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Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. net worth:
$12 Million

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Isaac Hayes Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Born Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. on the 20th August 1942, in Memphis, Tennessee USA, he was a soul singer, songwriter, actor and voice actor, best known to the world as a co-writer of the song “Soul Man” with David Porter, for Sam & Dave, the R&B duo. Also Isaac had a successful solo career as a singer, releasing 21 studio albums, including “Hot Buttered Soul” (1969), “…To Be Continued” (1970), and “Chocolate Chip”, which topped the US R&B/Hip-Hop chart. He passed away in August 2008.

Have you ever wondered how rich Isaac Hayes was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that Hayes` net worth was as high as $12 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from being a successful musician, Isaac appeared in over 60 film and TV titles, including “Escape From New York” (1981), “Guilty As Charged” (1991), “It Could Happen To You” (1994), and “South Park” (1997-2005), giving his voice to Chef.

Isaac Hayes Net Worth $12 Million

Isaac grew up in Tipton County in the town of Covington, the second child of Eula and her husband Isaac Hayes Sr. However, his mother died, and his father then left him, and as a result, he was raised by his maternal grandparents. His childhood was tough, as he started working on farms in Shelby County and Tipton County, but he found solace in singing, plus joining the church choir, and also learning to play the piano, and other instruments, including flute, Hammond organ and saxophone. He dropped out of high school, but still managed to obtain a diploma when he was 21, as his teacher encouraged him to finish high school. After matriculation, he was offered scholarships to several universities, however, he decided to pursue his musical ambitions.

His career started in the late 1950s, singing in the Curry`s Club in Memphis, and little by little his career progressed. By the early 1960s his name was known through Stax Records, being a session member for several musicians of the label. He became known to the world when he teamed up with David Porter, and wrote the song “Hold On! I’m Comin” in 1966, for Chuck Johnson and Maxine Brown, topping the US R&B Chart. Isaac and Porter continued to work together, and wrote songs such as “Soul Man”, “I Thank You”, “Soul Sister, Brown Sugar”, and “The Sweeter He Is”, among others, the success of which certainly increased Isaac`s net worth.

Isaac also wrote several popular songs on his own, including “Theme From Shaft”, which is used for the film “Shaft” and performed by Eddy & The Soul Band; the song topped the US Pop chart, and reached No. 2 on the US R&B chart. In 1972 he wrote “Do Your Thing”, which peaked at No. 3 on the US R&B Chart, and other songs included “Ike’s Rap”, “Chocolate Chip” and “Joy”, among others, all of which increased his net worth by a large margin.

Isaac also started his own musical career; he released 21 studio albums, with his debut album came out in 1968 entitled “Presenting Isaac Hayes”. His second album was a breakout, entitled “Hot Buttered Soul” (1969), topping the US Jazz and US R&B/Hip-Hop chart, which increased his net worth to a large degree.

He continued successfully until the mid- 1970s, with albums “Black Moses” (1971), “Joy” (1973), “Chocolate Chip” (1975). After that his fame began to decline, and although he released such albums as “Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak)” (1976), “And Once Again” (1980), “U-turn” (1986), and “Branded” (1995), all were without any major success.

During his career, Isaac received numerous prestigious awards, including induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, and three years prior into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Also, Isaac won an Academy Award in the category Best Music, Original Song for his work on the film “Shaft”, and Golden Globe Award in category Best Original Score – Motion Picture for the same film score.

Regarding his personal life, Isaac had led quite a full life, being married four times and having 12 children. His first wife was Dancy Hayes in 1960, then to Emily Ruth Watson(1966-71). His third wife was Mignon Harley(1973-86), and his final marriage was with Adjowa Hayes in 2005, until his death in 2008 when he passed away on the 10th August.
Isaac is also recognized as the follower of the Church of Scientology, being the member from 1993.

