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Isaac Hayes (I) (1942–2008)


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... See full bio »

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 2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (writer: "Wrap It Up")
 2014/II The Interview (performer: "Walk On By")
 2014 Wild (writer: "Glory Box")
 2014 Wimbledon 2day (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2014: Day 10 (2014) ... (writer: "Hold On! I'm a Comin'" - uncredited)
 2014 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sam Moore (2014) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
 2014 Chef (writer: "C.R.E.A.M.")
 2014 Live from Daryl's House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Billy Gibbons (2014) ... (writer: "I Thank You")
 2013 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It Has to Be Now (2013) ... (writer: "Wrap It Up" - uncredited)
 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (writer: "Déjà Vu")
 2013 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Showdowns, Part 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Hold On, I'm a Comin'")
 2012-2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 3 (2013) ... (writer: "Gotta Work" - uncredited)
- Blind Auditions 2 (2012) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
 2013 Scandal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top of the Hour (2013) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
 2010-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #21.113 (2013) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.199 (2012) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.102 (2012) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.149 (2011) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.89 (2011) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
 2012 The Man with the Iron Fists (writer: "Your Good Thing Is About To End")
 2012 Stand Up Guys (writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby")
 2012 Sushi Girl (performer: "Walk On By")
 2012 The Sapphires (writer: "Soul Man", "Soul Sister, Brown Sugar", "Hold On, I'm Coming")
 2012 The We and the I (writer: "Know How")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cançons de viatge (2012) ... (writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #19.36 (2011) ... (writer: "Hold On, I'm A Comin'" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.23 (2011) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
 2011 Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (Video documentary) (performer: "End Theme: Truck Turner", "Theme From Shaft", "Hospital Shootout") / (writer: "End Theme: Truck Turner", "Theme From Shaft", "Hospital Shootout")
 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.32 (2010) ... (writer: "Never Like This Before")
 2010 Due Date (writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'")
 2010 Vanishing on 7th Street (writer: "Your Good Thing (Is About To End)")
 2010 Love Ranch (writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'")
 2010 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 Performance (2010) ... (writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'")
 2010 Cold Weather (writer: "Disco Connection")
 2009 American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (Video) (performer: "Body Language") / (writer: "Body Language")
 2009 Bored to Death (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Beautiful Blackmailer (2009) ... (performer: "End Theme from 'Tough Guys'")
 2009 Whip It (writer: "Know How")
 2009 Extract (writer: "I Thank You" (1966))
 2009 Fighting (writer: "Gotta Work")
 2009 Two and a Half Men (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Two Finger Rule (2009) ... (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
 2009 Good Hair (Documentary) (performer: "End Theme 'Tough Guys'", "End Theme 'Truck Turner'") / (writer: "End Theme 'Tough Guys'", "End Theme 'Truck Turner'")
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest (performer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" (1969)) / (writer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" (1969))
 2009 Notorious (performer: "Warning")
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy Birthday, Nate (2008) ... (writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby" - uncredited)
 2008 Transporter 3 (writer: "Hell Is Around the Corner")
 2008 Soul Men (performer: "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Never Can Say Goodbye (Soul Men Redux)") / (writer: "Hold On I'm Coming", "Do Your Thing")
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 20 (2008) ... (writer: "Soul Man")
 2008 Patrik, Age 1.5 (writer: "B.A.B.Y")
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 18 Results (2008) ... (writer: "Soul Man")
 2008 Julia (writer: "When something is wrong with my baby" - as I. Hayes)
 2008 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (Documentary) (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
 2008 First Sunday (writer: "C.R.E.A.M.")
 2007 If It Ain't Stiff (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "B-A-B-Y")
 2007 American Gangster (writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'" (1966))
 2007 Bling: A Planet Rock (Documentary) (writer: "C.R.E.A.M.")
 2007 Illegal Tender (writer: "C.R.E.A.M.")
 2007 Eye See Me (performer: "Theme from ShaftIsaa") / (writer: "Theme from ShaftIsaa")
 2007 Talk to Me (writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'")
 2007 Zodiac (performer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic") / (writer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic")
 2007 Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jal (2007) ... (performer: "Breakthrough" - uncredited)
 2007 Introducing the Dwights (writer: "Baby")
 2006 Jools's Annual Hootenanny (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jools' 14th Annual Hootenanny (2006) ... (writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'", "Soul Man")
 2006/I The Guardian (writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'")
  Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2006) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Both of You, Duel Like You Want to Win (2006) ... (performer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited) / (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
 2006 Stick It (writer: "The Game")
 2005 Lord of War (performer: "Glory Box" (1995)) / (writer: "Glory Box" (1995))
 2005 Tout pour plaire (writer: "Glory box")
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
 2005 Are We There Yet? (writer: "Theme From Shaft")
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi (TV Movie) (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Time After Time (2004) ... (performer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited) / (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (performer: "Three Tough Guys") / (writer: "Three Tough Guys")
 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business (writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'")
 2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (performer: "Truck Turner", "Run Fay Run") / (writer: "Truck Turner", "Run Fay Run")
 2003 Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics (Video) (writer: "C.R.E.A.M.")
