Casey Kasem

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Casey Kasem
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Years active at Hanna-Barbera: 1969-1997
Years active at Warner Bros.: 2002-2009
Characters played: Shaggy Rogers
Groove
Alexander Cabot III
Robin
Bill Baker
Albert Shaggleford
Colton Rogers

Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem was an American voice actor, best known as the voice of Shaggy Rogers on Scooby-Doo, and Robin on Super Friends.

Kasem died on June 15, 2014, at the age of 82.

Roles

20th century

21st century

Other roles

Apart from his work in animation, Kasem was also a popular radio disc jockey. He was the co-creator and host of the American Top 40 countdown; starting from its original run in 1970-88, and then its revival from 1998 until his retirement in 2009. In between that show's hiatus, he hosted Casey's Top 40 from 1989-98. He also founded the American Video Awards in 1983, and continued to co-produce and host it until its finale in 1987.

Behind the scenes

  • In season two of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, Shaggy became a vegetarian out of a request from Kasem, who became a vegetarian around this time (and then later a vegan). Kasem had briefly quit his role in 1995, after he was requested to do a Burger King commercial with his character. He returned to the role years later, when producers agreed to make Shaggy a vegetarian once more; starting in 2002.[1][2]
    • The only other times where Kasem voiced Shaggy during his break was in some TV commercials, and a guest appearance on a Johnny Bravo episode that aired in 1997.

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