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Rigdon Osmond “Rick” Dees III (born March 14, 1950) is an American radio personality, stand-up comedian, celebrity, and voice artist, famous for his internationally-syndicated radio show “The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown” and for the 1976 novelty song “Disco Duck”. Dees is a People’s Choice Award receiver, a Grammy-nominated performing artist, and Program Hall of Fame inductee. He composed two tunes that appear in the movie “Saturday Night Fever”, plus performed the title tune for the movie “Meatballs”.

After 23 years on radio station KIIS FM, Dees left in 2004 because of a contract dispute, and he was replaced by Ryan Seacrest. On April 15, 2009, Movin 93.9 altered structure, blowing off its radio personalities and altering the structure to Spanish Modern or Spanish Hits. Dees has continued his Weekly Top 40 show each week , and it has hosted The Daily Dees, a four-hour noon show, Monday through Friday on stations throughout America. From May 4, 2011, until July 6, 2012, Dees hosted the morning show at R&B oldies station (and sister station of KIIS FM) KHHT, “Hot 92.3” in Los Angeles, as well as his national day-to-day program “Daily Dees.” Throughout his long career, Dees has garnered many accolades, such as the prestigious Marconi Award, induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, as well as the National Association of Broadcasters Hall Of Fame. In 1984, he received a Grammy Award nomination because of his comedy record Hurt Me Baby — Get Me Write Bad Checks and has since received the Grammy Governor’s Award. His other comedy records — I am Not Crazy, Rick Dees’ Greatest Hit (The White Album), and Put It Where The Moon Don’t Shine have also appreciated global success.

Rick Dees Net Worth $15 Million Dollars

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Birth date: March 14, 1950 age 65
Birth place: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Profession:Actor, Comedian, Radio personality, Presenter, Businessperson, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Disc jockey
Education:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Grimsley High School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Julie McWhirter (m. 1977), Nancy Carmody (m. 1970–1976)
Children:Kevin Dees
Albums:Hurt Me Baby Make Me Write Bad Checks!
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1Received his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1972).
2Attended and graduated from Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina (1968).
3Named morning radio host of KHHT 92.3 FM in Los Angeles, California. [March 2012]
4Named morning show host of Movin 93.9 FM in Los Angeles, California. [August 2006]
5He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 1560 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California on September 17, 1984.
6Was 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]
7Inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1999 and the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2007.
8As 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.
10He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care".


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live Fearless2011TV Series
Into the Night1990-1991TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Solid GoldTV Series 10 episodes, 1984 - 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1984

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dan Savage's New Threat to Rick Santorum2011Short
The Young and the Restless2008TV SeriesBartender
Diagnosis Murder1996TV SeriesRick Dees
Burke's Law1994TV Series
Roseanne1992TV SeriesKen
Jetsons: The Movie1990Rocket Rick Ragnarok (voice)
La Bamba1987Ted Quillin
The Gladiator1986TV MovieGarth Masters
The Greatest American Hero1983TV SeriesAnnouncer
Stanley, the Ugly Duckling1982TV MovieD.J. (voice)
The Love Boat1982TV SeriesMelvin
Strike Force1982TV SeriesLothario
Top Ten1980TV Movie
Casper and the Angels1979TV Series voice
Record City1978Gordon
Days of Our Lives1965TV SeriesRicardo Diaz (1999)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Meatballs1979performer: "Meatballs"
Saturday Night Fever1977performer: "Dr. Disco", "Disco Duck" / writer: "Disco Duck"
Top of the PopsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1976 writer - 2 episodes, 1976
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Secret Disco Revolution2012Documentary performer: "Disco Duck" / writer: "Disco Duck"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
I Love the '70s: Volume 2TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Beavis and Butt-HeadTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
InFocus: Robb Report Car of the Year2010TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Ranch2010the producers wish to thank
Mr. Show with Bob and David1995TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live Fearless2011TV SeriesHimself
Longtime Listener2006ShortHimself
Jingle Ball Rock2003TV MovieHimself
2003 Radio Music Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 2000 Radio Music Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter DJ
E! True Hollywood Story1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Festival of Fools1996TV MovieHimself - Host
Advanced English: Interviews with the Famous1995TV SeriesHimself
Married with Children1994TV SeriesHimself
Vicki!1994TV SeriesHimself
Melrose Place1992TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHimself
Dying for a Smoke1992Video documentaryHimself
Into the Night1990-1991TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Choir Member
The 4th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1988TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Solid Gold1984-1985TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 27th Annual Grammy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself
Best Defense1984Himself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour1977TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queens of Disco2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryHimself
Top of the Pops1976TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRadioAwarded on September 17, 1984 at 1560 N. Vine Street


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