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

Filmography

Actor (31)

Austin City Limits 1974 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

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)

Actor

Lake City 2008 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Wetlands Preserved 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

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

James (Actor)

House 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

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

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Storytellers 1996 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 (Movie)

Otis (Actor)

Before the Music Dies 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

CMT Crossroads 2004 (Tv Show)

Performer

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

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Farm Aid 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Himself (Actor)

When Hate Goes Pop 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Actor

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

Actor

Newport Jazz '91 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Woods (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (16)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

Comeback Season 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Song

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)

(Performer)

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)

Performer

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)

Camera

Biography

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.

Milestones

2012

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

2011

Third film opposite Sandler, "Just Go with It"

2008

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

2007

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

2005

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

2003

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

2003

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

2002

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

2001

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

1999

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

1999

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

1998

Released third studio album Before These Crowded Streets

1997

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

1996

Released Crash the band's second album for RCA

1996

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

1994

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

1993

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

1991

Formed the Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville, Virginia

1991

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

1986

Moved to New York; briefly worked for IBM

1974

Family moved to Cambridge, England from Johannesburg, South Africa

Bonus Trivia

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"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

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"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

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"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

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