Isaac Hayes Net Worth

Isaac Hayes Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameIsaac Hayes
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1942, Covington, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedAugust 10, 2008, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height1.82 m
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, actor, producer
EducationManassas High School
SpouseAdjowa Hayes (m. 2005–2008), Mignon Harley (m. 1973–1986), Emily Ruth Watson (m. 1965–1972)
ChildrenIsaac Hayes III, Darius Hayes, Heather Hayes, Nana Kwadjo Hayes, Nikki Hayes, Vincent Hayes, Lili Hayes, Felicia Hayes, Jackie Hayes, Veronica Hayes, Melanie Hayes
ParentsIsaac Hayes, Sr., Eula Hayes
SiblingsWillette Rankin
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer A...
Albums“Presenting Isaac Hayes” (1968), “Hot Buttered Soul” (1969), “Black Moses” (1971), “Joy” (1973), “Chocolate Chip” (1975), “Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak)” (1976), “And Once Again” (1980), “U-turn” (1986), “Branded” (1995)
Music GroupsThe Soul Children, The Mar-Keys, Delaney & Bonnie, Walk on By, Theme From "Shaft", I Stand Accused
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Original Music Score, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Golden Globe Aw...
Movies“Shaft”, “Escape From New York” (1981), “Guilty As Charged” (1991), “It Could Happen To You” (1994), “South Park” (1997-2005)
TV ShowsSouth Park
1Deep voice
1I used to stand in front of the mic and cry.
2I'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.
3I 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.
4I was a pop freak.
5Guys in slavery sang praises to the Lord to deliver them from bondage.
6Have 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.
7I influence people, hopefully on the positive side.
8The rappers have gone in and created a lot of hit music based upon my influence. And they'll tell you if you ask.
9A 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.
10I love music.
11I think the kids today need to hear more about morals and values.
12Religious beliefs are sacred to people, and at all times should be respected and honored.
13There's always hurdles. So I just keep moving, just constantly redefining myself. That's how you stay in the race.
14There 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.
15If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
16Know the business, learn the business, own something.
17Just, 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.
18Elvis 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.
1Starred 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.
2Son (b. Nana Kwadjo April 10, 2006).
3Father of Heather Hayes, Isaac Hayes III, and Veronica Hayes.
4Brother of Willette Rankin.
5Suffered a stroke in January 2006.
6Friend of Aretha Franklin.
7Was pronounced dead at 2:08 pm at Baptist Memorial Medical Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on August 10, 2008.
8His character, "Chef", was killed off South Park (1997) after his resignation for religious reasons.
9Is named among others as inspiration for the Massive Attack album "Blue Lines".
10Inducted 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.
11Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
12Was 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.
13First African American composer to win an Oscar for Best Original Song (1972) for The Theme from Shaft (1971).
14Filed for bankruptcy in 1976.
15His 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.
16Has been a frequent songwriting collaborator with David Porter since 1962.


Bling: A Planet Rock2007Documentary writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Illegal Tender2007writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Eye See Me2007performer: "Theme from ShaftIsaa" / writer: "Theme from ShaftIsaa"
Talk to Me2007writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Zodiac2007performer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" / writer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic"
Gilmore Girls2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skins2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Introducing the Dwights2007writer: "Baby"
Jools's Hootenanny2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ramsay's Kitchen NightmaresTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
The Guardian2006/Iwriter: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged SeriesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Stick It2006writer: "The Game"
Australian Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Lord of War2005performer: "Glory Box" 1995 / writer: "Glory Box" 1995
Tout pour plaire2005writer: "Glory box"
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentary writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited
Are We There Yet?2005writer: "Theme From Shaft"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV Special writer: "Soul Man" - uncredited
The WireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Kill Bill: Vol. 22004performer: "Three Tough Guys" / writer: "Three Tough Guys"
Barbershop 2: Back in Business2004writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Kill Bill: Vol. 12003performer: "Truck Turner", "Run Fay Run" / writer: "Truck Turner", "Run Fay Run"
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics2003Video writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Dark Blue2002writer: "Another Execution"
Friday After Next2002writer: "Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto"
8 Mile2002writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
We Were Soldiers2002writer: "Hold On I'm Coming" - as Isaac Hayes Jr.
