Dave Matthews

Actor, Vocalist, Guitarist
The public face of the improvisational, jazz/jam fusion-based Dave Matthews Band (DMB), Dave Matthews enjoyed a religiously devoted fanbase who lived for the band's tours, albums and live music recordings. Launching ... Read more »
Born: 01/09/1967 in South Africa


Actor (31)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2015 (TV Show)


Where the Red Fern Grows 2014 (Movie)

Will Coleman (Actor)

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

Ian Maxton Jones (Actor)

The 43rd Annual CMA Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Lake City 2008 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Wetlands Preserved 2008 (Movie)


You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

James (Actor)

House 2007 (Tv Show)


I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

Live from Abbey Road 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)


Real Time with Bill Maher 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)


Soundstage 2002 - 2003, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)


Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)


Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

Before the Music Dies 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

CMT Crossroads 2004 (Tv Show)


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


VH1 Inside Out: Trey and Dave Go to Africa 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


2001: The Year in Music 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


Farm Aid 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


My VH1 Music Awards '01 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! 2001 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

When Hate Goes Pop 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


A Supernatural Evening With Santana 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


An All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Newport Jazz '91 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


In the Woods (Movie)

Music (16)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)


Comeback Season 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


Joshua 2007 (Movie)

("The Fly") (Song)

Joshua 2007 (Movie)

("The Fly ") (Song Performer)

The Kingdom 2007 (Movie)

("Stay(Wasting Time)") (Song)

Go Further 2004 (Movie)


21 Grams 2003 (Movie)

("Some Devil") (Lyrics)

21 Grams 2003 (Movie)

("Some Devil") (Music)

21 Grams 2003 (Movie)

("Some Devil") (Song Performer)

Elvis Lives 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


Out of Time 2003 (Movie)

("Joyful Girl") (Song Performer)

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

Featuring("Iwoya") (Song Performer)

The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

("Iwoya") (Song)

Excess Baggage 1997 (Movie)

("Crash Into Me") (Song)

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

("Help Myself") (Song)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

La Forza del Destino 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)



The public face of the improvisational, jazz/jam fusion-based Dave Matthews Band (DMB), Dave Matthews enjoyed a religiously devoted fanbase who lived for the band's tours, albums and live music recordings. Launching from the college/fraternity circuit and powered by a bootleg-swapping, Matthews-approved community, the Grammy-winning group's nonstop tours made it one of the most financially successful acts of all time. Notching smash albums like Under the Table and Dreaming and Crash, as well as hit singles such as "Ants Marching," "Crash Into Me" and "The Space Between," DMB became more than a beloved band, but a Grateful Dead-type movement whose followers adored Matthews's funky, rough-edged sound and Earth-friendly ethos. Matthews himself remained the good-natured global citizen at the center of it all, releasing a solo album Some Devil, collaborating with a slew of talented musicians, and making small film appearances in features like "Because of Winn-Dixie" (2005) and several Adam Sandler crowd-pleasers including "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (2007) and "Just Go With It" (2011). Always humble and unfailingly polite in his public appearances and interviews, Dave Matthews built an amazing musical empire without sacrificing his core message of living a happy and centered life.



Reunited with producer Steve Lillywhite for the Dave Matthews Band album Away From The World


Third film opposite Sandler, "Just Go with It"


Cast as a racist in "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," starring Sandler


Made a cameo in Sandler's film "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry"


Starred in the family drama "Because of Winn-Dixie" opposite Jeff Daniels and Cicely Tyson


Released first solo album Some Devil, featuring the single "Gravedigger"


Made feature film debut in "Where the Red Fern Grows"


Released Busted Stuff, which included the single "Where Are You Going"; single featured on the soundtrack for the Adam Sandler film "Mr. Deeds"


Joined legendary producer Glen Ballard to co-write 12 new songs for Everyday


Bama Rags/RCA released collaboration album Live at Luther College: An Acoustic Performance by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds


Released Listener Supported, the third installment in ongoing live album series; album was recorded live at New Jersey's Continental Airlines Arena and a video of the performance concurrently released


Released third studio album Before These Crowded Streets


Released double-disc Live at Red Rocks 8-15-95 under the Bama Rags/RCA label; without any marketing or promotion, the album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts and was instantly certified platinum


Released Crash the band's second album for RCA


Matthews launched an attack on bootleggers in conjunction with the Federal Government, targeting stores that were selling semilegal discs of live performances


Released major label debut Under the Table & Dreaming after signing with RCA; produced by Steve Lillywhite


Released Dave Matthews Band's debu album Remember Two Things on their Bama Rags label


Formed the Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville, Virginia


Played first public show at Charlottesville, VA's Earth Day Festival


Moved to New York; briefly worked for IBM


Family moved to Cambridge, England from Johannesburg, South Africa

Bonus Trivia


"Our job is to focus on real simple things, treasuring our friendships and treasuring the music, and treasuring our time doing what we love to do, because it will pass," he says. "And then what happens next? I don't know. We'll have to wait 'til we get there." – Matthews to CNN.com, Sept. 8, 1998


"Occasionally I think being a hermit might be nice. But I try very hard to at least give myself the appearance of an average life. I indulge myself with very normal things, taking my kids to the movie, doing my own grocery shopping or cooking my meals at home. I'm repulsed by the idea of building a big wall and living in a house behind it. I don't think it's healthy. So that allows me to not be afraid of trying small things." – Matthews on VH1, Feb. 17, 2005


"I'm a bit of a caveman – I don't go out into the digital space very often. I lie facedown on the grass and count how many bugs I can find." – Matthews quoted in Rolling Stone, Aug. 30, 2012