He is also known to the world for his philanthropic activities, starting The Isaac Hayes Foundation in 1999, supporting several causes, including human rights.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bling: A Planet Rock 2007 Documentary writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Illegal Tender 2007 writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Eye See Me 2007 performer: "Theme from ShaftIsaa" / writer: "Theme from ShaftIsaa"
Talk to Me 2007 writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Zodiac 2007 performer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" / writer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic"
Gilmore Girls 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skins 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Introducing the Dwights 2007 writer: "Baby"
Jools's Hootenanny 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
The Guardian 2006/I writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Stick It 2006 writer: "The Game"
Australian Idol 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Lord of War 2005 performer: "Glory Box" 1995 / writer: "Glory Box" 1995
Tout pour plaire 2005 writer: "Glory box"
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited
Are We There Yet? 2005 writer: "Theme From Shaft"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi 2005 TV Special writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited
The Wire TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 performer: "Three Tough Guys" / writer: "Three Tough Guys"
Barbershop 2: Back in Business 2004 writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 performer: "Truck Turner", "Run Fay Run" / writer: "Truck Turner", "Run Fay Run"
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics 2003 Video writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Dark Blue 2002 writer: "Another Execution"
Friday After Next 2002 writer: "Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto"
8 Mile 2002 writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
We Were Soldiers 2002 writer: "Hold On I'm Coming" - as Isaac Hayes Jr.
La bande du drugstore 2002 writer: "I thank you"
Only the Strong Survive 2002 Documentary writer: "Soul Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby", "B-A-B-Y"
The Education of Max Bickford 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Haiku Tunnel 2001 performer: "Lay Lady Lay"
Soul Food 2000 TV Series writer: "Separated"
Shaft 2000 performer: "Theme from Shaft" / producer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
Black & White 1999/I performer: "We Live Here" / writer: "We Live Here"
Love Stinks 1999 writer: "Theme from Shaft"
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 1999 performer: "Mountain Town Reprise"
Heart 1999 writer: "Wrap It Up"
The Sopranos 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Corruptor 1999 writer: "The Corruptor's Execution" - as I. Hayes
B. Monkey 1998 writer: "GLORY BOX"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie performer: "Don't Let Go", "I Stand Accused", "Theme From Shaft" - uncredited / writer: "Theme From Shaft" - uncredited
Father Ted TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Head On 1998 performer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
South Park 1997-1998 TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Jackie Brown 1997 performer: " Holy Matrimony Letter to the Firm" 1996 / writer: - as I. Hayes / writer: " Holy Matrimony Letter to the Firm" 1996
I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 performer: "2Wicky"
Darkdrive 1997 writer: "You're Taking Up Another Man's Place" - as Hayes
Orgazmo 1997 writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Good Burger 1997 performer: "Theme" / writer: "Theme"
The Devil's Own 1997 writer: "All 4 Love"
David Blaine: Street Magic 1996 TV Movie documentary writer: "Mind Playin' Trix on Me"
Apollo 11 1996 TV Movie writer: "Hold on I'm Coming" - as I. Hayes
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America 1996 performer: "Two Cool Guys Theme from 'Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'" / producer: "Two Cool Guys Theme from 'Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'" / writer: "Two Cool Guys Theme from 'Beavis and Butt-Head Do America'"
A Family Thing 1996 writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"
Stealing Beauty 1996 performer: "2 Wicky"
Two If by Sea 1996 writer: "You Got Me Hummin'"
Home for the Holidays 1995 performer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
Dead Presidents 1995 performer: "The Look Of Love", "Walk On By" / writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"
La Haine 1995 performer: "That Loving Feeling"
Tank Girl 1995 writer: "B-A-B-Y", "Theme From Shaft"
Friends TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Top of the Pops TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1978 - 1995 performer - 1 episode, 1976
The Simpsons TV Series 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Baseball TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Crooklyn 1994 performer: "Theme From 'Shaft'" / writer: "Theme From 'Shaft'"
Above the Rim 1994 writer: "Theme from Shaft"
Without Walls TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Space Rangers 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years 1991-1992 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
White Men Can't Jump 1992 writer: "I TAKE WHAT I WANT"
Livin' Large! 1991 writer: "Hold on I'm Coming" - as Isaac Hayes Jr.
Guilty as Charged 1991 performer: "Amazing Grace"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whatever Happened to Mason Reese 1990 Short performer: "Theme From 'Shaft'" / writer: "Theme From 'Shaft'"
In Living Color 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit 1990 performer: "Fly"
The Preppie Murder 1989 TV Movie writer: "Wrap It Up"
Wired 1989 writer: "Soul Man", "You Don't Know Like I Know"
Casualties of War 1989 writer: "Hold On I'm Coming"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 performer: "Theme from Shaft" / producer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
The Charmings 1987 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul Man 1986 "Soul Man", "Theme from Shaft" / performer: "Theme from Shaft"
The Best of John Belushi 1985 Video writer: "Soul man"
The A-Team 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hot Dreams 1983 performer: "The Insurance Company" / writer: "The Insurance Company"
One-Trick Pony 1980 writer: "Soul Man"
The Blues Brothers 1980 writer: "SOOTHE ME", "HOLD ON, I'M COMIN'"
Saturday Night Live 1978-1980 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
So Many Men, So Little Time 1979 performer: "Joy" - uncredited / writer: "Joy" - uncredited
Bassie en Adriaan en het geheim van de sleutel TV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes, 1979 writer - 2 episodes, 1979
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
'How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Lays.....!' 1979 writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
Things We Did Last Summer 1978 TV Movie writer: "Soul Man"
Bu ze shou duan 1978 performer: "Stranger in Paradise"
