Isaac Hayes Biography (1942-)

Born August 20, 1942, in Covington, TN; son of Isaac and Eula Hayes; married,c. 1960 (divorced); married second wife (divorced); married Mignon Harley (divorced, 1986); children: (first marriage) two daughters; (second marriage) three; (third marriage) two; and one other child. Religion: Scientologist. Addresses: Agent-- Headline Talent Inc., 1650 Broadway, Suite 508, New York, NY 10019. Manager-- Ron Moss Management, 2635 Griffith Park Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039-2519. Career: Musician, songwriter, and actor. Formed music group Sir Isaac and the Doo-Dads, Memphis, TN, c.1963; Mar-Keys (music group), saxophonist, 1964; Stax-Volt Records, Memphis,session musician, composer, and producer, 1964-67; released first solo record, 1967; began working as an actor, 1973; signed to Polydor Records, 1977; KISS-FM, New York City, disc jockey, 1996; composer of more than 200 songs withsongwriter David Porter. World Literacy Crusade, spokesperson, 1993--. Also worked in a meat-packing plant. Awards, Honors: Grammy Award nomination(with David Porter), best rhythm and blues recording, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1967, for "Soul Man" (recorded by Sam and Dave); Academy Award, best song, Grammy Awards (with Johnny Allen), best instrumentalarrangement and best engineered recording, both 1971, for "Theme from Shaft"; Academy Award nomination, best music--original dramatic score, Golden Globe Award, best original score, nomination for Anthony Asquith Award forFilm Music, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Grammy Award, best original score written for a motion picture or a television special, and Grammy Award nomination, album of the year, all 1971, for Shaft; Grammy Award, best pop instrumental performance by an arranger, composer, orchestra, and/or choral leader, 1972, for Black Moses; Grammy Award nomination, best rhythm and blues instrumental, 1972, for "Let's Stay Together"; GrammyAward nomination, best male rhythm and blues vocal, 1975, for Chocolate Chip; Grammy Award nomination, best composer, 1978, for "Deja Vu" (performed by Dionne Warwick); Grammy Award nomination, best male rhythm and blues performance, 1978; Grammy Award nomination, best male rhythm and blues vocal, 1979, for "Don't Let Go"; Image Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1999, for South Park. Addresses: Agent: Headline Talent Inc.,1650 Broadway, Suite 508, New York, NY 10019.; Manager: Ron Moss Management,2635 Griffith Park Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039-2519.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Musician, songwriter, actor
Birth Details
August 20, 1942
Covington, Tennessee, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Save the Children,1973
  • Himself, Wattstax,1973
  • The Black Moses of Soul,1973
  • Lee Stevens, Three Tough Guys(also known as Tough Guys andUomini duri), Paramount, 1974
  • Title role, Truck Turner(also known as Black Bullet), American International Pictures, 1974
  • Moriarty, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time(also known as Good Idea), Ambassador, 1975
  • The Duke of New York, Escape from New York, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1981
  • Jamal, Mace(also known as Dead Aim), Vestron, 1987
  • Willy, Nightstick(also known as Calhoun), ITC EntertainmentGroup, 1987
  • Hammer, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Medium Rare,1989
  • Hitek leader and himself, Feuer, eis, und dynamit(also known as Fire, Ice, and Dynamite), 1990
  • Captain Thompkins, Prime Target, Hemdale, 1991
  • Aloysius, Guilty As Charged, IRS Releasing, 1991
  • Lieutenant Johanson, Deadly Exposure, Kushner-Locke Company, 1993
  • Owner, CB4, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 1993
  • Cable, Posse, Gramercy Pictures, 1993
  • Asneeze, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Buster, Oblivion, Paramount Home Video, 1993
  • Angel, It Could Happen to You(also known as Cop Gives Waitress$2 Million Tip! and Cop Tips Waitress $2 Million), TriStar, 1994
  • Out of Sync, LIVE Entertainment, 1995
  • Voice of mad face, Magic Island, Paramount Home Video, 1995
  • Lieutenant Herb Jefferson, Final Judgment, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1995
  • Preacher Hurn, Once upon a Time ... When We Were Colored, IRS Releasing, 1995
  • Buster, Oblivion 2: Backlash(also known as Backlash), FullMoon, 1996
  • George, Illtown, Shooting Gallery, 1996
  • Sheriff Buck Cowan, Flipper, Universal, 1996
  • Bill Bennet, Six Ways to Sunday, Stratosphere Entertainment, 1997
  • Member of Louisiana Gator Boys band, Blues Brothers 2000, Universal, 1998
  • Jed Crowley, Uncle Sam, Solomon International, 1998
  • Woo, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Tippytoe, Ninth Street, Jaguar Entertainment, 1999
  • Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Zook, Reindeer Games, Dimension Films, 2000
  • Mr. H., Shaft, Paramount, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Voice of Jerome "Chef" McElroy, South Park(animated), Comedy Central, 1997-
