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Steve Cropper


If not the most influential guitarist in the Memphis soul music scene, Steve Cropper is definitely near the top. He was a member of 'Booker T & the M.G.s', wrote songs for and performed with Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Sam & Dave (he's the Steve referred to when they say "Play it, Steve!" in "Soul Man"). Booker T's band, including Cropper, ... See full bio »
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 2014 Love Child (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... (writer: "Knock on Wood")
 2014 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.11 (2014) ... (writer: "Knock on Wood")
 2013 Die große Chance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (2013) ... (writer: "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay")
 2013 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Straw (2013) ... (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" - uncredited)
 2013 The Missing Picture (Documentary) (lyrics: "In the Midnight Hour") / (music: "In the Midnight Hour")
 2013 't Schaep Met De 5 Pooten (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Geen woning, geen kroning (2013) ... (writer: "Zitten aan de rand van 't IJ")
 2012 Enie backt (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- United Cakes of America ... (producer: "Respect")
 2012 Something in the Air (writer: "Green Onions")
 2012 Argo (writer: "Hip Hug-Her")
 2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 7 Perform Again (2012) ... (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
- Semifinalist Girls Perform (2012) ... (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 3 (2012) ... (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay')
 2012 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.2 (2012) ... (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" - uncredited)
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Festa i ball (2012) ... (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
- Bon rotllo (2012) ... (writer: " (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay")
 2011 Footloose (writer: "Fuquawi")
 2011 X-Men: First Class (writer: "Green Onions" - as Stephen Cropper)
 2011 If Not Us, Who? (writer: "Green Onions")
 2010 Due Date (writer: "Check Ya Self 2010")
 2010 Easy A (writer: "Knock on Wood")
 2010 Love Ranch (writer: "634-5789")
 2010 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mike Snyder (2010) ... (writer: "Slow Train")
 2009 Jools's Annual Hootenanny (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.0 (2009) ... (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Feelin' Alright (Video) (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay")
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009) ... (writer: "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay", "Sookie! Sookie!" - as Stephen Lee Cropper)
 2009 A Single Man (writer: "Green Onions" (1962))
 2009 Der Mann auf der Brücke (TV Movie) (writer: "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay")
 2009 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bar Mitzvah Hustle (2009) ... (writer: "Green Onions")
 2008 Soul Men (writer: "Soul Dressing", " (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay", "Water", "Comfort Me")
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.3 (2008) ... (writer: " (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay")
 2008 Flash of Genius (writer: "Green Onions")
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (2008) ... (writer: "Knock On Wood")
 2008 The Bank Job (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
 2008 Julia (writer: "Just One More Day" - as S. Cooper)
 2008 Be Kind Rewind (performer: "I Ain't Got Nobody") / (writer: "Sunny Monday")
 2007 La rentadora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- És cosa d'homes (2007) ... (writer: " (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay")
 2007 State of Mind (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Passion Fishing (2007) ... (writer: "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay")
 2005-2007 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 10 (2007) ... (writer: "Knock On Wood")
- Top 6 (2005) ... (writer: "Knock on Wood")
 2007 Paul Rodgers: Live in Glasgow (Video documentary) (writer: "The Hunter")
 2007 Talk to Me (writer: "Hip Hug-Her", "Knock on Wood", "Time Is Tight")
 2007 Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Viña 2007: Noche 2 (2007) ... (writer: "Raise Your Hand" - uncredited)
 2006 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack Revisited (2006) ... (writer: "Green Onions" - uncredited)
 2006 Garfield 2 (writer: "Soul Limbo")
 2006 Glory Road (writer: "Green Onions")
 2006 The Fear (El Miedo) (writer: "In The Midnight Hour" (extract))
 2005 Stranded in Canton (Documentary) (writer: "Night owl walk", "The Bo bitch")
 2005 One Last Thing... (writer: "Knock On Wood" - as Stephen Cropper)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Movie) (writer: "Knock On Wood")
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 (Video Game) ("In The Midnight Hour")