What's Up Superdoc! 1978 lyrics: "Hold On I'm Coming" - as Hayes / music: "Hold On I'm Coming" - as Hayes
Het is weer zo laat! 1978 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Virgin Forest 1978 performer: "Do Your Thing" - uncredited / writer: "Do Your Thing" - uncredited
Teenage Bikers 1977 writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
The Rockford Files TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
Linda & Cheri 1976 performer: "The Look of Love" - uncredited
Tian huang ju xing 1976 performer: "Theme From Three Tough Guys", "Run Fay Run" / writer: "Theme From Three Tough Guys", "Run Fay Run"
Up at JJ's Place 1975 performer: "Joy" - uncredited / writer: "Joy" - uncredited
French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.) 1975 writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'" - uncredited
The Lover 1974 writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'" - uncredited
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sons and Mothers 1973 writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
The Lumberjack 1973 writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
The Nymph Tapes 1973 performer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited / writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
Save the Children 1973 Documentary performer: "Stormy Weather"
Mo gui tian shi 1973 "Shaft Theme"
Wattstax 1973 Documentary performer: "Shaft", "Soulsville" / writer: "Shaft", "Soulsville"
Black Heat 1973 performer: "The End Theme from 'Shaft'" - uncredited / writer: "The End Theme from 'Shaft'" - uncredited
The Swing Thing 1972 performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up", "They Long to Be Close to You", "Part Time Love" - uncredited
Shaft's Big Score! 1972 performer: "Type Thang" / writer: "Type Thang"
The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972 TV Special performer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
Grad Nite 1971 performer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" - uncredited
Shaft 1971 performer: "Theme from Shaft", "Bumpy's Lament", "Walk from Regio's", "Ellie's Love Theme", "Shaft's Cab Ride", "Cafe Regio's", "Early Sunday Morning", "Be Yourself", "A Friend's Place", "Soulsville", "No Name Bar", "Bumpy's Blues", "Shaft Strikes Again", "Do Your Thing", "The End Theme" - uncredited / writer: "Theme from Shaft", "Bumpy's Lament", "Walk from Regio's", "Ellie's Love Theme", "Shaft's Cab Ride", "Cafe Regio's", "Early Sunday Morning", "Be Yourself", "A Friend's Place", "Soulsville"
Maidstone 1970 performer: "Precious, Precious", "I Just Want to Make Love to You", "Rock Me Baby" / writer: "Precious, Precious"
Music Scene 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mafia III 2016 Video Game writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'", "Soul Man" - uncredited
Casual 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roadies 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sonshine 2016 writer: "Float"
Nerve 2016 writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Britain's Got Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 performer: "CHOCOLATE CHIP" / writer: "CHOCOLATE CHIP"
Elvis & Nixon 2016 writer: "Hold On I'm Coming"
American Crime Story 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scandal 2013-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
How to Be Single 2016 writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Mike & Mike TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Straight Outta Compton 2015 writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Ballers TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Britain's Got More Talent 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One More Time 2015 performer: "Walk On By"
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 2015 writer: "Wrap It Up"
The Interview 2014/II performer: "Walk On By"
Wild 2014/I performer: "Glory Box" / writer: "Glory Box"
Today at Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chef 2014 writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Live from Daryl's House 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Lilyhammer 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "Ballad of a Menace" - as Isaac Lee Hayes / writer: "Mind Playin' Tricks on Me"
Behind the Candelabra 2013 TV Movie writer: "Déj
The Voice 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2013 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Man with the Iron Fists 2012 writer: "Your Good Thing Is About To End"
Stand Up Guys 2012 writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"
Sushi Girl 2012 performer: "Walk On By"
The Sapphires 2012 writer: "Soul Man", "Soul Sister, Brown Sugar", "Hold On, I'm Coming"
The We and the I 2012 writer: "Know How"
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The House I Live In 2012 Documentary performer: "SOULSVILLE" / writer: "SOULSVILLE"
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World 2011 Video documentary performer: "End Theme: Truck Turner", "Theme From Shaft", "Hospital Shootout" / writer: "End Theme: Truck Turner", "Theme From Shaft", "Hospital Shootout"
Human Target 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Due Date 2010 writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Vanishing on 7th Street 2010 writer: "Your Good Thing Is About To End"
Love Ranch 2010 writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Hung TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
American Idol 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Weather 2010 writer: "Disco Connection"
The Weird World of Blowfly 2010 Documentary performer: "Shittin' On the Dock of the Bay"
American Pie Presents the Book of Love 2009 Video performer: "Body Language" / writer: "Body Language"
The Angry Video Game Nerd TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Bored to Death 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Whip It 2009 writer: "Know How"
Extract 2009 writer: "I Thank You" 1966
Fighting 2009 writer: "Gotta Work"
Two and a Half Men 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Hair 2009 Documentary performer: "End Theme 'Tough Guys'", "End Theme 'Truck Turner'" / writer: "End Theme 'Tough Guys'", "End Theme 'Truck Turner'"
Brooklyn's Finest 2009 performer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" 1969 / writer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" 1969
Notorious 2009 performer: "Warning"
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transporter 3 2008 writer: "Hell Is Around the Corner"
Soul Men 2008 performer: "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Never Can Say Goodbye Soul Men Redux" / writer: "Hold On I'm Coming", "Do Your Thing"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Patrik, Age 1.5 2008 writer: "B.A.B.Y"
So You Think You Can Dance Australia 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Julia 2008 writer: "When something is wrong with my baby" - as I. Hayes
Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? 2008 Documentary writer: "Theme from Shaft"
First Sunday 2008 writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
If It Ain't Stiff 2007 TV Movie documentary writer: "B-A-B-Y"
American Gangster 2007 writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'" 1966

