Daphne Blake is a fictional character in the long-running American animated series Scooby-Doo. Daphne, depicted as coming from a wealthy family, is noted for her red hair, lavender heels, fashion sense, her knack for getting into danger, hence the nickname "Danger Prone Daphne". Daphne has appeared in more adaptations than the other characters, aside from Shaggy Rogers and Scooby-Doo; the Daphne character was inspired by the sophisticated and money-hungry teen character Thalia Menninger, as played by Tuesday Weld, from the late 50s/early 60s American sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! shows her birthday to be December 25 to create a personal conflict for her regarding Christmas overshadowing her birthday. According to Scooby-Doo: Behind the Scenes, Daphne wanted to be both a supermodel and a detective as a child, her aspirations had an effect on her personal life as she was always late for dates whenever she went on mysteries with the gang. Her father gave her and her friends the money to start off and, prior to buying the Mystery Machine, Daphne gave her parents gas money to drive to where there were mysteries to be solved.
Together with her other teenage companions, Fred Jones, Velma Dinkley, Shaggy Rogers, Shaggy's Great Dane, Scooby-Doo, Daphne would engage in solving various mysteries. In the first series, Daphne was portrayed as the beautiful and enthusiastic but clumsy and danger-prone member of the gang who always follows her intuition, she serves as the damsel in distress and would get kidnapped, tied up, left imprisoned. But as the franchise went on, she became a stronger, more independent character, who could take care of herself. During the series' fourth incarnation, Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo, some of the episodes focused on Daphne. In the episode, "Shiver and Shake, That Demon's a Snake", Daphne buys an idol, cursed by the snake demon. On the sailboat, the snake demon attacks demands an idol to return. In the episode, "The Scary Sky Skeleton", Daphne is reunited with Wendy. In the episode, "I Left My Neck in San Francisco", Daphne becomes sick and she's unable to help the gang to solve the mystery about The Lady Vampire of the Bay.
Due to the vampire's look, Daphne's unseen reflection in the mirror, the bat flying around Daphne's bed and herself returning to bed a little Scooby and Scrappy are convinced that Daphne is a vampire. When the vampiress is revealed to be Lefty Callahan, Scooby and Scrappy realize they made a mistake with suspecting Daphne and she is feeling well again; when the original Mystery Inc. group took a hiatus from the franchise in the 80s, Daphne was absent too, with the series focusing on the comedy antics of Scooby and Scrappy. However, when the "Whodunnit?" Aspect returned to the series with The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, Daphne returned, now an accomplished investigator assisted by Shaggy and the two dogs, investigating supernatural occurrences. She continued to help Scooby battle evil forces of the supernatural in the 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo series; the youthful Daphne portrayed in A Pup Named Scooby-Doo would call upon her butler, Jenkins, to do various tasks. The younger Daphne is shown to not believe in ghost/monsters/supernatural, a trait she lacks outside the A Pup Named Scooby-Doo series.
In the movie Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, Daphne as an adult, had a successful investigative TV series called Coast to Coast with Daphne Blake on a fictional channel called "Americana", which the show had aired on for two seasons. The producer of the show was Fred Jones. Throughout the various incarnations of the character, there has been speculation that Daphne and Fred had an attraction toward each other; this is emphasized in many of the direct-to-video movies and the TV series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated. By the time of the second season, they are shown to be dating, showing more of his feelings toward Daphne. In the first live-action Scooby-Doo movie, the two are just friends with but as the film progresses they begin to develop a romantic interest in each other and kiss after saving Spooky Island. In the sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, they are in a relationship. In Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Daphne is portrayed as being an eccentric nonconformist having a different odd obsession each episode Stefanianna Christopherson Heather North Kellie Martin Mary Kay Bergman Grey DeLisle Sarah Michelle Gellar Emily Tennant Adrienne Wilkinson Kate Melton Sarah Jeffery Amanda Seyfried Her usual appeara
Aloha, Scooby-Doo is a 2005 direct-to-video animated comedy horror mystery film, the eighth in a series of direct-to-video animated films based upon the Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on February 8, 2005, it was produced by Warner Bros. Animation, though it featured a logo for Hanna-Barbera Cartoons at the end, it is Ray Bumatai's last performance before his death in October 2005. This movie, along with Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, were the first Scooby-Doo movies to be re-released on Blu-ray on April 5, 2011; the gang travels to Hawaii on a free trip from a surf-and-beachwear company called "Goha Aloha" thanks to Daphne, whom the company wants to design some new swimwear for them. The gang goes there to see the Big Kahuna of Hanahuna Surfing Contest. However, the contest used to only be open for the natives and not for mainlanders, but now the mayor has made it open for everybody. Many locals are angry because of this Manu Tuiama, a beefcake local surfer, his friend, Little Jim.
