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.

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 for the American Top 40 countdown; starting from its original run in 1970 to 1988, and then its revival from 1998 up until his retirement in 2009. In between the show's hiatus, he hosted Casey's Top 40 from 1989 to 1998. He also founded the American Video Awards in 1983, and continued to co-produce and host it until its final show in 1987.

Behind the scenes

  • In season two of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, Shaggy became a vegetarian out of request of 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. Seven years later in What's New, Scooby-Doo?, he returned to it when the producers agreed to make Shaggy a vegetarian once more.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Legum, Judd (2014). Kasem’s Secret Legacy: How He Used Scooby-Doo To Advance His Values Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  2. ^ Corliss, Richard (2014). "Casey Kasem: The Voice of America Retrieved September 25, 2022