 2002 Dark Blue (writer: "Another Execution")
 2002 Friday After Next (writer: "Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto")
 2002 8 Mile (writer: "C.R.E.A.M.")
 2002 We Were Soldiers (writer: "Hold On I'm Coming" - as Isaac Hayes Jr.)
 2002 La bande du drugstore (writer: "I thank you")
 2002 Only the Strong Survive (Documentary) (writer: "Soul Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby", "B-A-B-Y")
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Save the Country (2002) ... (performer: "(You Will Be) So Much Better Without Her")
 2001 Haiku Tunnel (performer: "Lay Lady Lay")
 2000 Soul Food (TV Series) (writer: "Separated")
 2000 Shaft (performer: "Theme from Shaft") / (producer: "Theme from Shaft") / (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
 1999/I Black & White (performer: "We Live Here") / (writer: "We Live Here")
 1999 Love Stinks (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
 1999 South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (performer: "Mountain Town (Reprise)")
 1999 Heart (writer: "Wrap It Up")
 1999 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pax Soprana (1999) ... (writer: "Willy Nilly")
 1999 The Corruptor (writer: "The Corruptor's Execution" - as I. Hayes)
 1998 B. Monkey (writer: "GLORY BOX")
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (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)
- Going to America (1998) ... (performer: "Theme from Shaft" (1971)) / (writer: "Theme from Shaft" (1971))
 1998 Head On (performer: "Theme from Shaft") / (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
 1997 Jackie Brown (performer: " (Holy Matrimony) Letter to the Firm" (1996)) / (writer: - as I. Hayes) / (writer: " (Holy Matrimony) Letter to the Firm" (1996))
 1997 Good Burger (performer: "Theme") / (writer: "Theme")
 1997 The Devil's Own (writer: "All 4 Love")
 1996 David Blaine: Street Magic (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Mind Playin' Trix on Me")
 1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (performer: "Two Cool Guys") / (writer: "Two Cool Guys")
 1996 Apollo 11 (TV Movie) (writer: "Hold on I'm Coming" - as I. Hayes)
 1996 A Family Thing (writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby")
 1996 Stealing Beauty (performer: "2 Wicky")
 1996 Two If by Sea (writer: "You Got Me Hummin'")
 1995 Home for the Holidays (performer: "Theme from Shaft") / (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
 1995 Dead Presidents (performer: "The Look Of Love", "Walk On By") / (writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby")
 1995 La Haine (performer: "That Loving Feeling")
 1995 Tank Girl (writer: "B-A-B-Y", "Theme From Shaft")
  Friends (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1995) (writer - 1 episode, 1995)
- The One Where the Monkey Gets Away (1995) ... (performer: "Shaft" - uncredited) / (writer: "Shaft" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Bart's Girlfriend (1994) ... (writer: "Troll Man")
- One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish (1991) ... ("Theme from Shaft", uncredited)
  Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Home (1994) ... (performer: "Shaft") / (writer: "Shaft")
 1994 Crooklyn (performer: "Theme From 'Shaft'") / (writer: "Theme From 'Shaft'")
 1994 Above the Rim (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
  Without Walls (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- Kiss My Baadasssss Ice-T's Guide to Blaxploitation (1994) ... (performer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited) / (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
 1993 Space Rangers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Banshies (1993) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