Just a few days before the contest, the demons of the evil Wiki-Tiki spirit attacked the village and kidnapped Snookie, Manu's beautiful girlfriend. This drives away most of the tourists and surfers, the locals believe the spirit is angry that the surfing contest is open to anybody, that a new resort, Coconut Beach Condominiums, is being built on sacred ground by local real estate agent Ruben Laluna; when the gang meets Jared Moon, a representative from the Goha Aloha-company in Hanahuna, he's selling tiki charms that are supposed to ward off evil demons. The mayor refuses to postpone the contest after the Tiki demons attack again at a feast; the gang wants to get to the bottom of the mystery, go to Auntie Mahina, a local shawoman who lives deep in the jungle. On the way there, Manu gets kidnapped by the Wiki-Tiki. Auntie Mahina tells them the Wiki-Tiki, she says they need to go to the cave where the monster lives to get rid of it, or Snookie and Manu will be sacrificed in the volcano. She gives Fred a necklace which should keep the monster away.
The necklace is filled with an extract from a sacred root called bola gawana, which she claims that the ancients used to repel away evil spirits. The gang goes to the cave, get chased by bats and the little demons, until they lose them and find Snookie, who tries to lead them out before getting recaptured by the Wiki-Tiki; the gang find themselves in a snake pit cave, but are able to get out of it because of music by Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. After escaping, the gang does some searching and stumbles upon a cave within the volcano, during which the discover that the volcano is in fact still dormant and that the Wiki-Tiki and its demons are not ancient spirits; the little demons turn out to just be remote-controlled robots. After looking at a picture of the Wiki-Tiki when it was out surfing, the gang notices its using a Goha Aloha-brand surfboard. Back at the island, it is only one day until the contest, the locals are scared something bad will happen. Little Jim blames the mayor for Snookie and Manu's disappearances, says that whatever happens during the contest will be her fault as well.
The following day, Daphne enters the contest in hopes of capturing the Wiki-Tiki, whom they are sure will show up. Sure enough, it comes and scares the surfers and chases Shaggy and Scooby, until it was washed up by a wave; the gang reveal Snookie to be his partner-in-crime. The gang explains that Manu and Snookie wanted to scare off both the locals and the tourists so they could buy up all the real estate on the island and sell it back to the original owners at a big profit. Velma says that Snookie's an expert in rocket science and robotics, created the "demons." Scooby wins the contest for the way. Manu expresses his shock and anger at losing the surfing contest to a dog as he and Snookie are arrested and taken to jail; that night, the gang plus the mayor, Little Jim, Jared Moon, Ruben Laluna and Auntie Mahina enjoy a big luau at the hotel the gang was staying at. They congratulate the gang for solving the mystery, Laluna informs them that the property bought up by Manu and Snookie will be returned to the original owners and Jared Moon tells Daphne that Goha Aloha loved her swimsuit designs and wants to buy them.