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 (Video Game) (" (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay")
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
 2004 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- John Lennon's Jukebox (2004) ... (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
 2004 Intimate Strangers (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 2003 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Generación OT (2003) ... (writer: "Knock on Wood")
 2003 Crime Spree (writer: "Can't Be Still")
 1999-2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Watching Too Much Television (2002) ... (writer: "Green Onions")
- Pilot (1999) ... (writer: "Can't Be Still" - uncredited)
 2002 Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (writer: "Bar-B-Q" (1964))
 2002 K-9: P.I. (Video) (writer: "Green Onions")
 2002 Women or Children First (writer: "Sad Song (Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa)" - as Stephen Lee Cropper)
 2002 Only the Strong Survive (Documentary) (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
 2002 My Own Private Oshawa (TV Movie) (writer: "Knock on Wood")
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 2001 Scary Movie 2 (writer: "If I Had No Loot")
 2001 Blow (writer: "Be My Lady" - as Stephen Cropper)
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Melting Pot" - as Stephen Cropper)
 2000 Bedazzled (writer: "Just the One (I've Been Looking For)")
 2000 Honest (writer: "See Saw")
 2000 Best (writer: "Green Onions")
 2000 Frequency (writer: "Sookie Sookie")
 2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie (Video) (writer: "Knock On Wood" - as Stephen Lee Cropper)
 2000 28 Days (writer: "Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (Sad Song)" (1966))
 1999 Jesus' Son (writer: "Soul Dressing" - as Stephen Cropper)
 1998 Stepmom (writer: "Green Onions")
 1998 Marriages (writer: "Green Onions")
 1998 Rush Hour (writer: "Hip Hug-Her")
 1998 54 (writer: "Knock On Wood")
 1998 The Last Days of Disco (writer: "Knock on Wood" - as Stephen Cropper)
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (writer: "Time Is Tight")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- We Have Cleared the Tower (1998) ... (writer: "Sookie Sookie")
- 1968 (1998) ... (writer: "Sookie Sookie")
 1998 Ride (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 1998 The Big Lebowski (writer: "Behave Yourself")
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000 (writer: "634-5789", "Green Onions" - as Steven Cropper)
 1997 Nothing to Lose (writer: "If I Had No Loot")
 1997 Digging to China (writer: "Green Onions")
 1997 Trial and Error (writer: "Mr. Pitiful")
 1997 Addicted to Love (writer: "Tukka Yoot's Riddim")
 1997 Plump Fiction (writer: "Soul Dressing")
 1997 The Devil's Own (writer: "All 4 Love")
 1996 My Fellow Americans (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 1996 Apollo 11 (TV Movie) (writer: "In the Midnight Hour" - as S. Cropper)
 1996 Sling Blade (writer: "Soul Dressing")
 1996 Striptease (writer: "Green Onions" - as Steve Croffer)
 1996 Hollow Reed (writer: "Soul Limbo")
 1996 Happy Gilmore (writer: "Green Onions")
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Ethics of Hope (1995) ... (writer: "In the Midnight Hour" - uncredited)
- A Coupla Stiffs (1995) ... (writer: "In the Midnight Hour" - uncredited)
 1995 Casino (writer: "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)")
 1995 Get Shorty (writer: "Green Onions", "Aw Mercy", "Can't Be Still")
 1995 Georgia ("FA FA FA FA FA (SAD SONG)")
 1995 Houseguest (writer: "Green Onions")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Whole New Ballgame (1994) ... (writer: "Green Onions", "Slim Jenkins' Joint")
 1994 Andre (writer: "Green Onions")
 1993 Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay")
 1993 A Bronx Tale (writer: "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)")
 1993 Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (writer: "Green Onions")
 1993 Indecent Proposal ("In the Midnight Hour")
 1993 The Sandlot (writer: "Green Onions")
 1992 Sjans (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Oude Liefde (1992) ... (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" - uncredited)
 1991 Vacanze di Natale '91 (writer: "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay")
 1991 For the Boys (writer: "Green Onions")
 1991 De provincie (performer: "Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-FA")
 1991 Mystery Date (writer: "634-5789")
 1991 The Commitments (writer: "Mr. Pitiful", "In The Midnight Hour")
 1990 Rampe & Naukkis - Kaikkien aikojen superpari (arranger: "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay", "Green Onions") / (writer: "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay", "Green Onions")
 1990 Raisins Sold Out: The California Raisins II (TV Movie) (writer: "Mr. Pitiful" - uncredited)
 1989 American Boyfriends (writer: "Midnight Hour")
 1989 Wired (writer: "634-5789")
 1989 Road House (writer: "Knock on Wood")
 1989 Dream a Little Dream (writer: "THE MIDNIGHT HOUR")
 1989 The Experts (producer: "Back In The U.S.S.R.")
