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- In The Social Network, Eduardo is originally credited on the Facebook masthead as co-founder and CFO. When he is later forced out of the company, his name is removed from the masthead, erasing any evidence that he helped found the company. In the "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue it's mentioned that his name was later restored to the masthead.
- Kathleen Turner was uncredited as the voice of Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
- Disney Animated Canon:
- Until 1984, there was a rule that animators had to draw at least 100 feet of film (roughly 68 seconds) in order to be credited.
- Sleeping Beauty: The voices for the Queen and for Maleficent's goons weren't credited.
- Robin Hood only listed the actors playing the main character and key supporting characters; other actors like J. Pat O'Malley (Otto), John Fiedler (Deacon), Barbara Luddy (Deacon's wife) and all the child actors went uncredited.
- Ron Clements conceived the story for the 1983 featurette Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore, but he took his name off the film in protest of Disney outsourcing the animation.
- Charlie Kaufman was an uncredited script doctor for Kung Fu Panda 2.
- Tom Sizemore plays one of the villains in Enemy of the State, but his name doesn't appear in the credits.
- Bruce Willis in Four Rooms. Willis did the film for free as a favor to Quentin Tarantino and preferred that his appearance be a surprise (and that so he wouldn't have to pay the Screen Actors Guild money for doing a free gig).
- From Russia with Love, Blofeld's debut as the Big Bad of the James Bond movies, starts the tradition of keeping his face off-camera, prompting the use of this trick to make sure nobody could be sure what he looked like. The ending credits acknowledge his existence by crediting one Ernst Blofeld with a question mark in place of the actor. (The body was Anthony Dawson and the voice was Eric Pohlmann.)
- David Warner has a significant role in Straw Dogs, for which he receives no credit. Warner has said in interviews that his agent had tried to get him a star billing, prompting Warner to state that he wanted to work with Sam Peckinpah again enough that he would take the role even if he got no billing at all — and the idea amused Peckinpah, who decided to take him at his word.
- Rob Lowe in Tommy Boy. He turned down being billed as he didn't want to have to pay Screen Actors Guild fees for being in the film.
- Peter Greene is not credited as Redfoot in The Usual Suspects, which is appropriate as the ending suggests Redfoot never really existed outside Verbal's imagination.
- Michael Caine has a voice-only Cameo in Dunkirk, which is uncredited.
- Aaron Sorkin was an uncredited script doctor for several films, including Schindler's List, The Rock, Bulworth and Enemy of the State.
- The late Carrie Fisher was an uncredited script doctor for several films, including Sister Act, Last Action Hero and The Wedding Singer.
- Quentin Tarantino was an uncredited script doctor for Crimson Tide.
- Joss Whedon was an uncredited script doctor for several films, including Speed, The Quick and the Dead, Waterworld, Twister and X-Men.
- Glenn Close has an uncredited cross-dressing Cameo as the pirate Captain Hook locks in a chest as punishment for betting against him.
- The kissing couple that was briefly lifted into the air by Tinkerbell's pixie dust were George Lucas and Carrie Fisher. Fisher also served as an uncredited script doctor.
- The Force Awakens: Daniel Craig plays the Stormtrooper who is mind-controlled by Rey.
- John Sayles was an uncredited script doctor for Apollo 13 and Mimic, among others.
- Mel Brooks was an uncredited producer on David Lynch's The Elephant Man. He feared audiences would assume it was a comedy because of his involvement, so he left his own name out of the credits and marketing.
- Kurt Russell had an uncredited cameo as Elvis Presley in Forrest Gump.
- Peter Jackson, Steve Coogan and Cate Blanchett all have uncredited cameos in Hot Fuzz.
- Jason Statham has a brief uncredited cameo in Collateral.
- In Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, both Brad Pitt and Matt Damon appear (uncredited) as two game show contestants.
