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Isaac Hayes

​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.

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Aug 20, 1942 In Covington, Tennessee, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Grammys 1959-05-04
Latest Project:
Pelicula Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 2015-01-25
Known For
Poster of Hustle & Flow
Poster of Operación Reno
Poster of Goin' Down to South Park
Poster of South Park
Pelicula Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Himself (archive footage) 2015-01-25
Pelicula Cazador de asesinos Coroner 2008-10-06
Pelicula Campamento sangriento: el regreso Charlie the Chef 2008-11-04
Pelicula Soul Men Himself 2008-11-07
Pelicula Isaac Hayes Live in Montreux lead vocal, keyboards 2007-09-24
Pelicula Hustle & Flow Arnel 2005-07-22
Pelicula Anonymous Rex Elegant Man 2004-11-19
Pelicula Michael Jackson: Number Ones Self 2003-11-18
Pelicula Dream Warrior Yoshi 2003-01-01
Pelicula Only the Strong Survive Himself 2002-01-14
Pelicula BaadAsssss Cinema Himself 2002-01-01
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Series Fastlane Unknown 2002-09-18
Pelicula Instinto Animal 2001-10-01
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Pelicula Operación Reno Zock 2000-02-25
Pelicula Ninth Street TippyToe 1999-01-10
Pelicula Goin' Down to South Park Himself 1999-05-03
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Pelicula South Park: Más grande, más largo y sin cortes Chef (voice) 1999-06-30
Pelicula Blues Brothers 2000 (El ritmo continúa) The Louisiana Gator Boys 1998-02-05
Series Aquellos maravillosos 70 Unknown 1998-08-23
Pelicula Muerto el 4 de Julio (Tío Sam) Jed Crowley 1997-07-04
Pelicula Six Ways to Sunday Bill Bennet 1997-09-01
Series Stargate SG-1 Unknown 1997-07-27
Series South Park Chef 1997-08-13
Pelicula Oblivion 2: Backlash Buster 1996-04-02
Pelicula Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored Preacher Hurn 1996-01-26
Pelicula Illtown George 1996-07-09
Series Salto al infinito Unknown 1995-03-22
Pelicula Soul Survivors Vernon Holland 1995-09-10
Pelicula Oblivion Buster 1994-06-06
Pelicula Te puede pasar a ti Angel Dupree 1994-07-29
Pelicula Posse Cable 1993-05-14
Pelicula Acting on Impulse Detective Stubbs 1993-07-10
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Pelicula Las locas, locas aventuras de Robin Hood Asneeze 1993-07-28
Pelicula Final Judgement Lt. Herb Jefferson 1992-01-01
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Pelicula Guilty As Charged Aloysius 1991-03-01
Pelicula Prime Target Tompkins 1991-09-27
Series El príncipe de Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Series Historias de la cripta Unknown 1989-06-10
Pelicula Escuadrón 1988-02-05
Pelicula Sobredosis de oro Hammer 1988-11-10
Pelicula Dead Aim Jamal 1987-01-02
Series Corrupción en Miami Unknown 1984-09-16
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Pelicula 1997: Rescate en Nueva York The Duke of New York 1981-05-22
Series Solid Gold Unknown 1980-09-13
Pelicula It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Moriarty 1975-09-11
Pelicula Truck Turner, el caza recompensas Mac 'Truck' Turner 1974-04-19
Pelicula Hombres duros Lee 1974-05-29
Pelicula Isaac Hayes: The Black Moses of Soul Himself 1973-11-26
Pelicula Wattstax Himself 1973-02-04
Pelicula Save the Children Himself 1973-05-13
Pelicula Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location Himself 1971-06-02
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Series The Grammys Unknown 1959-05-04