  • Movies
  • Frank Moreno, Betrayed by Innocence, CBS, 1986
  • Ballard, Counterforce(also known as Escuadron and Escuadron: Counterforce), syndicated, 1991
  • Detective Stubbs, Acting on Impulse(also known as Eyes of a Stranger, Roses Are Dead, Secret Lies, and Secret Lives), Showtime, 1993
  • Episodic
  • Gandolph Fitch, "The Hammer of C Block," The Rockford Files, NBC,1976
  • Gandolph Fitch, "Just Another Polish Wedding," The Rockford Files,NBC, 1977
  • "The Second Chance," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1977
  • C.J. Mack, "The Heart of Rock n' Roll," The A-Team,1985
  • "The Return of Typhoon Thompson," Hunter, NBC, 1986
  • Holiday, "Child's Play," Miami Vice,1987
  • Minister, "Wedding Show (Psyche!)," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1994
  • "Revenge Is the Nuts," Tales from the Crypt,1994
  • The Prime Oracle, "Obsession," Sliders, Fox, 1996
  • Himself, "Barry White," Behind the Music,1999
  • "The man," "Daddy's Going to Hell," The Hughleys,1999
  • Himself, "Veronica's New Year," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1999
  • Specials
  • Burt Bacharach: Close to You, ABC, 1972
  • Jack Benny's First Farewell Show, NBC, 1973
  • The Osmond Special, CBS, 1974
  • "Hammer," Wilson, Hammer, Slammer, and Slade, ABC, 1990
  • Host, "Delta Blues 911!" A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1992
  • Prophet, "Hallelujah," American Playhouse, PBS, 1993
  • LIFEbeat Benefit Concert--The Beat Goes On 2, VH1, 1995
  • Vernon Holland, The Soul Survivors, BBC, 1995
  • Host, Music in the Movies '97, ABC, 1997
  • After New Year's Eve, ABC, 1998
  • An African American Salute to the Academy Awards,1998
  • Host, Comedy Central's Hi-Fi Party, Comedy Central, 1998
  • The Goodwill Games Opening Celebration, TBS, 1998
  • Interviewee, Inside Scientology, Arts and Entertainment, 1998
  • Song performer, Sinbad's Summer Jam 4: 70's Soul Music Festival, HBO, 1998
  • Song performer, Wrestlemania Rage Party, UPN, 1999
  • Host and narrator, It's Only Rock and Roll, ABC, 2000
  • Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970),2000
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 15th Annual Soap Opera Awards,1999
  • Presenter, The 26th Annual American Music Awards,1999
  • Presenter, The 30th NAACP Image Awards,1999
  • The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 2000
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Presenting Isaac Hayes, Stax, 1967
  • Hot Buttered Soul, Stax, 1969
  • Isaac Hayes Movement, Stax, 1970
  • ... To Be Continued, Stax, 1970
  • Shaft(film soundtrack), Stax, 1971
  • Black Moses, Stax, 1971
  • Live at the Sahara Tahoe, Stax, 1973
  • Joy, Stax, 1973
  • Tough Guys(film soundtrack), Stax, 1973
  • Truck Turner(film soundtrack), Stax, 1974
  • Chocolate Chip, ABC/Hot Buttered Soul, 1975
  • Groove-a-Thon, ABC/Hot Buttered Soul, 1975
  • Juicy Fruit, ABC/Hot Buttered Soul, 1976
  • New Horizon, Polydor, 1977
  • (With Dionne Warwick) A Man and a Woman, Polydor, 1977
  • For the Sake of Love, Polydor, 1978
  • Hotbed, Stax, 1978
  • Don't Let Go, Polydor, 1979
  • (With Millie Jackson) Royal Rappin's, Polydor, 1979
  • And Once Again, Polydor, 1980
  • Enterprise--His Greatest Hits, Stax, 1980
  • U-Turn, Polydor, 1986
  • The Best of Isaac Hayes, Volume 1, Stax, 1986
  • The Best of Isaac Hayes, Volume 2, Stax, 1986
  • Love Attack, Columbia, 1988
  • Greatest Hit Singles, Stax, 1991
  • Branded, Pointblank/Virgin, 1995
  • Raw and Refined, Pointblank/Virgin, 1995
  • Other albums include (with Barry White) Back to Back; Branded,Raw, and Refined; Lifetime Thing; and (with Donald Dunn and Al Jackson, Jr.) Present.
  • Video Games
  • J-Bone, Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie,1995
  • Jerome "Chef" McElroy, South Park,1998
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Music
  • Composer, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • Maidstone, Supreme Mix, 1970
  • (And lyricist) Shaft, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971
  • Three Tough Guys(also known as Tough Guys and Uomini Duri), Paramount, 1974
  • Truck Turner(also known as Black Bullet), American International Pictures, 1974
  • Songwriter, Beavis and Butt-head Do America, Paramount, 1995
  • Songwriter, Mas que amor, frenesi(also known as Not Love, JustFrenzy), Jour de Fete Films, 1996
  • Ninth Street, Jaguar Entertainment, 1999
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Theme music, Shaft, Paramount, 2000
  • Also composer of the score for Shaft's Big Score.
  • Television Music
  • Series
  • Composer of theme "The Men," Assignment Vienna,1972
  • Composer, Shaft,1973

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Billboard, March 26, 1995 , p. 23.
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 9, 1995 , p. 59; September 22, 1995, p.16.
    • Interview, May 9, 1995 , p. 24.
    • People Weekly, July 8, 1996 , p. 101; November 17, 1997, p. 252.
    • Saturday Night, March 8, 1998 , p. 10.

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