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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:
Movie John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood 2017-03-19
Latest Project:
In the movie Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location 1971-06-02
Known For
Movie John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood Self - Singer (archive footage)
Movie Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Himself (archive footage)
Movie Stand Self
Movie Soul Men Himself
Movie Return to Sleepaway Camp Charlie the Chef
Movie Kill Switch Coroner
Movie Hustle & Flow Arnel
Movie The History Makers: Success Himself
Movie Dream Warrior Yoshi
Movie Anonymous Rex Elegant Man
Movie The World of Nat King Cole Himself
Movie Michael Jackson: Number Ones Self
Movie Book of Days Jonah
Movie BaadAsssss Cinema Himself
Movie Only the Strong Survive Himself
Movie Dr. Dolittle 2 Possum (voice)
Movie Chelsea Walls Man in Elevator
Movie Dead Dog
Movie Shaft Mr. P (uncredited)
Movie Reindeer Games Zock
Movie South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Chef Jerome McElroy (voice)
Movie Goin' Down to South Park Himself
Movie Ninth Street TippyToe
Movie Blues Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys
Movie Six Ways to Sunday Bill Bennet
Movie Uncle Sam Jed Crowley
Movie Illtown George
Movie Flipper Sheriff Buck Cowan
Movie Oblivion 2: Backlash Buster
Movie Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored Preacher Hurn
Movie 2Pac - Temptations Girl in Red Lingerie's Boyfriend
Movie Magic Island Mad Face
Movie Soul Survivors Vernon Holland
Movie It Could Happen to You Angel Dupree
Movie Oblivion Buster
Movie Hallelujah Prophet
Movie Deadly Exposure Lt. Johanson
Movie Robin Hood: Men in Tights Asneeze
Movie Robin Hood: Men In Tights - The Legend Had It Coming Himself
Movie Acting on Impulse Detective Stubbs
Movie Posse Cable
Movie CB4 Owner
Movie Code... Death: Frontera Sur Moro
Movie Final Judgement Lt. Herb Jefferson
Movie Prime Target Tompkins
Movie Guilty As Charged Aloysius
Movie Hammer, Slammer, & Slade Hammer
Movie Fire, Ice & Dynamite Isaac Hayes
Movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Hammer
Movie Counterforce
Movie Dead Aim Jamal
Movie Betrayed by Innocence Frank Moreno
Movie Escape from New York The Duke of New York
Movie It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Moriarty
Movie Truck Turner Mac 'Truck' Turner
Movie Three Tough Guys Lee
Movie Save the Children Himself
Movie Wattstax Himself
Movie Nationtime Himself
Movie Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location Himself