La bande du drugstore2002writer: "I thank you"
Only the Strong Survive2002Documentary writer: "Soul Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby", "B-A-B-Y"
The Education of Max Bickford2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Haiku Tunnel2001performer: "Lay Lady Lay"
Soul Food2000TV Series writer: "Separated"
Shaft2000performer: "Theme from Shaft" / producer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
Black & White1999/Iperformer: "We Live Here" / writer: "We Live Here"
Love Stinks1999writer: "Theme from Shaft"
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut1999performer: "Mountain Town Reprise"
Heart1999writer: "Wrap It Up"
The Sopranos1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Corruptor1999writer: "The Corruptor's Execution" - as I. Hayes
B. Monkey1998writer: "GLORY BOX"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV Movie performer: "Don't Let Go", "I Stand Accused", "Theme From Shaft" - uncredited / writer: "Theme From Shaft" - uncredited
Father TedTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Head On1998performer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
South Park1997-1998TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Jackie Brown1997performer: " 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 Summer1997performer: "2Wicky"
Darkdrive1997writer: "You're Taking Up Another Man's Place" - as Hayes
Orgazmo1997writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Good Burger1997performer: "Theme" / writer: "Theme"
The Devil's Own1997writer: "All 4 Love"
David Blaine: Street Magic1996TV Movie documentary writer: "Mind Playin' Trix on Me"
Apollo 111996TV Movie writer: "Hold on I'm Coming" - as I. Hayes
3rd Rock from the Sun1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America1996performer: "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 Thing1996writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"
Stealing Beauty1996performer: "2 Wicky"
Two If by Sea1996writer: "You Got Me Hummin'"
Home for the Holidays1995performer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
Dead Presidents1995performer: "The Look Of Love", "Walk On By" / writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"
La Haine1995performer: "That Loving Feeling"
Tank Girl1995writer: "B-A-B-Y", "Theme From Shaft"
FriendsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1995 writer - 1 episode, 1995
Top of the PopsTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1978 - 1995 performer - 1 episode, 1976
The SimpsonsTV Series 1 episode, 1991 writer - 1 episode, 1994
BaseballTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Crooklyn1994performer: "Theme From 'Shaft'" / writer: "Theme From 'Shaft'"
Above the Rim1994writer: "Theme from Shaft"
Without WallsTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Space Rangers1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years1991-1992TV Series writer - 2 episodes
White Men Can't Jump1992writer: "I TAKE WHAT I WANT"
Livin' Large!1991writer: "Hold on I'm Coming" - as Isaac Hayes Jr.
Guilty as Charged1991performer: "Amazing Grace"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1991TV Series writer - 1 episode
Whatever Happened to Mason Reese1990Short performer: "Theme From 'Shaft'" / writer: "Theme From 'Shaft'"
In Living Color1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit1990performer: "Fly"
The Preppie Murder1989TV Movie writer: "Wrap It Up"
Wired1989writer: "Soul Man", "You Don't Know Like I Know"
Casualties of War1989writer: "Hold On I'm Coming"
Mystery Science Theater 30001989TV Series writer - 1 episode
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988performer: "Theme from Shaft" / producer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
The Charmings1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul Man1986"Soul Man", "Theme from Shaft" / performer: "Theme from Shaft"
The Best of John Belushi1985Video writer: "Soul man"
The A-Team1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hot Dreams1983performer: "The Insurance Company" / writer: "The Insurance Company"
One-Trick Pony1980writer: "Soul Man"
The Blues Brothers1980writer: "SOOTHE ME", "HOLD ON, I'M COMIN'"
Saturday Night Live1978-1980TV Series writer - 3 episodes
So Many Men, So Little Time1979performer: "Joy" - uncredited / writer: "Joy" - uncredited
Bassie en Adriaan en het geheim van de sleutelTV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes, 1979 writer - 2 episodes, 1979
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV Series writer - 2 episodes
'How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Lays.....!'1979writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
Things We Did Last Summer1978TV Movie writer: "Soul Man"
Bu ze shou duan1978performer: "Stranger in Paradise"
What's Up Superdoc!1978lyrics: "Hold On I'm Coming" - as Hayes / music: "Hold On I'm Coming" - as Hayes
Het is weer zo laat!1978TV Series writer - 1 episode
Virgin Forest1978performer: "Do Your Thing" - uncredited / writer: "Do Your Thing" - uncredited
Teenage Bikers1977writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
The Rockford FilesTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1976 writer - 1 episode, 1976
Linda & Cheri1976performer: "The Look of Love" - uncredited
Tian huang ju xing1976performer: "Theme From Three Tough Guys", "Run Fay Run" / writer: "Theme From Three Tough Guys", "Run Fay Run"
Up at JJ's Place1975performer: "Joy" - uncredited / writer: "Joy" - uncredited
French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.)1975writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'" - uncredited
The Lover1974writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'" - uncredited
Rock Concert1974TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sons and Mothers1973writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
The Lumberjack1973writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
The Nymph Tapes1973performer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited / writer: "Theme from Shaft" - uncredited
Save the Children1973Documentary performer: "Stormy Weather"
