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Isaac Hayes

Thursday, 20th August 1942 - Sunday, 10th August 2008
Covington, TN
USA


Soul crooner who laid the groundwork for disco and whose "Theme from Shaft" won both an Oscar and a Grammy in 1971. In his spoken introductions and interludes, Hayes was rapping before there was rap. His career hit another high in 1997 when he became the voice of Chef, school cook and ladies' man on the animated TV show South Park. Ten days before his 66th birthday, Hayes was found unconscious after collapsing near a treadmill at his home and was pronounced dead of a stroke at a hospital, in Memphis, Tennessee on August 10, 2008.

~Life in Legacy



Save the Children
Himself
1973
Wattstax
Himself
1973
Three Tough Guys
Lee
1974
Truck Turner
Matt 'Truck' Turner
1974
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
Moriarty
1975
Escape From New York
Duke of New York
1981
Betrayed by Innocence
Frank Moreno
1986
Mace
Jamal
1987
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Hammer
1988
Fire, Ice and Dynamite
Himself
1990
Prime Target
Capt. Thompkins
1991
Final Judgement
Jefferson
1992
Guilty as Charged
Aloysius
1992
CB4
Owner
1993
Acting on Impulse
Detective Stubbs
1993
Posse
Cable
1993
Hallelujah
Prophet
1993
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Asneeze
1993
It Could Happen To You
Angel Dupree
1994
Escape From L.A.
Guard at Basketball Court
1996
Flipper
Sheriff Buck
1996
Blues Brothers 2000
The Louisiana Gator Boys
1998
Reindeer Games
Zook
2000
Shaft
Mr. P
2000
Doctor Dolittle 2
Voice:Possum
2001
Hustle & Flow
Arnel
2005
Soul Men
Himself
2008

Academy Awards
44th Annual Academy Awards
Himself - Performer & Winner: Best Original Song
04/10/1972
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Episode #6.1
Himself
09/11/1972
A-Team
The Heart of Rock N' Roll
C.J. Mack
11/05/1985
Miami Vice
Child's Play
Holiday
10/30/1987
That 70's Show
Spread Your Wings
Himself
03/16/2006




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