Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Highest Rated: 88% Shaft (1971)

Lowest Rated: 25% Reindeer Games (2000)

Birthday: Aug 20, 1942

Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, USA

Perhaps no other songwriter and musician summed up soul, R&B and funk than Isaac Hayes. Once dubbed "Black Moses," Hayes emerged from being a sideman and songwriter for Stax Records to become the embodiment of early 1970s soul music. After introducing himself with the jazz-influenced Presenting Isaac Hayes, Hayes became a top-selling artist with Hot Buttered Soul and an Academy Award winner for his theme song to the revered blaxploitation flick, "Shaft" (1971). He also found a vibrant second career in films and on television, appearing in small roles in "Escape from New York" (1981), "Dead Aim" (1987) and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" (1988). Hayes attracted a new generation of fans by voicing Chef on the popular animated comedy, "South Park" (Comedy Central, 1997- ), though he was forced to leave in 2006 after creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone lampooned Scientology, his chosen religion since 1995. But in the end, Hayes was largely remembered for his lush, funk soul music, which gained the admiration of later musicians from all genres, from rock-n-roll to rap to R&B.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 21% Return to Sleepaway Camp Charlie the Chef (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 16% Kill Switch Coroner (Character) - 2008
45% 58% Soul Men Himself (Character) $12.1M 2008
83% 83% Hustle & Flow Arnel (Character) $22.2M 2005
No Score Yet 50% Anonymous Rex Elegant Man (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Book of Days Jonah (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 21% Dream Warrior Yoshi (Character) - 2003
60% 59% Only the Strong Survive Himself (Character) $57.3K 2002
No Score Yet 69% Baadasssss Cinema Unknown (Character) - 2001
42% 26% Dr. Dolittle 2 Possum (Voice) $113M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Only Rock & Roll Narrator - 2000
25% 27% Reindeer Games Zook (Character) $23.4M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Dog Himself (Character) - 2000
36% 73% Six Ways to Sunday Bill Bennet (Character) $51.6K 1999
80% 88% South Park: The Movie Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (Voice) $52M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ninth Street Tippytoe (Character) - 1999
56% 25% Uncle Sam Jed Crowley (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 35% Backlash: Oblivion 2 Buster (Character) - 1996
32% 34% Flipper Sheriff Buck Cowan (Character) $20M 1996
50% 54% Illtown George (Character) $49.1K 1996
71% 86% Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored Preacher Hurn (Character) $65.1K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Survivors Vernon Holland (Character) - 1995
71% 54% It Could Happen to You Angel Dupree (Character) $37.8M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Acting on Impulse Detective Stubbs (Character) - 1993
40% 81% Robin Hood: Men in Tights Asneeze (Character) $35.3M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hallelujah Prophet (Character) - 1993
29% 48% Posse Cable (Character) $16.4M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Exposure Lt. Johanson (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Judgement Lt. Herb Jefferson (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Target Capt. Tompkins (Character) $52.4K 1991
No Score Yet 30% Guilty as Charged Aloysius (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 22% Fire, Ice and Dynamite Hitek Leader/Himself (Character) - 1990
64% 70% I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Hammer (Character) $11.8M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mace Jamal (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbait Frank Moreno (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Betrayed by Innocence Frank Moreno (Character) - 1986
86% 77% Escape From New York The Duke of New York (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 0% It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Moriarty (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Tough Guys Lee (Character) - 1974
60% 73% Truck Turner Truck Turner (Character),
Original Music
- 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Moses of Soul Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers and Sisters in Concert Himself (Character) - 1973
86% 89% Wattstax Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Save the Children Himself (Character) - 1973
88% 68% Shaft Original Music - 1971
No Score Yet 27% Maidstone Original Music - 1969

TV

Credit
81% 88% South Park Chef (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Unknown (Guest Voice)
2019 1997-2006
No Score Yet 75% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
44% No Score Yet Fastlane Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 83% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Jerome "Typhoon" Thompson (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Gandolph Fitch (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972

QUOTES FROM Isaac Hayes CHARACTERS

Chef says: Oh, good job Mrs. Broflovski, thanks a lot!

Chef says: Have you heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?

Mr. Hat says: I don't listen to hip-hop.

The Duke of New York says: They sent in their best man, and when we roll across the 59th Street bridge tomorrow, on our way to freedom, we're going to have their best man leading the way - from the neck up! [cheering erupts] On the hood of my car!

Chef says: Operation Human Shield my ass...

Chef says: Operation Human Shield, my ass.

Chef says: Operation Human Shield, my ass!