Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Highest Rated: 90% Wattstax (1973)

Lowest Rated: 26% 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.

Highest rated movies

Wattstax
Escape From New York
Hustle & Flow
Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored
It Could Happen to You
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Truck Turner
Uncle Sam

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
45% 58% Soul Men Self $12.1M 2008
No Score Yet 21% Return to Sleepaway Camp Charlie the Chef (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 16% Kill Switch Coroner (Character) - 2008
82% 82% 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% 56% Only the Strong Survive Self $57.3K 2002
42% 26% Dr. Dolittle 2 Possum (Voice) $113.0M 2001
No Score Yet 68% Baadasssss Cinema Unknown (Character) - 2001
26% 27% Reindeer Games Zook (Character) $23.4M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Only Rock & Roll Narrator - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Dog Self - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ninth Street Tippytoe (Character) - 1999
80% 88% South Park: The Movie Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (Voice) $52.0M 1999
36% 73% Six Ways to Sunday Bill Bennet (Character) $51.6K 1999
56% 26% Uncle Sam Jed Crowley (Character) - 1997
50% 54% Illtown George (Character) $49.1K 1996
No Score Yet 35% Backlash: Oblivion 2 Buster (Character) - 1996
32% 34% Flipper Sheriff Buck Cowan (Character) $20.0M 1996
71% 87% 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 Deadly Exposure Lt. Johanson (Character) - 1993
40% 81% Robin Hood: Men in Tights Asneeze (Character) $35.3M 1993
33% 47% Posse Cable (Character) $16.4M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Acting on Impulse Detective Stubbs (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hallelujah Prophet (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 27% Guilty as Charged Aloysius (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 22% Fire, Ice and Dynamite Hitek Leader/Himself (Character) - 1990
62% 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 Betrayed by Innocence Frank Moreno (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jailbait 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
60% 73% Truck Turner Truck Turner (Character),
Original Music
- 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Tough Guys Lee (Character) - 1974
90% 90% Wattstax Unknown (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brothers and Sisters in Concert Self - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Save the Children Self - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Moses of Soul Unknown (Character) - 1973
88% 68% Shaft Original Music - 1971
No Score Yet 27% Maidstone Original Music - 1969

TV

Credit
80% 87% South Park Chef (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Unknown (Guest Voice)
1997-2006 2019
No Score Yet 77% 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
47% 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 81% 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
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Jerome "Typhoon" Thompson (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 77% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Gandolph Fitch (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972