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Return to Sleepaway Camp 2008 Video Charlie the Chef
Kill Switch 2008 Video Coroner
Great Performances 2007 TV Series
Stargate SG-1 2005-2006 TV Series Tolok / Teal'c PI Announcer
South Park 1997-2005 TV Series Chef
United 2005 Video short Isaac Hayes
The Bernie Mac Show 2005 TV Series Isaac Hayes
Hustle & Flow 2005 Arnel
Dodge City: A Spaghetto Western 2004 Det. John Wade
Anonymous Rex 2004 TV Movie Elegant Man
Dream Warrior 2003 Zo
Girlfriends 2003 TV Series Eugene Childs
Book of Days 2003 TV Movie Jonah
Fastlane 2002 TV Series Detective Marcus
The Education of Max Bickford 2002 TV Series 'Night Train' Raymond
Dead Dog 2001 Isaac Hayes
Chelsea Walls 2001 Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Dr. Dolittle 2 2001 Possum (voice)
Shaft 2000 Mr. P (uncredited)
Reindeer Games 2000 Zook
South Park Rally 2000 Video Game Chef (voice)
The Hughleys 1999 TV Series The Man
South Park: Chef's Luv Shack 1999 Video Game Chef (voice)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut 1999 Chef (voice)
Ninth Street 1999 Tippytoe
South Park 1998 Video Game Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)
South Park (Chef: Behind the Menu) 1998 TV Short Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)
Blues Brothers 2000 1998 The Louisiana Gator Boys
Six Ways to Sunday 1997 Bill Bennet
Illtown 1996 George
Escape from L.A. 1996 Guard at Basketball Court (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Sliders 1996 TV Series The Prime Oracle
Flipper 1996 Sheriff Buck Cowan
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 TV Series Kim
Oblivion 2: Backlash 1996 Buster
Uncle Sam 1996 Video Sgt. Jed Crowley
Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie 1995 Video Game J-Bone (voice)
Soul Survivors 1995 TV Movie Vernon Holland
Magic Island 1995 Video Mad Face (voice)
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored 1995 Preacher Hurn
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1995 TV Series Minister
Tales from the Crypt 1994 TV Series Samuel
It Could Happen to You 1994 Angel Dupree
Oblivion 1994 Buster
Code... Death: Frontera Sur 1993 Moro
American Playhouse 1993 TV Series Prophet
Deadly Exposure 1993 Lt. Johanson
Robin Hood: Men in Tights 1993 Asneeze
Acting on Impulse 1993 TV Movie Detective Stubbs
Posse 1993 Cable
CB4 1993 Owner
Final Judgement 1992 Video Lt. Herb Jefferson
Prime Target 1991 Capt. Tompkins
Guilty as Charged 1991 Aloysius
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade 1990 TV Movie Hammer
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit 1990 Hitek Leader / Himself
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 Hammer
Counterforce 1988 Ballard
Dead Aim 1987 Jamal
Miami Vice 1987 TV Series Holiday
Hunter 1986 TV Series Jerome 'Typhoon' Thompson
Betrayed by Innocence 1986 TV Movie Frank Moreno
The A-Team 1985 TV Series C.J. Mack
Escape from New York 1981 The Duke
The Rockford Files 1976-1977 TV Series Gandolph Fitch
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time 1975 Moriarty
Truck Turner 1974 Mac 'Truck' Turner
Tough Guys 1974 Lee

