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Casey Kasem

Born April 27, 1932 (1932-04-27) (age 75)
Detroit, Michigan

Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem, (born on April 27, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American radio personality and voice actor. is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Detroit redirects here. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Detroit redirects here. ... A voice actor (also a voice artist) is a person who provides voices for animated characters (including those in feature films, television series, animated shorts), voice-overs in radio and television commercials, audio dramas, dubbed foreign language films, video games, puppet shows, and amusement rides. ...


Kasem founded the popular American Top 40 franchise in 1970, hosting it from 1970 to 1988 and then from 1998 to 2004. Between 1989 to 1998, he was the host of Casey's Top 40, Casey's Hot 20, and Casey's Countdown. He currently hosts four weekly syndicated radio programs based on the American Top 40 franchise: American Top 20 with Casey Kasem, American Top 10 with Casey Kasem, Casey Kasem's American Top 40: The 70s, and Casey Kasem's American Top 40: The 80s. The later two are replays of AT40 shows from the respective decades. The American Top 40 logo American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally-syndicated, independent radio program created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany. ... Caseys Top 40 was a CHR/Pop music countdown that was hosted by Casey Kasem and distrubted by Westwood One from 1989-1998. ...


In addition to his radio shows, Kasem also provides the voice of many commercials, has done many voices for Sesame Street, was the voice of NBC, helps out with the annual Jerry Lewis telethon, and most notably, provided the cartoon voice of Robin, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo and a number of characters for the Transformers cartoon series of the 1980s. Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... This article is about the television network. ... The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon is hosted by Jerry Lewis to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. ... Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. ... Scooby (left) and Shaggy (right), as seen in Whats New Scooby Doo? Norville Shaggy Rogers is a fictional character in the American animated television series Scooby-Doo, about the adventures of four crime-solving teenagers and Shaggys pet Great Dane, Scooby-Doo. ... Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002... Transformers are fictional alien robots and the titular characters of a popular[1] Hasbro toy line and its spin-offs. ...

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Radio

Kasem is best known by name as a music historian and disc jockey, most notably as host of the weekly American Top 40 radio program from 1970 to 1988, and again from March 1998 until January 10, 2004, when Ryan Seacrest succeeded him. He hosted a spin-off television show called America's Top 10 for a time in the 1980s. He was the host of the short-lived American version of 100% in 1999. For a period in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Kasem was the staff announcer for the NBC television network. More recently, he has appeared on infomercials about CD music compilations. Kasem was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1992. He is a graduate of Wayne State University. The American Top 40 logo American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an internationally-syndicated, independent radio program created by Casey Kasem and Don Bustany. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ryan John Seacrest is an American television/radio host. ... American top 10 was a show of music hits that was hosted y kasey casem in the 80s. ... 100% is the name of a television game show which ran in the United Kingdom from the day after the inception of its host television channel, Channel 5 (31 March 1997, now more correctly known as Five) until July 2001. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... CD redirects here. ... // The National Radio Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Illinois, is a museum dedicated to recognizing those who have contributed to the development of the radio medium throughout its history in the United States. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ...


From January 1989 to March 1998 when he was not at the helm of American Top 40, he was host of Casey's Top 40, Casey's Hot 20, and Casey's Countdown syndicated out of the Westwood One Radio Networks. Caseys Top 40 was a CHR/Pop music countdown that was hosted by Casey Kasem and distrubted by Westwood One from 1989-1998. ...


In August 2006 XM Satellite Radio began airing newly restored versions of the original American Top 40 radio show from the 1970s and 1980s. Premiere Radio Networks also started airing reruns of AT40 (dating from 1970 to 1978 & 1980-1988) in January 2007. “XM” redirects here. ... Premiere Radio Networks is a radio syndication and preparation company based in the United States. ...


Casey Kasem developed his rock-trivia persona from his work as a disc jockey in the early 1960s at KEWB in Oakland, California. His radio career actually started in the mid 1950s in Detroit, with station WJBK. He also worked for several other stations across the country, including WBNY (now WWWS) in Buffalo, New York, before launching the national show. For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... KEWB (now KNEW) was a radio station operated by Crowell Collier Broadcasting (Colliers Weekly magazine) in Oakland, CA from 1959 to 1966. ... Oakland redirects here. ... WWWS is a radio station located in Buffalo, New York. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ...


