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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American songwriter, musician, singer, and occasionally an actor. Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo "Sam & Dave", Carla Thomas, and others.

The hit song "Soul Man" written by Hayes and Porter, and first performed by "Sam & Dave" has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. This song was also honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, and by the RIAA as the Songs of the Century.

During the late 1960s, Hayes also became a recording musician, and he recorded several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, Hayes worked as composer of musical scores for motion pictures.

Hayes is well known for his musical score for the film Shaft (1971). For his composition of the "Theme from Shaft", Hayes was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972. Hayes became the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, to win an Academy Award in any competitive field whatsoever covered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hayes also won two Grammy Awards for that same year. Later, he was given his third Grammy Award for his music album Black Moses.

During 1992, in recognition of his humanitarian work there, Hayes was crowned as the honorary king of the Ada, Ghana region. Hayes also acted in motion pictures and television, such as in the movie, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and as Gandolf "Gandy" Fitch in the TV series The Rockford Files (1974 – 80). Then from 1997 to 2005, he lent his distinctive, deep voice to the character "Chef" on the animated TV series South Park.

On August 5, 2003, Isaac Hayes was honored as a BMI Icon at the 203 BMI Urban Awards for his enduring influence on generations of music makers.Throughout his songwriting career, Hayes received five BMI R&B Awards, two BMI Pop Awards, two BMI Urban Awards and six Million-Air citations. As of 2008, his songs generated more than 12 million performances. Description above from the Wikipedia Isaac Hayes, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American songwriter, musician, singer, and occasionally an actor. Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo "Sam & Dave", Carla Thomas, and others.

The hit song "Soul Man" written by Hayes and Porter, and first performed by "Sam & Dave" has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. This song was also honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, and by the RIAA as the Songs of the Century.

During the late 1960s, Hayes also became a recording musician, and he recorded several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, Hayes worked as composer of musical scores for motion pictures.

Hayes is well known for his musical score for the film Shaft (1971). For his composition of the "Theme from Shaft", Hayes was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972. Hayes became the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, to win an Academy Award in any competitive field whatsoever covered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hayes also won two Grammy Awards for that same year. Later, he was given his third Grammy Award for his music album Black Moses.

During 1992, in recognition of his humanitarian work there, Hayes was crowned as the honorary king of the Ada, Ghana region. Hayes also acted in motion pictures and television, such as in the movie, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and as Gandolf "Gandy" Fitch in the TV series The Rockford Files (1974 – 80). Then from 1997 to 2005, he lent his distinctive, deep voice to the character "Chef" on the animated TV series South Park.

On August 5, 2003, Isaac Hayes was honored as a BMI Icon at the 203 BMI Urban Awards for his enduring influence on generations of music makers.Throughout his songwriting career, Hayes received five BMI R&B Awards, two BMI Pop Awards, two BMI Urban Awards and six Million-Air citations. As of 2008, his songs generated more than 12 million performances. Description above from the Wikipedia Isaac Hayes, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 69

Birthday 1942-08-20

Day of Death 2008-08-10

Place of Birth Covington, Tennessee, USA

Official Site http://www.isaachayes.com/

Also Known As

  • Ike
  • Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
  • The Black Moses

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief as Himself (archive footage)
2008 Soul Men as Himself
2008 Return to Sleepaway Camp as Charlie the Chef
2008 Kill Switch as Coroner
2007 Isaac Hayes Live at Montreux 2005 as lead vocal, keyboards
2005 Hustle & Flow as Arnel
2005 The History Makers: Success as Himself
2004 Anonymous Rex as Elegant Man
2004 The World Of Nat King Cole as Himself
2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones as Self
2003 Dream Warrior as Yoshi
2002 Fastlane (1 episode)
2002 V Graham Norton (1 episode)
2002 Only the Strong Survive as Himself
2002 BaadAsssss Cinema as Himself
2001 The Bernie Mac Show (1 episode)
2001 Dead Dog
2000 Girlfriends (2 episodes)
2000 Shaft as Mr. P (uncredited)
2000 Reindeer Games as Zock
1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut as Chef Jerome McElroy (voice)
1999 Where Are They Now? (1 episode)
1999 Goin' Down to South Park as Himself
1999 Ninth Street as TippyToe
1998 That '70s Show (1 episode)
1998 Blues Brothers 2000 as The Louisiana Gator Boys
1997 Six Ways to Sunday as Bill Bennet
1997 South Park (153 episodes) as Chef (voice)
1997 Stargate SG-1 (4 episodes) as Tolok
1997 Uncle Sam as Jed Crowley
1996 Illtown as George
1996 Oblivion 2: Backlash as Buster
1996 Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored as Preacher Hurn
1995 Soul Survivors as Vernon Holland
1995 Sliders (1 episode) as The Prime Oracle
1994 It Could Happen to You as Angel Dupree
1994 Oblivion as Buster
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2 episodes)
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights as Asneeze
1993 Acting on Impulse as Detective Stubbs
1993 Posse as Cable
1993 Code... Death: Frontera Sur as Moro
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1992 Final Judgement as Lt. Herb Jefferson
1991 Prime Target as Tompkins
1991 Guilty As Charged as Aloysius
1990 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade as Hammer
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Minister
1989 Tales from the Crypt (1 episode)
1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka as Hammer
1988 Counterforce
1987 Dead Aim as Jamal
1986 Betrayed by Innocence as Frank Moreno
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1983 The A-Team (1 episode) as C.J. Mack
1981 Escape from New York as The Duke of New York
1980 Solid Gold (1 episode)
1975 It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time as Moriarty
1974 The Rockford Files (3 episodes) as Gandolph Fitch
1974 Three Tough Guys as Lee
1974 Truck Turner as Mac 'Truck' Turner
1973 Isaac Hayes: The Black Moses of Soul as Himself
1973 Save the Children as Himself
1973 Wattstax as Himself
1971 Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location as Himself
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1 episode)
1959 The Grammy Awards (1 episode)

Sound

2000 Shaft Original Music Composer
1974 Three Tough Guys Original Music Composer
1974 Truck Turner Original Music Composer
1971 Shaft Original Music Composer

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