 1988 Genesis: Live at Wembley Stadium (Video) (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 1988 Twins (writer: "GREEN ONIONS")
 1988 Alien Nation (writer: "(SITTIN' ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY")
 1988 Fright Night Part 2 (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 1988 The Great Outdoors (producer: "Hip Hug-Her", "Land of a Thousand Dances", "Hot Fun in the Summertime") / (writer: "Hip Hug-Her")
 1988 Satisfaction (producer: " (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction") / (writer: "Knock on Wood", "Talk to Me")
 1988 Falcon Crest (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Uncertainty Principle (1988) ... (writer: "Knock On Wood" - uncredited)
 1988 A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (writer: "GREEN ONIONS")
 1987 Good Morning, Vietnam (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 1987 Eddie Murphy Raw (Documentary) (" (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay")
 1987 Hamburger Hill (writer: "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay")
 1987 White of the Eye (writer: "Slim Jenkins Joint")
 1987 Barfly ("Hip Hug-Her")
 1986 Rock Around the Dock (TV Movie) (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay")
 1986 Le môme (writer: " (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay")
 1986 Top Gun ("(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay")
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (writer: "Green Onions")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Phil the Shill (1985) ... (writer: "Knock on Wood" - uncredited)
- Nobody Lives Forever (1985) ... (writer: "Green Onions" - uncredited)
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie) (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 1985 Into the Night (writer: "IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR")
 1985 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tomorrow's Children (1985) ... (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" - uncredited)
 1985 Tuff Turf (writer: "GREEN ONIONS")
 1984 The Flamingo Kid (writer: "Green Onions")
 1984 Genesis: The Mama Tour (Video documentary) (writer: "In The Midnight Hour")
 1983 The Big Chill (writer: "IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR")
 1983 Star 80 (writer: "Sookie Sookie")
 1981 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.2 (1981) ... (writer: "Sittin' on the dock of the bay")
 1980 Roadie (writer: "A Man Needs A Woman")
 1980 The Hollywood Knights (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
 1979 Quadrophenia (writer: "Green Onions")
 1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 April 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Knock on Wood")
 1978 Big Wednesday (writer: "Green Onions" - uncredited)
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.10 ... (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay")
 1975 What's Behind the Groupies? (writer: "Green Onions" - uncredited)
 1973 American Graffiti (writer: "Green Onions")
 1972 Memoirs of a Madam (writer: "That's a Man's Way" - uncredited)
 1971 Soul to Soul (Documentary) (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
 1970 Freeform (Documentary short) (writer: "The Hunter" - uncredited)
 1970 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 February 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay")
 1969 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Veteran's Day Show (1969) ... (writer: " (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" - uncredited)
 1969 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1969) ... (writer: "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay")
 1969 Mondo Trasho (writer: "634-5789")
 1968 High School (Documentary) (writer: "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" - uncredited)
 1968 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.28 (1968) ... (writer: "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child"/"Dock Of The Bay" (medley))
 1967 David Holzman's Diary (writer: "Green Onions")
 1965-1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.58 (1966) ... (writer: "Don't Fight It")
- Episode #1.36 (1965) ... (writer: "In the Midnight Hour')
- Episode #1.35 (1965) ... (writer: "Every Ounce of Strength", "Green Onions")
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stand Up, Nigel Barton (1965) ... (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.2 (1965) ... (writer: "In the Midnight Hour")
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (writer: "Big Train", "Green Onions")
 1938 BBC TV Cricket (TV Series) (writer: "Soul Limbo")
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CD: "With a Little Help from My Friends" (Fantasy)

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Alternate Names:

The Blues Brothers Band | Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, 2005 in New York City alongside Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Bill Withers, John Fogerty, Isaac Hayes and David Porter. See more »

Trademark:

Fender Telecaster. See more »

Nickname:

The Colonel

Star Sign:

Libra

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