Casey Kasem

Kasem in 2011, photo by Joe Seer/

Birth Name: Kemal Amin Kasem

Date of Birth: April 27, 1932

Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Death: June 15, 2014

Place of Death: Gig Harbor, Washington, U.S.

Ethnicity: Lebanese Druze

Casey Kasem was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio personality, actor, and voice actor.

He was the son of Lebanese Druze immigrants, Helen (Safa) and Amin Kasem.

He was named after Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Casey was married to actress Jean Thompson, until his death. He had three children, including radio personality Kerri Kasem, with his former wife Linda Myers; and a daughter with Jean.

Casey’s maternal grandmother was named Rose.


Genealogy of Casey Kasem (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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