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Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem was an American radio personality and actor. From hosting the Top 40 to voicing Shaggy of Scooby Doo, Casey’s career spanned a wide array of work.

He was born on April 27, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, and he is of Lebanese descent. However, as a child in an effort to assimilate to American culture quicker, Casey was not allowed to speak Arabic at home. Casey was in his stride during the latter half of the 20th century. He came to be known as “the voice on NBC”. His voice was used for commercials, children’s TV shows, as a radio host and more. Founding the American Video Awards in 1983, and continuing to host it until its end.

Before his rise to fame, Caset received his Speech Education degree from Wayne State University.

His daughter, Kerri Kasem, also went into television and became a radio host.

Throughout his career, Casey has achieved many things. To honor that, in 1981, he received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. As well as receiving the Radio Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


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