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Man 1997-1998 TV Series composer - 25 episodes
The A-Team 1985 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Truck Turner 1974 conductor - uncredited / music arranger - uncredited / performer: music score
Tough Guys 1974 conductor - uncredited / lyrics: songs / music producer - uncredited
Shaft 1973-1974 TV Series composer - 7 episodes
The Delphi Bureau 1972-1973 TV Series composer - 7 episodes
Assignment: Vienna 1972-1973 TV Series composer - 8 episodes
Jigsaw 1972-1973 TV Series composer - 7 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legal Analyst 2007 TV Series
Bui Doi 2001
Ninth Street 1999
Truck Turner 1974
Tough Guys 1974
Shaft 1971

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacre special thanks filming
Take Me to the River 2014 Documentary in memory of
Django Unchained 2012 dedicatee
Stand 2009/I Documentary acknowledgment
Soul Men 2008 dedicatee
South Park 2008 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Return to 'Escape from New York' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Chelsea Walls 2001 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Veronica's Closet 1999 TV Series Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Goin' Down to South Park 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
30th NAACP Image Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Investigative Reports 1998 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central's Hi Fi Party 1998 TV Special Himself - Host
Soul Music Festival: Part IV 1998 TV Movie Himself
The Daily Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Orientation: A Scientology Information Film 1996 Documentary short Himself - Entertainer (uncredited)
Later... With Jools Holland 1995 TV Series Himself
Baadasss TV 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
The Memphis Sound: A Tribute to Our City's Music 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Without Walls 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Children of Africa 1993 TV Special Himself
Soul Train 1973-1992 TV Series documentary Himself / Guest
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Juke Box Jury 1989 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1987 TV Series Himself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1971-1979 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Songwriter / Himself
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
The 6th Annual American Music Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
Sha Na Na 1979 TV Series Himself
American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary 1977 TV Special Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx 1976 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1975 TV Series Himself
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards 1974 TV Special Himself
The Black Moses of Soul 1973 Documentary Himself
Save the Children 1973 Documentary Himself
Wattstax 1973 Documentary Himself
Jack Benny's First Farewell Special 1973 TV Special Himself
Laugh-In 1972 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970-1972 TV Series Himself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972 TV Special Himself - Performer & Winner: Best Original Song
The 14th Annual Grammy Awards 1972 TV Special Himself
Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location 1971 Short documentary Himself
Black Journal 1969 TV Series Himself
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1969 TV Series Himself
Taratata 1996-2013 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Compton Cricket Club
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots 2010 TV Movie documentary voice
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement 2009 Documentary Himself
Stand 2009/I Documentary Himself
Stax Records 50th Anniversary Concert 2008 TV Movie Himself
Soul Men 2008 Himself
Return to Sleepaway Camp: Behind the Scenes 2008 Video documentary short Himself
American Masters 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
That '70s Show 2006 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-2005 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
My Music: Funky Soul Superstars 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
The History Makers 2005 Video documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004 TV Series Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
2004 Trumpet Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Return to 'Escape from New York' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Jacksons: America's First Family of Music 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Soul Man: Isaac Hayes 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
An Evening with B.B. King 2003 TV Movie Himself - Interviewer
I Love the '70s 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Soul Comes Home 2003 TV Special Himself
V Graham Norton 2002-2003 TV Series Himself
Soulsville 2003 Documentary short Himself
Hollywood Squares 2003 TV Series Himself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - recalling his award (pre-recorded) (uncredited)
The Greatest 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Sounds of Memphis 2002 TV Movie documentary
Only the Strong Survive 2002 Documentary Himself
The Last Poets 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
My VH1 Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Top Ten 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Himself - Presenter / Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2001 TV Series Himself
Acapulco Black Film Festival 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner 2000 TV Movie Himself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman 1995-2000 TV Series Himself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 2000 TV Movie documentary Host
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Take Me to the River 2014 Documentary Himself
South Park: The Stick of Truth 2014 Video Game Chef (uncredited)
Unsung 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Soul Power! 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There 2009 Video Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
South Park 2006 TV Series Chef
This Is Scientology: An Overview of the World's Fastest Growing Religion 2004 Video documentary Man at L.E.A.P. Memphis (uncredited)
Baadasssss Cinema 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 1996 TV Series Himself
Oscar's Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Soul Man (1997) · David Porter
1972 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Shaft (1971)
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Shaft (1971)
1972 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Shaft (1971)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Hustle & Flow (2005) · Anthony Anderson
· Ludacris
· Taraji P. Henson
· Terrence Howard
· Taryn Manning
· Elise Neal
· Paula Jai Parker
· DJ Qualls
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series South Park (1997)
1972 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Shaft (1971)
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Shaft (1971)
1972 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Shaft (1971)


