- Born in Detroit to Lebanese-American parents.
- Was drafted to Korea in 1952, where he acted in radio drama for the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network.
- Worked at several U.S. radio stations upon his return from Korea.
- Cofounded the American Top 40 franchise in 1970, and was the host of the syndicated radio show and its various versions for the next 39 years.
- Was the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo from 1969 to 2009; in 2010, he came back as the voice of Shaggy's dad in the series Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated.
- Is a vegan and lobbied for Shaggy's diet to reflect his own anti-meat beliefs.
- Was the youngest person to be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1992. Billboard Magazine also honored him with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
- Jean Kasem — Wife
- Mike Kasem — Son
- Liberty Irene Kasem — Daughter
- Mourner Kasem — Brother
- Julie Kasem — Daughter
- Kerri Kasem — Daughter
- Linda Myers — Ex-wife
- Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States (BA in Speech Education, 1957)
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