Isaac Hayes (I) (1942–2008)

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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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Shaft Composer


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 2008 Return to Sleepaway Camp (Video)
Charlie the Chef
 2008 Kill Switch (Video)
 2005-2006 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series)
Tolok / Teal'c PI Announcer
- 200 (2006) ... Teal'c PI Announcer (voice)
- Threads (2005) ... Tolok
- Reckoning: Part 2 (2005) ... Tolok
- Reckoning: Part 1 (2005) ... Tolok
 2006 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Isaac Hayes
- Spread Your Wings (2006) ... Isaac Hayes
 1997-2005 South Park (TV Series)
- Bloody Mary (2005) ... Chef (credit only)
- Free Willzyx (2005) ... Chef (credit only)
- Ginger Kids (2005) ... Chef (credit only)
- Follow That Egg (2005) ... Chef (credit only)
- Marjorine (2005) ... Chef (credit only)
 2005 United (Video short)
Isaac Hayes
 2005 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Isaac Hayes
- The Music Mac (2005) ... Isaac Hayes
 2005 Hustle & Flow
 2004 Dodge City: A Spaghetto Western
Det. John Wade
 2004 Anonymous Rex (TV Movie)
Elegant Man
 2003 Dream Warrior
 2003 Girlfriends (TV Series)
Eugene Childs
- The Wedding (2003) ... Eugene Childs
- Blood Is Thicker Than Liquor (2003) ... Eugene Childs
 2003 Book of Days (TV Movie)
 2002 Fastlane (TV Series)
Detective Marcus
- Pilot (2002) ... Detective Marcus
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
'Night Train' Raymond
- Save the Country (2002) ... 'Night Train' Raymond
 2001 Dead Dog
Isaac Hayes
 2001 Dr. Dolittle 2
Possum (voice)
 2001 Chelsea Walls
Man in Elevator (uncredited)
 2001 Wu-Tang Clan Feat. Isaac Hayes: I Can't Go to Sleep (Music Video)
Isaac Hayes
 2000 Shaft
Mr. P (uncredited)
 2000 Reindeer Games
 2000 South Park Rally (Video Game)
Chef (voice)
 1999 The Hughleys (TV Series)
The Man
- Miracle on 135th and Avalon (1999) ... The Man
- Daddy's Going to Hell (1999) ... The Man
 1999 South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (Video Game)
Chef (voice)
 1999 Ninth Street
 1998 South Park (Video Game)
Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)
 1998 South Park (Chef: Behind the Menu) (TV Movie)
Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)
 1998 Blues Brothers 2000
The Louisiana Gator Boys
 1997 Six Ways to Sunday
Bill Bennet
 1996 Uncle Sam (Video)
Sgt. Jed Crowley
 1996 Illtown
 1996 Escape from L.A.
Guard at Basketball Court (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1996 Sliders (TV Series)
The Prime Oracle
- Obsession (1996) ... The Prime Oracle
 1996 Flipper
Sheriff Buck Cowan
 1996 The Dana Carvey Show (TV Series)
- The Dana Carvey Show #7 (1996) ... Kim (uncredited)
 1996 Oblivion 2: Backlash
 1995 2Pac: Temptations (Music Video)
Girl in Red Lingerie's Boyfriend
 1995 Isaac Hayes: Fragile (Music Video)
Isaac Hayes
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie (Video Game)
J-Bone (voice)
 1995 Soul Survivors (TV Movie)
Vernon Holland
 1995 Magic Island (Video)
Mad Face (voice)
 1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
- The Wedding Show (Psyche!) (1995) ... Minister
 1994 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Revenge Is the Nuts (1994) ... Samuel
 1994 It Could Happen to You
Angel Dupree
 1994 Oblivion
 1993 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- Hallelujah (1993) ... Prophet
 1993 Deadly Exposure
Lt. Johanson
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
 1993 Acting on Impulse
Detective Stubbs
 1993 Posse
 1993 CB4
 1992 Final Judgement (Video)
Lt. Herb Jefferson
 1991 Prime Target
Capt. Tompkins
 1991 Guilty as Charged
 1990 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie)
 1990 Fire, Ice & Dynamite
Hitek Leader / Self
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
 1988 Counterforce
 1987 Dead Aim
 1987 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- Child's Play (1987) ... Holiday (as Issac Hayes)
 1986 Hunter (TV Series)
Jerome 'Typhoon' Thompson
- The Return of Typhoon Thompson (1986) ... Jerome 'Typhoon' Thompson
 1986 Betrayed by Innocence (TV Movie)
Frank Moreno
 1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
C.J. Mack
- The Heart of Rock N' Roll (1985) ... C.J. Mack
 1981 Escape from New York
The Duke
 1976-1977 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Gandolph Fitch
- Second Chance (1977) ... Gandolph Fitch
- Just Another Polish Wedding (1977) ... Gandolph Fitch
- The Hammer of C Block (1976) ... Gandolph Fitch
 1974 Truck Turner
 1974 Tough Guys
 1972 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #6.1 (1972) ... Guest Performer
Show Show Music department (9 credits)
Show Show Composer (12 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (288 credits)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (100 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (23 credits)

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

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Hayes Sr., Isaac | Hayes, Eula

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