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Overview (2)

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Birth NameRigdon Osmond Dees

Mini Bio (1)

Rick Dees was born on March 14, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Rigdon Osmond Dees. He is an actor and writer, known for La Bamba (1987), Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Meatballs (1979). He has been married to Julie McWhirter since April 29, 1978. They have one child. He was previously married to Nancy Carmody.

Spouse (2)

Julie McWhirter (29 April 1978 - present) ( 1 child)
Nancy Carmody (25 December 1970 - 1976) ( divorced)

Trivia (11)

He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care".
(1983-present) Counts down five different versions (Hit Radio Edition, Hot Adult Edition, D2K Edition, 90s Edition, 80s Edition) of "The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40" on domestic & international radio. All five Weekly Top 40 Countdown editions also stream weekly exclusively on BYOChannel and Rick Dees Hit Music mobile apps (IOS and Android, U.S.).
As Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots, he hit #1 on the Billboard Charts in 1976 with the song "Disco Duck".
Inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1999 and the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2007.
Was replaced with entertainment personality Ryan Seacrest from his 20 year position as morning show host at KIIS-FM, Los Angeles. [January 2004]
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.
Named morning show host of Movin 93.9 FM in Los Angeles, California. [August 2006]
Named morning radio host of KHHT 92.3 FM in Los Angeles, California. [March 2012]
Attended and graduated from Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina (1968).
Received his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1972).
Father, with Julie McWhirter, of son Kevin Dees.

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