Isaac Hayes

Singer, Songwriter, Actor
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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1942 in Covington, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Kill Switch 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Soul Men 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Sealab 2021 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Sliders 1994 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

South Park 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Stargate SG-1 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1994 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veronica's Closet 1996 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

Arnel (Actor)

Introducing Graham Norton 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Book of Days (PAX) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Only the Strong Survive 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Chelsea Walls 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

My VH1 Music Awards '01 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 (Movie)

of Possum (Voice)

Academy Awards Pre-Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Only Rock & Roll! 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Reindeer Games 2000 (Movie)

Zook (Actor)

Sound Affects 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Moments on TV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Wattstax 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

15th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Central's Hi-Fi Party 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside Scientology 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ninth Street 1999 (Movie)

Tippytoe (Actor)

Six Ways to Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Bill Bennet (Actor)

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th NAACP Image Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Wrestlemania Rage Party 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

After New Year's Eve 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blues Brothers 2000 1998 (Movie)

Vocals--The Louisiana Gator Boys Band (Actor)

Music in Movies '97 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Goodwill Games Opening Celebration 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

illtown 1998 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Uncle Sam 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Flipper 1996 (Movie)

Buck (Actor)

Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored 1996 (Movie)

Preacher Hurn (Actor)

Oblivion 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Out of Sync 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Backlash: Oblivion 2 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deadly Exposure 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hallelujah 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

It Could Happen to You 1994 (Movie)

Angel (Actor)

Posse 1993 (Movie)

Cable (Actor)

Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 (Movie)

Asneeze (Actor)

Delta Blues 911! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Guilty as Charged 1992 (Movie)

Aloysius (Actor)

Counterforce 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Prime Target 1991 (Movie)

Captain Thompkins (Actor)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

Hammer (Actor)

Medium Rare 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dead Aim 1986 (Movie)

Jamal (Actor)

Nightstick 1986 (Movie)

Willy (Actor)

Escape From New York 1981 (Movie)

Duke of New York (Actor)

The Osmonds Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time 1974 (Movie)

Moriarity (Actor)

Truck Turner 1974 (Movie)

Mac Truck Turner (Actor)

Jack Benny's First Farewell Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Save the Children 1973 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Tough Guys 1973 (Movie)

Lee Stevens (Actor)

Burt Bacharach: Close To You 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Black Moses of Soul 1972 (Movie)

(Actor)

Acting on Impulse (TV Show)

Actor

Anonymous Rex (TV Show)

Actor

Betrayed by Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Hammer, Slammer, and Slade (TV Show)

Actor
Music (62)

Chef 2014 (Movie)

("C.R.E.A.M.") (Song)

The Interview 2014 (Movie)

("Walk On By") (Song Performer)

Think Like a Man Too 2014 (Movie)

("Fist Pump Jump Jump") (Song)

Wild 2014 (Movie)

("Glory Box") (Song)

Stand Up Guys 2012 (Movie)

("When Something Is Wrong With My Baby") (Song)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

"Ike's Mood" (Song Performer)

The Man With the Iron Fists 2012 (Movie)

"Ike's Mood" (Song)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic") (Song Performer)

Brooklyn's Finest 2010 (Movie)

("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic") (Song)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

"Hold On I'm Comin" (Song)

Love Ranch 2010 (Movie)

"Hold On I'm Comin" (Song)

Extract 2009 (Movie)

("I Thank You") (Song)

Fighting 2009 (Movie)

("Gotta Work") (Song)

Good Hair 2009 (Movie)

"Buns O'Plenty" (Song)

Good Hair 2009 (Movie)

"Buns O'Plenty" (Song Performer)

Whip It 2009 (Movie)

("Know How") (Song)

Soul Men 2008 (Movie)

("Never Can Say Goodbye") (Song Performer)

Soul Men 2008 (Movie)

"Hold On I'm Coming" (Song)

Transporter 3 2008 (Movie)

("Hell Is Around The Corner") (Song)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

("Hold On I'm Comin"") (Song)

Introducing the Dwights 2007 (Movie)

("Baby") (Composer)

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

"Hold On I'm Comin'" (Song)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic") (Song Performer)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic") (Song)

Stick It 2006 (Movie)

("The Game") (Song)

The Guardian 2006 (Movie)

("Hold On I'm Comin'") (Song)

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

("Theme From Shaft") (Song)

Soul Man 1994 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Theme Music

Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004 (Movie)

(Title Theme "Three Tough Guys") (Song Performer)

Kill Bill Vol. 2 2004 (Movie)

(Title Theme "Three Tough Guys") (Song)

Dark Blue 2003 (Movie)

("Another Execution") (Song)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Performer

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

("C.R.E.A.M.") (Song)

We Were Soldiers 2002 (Movie)