After Auntie Mahina thanks the gang for what they did, the mini-tikis come to the party and advance——but instead of attacking people, they start dancing. It's revealed that Scooby has the remote control for them and he's the one making them dance. Everyone laughs while Scooby says his catchphrase before saying "Aloha!". Frank Welker as Fred Jones, Scooby-Doo, Wiki-Tiki Casey Kasem as Shaggy Rogers Grey DeLisle as Daphne Blake, Auntie Mahina, Local Woman #2 Mindy Cohn as Velma Dinkley Mario Lopez as Manu Tuiama Ray Bumatai as Little Jim Teri Garr as Mayor Molly Quinn Adam West as Jared Moon Tom Kenny as Ruben Laluna Dee Bradley Baker as Tiny Tiki/Surfer on Bike/California Surfer Dude/Local Guy #1/Wild Pig/Gecko/Flame Thrower Tia Carrere as Snookie Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy? was released on December 13, 2005. Aloha, Scooby-Doo! on IMDb Aloha, Scooby-Doo! at AllMovie
Carlo Steven Krakoff, professionally known as Carl Steven, was an American former child actor and voice actor. He was a native of California; as a boy, he appeared in a number of television series and films, with recurring roles on Webster, Punky Brewster, Out of This World, Weird Science. Steven appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock as a young Spock, in a minor role in Disney's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, he provided the voice of a young Fred Jones for four seasons on the Hanna-Barbera animated series A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, the first -- and only -- actor besides Frank Welker to do so. As an adult, Steven retired from acting, he became addicted to prescription medications after a tonsillectomy, stole to support his addiction. Steven was sentenced to 13 years in prison for armed robbery in 2010, he was married to Dawn Krakoff from 1998 until his death in 2011. He had a son named Noah. Steven died on July 31, 2011, at the age of 36, of a heroin overdose while in prison in Tucson, Arizona.
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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins is a 2009 American made-for-television comedy film directed by Brian Levant, produced by Warner Premiere and distributed by Warner Home Video; the film aired on Cartoon Network on September 13, 2009, released on September 22, 2009 on DVD and Blu-Ray. It is the third installment in the Scooby-Doo live-action film series, revealing how the Mystery Inc. gang met and the events of their first case. The live-action cast features Robbie Amell as Fred, Kate Melton as Daphne, Hayley Kiyoko as Velma and Nick Palatas as Shaggy. Scooby-Doo was created using computer-generated imagery and his voice is provided by Frank Welker, a cast member of the animated series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and The Scooby-Doo Show, providing the voice of Fred. The music is scored by Academy Award-nominee David Newman, who had scored the theatrical films Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed; the film is dedicated to Lorena Gale. Its sequel, Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, was released on October 16, 2010.
In Coolsville, four teenagers are accidentally involved in a fight on the school bus, which causes the bus to crash into a flagpole, which falls on Vice Principal Grimes' 2007 Ford Mustang, smashing its windshield. Because of the fight on the bus and the damage to Grimes' car, the teenagers are sent to the library for detention. Norville "Shaggy" Rogers is a clumsy, geeky outcast, who tried to smuggle his dog Scooby-Doo onto the bus, they bond somewhat over a shared interest in mysteries, but get on each other's nerves. Two ghosts appear and chase them to the gym where a pep rally is taking place. A third ghost, The Specter appears, he starts telling everyone to leave. The stamp-collecting Principal Deedle decides to close the school, but Vice Principal Grimes deems it a prank and suspends the quartet as he refuses to believe that there are ghosts in the school; the gang tries to clear their names by investigating the ghosts at the school, which leads to Grimes expelling them and threatening to have them arrested if they're caught sneaking into the school again.
Further investigation, in disguise at the school, makes. Searching at night at Grimes' house leads them to information about a time capsule; the ghosts attack again, the teens are knocked out. The Specter, keeping Scooby and Grimes as prisoners, forces the gang to search underground for the time capsule. Unable to find the capsule, they trick the Specter into coming down to carry the capsule out of the hole, but the plan backfires when they try to lock him up in a flooded room, the Specter acquires the capsule. Stealing the capsule back, the gang uses a book of spells to banish the ghosts. Scooby manages to break free of his restraints and arrives just in time to subdue the Specter, who turns out to be Principal Deedle; the principal reveals that a stamp misprint was hidden within the time capsule, something that would have been worth a fortune. The time capsule was meant to be buried when the school first opened, but a flood hit the town that day and the capsule was lost in the old school underneath the new school.
Deedle being determined to claim the misprint in the time capsule used the spell book to summon the ghosts to scare everyone away so he as the Specter can open the time capsule himself. As the exposed Deedle is fired from his job and is sent to prison for his crimes, the group is publicly congratulated by Grimes who apologises to the gang for falsely accusing them. In the film's ending, the group decide to stay together and solve mysteries, they head off to "investigate some strange goings-on at the Coolsville museum", a hint to the first episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and their first case, The Black Knight Ghost. Robbie Amell as Fred Jones Kate Melton as Daphne Blake Hayley Kiyoko as Velma Dinkley Nick Palatas as Norville "Shaggy" Rogers Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo Shawn Macdonald as Principal Deedle Garry Chalk as Vice Principal Grimes Leah James as Prudence Prufrock Brian Sutton as Ezekiel Gallows C. Ernst Harth as the Janitor Lorena Gale as the Librarian Daniel Riordan as The Specter Filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, including Templeton Secondary School from August 4, 2008.