 1992 White Men Can't Jump (writer: "I TAKE WHAT I WANT")
 1991 Livin' Large! (writer: "Hold on I'm Coming" - as Isaac Hayes Jr.)
 1991 Guilty as Charged (performer: "Amazing Grace")
 1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- When Worlds Collide (1991) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
 1990 Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (Short) (performer: "Theme From 'Shaft'") / (writer: "Theme From 'Shaft'")
 1990 Fire, Ice & Dynamite (performer: "Fly")
 1989 The Preppie Murder (TV Movie) (writer: "Wrap It Up")
 1989 Wired (writer: "Soul Man", "You Don't Know Like I Know")
 1989 Casualties of War (writer: "Hold On I'm Coming")
 1989 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Legend of Dinosaurs (1989) ... (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (performer: "Theme from Shaft") / (producer: "Theme from Shaft") / (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
 1987 The Charmings (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Witch Is of Van Oaks (1987) ... (writer: "Soul Man")
 1986 Soul Man ("Soul Man", "Theme from Shaft") / (performer: "Theme from Shaft")
 1985 The Best of John Belushi (Video) (writer: "Soul man")
 1985 The A-Team (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Heart of Rock N' Roll (1985) ... (performer: "What do you do when the wonder is gone", "Steamroller Blues", "Don't Let Go")
 1980 One-Trick Pony (writer: "Soul Man")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "SOOTHE ME", "HOLD ON, I'M COMIN'")
 1978-1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Kirk Douglas/Sam and Dave (1980) ... (writer: "You Don't Know Like I Know", "Soul Man" - uncredited)
- Carrie Fisher/The Blues Brothers (1978) ... (writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited)
- Buck Henry/The Grateful Dead (1978) ... (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
 1979 So Many Men, So Little Time (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)
- Een sleutel als losgeld (1979) ... (performer: "Theme from Shaft") / (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
- De ontvoering (1979) ... (performer: "Theme from Shaft") / (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Young Master Carlson (1979) ... (writer: "Soul Man")
- I Want to Keep My Baby (1979) ... (writer: "B-A-B-Y")
 1979 'How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Lays.....!' (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
  Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1978) (performer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Episode dated 7 December 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "B-A-B-Y")
- Episode dated 15 April 1976 (1976) ... (performer: "Disco Connection")
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) (writer: "Soul Man")
 1978 Bu ze shou duan (performer: "Stranger in Paradise")
 1978 What's Up Superdoc! (lyrics: "Hold On I'm Coming" - as Hayes) / (music: "Hold On I'm Coming" - as Hayes)
 1978 Het is weer zo laat! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- De vieze deur (1978) ... (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
 1978 Virgin Forest (performer: "Do Your Thing" - uncredited) / (writer: "Do Your Thing" - uncredited)
 1977 Teenage Bikers (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
  The Rockford Files (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1976) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- The Hammer of C Block (1976) ... (performer: "Gandy's Theme") / (writer: "Gandy's Theme")
 1976 Exit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger (performer: "Theme From Three Tough Guys", "Run Fay Run")
 1976 Linda & Cheri (performer: "The Look of Love" - uncredited)
 1975 Up at JJ's Place (performer: "Joy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Joy" - uncredited)
 1975 French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.) (writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'" - uncredited)
 1974 The Lover (writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'" - uncredited)
 1974 Tough Guys (performer: "Title Theme", "Randolph & Dearborn", "The Red Rooster", "Joe Bell", "Hung Up on My Baby", "Kidnapped", "Run Fay Run", "Buns O'Plenty", "The End Theme") / (writer: "Title Theme", "Randolph & Dearborn", "The Red Rooster", "Joe Bell", "Hung Up on My Baby", "Kidnapped", "Run Fay Run", "Buns O'Plenty", "The End Theme")
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1974) ... (writer: "Nutbrush City Limits")
 1973 Sons and Mothers (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
 1973 The Lumberjack (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
 1973 The Nymph Tapes (performer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited) / (writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited)
 1973 Save the Children (Documentary) (performer: "Stormy Weather")
 1973 Mo gui tian shi ("Shaft Theme")
 1973 Wattstax (Documentary) (performer: "Shaft", "Soulsville") / (writer: "Shaft", "Soulsville")
 1973 Black Heat (performer: "The End Theme (from 'Shaft')" - uncredited) / (writer: "The End Theme (from 'Shaft')" - uncredited)
 1972 The Swing Thing (performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up", "(They Long to Be) Close to You", "Part Time Love" - uncredited)
 1972 Shaft's Big Score! (performer: "Type Thang") / (writer: "Type Thang")
 1972 The 44th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Theme from Shaft") / (writer: "Theme from Shaft")
 1971 Grad Nite (performer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" - uncredited)
 1971 Shaft (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", "No Name Bar", "Bumpy's Blues", "Shaft Strikes Again", "Do Your Thing", "The End Theme" - uncredited)
 1970 Maidstone (performer: "Precious, Precious", "I Just Want to Make Love to You", "Rock Me Baby") / (writer: "Precious, Precious")
 1969 Music Scene (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (performer: "Walk on By")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (writer: "Boot-Leg")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.35 (1965) ... (writer: "Bootleg", "Every Ounce of Strength")
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TV commercial: Host of an infomercial for Time-Life's "Soul 70's" music collection. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Interviews | 26 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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I love music. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

Deep voice

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The Black Moses See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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