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Casey Kasem - Robin Casey Kasem
Birthname: Kemal Amin Kasem

Born: April 27, 1933

Died: June 15, 2014

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Spouse: Jean Kasem

Best Known As: The voice of Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo franchise, starting in 1969


Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem, (born on April 27, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to Lebanese Druze parents) is an American radio personality and voice actor. Mr. Kasem is a graduate of Northwestern High School in Michigan and the Wayne State University. He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.


Background

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. In addition to his radio shows, Kasem was the voice of NBC, and helps out with the annual Jerry Lewis telethon. He also voiced the character Cliffjumper in animated TV series "Transformers" (1984) and then two years later in The Transformers: The Movie (1986).


Voice on Super Friends

Starting in 1968, he began doing the voice of Robin, The Boy Wonder on The Batman/Superman Hour. This of course led to his role on Super Friends as Robin, which lasted from 1973 - 1985.



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