Cartoon Network's content advisor Rob Sorcher had said, "This contemporary take on Scooby-Doo will be an exciting movie event on Cartoon Network. This project is an anchor component of our new push into movies, our great partnership with Warner Premiere and the overall expectation of Cartoon Network programming efforts." The trailer for Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins was first seen on the DVD of Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword, 17 Again and Shorts. Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins was the most-watched telecast in Cartoon Network history with 6.1 million viewers on September 13, 2009, outdistancing the previous high of 3.9 million viewers that tuned into the premiere of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Due to the success of Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, a sequel went into development in October 2009. Titled Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, principal photography commenced on March 15, 2010 in various locations around Southern California; the sequel aired on October 16, 2010 and was released on DVD in 2011.
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Robert Patrick Amell is a Canadian actor. He is known for playing Stephen Jameson on The CW's series The Tomorrow People, Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm on The CW's series The Flash, Fred Jones in the films Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, the films The Hunters as Paxton Flynn, The DUFF as Wesley Rush, The Babysitter as Max, he has had recurring roles on such television shows as Life with Derek, True Jackson, VP, Unnatural History, Revenge. Amell was born in Toronto, the son of Jo and Rob Amell, who work in the custom jewellery business, he is a first cousin of Arrow actor Stephen Amell. Along with his sister, he started modeling and acting in small roles in commercials when he was six years old. At age sixteen, he began landing roles in high school plays such as Louis and Dave and Fionia, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest, his love for acting made. He graduated from Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate in Toronto in 2006, he pursued his career in acting.
Amell's first role was Daniel Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which filmed in the Muskoka Region of Ontario. Meant to be a non-speaking role, he ended up getting a couple of lines, he appeared in the 2007 horror film Left for Dead. Amell had a role in the Canadian Family Channel series Life with Derek, playing lead character Casey McDonald's boyfriend, Max. Life with Derek was distributed worldwide, including US Disney Channel and its international affiliates, he has appeared in the ABC Family film Picture This. Amell had a recurring role on both the Nickelodeon series True Jackson, VP as Max Madigan's nephew Jimmy, True's love interest, the Cartoon Network series Unnatural History, he played the role of Noel Kahn's brother Eric on the ABC Family television series Pretty Little Liars during the show's third season. Amell has played hockey since he was a child and considered making a career of it until discovering his love of acting, he takes break dancing lessons. He had a recurring role on MTV's Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous.
He was cast as Fred Jones in the 2009 TV movie Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, which became the most watched telecast on Cartoon Network, he reprised the role in the 2010 sequel Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster. In 2013, Amell received his biggest role to date, lead character Stephen Jameson in CW's sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People, a remake of the British series of the same name. In May 2014, Amell joined The DUFF as Wesley, the potential love interest for co-star Mae Witman as "The DUFF". On July 9, 2014, Amell was cast as a major recurring character on the CW series The Flash as Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm, based on the DC Comics character. Amell starred alongside Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner in the comedy film Nine Lives, released on August 5, 2016. In July 2015, Amell was cast in the tenth season of The X-Files as FBI Agent Miller. In 2017, Amell co-starred in McG's horror film The Babysitter. Starring Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving and Bella Thorne, the film was released by Netflix on Friday, October 13.
He will be starring in, executive producing, the sci-fi action film Code 8, with Stephen Amell co-starring and executive producing. The film, expanding on an earlier short, was funded by an Indiegogo campaign, which raised over $2 million. Amell began dating actress Italia Ricci in July 2008; the couple got engaged on August 20, 2014 and married on October 15, 2016. Amell was a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team growing up, though since his move to Los Angeles, Amell has begun cheering for the Los Angeles Kings, but still calls Toronto his "second team". Amell is in support of a second NHL team in Toronto via league expansion. Robbie Amell on IMDb
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! is a 2006 direct-to-DVD animated comedy mystery adventure film, based upon the Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on September 19, 2006, it was produced by Warner Bros. Animation, though it copyright to Hanna-Barbera Cartoons at the end, it features the Mystery, Inc. gang travelling to the Bermuda Triangle on an eerie cruise, with ghosts and monsters. Fred is treating the Mystery Inc. gang to share in his birthday present: a mystery cruise, compliments of his parents Skip and Peggy. While preparing for the ship launch and Shaggy have a creepy encounter with a sinister-looking cloaked man, whom the duo are sure is up to no good; the gang meet the hyper Cruise Director, Sunny St. Cloud, the captain, Captain Crothers; the Captain says they are bound for the Bermuda Triangle, St. Cloud promises some creepy intrigue. A montage of sloppy "mysteries" that are staged by St. Cloud and Captain Crothers follow, which the gang solves with ease; this peeves the other guests.