Known as a perfectionist in the studio, there are two known instances where Kasem lost his temper due to what he perceived as production errors. One dealt with the song selection prior to a long-distance dedication and the other had to do with the over explanation of the band U2, then relatively unknown to the mainstream audience. Both these moments have been displayed and satirized on websites such as YouTube. YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ...


He is known by his signature sign-off "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."


Television

Kasem is a prominent voice-over actor, most notably the voice of "Shaggy" in Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo cartoons from 1969 onwards. He has done work for many other animated series, such as the voice of Robin, The Boy/Teen Wonder in the 1968 Batman cartoons and various versions of SuperFriends, the drummer Groove from The Cattanooga Cats (1969), Alexander Cabot III from Josie and the Pussycats (1970, 1972), and television specials such as Rankin-Bass' Here Comes Peter Cottontail. Kasem has also done many TV commercial voiceovers for companies and products like A&P, Chevron, Ford, Red Lobster, Raid, Hoover vacuum cleaners, Joy dish soap, Heinz Ketchup, Sears, Prestone, Continental Airlines, the California Raisin Advisory Board, the National Cancer Institute, and promos for the NBC television network[citation needed]. He also played the voice of Mark, the American name of Ken Washio in Battle of the Planets, the first American version of Gatchaman, as well as Bluestreak, Cliffjumper, Teletraan-I and Dr. Arkeville in the original Transformers animated series. Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Scooby-doo is also British naval divers slang for civilian sport scuba diver. Scooby-Doo is an important character in animation up to this day Scooby-Doo is a long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions from 1969 to 1986, 1988 to 1991, and from 2002... The year 1969 in television involved some significant events. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Robin (also referred to as The Boy Wonder) is the name of several fictional characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, originally created by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, as a junior counterpart to DC Comics superhero Batman. ... The Batman/Superman Hour was a Filmation animated series that was broadcast on CBS from 1968–1969. ... Super Friends is an animated series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1973 to 1985. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... The Cattanooga Cats was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC. The show premiered on September 6, 1969 and ran until September 4, 1971, when it was cancelled. ... Alexander Alex Cabot III is one of the supporting characters in Josie and the Pussycats. ... Josie and the Pussycats was an American animated television series produced for Saturday mornings by Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1970 for CBS. In 1972, Hanna-Barbera produced a spin-off called Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, which ran until 1974. ... Rankin-Bass (aka Videocraft International) is an American production company, known for its seasonal television specials. ... Here Comes Peter Cottontail is a 1971 Easter television special made by Rankin-Bass, based on the song of the same name; it was originally broadcast on ABC-TV. In 2006, it was followed by a direct to video sequel, Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie. ... For the short story by John Updike, see A&P (story). ... Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is one of the worlds largest global energy companies. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... Red Lobster is a U.S. chain of seafood restaurants. ... Image:RAID ant and roach. ... Hoover Company logo, originally designed by Henry Dreyfuss The Hoover Company started out as an American floor care manufacturer based in North Canton, Ohio. ... Canister vacuum cleaner A vacuum cleaner is a device that uses an air pump to create a vacuum to suck up dust and dirt, usually from carpeted floors. ... Joy dishwashing liquid is a major brand of dish-cleaning detergent product made by U.S.-based personal and cleaning products manufacturer and marketer Procter & Gamble. ... H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE: HNZ), commonly known as Heinz, famous for its 57 Varieties slogan, is a processed food product company with its headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... Honeywell Heating Specialties Company Stock Certificate dated 1924 signed by Mark C. Honeywell - courtesy of Scripophily. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... The California Raisin Advisory Board (or CALRAB) is most notable for the use of The California Raisins to market their namesake product, raisins. ... The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the United States Federal governments National Institutes of Health. ... This article is about the television network. ... The word voice can be used to refer to: Sound: The human voice. ... Battle of the Planets (1978) is the first Westernized adaptation of the 1972 Japanese animated television series known as Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman. ... Categories: Stub ...


