Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Age
65 (passed away Aug. 10th, 2008)
Birthday
Aug. 20th, 1942
Born in
Covington, Tennessee, USA
Height
5' 11 1/2"

Isaac Hayes' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
South Park TV Show
South Park
 

Main Movie Roles

2008 - Soul Men
2005 - Hustle & Flow
2001 - Dr. Dolittle 2
2000 - Reindeer Games
1998 - Blues Brothers 2000
1997 - Uncle Sam
1996 - Flipper
1996 - Escape from L.A.
1994 - It Could Happen to You
1993 - Posse
1993 - Robin Hood: Men in Tights
1993 - CB4
1988 - I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
1981 - Escape from New York
1974 - Truck Turner

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself
10
Teal'c PI Announcer (Voiced)
4
Gandolph Fitch
3
Eugene Childs
2
The Man
2
Guest
2
C.J. Mack
1
The Prime Oracle
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Isaac Hayes was the second-born child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes, but was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Wade Sr. The child of a poor family, he grew up picking cotton in Covington, Tennessee. He dropped out of high school, only to be encouraged later by his former high school teachers to get his diploma. He earned his diploma at the age of 21. Otis Redding, Johnnie Taylor (I), The Bar-Kays and Booker T. Jones (later of Booker T. & the M.G.s fame) were some of the "Memphis Sound" musical luminaries Hayes worked with during his early years as a budding musician and vocalist. He is a multi-talented composer, singer and arranger who plays the piano, vibraphone and saxophone equally well. In 1971 he won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture for the "Theme from Shaft" (1970) and was nominated for Best Original Dramatic Score for Shaft (1971).


TRIVIA:
  • Has been a frequent songwriting collaborator with 'David Porter (VII)' (qv) since 1962.
  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
  • First African American composer to win an Oscar for Best Original Song (1972) for The Theme from _Shaft (1971)_ (qv).
  • Suffered a stroke in January 2006.
  • Friend of 'Aretha Franklin' (qv).
  • Filed for bankruptcy in 1976.
  • His performance as "Chef" in the TV series _"South Park" (1997)_ (qv) was supposed to be a one-time event, but audience reaction was so positive, "Chef" became a regular character.
  • Was pronounced dead at 2:08 pm at Baptist Memorial Medical Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on August 10, 2008.


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