Casey Kasem (Actor)

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(04-27-1932 - 06-15-2014) Age 82

Casey Kasem was the voice of the American Top 40 radio music program. He was also the original voice of Shaggy from the Sat Morning cartoon Scooby Doo.


He appeared in the following 3 episodes of Radio Mystery Theater
Date Episode Title Plot
10/14/1974 0160 A Scaffold for Two After his plane crashes in a secluded island, a lawyer learns that the locals employ their own judicial code. He is forced to take part in their farce of a system that ignores legal conventions.
09/12/1975 0343 The Ghost Plane A pair of strangers awaken aboard a strange plane with absolutely no recollection of who they are, and what they are doing there. Along the way, the pick-up three other passengers who suffer from the same memory loss as they travel towards a mysterious destination.
09/23/1975 0349 The Headless Hessian On the eve of their battle at Trenton, George Washington's troops are spooked and later assisted by a decapitated ghost.

5 Responses to Kasem Casey

I had no idea that Casey Kasem was an actor in addition to being THE voice of America. I sure miss hearing him on the radio. I, too, grew up listening to the top 40 countdown. I feel sorry for kids these days. They have never had the pleasure of listening to this wonderful man counting down the latest hits.

Angela Warner

+RIP Mr. Kasem. The voice of my growing up years. Thanks for the memories.

Vicky Hernandez

I grew up listening to Casey Kasem on American Top 40, which made its mark during the 1970s -- the second "golden age of radio." He was, as TIME magazine reported today, "America's voice." R.I.P.


Kasem's acting in all three episodes is excellent. I will admit that when I imagine Kasem's character, Conrad, in "A Scaffold for Two," I imagine Shaggy from Scooby-Doo.

James King

What a voice! I loved American Top 40 and I even listen to it now this year, some things are just timeless. I remember watching Scooby Doo, and had no idea it was Kasem as Shaggy, great to know. Indeed the Voice of America!


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