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Kemal Amen "Casey" Kasem (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, and actor, known for being the host of several music radio countdown programs, most notably ''American Top 40'', from 1970 until his retirement in 2009, and for providing the voice of "Shaggy" Rogers in the ''Scooby-Doo'' franchise from 1969 to 1997, and again from 2002 until 2009.
Kasem co-founded the ''American Top 40'' franchise in 1970, hosting it from its inception to 1988, and again from 1998 to 2004. Between January 1989 and early 1998, he was the host of ''Casey's Top 40'', ''Casey's Hot 20'', and ''Casey's Countdown''. From 1998 to 2009, Kasem also hosted two adult contemporary spin-offs of ''American Top 40'': ''American Top 20'' and ''American Top 10''.
In addition to his radio shows, Kasem provided the voice of many commercials, performed many voices for ''Sesame Street'', provided the character voice of Peter Cottontail in the Rankin/Bass production of ''Here Comes Peter Cottontail'', was "the voice of NBC", and helped out with the annual Jerry Lewis telethon. He provided the cartoon voices 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 aired on WGN America, but was replaced by rival Rick Dees. After 40 years, Kasem retired from his role of voicing Shaggy in 2009, although he did voice Shaggy's father in the 2010 TV series, ''Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated''.
Kasem was born in Detroit, Michigan, on April 27, 1932, to Lebanese Druze immigrant parents, who had settled in Michigan, where they worked as grocers.〔 Source notes: "some sources cite 1933"〕 Kasem was named after Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a man Kasem said his father respected.〔 Kasem's mention of Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk at about the 5:22 mark of the video.〕
In the 1940s, "Make Believe Ballroom" reportedly inspired Kasem to follow a career in radio and later host a national radio hits countdown show. Kasem received his first experience in radio covering sports at Northwestern High School in Detroit.〔 He then went to Wayne State University for college. While at Wayne State, he voiced children on radio programs such as ''The Lone Ranger'' and ''Challenge of the Yukon.'' In 1952, Kasem was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Korea. There, he worked as a DJ/announcer on the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network.
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