kasem

Son
Born Aug. 24, 1973

Liberty Kasem

Daughter

Linda Myers

Wife
Married in 1969 Divorced Nov. 20, 1980

Milestones

2010

Landed guest voiceover role on "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" (Cartoon Network) as Shaggy's father Colton Rogers

2009

Retired from his radio program 39 years to the day after "American Top 40" debuted

1998

Returned to radio and changed the program's name to "Casey's Top 40"

1992

Inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame

1988

Left "American Top 40" (replaced by Shadoe Stevens) over a salary dispute with its owner ABC Radio

1984

Made a cameo in the comedy hit "Ghostbusters"

1981

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1969

Launched the nationally syndicated radio program "American Top 40"

1968

Hired by Hanna-Barbera studios to provide the voice for the character of Shaggy on "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" (CBS, 1969-72, 1974-76; ABC, 1976-78, 1982-84)

1968

Began his career as a voiceover actor on "The Batman/Superman Hour" (CBS)

1966

Made acting debut with a supporting role in "The Girls from Thunder Strip"

1963

Moved to Los Angeles, CA; DJ'd at KRLA 1110 in Los Angeles, CA

1952

Drafted into the U.S. Army; deployed to Korea and worked as an announcer and disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network

During the 1960s, worked as a DJ for various stations including KYA in San Francisco, CA and WJW in Cleveland, OH

Discovered by Dick Clark while hosting local dance events in Los Angeles; Clark offered him a hosting job for a musical television show he was producing called "Shebang"

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