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Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker was born on June 6, 1974 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA as Matthew Lynford Shafer. He has been married to Melanie Haas since May 8, 1998. They have three children. See full bio »

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Osmosis Jones Kidney Rock
Matchstick Men Soundtrack
Sweet Home Alabama Soundtrack


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 2020 It Ain't Bragging If You Back It Up: The True Story of Kid Rock's Cocky (Short) ("Yeah, Yeah, Yeah", "Follow Me")
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (writer: "Bawitdaba" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2015 Rock the Kasbah (writer: "Bawitdaba" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2015 The Wedding Ringer (writer: "Bawitdaba" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2013 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Farmer Guy (2013) ... (writer: "Bawitdaba" - uncredited)
 2012 Die Harald Schmidt Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Show #107 - Casting für die Hitler-Serie (2012) ... (writer: "Folge Mir")
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Come On Eileen (2012) ... (writer: "All Summer Long")
 2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (performer: "Smile") / (writer: "Smile" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2009 The Blind Side (performer: "Follow Me") / (writer: "Follow Me" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2009 Melrose Place (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ocean (2009) ... ("Smile", uncredited)
 2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chris O'Donnell/Lindsey Vonn/Uncle Kracker (2009) ... (performer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (writer: "Bawitdaba" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2006 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bis aufs Blut (2006) ... (writer: "Bawitdaba" - uncredited)
 2006 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (writer: "Welcome 2 the Party (Ode 2 the Old School)" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2003 Good Boy (performer: "The Puppy Song")
 2003 Las Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas (2003) ... (performer: "Keep it comin'")
 2003 Matchstick Men (writer: "Cowboy" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2003 The Real Cancun (Documentary) (performer: "In a Little While")
 2002 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (Video Game) (music: "Keep It Comin'")
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama (performer: "To Think I Used to Love You") / (writer: "To Think I Used to Love You" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2002 Stealing Harvard (performer: " (I'm Gonna) Split This Room in Half") / (writer: " (I'm Gonna) Split This Room in Half" - as Matt Shafer)
 2002 Serving Sara (writer: "Cowboy" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2002 Scooby-Doo (performer: "Freaks Come Out at Night")
 2002 Clockstoppers (performer: "Time After Time")
 2002 The Shield (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2002) ... (writer: "Bawitdaba" - uncredited)
 2001 Summer Catch (performer: "Mr. Hawkins") / (writer: "Mr. Hawkins" - as Matt Shafer)
 2001 Osmosis Jones (performer: "Break U Off") / (writer: "Break U Off" - as Matt Shafer)
 2001 American Pie 2 (performer: "(I'm Gonna) Split This Room In Half") / (writer: "(I'm Gonna) Split This Room In Half" - as Matt Shafer)
 2001 IWA Mid South: Extreme Heaven 2001 (Video) (writer: "Bawitdaba" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2001 Roswell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Off the Menu (2001) ... (performer: "Follow Me" - uncredited)
 2001 The Forsaken (performer: "Who's Your Uncle") / (writer: "Who's Your Uncle" - as M. Shafer)
 2001 The Animal (performer: "Follow Me") / (writer: "Follow Me" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2001 3000 Miles to Graceland (as M. Shafer, Shafer, "Who's Your Uncle?", "Follow Me") / (performer: "Who's Your Uncle?", "Follow Me")
 2000 Coyote Ugly (performer: "Follow Me") / (writer: "Cowboy" - as Matthew Shafer) / (writer: "Follow Me" - as Matt Shafer)
 2000 Shanghai Noon (performer: "Yeah Yeah Yeah") / (writer: "Cowboy", "Yeah Yeah Yeah" - as Matthew Shafer)
 2000 Road Trip (performer: "e.m.s.p.")
 2000 Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1 (Video) (writer: "Devil Without a Cause" - as Matthew L. Shafer)
 2000 Ready to Rumble (writer: "Cowboy", "Bawitdaba" - as M. Shafer)
 2000 Price of Glory (writer: "Roving Gangster (Rollin')" - as M. Shafer)
 1999 Any Given Sunday (writer: "Bawitdaba" - as Matthew Shafer)
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Other Works:

CD: "Midnight Special". See more »

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Alternate Names:

Matthew Shafer


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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Met longtime friend Kid Rock in 1987 when his brother, Mike, was scheduled to compete in a deejaying contest against him. See more »

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