Soon they rescue Rupert Garcia, a man lost at sea. The gang assumes that this is a setup to another mystery, he is taken below deck as a man in a jet-pack appears from lands on deck. He turns out to be Biff Wellington, an English billionaire, known to be fun-loving yet eccentric, he plans to stay on the ship as well. That night, the gang attends a costume party dinner; the creepy cloaked man appears on stage, who turns out to be a famous hypnotist. Shaggy and Scooby are picked from the audience to demonstrate his powers, but they prove immune to his hypnotism: yet the audience falls under the trance. Mysterio disappears in a puff of smoke; the creepy fog engulfs the cruise ship. The ghost pirates led by Captain Skunkbeard and his first mate Wally, wreak havoc, chasing the cruise guests, whom all mysteriously disappear. Skip and Peggy are kidnapped, the pirates retreat back to the galleon and leave. At this time, the gang realizes it is a real mystery, they and Rupert are the only ones left aboard the damaged ship.
With his help, they follow the glowing trail left behind by the galleon and arrive in a secret harbor. There, they find Rupert's old ship, are captured by the ghost pirates, who take them aboard their galleon; the pirates are looking to find a meteor of mystic power, which fell into the triangle 200 years ago and could be pinpointed using Rupert's antique painting and his skills as an astrophotographer. The gang is tied to the mast along with Skip; the galleon enters the heart of the triangle, begins to see past ghosts from the triangle: The Flight 19, USS Cyclops a sea serpent. Amidst this, the gang manages to explore below deck, they find a lot of modern equipment, used to project the ghostly images just witnessed. The ship enters an odd ring of rocks, pulls up the meteor, which glows golden yellow; the gang engineer a trap, which fails. The pirates attempt to re-capture the gang, leading to a trademark Scooby-Doo chase sequence, in which the entire pirate crew are captured by Scooby and Shaggy.
Captain Skunkbeard is revealed to be Wellington, Wally is revealed to be Mysterio. The rest of the pirates turn out to be the cruise guests, Rupert's shipmates, past conquests of the pirates. Wellington explains that Mysterio convinced him that he was the reincarnation of a pirate years ago, could use the meteor to teleport back in time; the crew were just hypnosis victims under Mysterio's power. Mysterio's true motive was that the meteor itself is pure gold and he was going to steal it to make himself rich, but he is stopped by Scooby. At this time, a volcanic reaction hits, the gang deduces the forces of the triangle want the meteor back, so they drop it back in the water, some steering by Fred narrowly gets the galleon out of the ring as it crumbles into the sea; the cruise guests use the galleon as a large party boat as they sail back to Miami to drop off the villains to the authorities. Casey Kasem as Norville "Shaggy" Rogers Frank Welker as Fred Jones, Scooby-Doo Mindy Cohn as Velma Dinkley Grey DeLisle as Daphne Blake Ron Perlman as Captain Skunkbeard/Biff Wellington Freddy Rodriguez as Rupert Garcia Tim Conway as Skip Jones Edie McClurg as Peggy Jones/Sea Salt Sally Kathy Najimy as Sunny St. Cloud Arsenio Hall as Captain Crothers Dan Castellaneta as Woodenleg Wally/Mr.