- An extremely glaring example: James Earl Jones did not receive credit as the voice of Darth Vader until the digital reissue of the original Star Wars trilogy, decades after the films' original release. He was also not credited in Revenge of the Sith.
- Kevin Smith:
- He wrote most of the dialogue for his part in Live Free or Die Hard. According to him, he rewrote the scene when he auditioned for the part, and the studio hired him because it was cheaper than giving him a writer's credit. Smith was credited for his acting, but not for his script edits.
- Uncredited script doctor for Coyote Ugly and Overnight Delivery.
- Alexander Payne was an uncredited script doctor for Meet the Parents and Jurassic Park 3.
- Judd Apatow was an uncredited script doctor for The Wedding Singer, Liar Liar and Bruce Almighty.
- Tom Stoppard was an uncredited script doctor for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sleepy Hollow, Revenge of the Sith and The Bourne Ultimatum.
- Jason Reitman was an uncredited script doctor for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
- The Coen Brothers were uncredited script doctors for Fun with Dick and Jane.
- Shane Black was an uncredited script doctor for Iron Man, Predator and Crimson Tide.
- M. Night Shyamalan was an uncredited script doctor for She's All That. Shyamalan's contributions are mentioned on the DVD Commentary for the film.
- George Lucas was executive producer on Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat, mainly as a favor for Kasdan's help with the script for Return of the Jedi. Lucas went uncredited because he didn't want his work on an erotic thriller film to affect his family-friendly reputation from the first two Star Wars films.
- Macaulay Culkin appeared as Jacob's son Gabriel in Jacob's Ladder, despite him being a fairly important character he was not credited, this may have been due to difficulties with his father and manager Kit Culkin.
- The actress who played Kelsey the first foster mother's sister in Mikey was not credited.
- The child actor who played Chucky from "Jane Austen's Mafia!" was not credited despite playing a fairly important part.
- Matt Damon has an uncredited part in Thor: Ragnarok as an Asgardian actor playing Loki in a play.
Live Action Television
- The Community episode "Investigative Journalism" has an uncredited performance by Owen Wilson as the leader of another study group who recruits Buddy at the end.
- In the Doctor Who story "Remembrance of the Daleks", the iconic K-9 voice actor John Leeson played an uncredited part as the voice of the Renegade Daleks' battle computer, before the character's true identity was revealed.
- The Invisible Man 1958 has the title character uncredited, despite being The Hero, so no one would know what Dr. Peter Brady actually looked like.
- Person of Interest:
- In "Root Cause," Root is played by an uncredited Rachel Miner.
- Actors Not Named in Opening Credits generally go completely uncredited. Examples include Enrico Colantoni and David Valcin in "Risk," Amy Acker in "Booked Solid," and Sarah Shahi and John Nolan in "MIA."
- Mick Jagger sang uncredited backing vocals on Carly Simon's Signature Song "You're So Vain". The song was rumoured to be about Jagger himself (although Simon herself denied this).
- Eric Clapton played an uncredited guitar solo on The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". To return the favour, George Harrison made an uncredited guest appearance on Cream's song "Badge".
- Jack White performed uncredited backing vocals on Electric Six's song "Danger! High Voltage!". Just to mess with people, the band would maintain in interviews that it was a contest-winning fan who just happened to sound a lot like Jack White.
- Nas was a ghostwriter for several artists, including Will Smith.
- Run–D.M.C. contributed ghostwritten lyrics to Beastie Boys debut album Licensed to Ill.
- Numerous artists have ghostwritten lyrics for Dr. Dre, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar.
- Many Country Music duets have not credited the featured artist:
- K.T. Oslin sang the last verse of Alabama's "Face to Face", but received no credit for it whatsoever.
- Sons of the Desert sang a call and response on Ty Herndon's 1998 hit "It Must Be Love", but were not credited for it; making this all the more egregious is that they were credited for their backing vocals on Lee Ann Womack's "I Hope You Dance" only two years later. This may be due to Sons of the Desert being in the middle of a dispute with Epic Records at the time (both they and Ty were on the label at the time).
