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Also Known As: Died: June 15, 2014
Born: April 27, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1952:
Drafted into the U.S. Army; deployed to Korea and worked as an announcer and disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network
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During the 1960s, worked as a DJ for various stations including KYA in San Francisco, CA and WJW in Cleveland, OH
1963:
Moved to Los Angeles, CA; DJ'd at KRLA 1110 in Los Angeles, CA
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Discovered by Dick Clark while hosting local dance events in Los Angeles; Clark offered him a hosting job for a musical television show he was producing called "Shebang"
1966:
Made acting debut with a supporting role in "The Girls from Thunder Strip"
1968:
Began his career as a voiceover actor on "The Batman/Superman Hour" (CBS)
1969:
Hired by Hanna-Barbera studios to provide the voice for the character of Shaggy on "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" (CBS, 1969-72, 1974-76; ABC, 1976-78, 1982-84)
1970:
Launched the nationally syndicated radio program "American Top 40"
1981:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1984:
Made a cameo in the comedy hit "Ghostbusters"
1988:
Left "American Top 40" (replaced by Shadoe Stevens) over a salary dispute with its owner ABC Radio
1992:
Inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame
1998:
Returned to radio and changed the program¿s name to "Casey¿s Top 40"
2009:
Retired from his radio program 39 years to the day after "American Top 40" debuted
2010:
Landed guest voiceover role on "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" (Cartoon Network) as Shaggy¿s father Colton Rogers

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