Casey Kasem Biography (1932-)

Full name, Kemal Amin Kasem; born April 27, 1932 (some sources cite 1933), inDetroit, MI; both parents, grocers; married Linda Myers (a bank officer), 1972 (divorced, 1979); married Jean (an actress), 1980; children: (first marriage) Julie, Mike, Kerri; (second marriage) one daughter.

Radio host, television host, actor, producer
Birth Details
April 27, 1932
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • The Girls from Thunder Strip, American General, 1966
  • Mission Control announcer, Doomsday Machine (also known as Armageddon 1975, Doomsday, and Escape from Planet Earth), FirstLeisure, 1967
  • Mouth, The Glory Stompers, 1967
  • Disc jockey, Two Thousand Years Later, 1969
  • Keeg's brother, The Cycle Savages, American International Pictures, 1969
  • Phil, Free Grass (also known as Scream Free! and StreetDrugs), Hollywood Star, 1969
  • Knife, Wild Wheels, Fanfare Productions, 1969
  • Dr. Ken Anderson, The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (also knownas The Incredible Transplant), Mutual General/American InternationalPictures, 1971
  • Bernie, The Day the Lord Got Busted (also known as Soul Hustler), American Films, 1976
  • (Uncredited) Radio disc jockey, The Gumball Rally, 1976
  • Disc jockey, New York, New York, United Artists, 1977
  • Police pathologist, The Dark (also known as The Mutilator),Film Ventures International, 1979
  • Voice of Monty Marble, The Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone, 1979
  • Himself, Ghostbusters (also known as Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular), Columbia, 1984
  • Voice of Cliffjumper, Transformers--The Movie (animated; also known as Matrix Forever, The Transformers, Transformers the Movie: Mokushiroku matrix yo eien ni, and Transformers: Matrix yo eien ni), DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986
  • Wild Wheels, 1992
  • Himself, Mr. Wrong, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Bill Roman, James Dean: Race with Destiny (also known as JamesDean: Live Fast Die Young), Capstone, 1997
  • Himself, Undercover Angel, PM Entertainment Group, 1999
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, Scooby Doo's Greatest Mysteries, 1999
  • Voice of wedding disc jockey, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (also known as Rugrats in Paris: The Movie--Rugrats II), Paramount, 2000
  • Film Work
  • Producer, The Cycle Savages, American International Pictures, 1969
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Host, Shebang, syndicated, 1964
  • Voice, Mister Magoo (also known as The Famous Adventures of Mister Magoo), 1964
  • Voice of Dick Grayson/Robin, The Batman/Superman Hour, 1968
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, 1969
  • Voice of Robin/Dick Grayson, The Adventures of Batman (also knownas The Adventures of Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder), 1969
  • Voice of Baron Hughes, Sky Hawks (animated), 1969
  • Hot Wheels (animated), 1969
  • Voice of Groovy, Cattanooga Cats (animated), 1969
  • Voice of Alexander Cabot III, Josie and the Pussycats (animated),CBS, 1970
  • Voice of Alexander Cabot III, Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space (animated), CBS, 1972
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, 1972
  • Voice of Robin, Super Friends (animated), ABC, 1973
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, 1976
  • Voices of Robin and the computer, The All New Super Friends Hour (animated), ABC, 1977
  • Voice of Shaggy Rogers, Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics (animated), ABC, 1977
  • Voice of Mark, Battle of the Planets (animated; also known as G-Force), syndicated, 1978
  • Voices of Robin and the Justice League computer, The World's Greatest Super Heroes (animated), ABC, 1978
  • Disco Fever, syndicated, 1978
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, 1978
  • Voice of Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin, Challenge of the Super Friends, 1978
  • Voice of Robin, The World's Greatest Superfriends, 1979
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (animated), ABC, 1979-80
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Hour, 1980
  • Host, America's Top Ten, syndicated, 1980-90
  • Announcer, Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam (animated), NBC, 1981
  • Announcer, Space Stars (animated), NBC, 1981
  • Announcer, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (animated), NBC, 1981
  • Announcer, The Gary Coleman Show (animated), NBC, 1982
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, The Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Puppy Hour, 1982
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-DooShow, 1983
  • Voices of Cliffjumper, Bluestreak, Teletraan-I, and Dr. Archeville, The Transformers (animated; also known as Transformers: 2010 and Tatakae! Cho Robot Seimeitai Transformers), syndicated, 1984