- Trisha Yearwood's "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart" credited the backing vocals provided by Garth Brooks (this was before they were married), but only on the Canadian charts.
- Garth himself was uncredited for singing the second verse of Chris LeDoux's "Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy".
- Janie Fricke sang the entire second verse of "Thinkin' of a Rendezvous" by Johnny Duncan, but was not credited for it.
- Bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley was not credited for singing the second verse of "Me and God" by Josh Turner. Also uncredited on this song are the background vocals from Marty Roe, Gene Johnson, and Dana Williams of Diamond Rio.
- Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman of The Byrds re-recorded "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" in 1989 with backing from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, although the single release credited only McGuinn and Hillman.
- Subverted with "Shiftwork" by Kenny Chesney and George Strait. Strait was originally not credited for his solo singing on the second verse, but this changed halfway through the song's chart run when the two artists' labels were able to strike a deal.
- Reba McEntire's "Every Other Weekend" was recorded as a duet with Kenny Chesney, but the official single edit replaced him with co-writer Skip Ewing due to a label disagreement. Despite this, most stations played the Chesney version anyway, and the song was credited only to Reba on the charts.
- Cole Swindell's 2017 hit "Flatliner" does not credit Dierks Bentley's duet vocals. There is supposedly a version that is sung entirely by Swindell (thus eliminating the chatter between the two), but most stations just played the version with Dierks anyway.
- Caitlyn Smith sang backing vocals on Kenny Chesney's "All the Pretty Girls", but not even the liner notes credit her for this.
- Avicii songs never credit the featured vocalist.
- After John Barry's score for First Love was almost completely dropped from the movie, he took his name off the credits. La-La Land Records released it on CD in 2013.
- Kesha's first appearance on a Billboard top 40 pop hit was singing backing vocals on the chorus of "Right Round" by Flo Rida, which she was initially uncredited for. This was probably done for the same reasons she opted not to be in the video - she wanted to be known for her own music, not a guest appearance on a song by someone else.
- Atari initially did not provide their programmers and designers, for fear of their being lured away by competitors. The game Adventure contains a hidden room which features a secret message crediting the game's developer, Warren Robinett. This was one of the first Easter Eggs.
- Justin Villiers, Will Byles and Pete Samuels developed the story for Until Dawn, but were not credited.
- Michael Jackson contributed to the soundtrack of Sonic the Hedgehog 3, but was dissatisfied with the sound capabilities of the Sega Genesis and dropped out of the project. Then Jackson's child molestation accusations came to light, so Sega dropped his name from the credits to distance themselves from the controversy.
- None of the English voice actors of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness were credited for their voice work in the game itself.
- Family Guy: Lacey Chabert went uncredited when she voiced Meg during the first production season, before she was replaced by Mila Kunis. She finally received credit on "Back to the Pilot".
- Looney Tunes:
- Until 1944, Mel Blanc received no onscreen credit for his voice work. He only was given a credit after asking for a raise. His bosses refused to give him one but grudgingly agreed to put his name in the credits. No other voice actors were credited alongside Mel until 1961.
- Directors typically went uncredited on cartoons completed or released after leaving Warner Bros.
- Tex Avery didn't receive credit on his last four cartoons, All This and Rabbit Stew, The Cagey Canary, Aloha Hooey and Crazy Cruise; the latter three were completed by Bob Clampett.
- Clampett would later got this treatment on The Big Snooze and Bacall to Arms, the latter being completed by Art Davis.
- Friz Freleng went uncredited as director on Hollywood Daffy. Allegedly, Freleng was briefly suspended over a pay dispute, leaving his layout artist Hawley Pratt to pick up the slack.
- Paul Lynde wasn't listed as a voice actor for his roles on The Perils of Penelope Pitstop (as The Hooded Claw)and The Cattanooga Cats (as Mildew Wolf in the It's The Wolf! segment).