Host from the syndicated Regular Best 40 Countdown radio present in the 1980 and ’90s. He received a Grammy nomination for his humor album Harm Me Baby – Make Me Write Poor Investigations in 1984. His started his eponymous countdown present being a DJ for the LA place KIIS-FM, and immediately after was noticed in 40 marketplaces. After an effective profession, he was inducted into both Country wide Association of Broadcasters and Country wide Radio Hall of Popularity. He wedded Julie McWhirter, a favorite comedienne in her very own best, who helped him create the unique sound files to his countdown display. After Dees still left KIIS within a agreement dispute, the youthful Ryan Seacrest was recruited to displace him.
Full Name Rick Dees Date Of Birth March 14, 1950 Place Of Birth Jacksonville, FL Profession DJ Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Grimsley High School, Disco Duck, Dis-Gorilla, Disco Duck, Part 1 Nationality American Spouse Julie McWhirter, Nancy Carmody, Disco Duck, Dis-Gorilla, Disco Duck, Part 1 Children Kevin Dees Awards People's Choice Award for Favorite New Song Nominations Juno Award for International Single of the Year Movies Jetsons: The Movie, La Bamba, The Gladiator, Stanley the Ugly Duckling, Record City, Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum TV Shows Solid Gold
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# Fact 1 Received his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1972). 2 Attended and graduated from Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina (1968). 3 Named morning radio host of KHHT 92.3 FM in Los Angeles, California. [March 2012] 4 Named morning show host of Movin 93.9 FM in Los Angeles, California. [August 2006] 5 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1560 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California on September 17, 1984. 6 Was replaced with entertainment personality Ryan Seacrest from his 20 year position in radio, as producers for his show wanted to go with someone younger. [January 2004] 7 Inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1999 and the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2007. 8 As Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots, he hit #1 on the Billboard Charts in 1976 with the song "Disco Duck". 9 (1983-present) Counts down two different versions (Contemporary Hit Radio and Hot AC) of "The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40" on international radio. 10 He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care".
Title Year Status Character Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum 2011 Short The Young and the Restless 2008 TV Series Bartender Diagnosis Murder 1996 TV Series Rick Dees Burke's Law 1994 TV Series Roseanne 1992 TV Series Ken Jetsons: The Movie 1990 Rocket Rick Ragnarok (voice) The Flintstone Kids 1986-1988 TV Series Additional Voices La Bamba 1987 Ted Quillin The Gladiator 1986 TV Movie Garth Masters Pink Panther and Sons 1984 TV Series Additional Voices The Greatest American Hero 1983 TV Series Announcer The Gary Coleman Show 1982 TV Series Additional Voices Stanley, the Ugly Duckling 1982 TV Movie D.J. (voice) The Love Boat 1982 TV Series Melvin Strike Force 1982 TV Series Lothario Top Ten 1980 TV Movie Casper and the Angels 1979 TV Series voice Record City 1978 Gordon Days of Our Lives 1965 TV Series Ricardo Diaz (1999) Writer Writer
Title Year Status Character Live Fearless 2011 TV Series Cigars!: The New Rage! 1996 Video documentary written by Into the Night TV Series creator - 6 episodes, 1990 - 1991 writer - 6 episodes, 1990 - 1991 Solid Gold TV Series 10 episodes, 1984 - 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1984 Soundtrack Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character The Cinema Snob 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode One Hit Wonderland TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012 The Secret Disco Revolution 2012 Documentary performer: "Disco Duck" / writer: "Disco Duck" Todd's Pop Song Reviews TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011 I Love the '70s: Volume 2 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006 Beavis and Butt-Head TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994 Meatballs 1979 performer: "Meatballs" Saturday Night Fever 1977 performer: "Dr. Disco", "Disco Duck" / writer: "Disco Duck" Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1976 writer - 2 episodes, 1976 Producer Producer
Title Year Status Character InFocus: Robb Report Car of the Year 2010 TV Movie executive producer Cigars!: The New Rage! 1996 Video documentary executive producer Director Director
Title Year Status Character Cigars!: The New Rage! 1996 Video documentary Thanks Thanks
Title Year Status Character Love Ranch 2010 the producers wish to thank Mr. Show with Bob and David 1995 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode Self Self
Title Year Status Character Under the Smogberry Trees 2016 Documentary post-production Himself Home & Family 2016 TV Series Himself Live Fearless 2011 TV Series Himself Longtime Listener 2006 Short Himself Jingle Ball Rock 2003 TV Movie Himself 2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself The 2000 Radio Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter DJ E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Himself The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Festival of Fools 1996 TV Movie Himself - Host Cigars!: The New Rage! 1996 Video documentary Himself - Host Advanced English: Interviews with the Famous 1995 TV Series Himself Married with Children 1994 TV Series Himself Vicki! 1994 TV Series Himself Melrose Place 1992 TV Series Himself The Howard Stern Show 1992 TV Series Himself Dying for a Smoke 1992 Video documentary Himself Into the Night 1990-1991 TV Series Himself - Host The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Choir Member The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself The New Hollywood Squares 1988 TV Series Himself Soul Train 1985 TV Series documentary Himself Solid Gold 1984-1985 TV Series Himself - Host The 27th Annual Grammy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself Best Defense 1984 Himself The Alan Thicke Show 1981 TV Series Himself The Brady Bunch Variety Hour 1977 TV Series Himself The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Performer New American Bandstand 1965 1976 TV Series Himself Archive Footage Archive Footage Won awards Won awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie Award shared with 1984 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio Awarded on September 17, 1984 at 1560 N. Vine Street
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