Casey Kasem - Famous Voice Actor

Casey Kasem Net Worth

$80,000,000

Casey Kasem was an American radio DJ and voice-over artist who had a net worth of $80 million at the time of his death in 2014. The multi-talented artist was best known for being the first to voice the character of Shaggy in the ‘Scooby-Doo’ franchise, which ran intermittently from 1969 all the way to 2009.

Key facts:

  • Casey Kasem was the first voice of the beloved character Shaggy in the 'Scooby-Doo' franchise, which ran from 1969 to 2009.
  • He co-founded and hosted the popular radio countdown show 'American Top 40', which played songs on the Billboard Hot 100 weekly chart.
  • In addition to his voice acting, Kasem appeared in various TV shows and films, including 'Hawaii Five-O' and 'Ghostbusters'.
  • He was a strong advocate for animal rights and environmentalism, being a vegan and refusing to voice a Burger King advertisement until they made Shaggy a vegetarian.
  • Kasem unfortunately battled with Parkinson's Disease and Lewy body dementia towards the end of his life, which eventually left him unable to speak.

Basic Information About Casey Kasem

CategoryCelebrities
ProfessionsVoice Actor, Disc jockey, Actor, Radio personality, Music Historian, Film Producer
Net worth$80,000,000
Date of birth1932-04-27
Place of birthDetroit
Date of death2014-06-15 (aged 82)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksDistinctive exciting voice
The voice of Shaggy Rogers
The voice of Robin on the Super Friends animated series
The catchphrase: "Keep your feet to the ground and keep reaching for the stars."
SpouseJean Kasem - (21 DecemberΒ 1980 - 15 JuneΒ 2014)Β (his death)Β (1 child)
Linda Myers - (1969 - 20 NovemberΒ 1980)Β (divorced)Β (3 children)
GenderMale
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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Casey Kasem roles

Movie / Series Role
FallenShaggy Rogers (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ghost BustersCasey Kasem (voice)
Looney Tunes: Back in ActionShaggy (voice)
New York, New YorkD.J. aka Midnight Bird
The Transformers: The MovieCliffjumper (voice)
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken HeartSelf (voice) (archive sound)
Johnny BravoShaggy 1 episode, 1997
Super FriendsRobin / ... 24 episodes, 1973-1983
Sesame StreetBlue Man in 'Q for Quarter' Cartoon / ... 28 episodes, 1970-1997
Scooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedColton Rogers 3 episodes, 2010-2013
Saturday Night LiveSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
Matt HoustonMaster of Ceremonies 1 episode, 1983
Blue's CluesRadio 1 episode, 2003
My Two DadsSelf 1 episode, 1989
AmenSelf 1 episode, 1991
Beverly Hills, 90210Mr. Franklin's Friend (uncredited) unknown episodes
The Dating GameSelf - Guest star contestant 1 episode, 1967
The Ben Stiller ShowCasey Kasem 2 episodes, 1992-1993
Scooby Doo, Where Are You!Norville 'Shaggy' Rogers / ... 25 episodes, 1969-1970
ALFSelf 1 episode, 1990
Sister, SisterCasey Kasem 1 episode, 1996
Fantasy IslandAgent 1 episode, 1984
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew MysteriesPaul Hamilton 2 episodes, 1977
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-DooShaggy / ... 30 episodes, 1979-1983
Saved by the BellCasey Kasem 2 episodes, 1989-1992
A Pup Named Scooby-DooShaggy / ... 27 episodes, 1988-1991
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf 1 episode, 1996
The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt HourShaggy Rogers / ... 39 episodes, 1976-1978
CybillSelf 1 episode, 1995
The New Scooby-Doo MysteriesShaggy Rogers / ... 14 episodes, 1983-1984
Hawaii Five-OFreddie Dryden / ... 2 episodes, 1974
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1993

Casey Kasem's Quotes

  • [his catchphrase] Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.
  • Growing up, I actually wanted to be a professional baseball player, instead of a radio DJ. Believe it or not.
  • [on his American Top 40 show] I accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. That is the timeless thing.
  • [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.

Casey Kasem's photos

Interesting Facts about Casey Kasem

  1. Father of Kerri Kasem, Mike Kasem, Julie Kasem and Liberty Kasem.
  2. Celebrity sponsor of the Great American Meatout on March 20, 2001.
  3. Announcer for NBC Saturday Mornings in the 1980s and an animal rights activist.
  4. A veteran disc jockey and the original host of the "American Top 40" radio show.
  5. Had Palestinian and Lebanese ancestry.
  6. Had his own website devoted to Famous Arab-Americans.
  7. Did voice-overs for four animated series during the 1969 season.
  8. For decades, he provided the voice of Shaggy Rogers on the "Scooby-Doo" animated series.
  9. 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.
  10. He was a strict vegetarian, in real-life, and suggested that Shaggy Rogers (whom he voiced on "Scooby-Doo") be a vegetarian as well.
  11. Hit #103 on the Billboard Singles Charts in 1964 with "A Letter from Elaina" (Warner 5474).
  12. Attended and graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
  13. 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.
  14. The last show of the "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem" was aired on January 4, 2004.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Also voiced the character Cliffjumper on 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).
  19. 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).
  20. 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).

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