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->''"The group Music/{{Bananarama}} has such a light, cutesy-pie sound that they make Music/TheGoGos sound like Music/LedZeppelin by comparison."''
-->--'''Casey Kasem''', ''America's Top 40''

Casey Kasem (''né'' Kemal Amin Kasem) (April 27, 1932 -- June 15, 2014) was a Lebanese-American broadcaster and animation voice actor. As himself, he is best known for his radio program, ''Radio/AmericanTop40''. He also hosted a television adaptation, ''America’s Top 10'', and has made guest appearances in other shows such as ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' and ''Series/HawaiiFiveO''.

Besides his radio and on-screen work, Kasem has done character voices for {{Saturday morning cartoon}}s, most notably ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' (as Shaggy) and Creator/{{Filmation}}'s version of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' (as ComicBook/{{Robin}}, a role he carried over into ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''). He portrayed Cliffjumper and Bluestreak in the Generation 1 ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' TV series and reprised Cliffjumper in [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie the 1986 film]]. He was also the off-camera quizmaster on the U.S. version of ''100%'', and an announcer for Creator/{{NBC}} during the '70s and '80s, including their Saturday-morning promos and AdBumpers.

Kasem also worked on behalf of promoting understanding towards the Arab-American community (which is why he quit ''The Transformers'', after they featured a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed thinly-veiled takeoff of Muammar Ghadaffi]] who led the country of [[IncrediblyLamePun Carbombya]]), and later wondered if all his hard work would be undone by the tragedy of September 11th.

He passed away at the age of 82, on June 15, 2014.

His second wife (from 1980 until his death) was Jean Kasem née Thompson, mostly known for playing Loretta Tortelli on ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. In fact, Casey and her were also [[https://www.google.pt/search?q=Jean+Kasem&oq=je&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i60l2j69i57j69i61.1719j0j4&client=tablet-android-lenovo&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=7eKorYzboiVqsM: a short-guy, tall-girl couple]], rather like Loretta and her husband Nick.
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