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#Fact
1 Starred alongside Bernie Mac in Soul Men. It was to be their last film as they sadly passed away within a day of each other, Bernie on the 9th August 2008 and Isaac on the 10th August 2008.
2 Son (b. Nana Kwadjo April 10, 2006).
3 Father of Heather Hayes, Isaac Hayes III, and Veronica Hayes.
4 Brother of Willette Rankin.
5 Suffered a stroke in January 2006.
6 Friend of Aretha Franklin.
7 Was pronounced dead at 2:08 pm at Baptist Memorial Medical Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on August 10, 2008.
8 His character, "Chef", was killed off South Park (1997) after his resignation for religious reasons.
9 Is named among others as inspiration for the Massive Attack album "Blue Lines".
10 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, 2005 in New York City alongside Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Bill Withers, John Fogerty, Steve Cropper and longtime collaborator David Porter.
11 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
12 Was originally considered for the role of Shaft (1971); however, the lead went to Richard Roundtree. However, he got the lead role in Truck Turner (1974), which is the only film that he ever played such a part.
13 First African American composer to win an Oscar for Best Original Song (1972) for The Theme from Shaft (1971).
14 Filed for bankruptcy in 1976.
15 His performance as "Chef" in the TV series South Park (1997) was supposed to be a one-time event, but audience reaction was so positive, "Chef" became a regular character.
16 Has been a frequent songwriting collaborator with David Porter since 1962.

#Quote
1 I used to stand in front of the mic and cry.
2 I'd always loved strings. When I was in high school and saw strings playing on stage, an orchestra or a symphony, all those bows moving at the same time... wow.
3 I first heard African drum rhythms and chants at the movies. Then, when I had the opportunity to go to Africa and visit the villages, I heard the real, raw, true rhythms and realized the origins of the old Negro spirituals I grew up with in the South.
4 I was a pop freak.
5 Guys in slavery sang praises to the Lord to deliver them from bondage.
6 Have you ever wondered why young people take to music like fish to water? Maybe it's because music is fun. Plan and simple. It opens up their minds to dream great dreams about where they can go and what they can do when they get older.
7 I influence people, hopefully on the positive side.
8 The rappers have gone in and created a lot of hit music based upon my influence. And they'll tell you if you ask.
9 A certain administration which I won't call by name took the arts out of the schools, and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing, so they went to the turntables and started rhyming. Then they had a way to express themselves, and that's the birth of hip-hop.
10 I love music.
11 I think the kids today need to hear more about morals and values.
12 Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored.
13 There's always hurdles. So I just keep moving, just constantly redefining myself. That's how you stay in the race.
14 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.
15 If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
16 Know the business, learn the business, own something.
17 Just, you know, you can't put bread in a cold oven. You know, you've got to take your time. You've got to heat it up. So that's what, that's what I like to do with my music. I like to build it, and build it into a maddening, exciting crescendo.
18 Elvis was a giant and influenced everyone in the business.
19 "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. Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored. As a civil rights activist of the past 40 years, I cannot support a show that disrespects those beliefs and practices." - On why he quit South Park (1997) in 2006.

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