Isaac Hayes

Actor / Singer-songwriter / Composer / Pianist / Musician / Record Producer | * 08/20/1942 († 65, 08/10/2008) | Covington, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer, songwriter, actor, composer and producer. He was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes and Porter were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others. In 2002, Hayes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "Soul Man", written by Hayes and Porter and first performed by Sam & Dave, was recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was also honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, and by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as one of the Songs of the Century. During the late 1960s, Hayes also began a career as a recording artist. He had several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures. Hayes was known for his musical score for the film ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Isaac Hayes

IAS Freedom Medal Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score

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Movies with Isaac Hayes as Actor(55)

as Self - Singer (archive footage)2017 John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood
as Himself (archive footage)2015 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
as himself2009 Stand
as Coroner2008 Kill Switch
as Charlie the Chef2008 Return to Sleepaway Camp
as himself2008 Soul Men
as lead vocal, keyboards2005 Isaac Hayes: Live at Montreux
as Arnel2005 Hustle & Flow
as Yoshi2004 Dream Warrior
as Elegant Man2004 Anonymous Rex
as himself2002 BaadAsssss Cinema
as Man in Elevator2002 Chelsea Walls
as Possum (voice)2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
as Mr. P (uncredited)2000 Shaft
as Zock2000 Reindeer Games
as Chef Jerome McElroy (voice)1999 South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
as TippyToe1999 Ninth Street
as The Louisiana Gator Boys1998 Blues Brothers 2000
as Bill Bennet1997 Six Ways to Sunday
as Jed Crowley1996 Uncle Sam
as Sheriff Buck Cowan1996 Flipper
as Buster1996 Oblivion 2: Backlash
as George1996 Illtown
as Angel Dupree1994 It Could Happen to You
as Buster1994 Oblivion
as Prophet1993 Hallelujah
as Owner1993 CB4
as Cable1993 Posse
as Lt. Johanson1993 Deadly Exposure
as Detective Stubbs1993 Acting on Impulse
as Lt. Herb Jefferson1992 Final Judgement
as Aloysius1991 Guilty As Charged
as Tompkins1991 Prime Target
as Jamal1987 Dead Aim
as Frank Moreno1986 Betrayed by Innocence
as The Duke of New York1981 Escape from New York
as Lee1974 Three Tough Guys
as Mac 'Truck' Turner1974 Truck Turner
as himself1973 Save the Children
as himself1973 Wattstax
as himself1972 Nationtime

TV Shows/Series with Isaac Hayes as Actor(18)

as Chef (voice)1997 South Park
as Tolok1997 Stargate SG-1
as The Prime Oracle1995 Sliders
1984 Hunter
as C.J. Mack1983 The A-Team
as Gandolph Fitch1974 The Rockford Files

Movies with Isaac Hayes as Crew(4)

Sound/Original Music Composer2000 Shaft
Sound/Original Music Composer1974 Three Tough Guys
Sound/Original Music Composer1974 Truck Turner
Sound/Original Music Composer1971 Shaft

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Isaac Lee Hayes
Born: Thursday, 08/20 1942 (August) in Covington, Tennessee (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 08/10 2008 (August) in Memphis (aged: 65)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Member of: Broadcast Music, Inc.
Record Label: Stax, ABC Records, Columbia Records
Children: Isaac Hayes III
Other names for Isaac Hayes (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Isaac Lee Hayes Jr."
"The Black Moses"
Isaac Hayes frequently works together with these people:
Trey Parker (16x, Crew)
Matt Stone (13x, Actor)
Mills Watson (7x, Actor)
Beverly Jackson (7x, Actress)
Jay Leno (6x, Actor)
Paul Koslo (6x, Actor)
Samm-Art Williams (6x, Actor)
Jeff Pollack (6x, Crew)
Eddie Gorodetsky (6x, Crew)
Dion Johnstone (6x, Actor)
Sam Irvin (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3854, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/17/2022