("Hold on I'm Coming") (Song)

The Magnet 2001 (Movie)

("Is It Really Home?") (Song Performer)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

("Ike's Mood") (Song)

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

("Chuckie Chan (MartiaL Arts Expert of Reptarland)") (Song Performer)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

song/song producer & performer("Theme from Shaft") (Song)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Heart 1999 (Movie)

("Wrap It Up") (Song)

Ninth Street 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Orgazmo 1998 (Movie)

("CREAM") (Song)

Good Burger 1997 (Movie)

("Theme from Shaft") (Song Performer)

Good Burger 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

("Walk On By") (Song Performer)

The Devil's Own 1997 (Movie)

("All 4 Love") (Song)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

song performer theme from("Shaft") (Song Performer)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

White Men Can't Jump 1992 (Movie)

("I Take What I Want") (Song)

Livin' Large 1991 (Movie)

("Hold on I'm Coming") (Song)

Casualties of War 1989 (Movie)

("Hold on I'm Coming") (Song)

Wired 1989 (Movie)

songs("Soul Man" "You Don't Know Like I Know") (Song)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 (Movie)

song producer("Theme From Shaft") (Song)

The Blues Brothers 1980 (Movie)

("Hold on I'm Comin'") (Song)

One-Trick Pony 1979 (Movie)

("Soul Man") (Song)

What's Up Superdoc 1977 (Movie)

("Hold on I'm Coming") (Song)

Shaft 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Truck Turner 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Three Tough Guys 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Shaft 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Shaft's Big Score 1971 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Biography

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). But once he reached the mid-1970s, Hayes' success on the charts began to wan, eventually forcing him into bankruptcy. Though he tried several times to churn out another top album - even to the point of embracing disco - Hayes never again saw one of his albums crack the Top 20. He did, however, find 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.

Relationships

Mignon Harley

Wife
Married 1973 Divorced 1986

Adjowa Hayes

Wife
Married May 2005 until his death Aug. 10, 2008

Isaac Hayes III Song

Son

Isaac Hayes

Father
Abandoned family after his wife died

Eula Hayes

Mother
Died when Hayes was young

Heather Hayes

Daughter

Nana Hayes

Son
Born April 10, 2006 mother, Adjowa

Willie Wade

Grandfather
Maternal grandparent raised Hayes after his mother died and father abandoned the family

Milestones

2005

Appeared opposite Terrence Howard in Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow"

2004

Appeared in a recurring minor role as the Jaffa Tolok on the series "Stargate SG-1" (Sci Fi Channel)

2002

Inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame

1997

Lent his voice to the role of Chef on the Comedy Central series "South Park"; quit the show in 2006, citing its 'inappropriate ridicule' of religion

1995

Released instrumental album Raw and Refined and vocal Branded

1995

Co-starred in "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored"

1994

Played Angel in "It Could Happen to You"

1993

Co-starred in "Posse" and "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" on big screen and "Acting on Impulse" for Showtime

1988

Back with 'blaxploitation' gang in "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" directed by and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans

1981

Co-starred in "Escape From New York"

1980

After hiatus, contributed songs to "The Blues Brothers" and "One-Trick Pony"

1979

Moved to Georgia

1974

Acting debut, "These Tough Guys"

1973

Release of "Black Moses of Soul" documentary; "Shaft" TV series premiered

1972

Appeared in "WattStax" documentary

1970

Composed music for the soundtrack of "Shaft"; also appeared in a cameo role as the bartender

1968

Released Hot Buttered Soul with Hayes' 19-minute version of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"

1965

Wrote songs such as "Soul Man" and "Hold On! I'm Coming" for Sam and Dave

1963

As a struggling saxophone player joined Floyd Newman as sideman; co-wrote Newman's "Frog Stomp" at Stax; asked to join Stax staff

Bonus Trivia

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Hayes often introduces himself as "Ike"

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On joining the Church of Scientology: "I stumbled in three years ago. I hit them with a lot of hard questions. I said 'What kind of place is this? Is this a cult or what? I heard y'all brainwash people.'" - Hayes in USA Today, June 5, 1995

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On March 13, 2006, Hayes announced he was asking to be released from his contract with Comedy Central, citing recent episodes which satirized religious beliefs as being intolerant. "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry towards religious beliefs of others begins," he was quoted in a press statement. Hayes, however, did not directly mention Scientology.A response from Stone said that Hayes' complaints stemmed from the show's criticism of Scientology and that he "has no problem – and he's cashed plenty of checks – with our show making fun of Christians, Muslims, Mormons or Jews." Stone adds, "[We] never heard a peep out of Isaac in any way until we did Scientology. He wants a different standard for religions other than his own, and to me, that is where intolerance and bigotry begin." Stone and Parker agreed to release Hayes from his contract per his request.

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