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Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem was an American disc jockey, music historian, radio personality, voice actor and actor. He was the host of several music radio countdown programs, notably American Top 40 from 1970 until his retirement in 2009, he provided the voice of Norville "Shaggy" Rogers in the Scooby-Doo franchise from 1969 to 1997, again from 2002 until 2009. Kasem co-founded the American Top 40 franchise in 1970, hosting it from its inception to 1988, again from 1998 to 2004. Between January 1989 and early 1998, he was the host of Casey's Top 40, Casey's Hot 20 and Casey's Countdown. From 1998 to 2009, Kasem hosted two adult contemporary spinoffs of American Top 40: American Top 20 and American Top 10, he helped found the American Video Awards in 1983 and continued to co-produce and host it until its final show in 1987. In addition to his radio shows, Kasem provided many commercial voiceovers, performed many voices for children's television, was "the voice of NBC" and helped with the annual Jerry Lewis telethon.
Kasem was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 27, 1932 to Lebanese Druze immigrant parents who were grocers. He was named after Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a man Kasem said his father respected. Kasem's parents did not allow their children to speak Arabic and insisted that they assimilate into American life. In the 1940s, "Make Believe Ballroom" inspired Kasem to follow a career in radio and host a national radio hits countdown show. Kasem received his first experience in radio covering sports at Northwestern High School in Detroit, he attended Wayne State University, where he voiced children on radio programs such as The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon. In 1952, Kasem was drafted into the U. S. Army and was sent to Korea. There, he worked as a DJ/announcer on the Armed Forces Radio Korea Network. After the war, Kasem began his professional broadcasting career in Michigan. From there, he spent time in Detroit as a disc jockey for radio station WJBK-AM, WBNY in Buffalo, New York and a station in Cleveland before moving to California.
At KYA in San Francisco, the general manager suggested that he tone down his delivery and talk about the records instead. At KEWB in Oakland, Kasem was both the music director and an on-air personality, he created a show that mixed in biographical tidbits about the artists and songs he played, attracted the attention of Bill Gavin, who tried to recruit him as a partner. After Kasem joined KRLA in Los Angeles in 1963, his career began to blossom and he championed the R&B music of East L. A. Kasem acted in radio dramas. While hosting "dance hops" on local television, he attracted the attention of Dick Clark, who hired him as co-host of a daily teenage music show called Shebang, starting in 1964. Kasem had roles on network TV series that included Hawaii Ironside. In 1967, he appeared on The Dating Game, played the role of "Mouth" in the motorcycle gang film The Glory Stompers. In 1969, he played the role of Knife in the film Wild Wheels, had a small role in another biker movie, The Cycle Savages, starring Bruce Dern and Melody Patterson.
Kasem's voice was the key to his career. At the end of the 1960s, he began working as a voice actor. In 1969, he started one of his most famous roles, the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! He voiced the drummer Groove from The Cattanooga Cats that year. In 1964 during the Beatlemania craze, Kasem had a minor hit single called "Letter from Elaina", a spoken-word recording that told the story of a girl who met George Harrison after a San Francisco Beatles concert. On July 4, 1970, along with Don Bustany, Tom Rounds, Ron Jacobs, launched the weekly radio program American Top 40. At the time, top 40 radio was on the decline as DJs preferred to play album-oriented progressive rock. Loosely based on the TV program Your Hit Parade, the show counted down from #40 to #1 based on the Billboard Hot 100 weekly chart, but the show was not just about the countdown: Kasem mixed in biographical information and trivia about the artists, as well as flashbacks and "Long-Distance Dedication" segments in which he read letters from listeners wishing to dedicate songs to distant loved ones.
He mentioned a trivia fact about an unnamed singer before a commercial break provided the name of the singer after returning from the break. Kasem ended the program with his signature sign-off, "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."The show debuted on seven stations but soon went nationwide. In October 1978, the show expanded from three hours to four. American Top 40's success spawned several imitators, including a weekly half-hour music video television show, America's Top 10, hosted by Kasem himself. "When we first went on the air, I thought we would be around for at least 20 years," he remarked. "I knew. I knew people tuned in to find out what the number 1 record was." Because of his great knowledge of music, Kasem became known as not just a disc jockey, but a music historian. In 1971, Kasem provided the character voice of Peter Cottontail in the Rankin/Bass production of Here Comes Peter Cottontail. In the same year, he appeared in the low-budget film The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant, in what was his best-remembered acting role.
From 1973 to 1985, Kasem voiced Robin for several SuperFriends franchise shows. In 1980, he voiced Merry in The Return of the King, he voiced Alexander Cabot III on Josie and the Pussycats and Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space, supplied a number of voices for Sesame Street. In the late 1970s