Kasem also hosted, from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1991 to 1992, the syndicated American Top 40 TV spinoff America's Top 10, a weekly one-hour music video show that counted down the top 10 songs in the United States. American top 10 was a show of music hits that was hosted y kasey casem in the 80s. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


He initially was hired as the narrator of the TV show Soap, but quit the series after the pilot due to the controversial adult themes the show promoted. Rod Roddy replaced him in the narrator role; it became Roddy's breakout role and his first national television announcing role. For other uses, see Soap (disambiguation). ... Robert Ray Rod Roddy (September 28, 1937 – October 27, 2003) was an American radio and television announcer[1], best known as the announcer for the popular game show The Price is Right from 1986 until his death. ...


He has also lent his voice on Sesame Street in the 1970s and 80s. Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ...


In addition to voice-acting, Kasem has appeared on camera on Nick-at-Nite on New Year's Eve from 1989 to 1998, counting down the top reruns of the year. Nick at Nite is the evening programming block broadcast over Nickelodeon Sunday – Thursdays from 9 PM – 6 AM and Friday – Saturdays from 10 PM – 6 AM Eastern and Pacific Standard Time. ...


He was once also seen on "The Late Show with David Letterman" performing a Top Ten list - the Top Ten Numbers from 10 to 1. The countdown of numbers was paused at number 2 for Kasem to spoof one of his long distance dedications. David Letterman could be heard laughing loudly in the background. David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian. ...


Additionally, he has appeared on-camera as a co-host of Jerry Lewis's annual Labor Day Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association since 1983.


Kasem also made two separate cameo appearances on the TV show Saved by the Bell in the early 1990s and one cameo appearance on the 1970s show Quincy, M.E. in the episode "An Unfriendly Radiance." Saved by the Bell is an American dramatic sitcom that originally aired between 1989 and 1993. ... Quincy, M.E. (or simply Quincy) is the name of a United States television series that aired from October 3, 1976, to May 11, 1983, on NBC (and can be seen in the UK on ITV3 and intermittently on the ITV Network, as well as in syndication on MeTV in...


In the late 70's, Kasem portrayed an actor who imitated Columbo and had a key role in the Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries two-part episodes: The Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom Part I & Part II.


Personal life

Kasem was married to actress/singer Linda Myers from 1972 to 1979 and they have three children together: Mike, Kerri and Julie. Mike Kasem is a voice-over actor and in 1997 presented the MTV US Top 20 Countdown.[1] Their daughter Kerri Kasem is television and radio host. Kasem also has a daughter, Liberty Irene Kasem (b. 31 May 1990), by his second wife, Jean (neƩ Thompson), who he has been married to since 1980. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Kerri Kasem (b. ... Jean Thompson Kasem (born 1954) is famous for playing the part of Loretta Tortelli[1] on the sitcom Cheers. ...


Kasem is of Lebanese Druze heritage,[2] and a vegan. Religions Druzism Scriptures Rasail al-hikmah (Epistles of Wisdom), Quran Languages Arabic. ...


He has been active in politics for many years, supporting Lebanese-American and Arab-American causes and politicians.


He was a member of Citizens for Nader in 2000 and supported Dennis Kucinich in his 2004 and 2008 presidential runs.[3] Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney and political activist in the areas of consumer rights, humanitarianism, environmentalism and democratic government. ... Dennis John Kucinich (IPA: ) (born October 8, 1946) is an American politician of the Democratic party and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in both 2004 and 2008. ...


Kasem has written a brochure published by the Arab-American Institute entitled "Arab-Americans: Making a Difference."[4] Founded in 1985, the Arab American Institute is a non-profit, membership organization and advocacy group based in Washington D.C. that focuses on the issues and interests of Arab-Americans nationwide. ...


References

  1. ^ Mike Kasem
  2. ^ TY: Casey Kasem born as Kamal Amin Kasem
  3. ^ http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/Casey_Kasem.php.
  4. ^ The Arab American Institute

Further reading

  • Durkee, Rob. "American Top 40: The Countdown of the Century." Schriner Books, New York City, 1999. ISBN 0-02-864895-1.
  • Battistini, Pete, "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (The 1970's)." Authorhouse.com, January 31, 2005. ISBN 1-4184-1070-5.

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External links

  • Kasem entry at the National Broadcaster's Hall of Fame
  • Casey Kasem at the Internet Movie Database
  • Casey Kasem at VoiceChasers
  • Casey Kasem's Brochure "Arab-Americans: Making a Difference"
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

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