  • Voice of Robin, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, 1984
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, 1984
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, The Thirteen Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (animated), ABC, 1985
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, Scooby's Mystery Funhouse (animated), ABC, 1985
  • Voice of Richard "Dick" Grayson/Robin, Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (animated), 1985
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, ABC, 1988
  • Host, Casey's Top Ten, syndicated, 1994
  • Also host, America's Choice, syndicated; and voice characterizations, Sesame Street, PBS.
  • Episodic
  • Provost marshal, "The Death Sentence," Garrison's Gorillas, 1968
  • Freddie Dryden, "Mother's Deadly Helper," Hawaii Five-0, 1974
  • Swift, "Steal Now--Pay Later," Hawaii Five-0, 1974
  • Voice, Jabberjaw, 1976
  • Paul Hamilton, "Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom: Parts 1 & 2," The Hardy Boys Mysteries (also known as The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries), 1977
  • Tom Rogers, "Winning Is for Losers," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978
  • Voice of Fishface, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, 1978
  • Voice of Swamp Rat, Dynomutt, Dog Wonder, 1978
  • Dreams, ABC, 1984
  • "Dancing to the Max," Saved by the Bell, 1989
  • Voice of Flakey Flakem, "Here's Hamton," Tiny Toon Adventures,1991
  • "Rockumetary," Saved by the Bell, 1991
  • "Episode with Colin Quinn," The Ben Stiller Show, Comedy Central,1992
  • "A Few Good Scouts," The Ben Stiller Show, Comedy Central, 1993
  • "Space Traders," Cosmic Slop, HBO, 1994
  • The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994
  • Cybill, CBS, 1995
  • The History of Rock 'n' Roll, syndicated, 1995
  • Spacey Kasem, Homeboys in Outer Space, UPN, 1996
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, "Bravo Scooby-Doo," Johnny Bravo, Cartoon Network, 1997
  • "The Audition," Sister, Sister, The WB, 1997
  • Also appeared in ALF; Matt Houston, ABC; Quincy, M.E., NBC; Fantasy Island, ABC; and Thicke of the Night, syndicated.
  • Specials
  • Voice of Peter Cottontail, Here Comes Peter Cottontail (animated),CBS, 1976
  • Voice, The Bear Who Slept through Christmas (animated), CBS, 1979
  • Announcer, Women Who Rate a "10," 1981
  • Host, Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die, syndicated, 1986
  • Cohost, Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, syndicated, 1987
  • Voice, Hanna-Barbera's 50th: A Yabba Dabba Doo Celebration, TNT, 1989
  • MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, syndicated, 1990
  • Karen Carpenter: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1997
  • Movies
  • Third radio actor, The Night That Panicked America, ABC, 1975
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, Scooby Doo Meets the Boo Brothers, ABC, 1987
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, Scooby Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf, ABC, 1989
  • Awards Presentations
  • Host, American Video Awards, 1987
  • The 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, 1990
  • Prism Awards 2000, 2000
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Harry, Mr. and Mrs. and the Bandstand Murders (pilot), ABC, 1975
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, Scooby Doo Goes Hollywood, 1979
  • Merriadoc Brandybuck, The Return of the King, 1980
  • Voices of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers and Mirror Monster, Scooby Doo andthe Ghoul School, 1988
  • Voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers, Scooby Doo in Arabian Nights (also known as Scooby Doo's Arabian Nights), 1994
  • Radio announcer, Merry Christmas, George Bailey, 1997
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Producer, America's Top Ten, syndicated, 1980-90
  • Executive producer, Portrait of a Legend, syndicated, 1981
  • Specials
  • Executive producer, American Video Awards, syndicated, 1985
  • Producer, American Video Awards, syndicated, 1987
  • Radio Appearances
  • Series
  • Cocreator and announcer, American Top Forty, syndicated, 1970-88
  • Host, Casey's Top 40, syndicated, beginning in 1989
  • Host, Casey's Hot 20, syndicated, beginning in 1995
  • Also appeared in The Lone Ranger and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.
  • Videos
  • Appeared in the Muppets music video She Drives Me Crazy.

Further Reference


    • Contemporary Newsmakers 1987, July 8, 1995, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1988.
    • Billboard, p. 79.
    • Broadcasting and Cable, February 13, 1995, p. 42.

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