Mo gui tian shi1973"Shaft Theme"
Wattstax1973Documentary performer: "Shaft", "Soulsville" / writer: "Shaft", "Soulsville"
Black Heat1973performer: "The End Theme from 'Shaft'" - uncredited / writer: "The End Theme from 'Shaft'" - uncredited
The Swing Thing1972performer: "Never Gonna Give You Up", "They Long to Be Close to You", "Part Time Love" - uncredited
Shaft's Big Score!1972performer: "Type Thang" / writer: "Type Thang"
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV Special performer: "Theme from Shaft" / writer: "Theme from Shaft"
Grad Nite1971performer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" - uncredited
Shaft1971performer: "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"
Maidstone1970performer: "Precious, Precious", "I Just Want to Make Love to You", "Rock Me Baby" / writer: "Precious, Precious"
Music Scene1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mafia III2016Video Game writer: "Hold On, I'm Comin'", "Soul Man" - uncredited
Casual2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Roadies2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sonshine2016writer: "Float"
Nerve2016writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Britain's Got Talent2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising2016performer: "CHOCOLATE CHIP" / writer: "CHOCOLATE CHIP"
Elvis & Nixon2016writer: "Hold On I'm Coming"
American Crime Story2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vinyl2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Scandal2013-2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
How to Be Single2016writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Mike & MikeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
BallersTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Britain's Got More Talent2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
One More Time2015performer: "Walk On By"
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 22015writer: "Wrap It Up"
The Interview2014/IIperformer: "Walk On By"
Wild2014/Iperformer: "Glory Box" / writer: "Glory Box"
Today at Wimbledon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Chef2014writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
Live from Daryl's House2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Lilyhammer2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parenthood2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video Game writer: "Ballad of a Menace" - as Isaac Lee Hayes / writer: "Mind Playin' Tricks on Me"
Behind the Candelabra2013TV Movie writer: "Déj
The Voice2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK2012-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2013TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Man with the Iron Fists2012writer: "Your Good Thing Is About To End"
Stand Up Guys2012writer: "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby"
Sushi Girl2012performer: "Walk On By"
The Sapphires2012writer: "Soul Man", "Soul Sister, Brown Sugar", "Hold On, I'm Coming"
The We and the I2012writer: "Know How"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The House I Live In2012Documentary performer: "SOULSVILLE" / writer: "SOULSVILLE"
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World2011Video documentary performer: "End Theme: Truck Turner", "Theme From Shaft", "Hospital Shootout" / writer: "End Theme: Truck Turner", "Theme From Shaft", "Hospital Shootout"
Human Target2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Due Date2010writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Vanishing on 7th Street2010writer: "Your Good Thing Is About To End"
Love Ranch2010writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'"
HungTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
American Idol2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cold Weather2010writer: "Disco Connection"
The Weird World of Blowfly2010Documentary performer: "Shittin' On the Dock of the Bay"
American Pie Presents the Book of Love2009Video performer: "Body Language" / writer: "Body Language"
The Angry Video Game NerdTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Bored to Death2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Whip It2009writer: "Know How"
Extract2009writer: "I Thank You" 1966
Fighting2009writer: "Gotta Work"
Two and a Half Men2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Good Hair2009Documentary performer: "End Theme 'Tough Guys'", "End Theme 'Truck Turner'" / writer: "End Theme 'Tough Guys'", "End Theme 'Truck Turner'"
Brooklyn's Finest2009performer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" 1969 / writer: "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" 1969
Notorious2009performer: "Warning"
Eli Stone2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Transporter 32008writer: "Hell Is Around the Corner"
Soul Men2008performer: "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 Canada2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Patrik, Age 1.52008writer: "B.A.B.Y"
So You Think You Can Dance Australia2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Julia2008writer: "When something is wrong with my baby" - as I. Hayes
Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?2008Documentary writer: "Theme from Shaft"
First Sunday2008writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
If It Ain't Stiff2007TV Movie documentary writer: "B-A-B-Y"
American Gangster2007writer: "Hold On I'm Comin'" 1966


Return to Sleepaway Camp2008VideoCharlie the Chef
Kill Switch2008VideoCoroner
Great Performances2007TV Series
Stargate SG-12005-2006TV SeriesTolok / Teal'c PI Announcer
South Park1997-2005TV SeriesChef
United2005Video shortIsaac Hayes
The Bernie Mac Show2005TV SeriesIsaac Hayes
Hustle & Flow2005Arnel
Dodge City: A Spaghetto Western2004Det. John Wade
Anonymous Rex2004TV MovieElegant Man
Dream Warrior2003Zo
Girlfriends2003TV SeriesEugene Childs
Book of Days2003TV MovieJonah
Fastlane2002TV SeriesDetective Marcus
The Education of Max Bickford2002TV Series'Night Train' Raymond
Dead Dog2001Isaac Hayes
Chelsea Walls2001Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Dr. Dolittle 22001Possum (voice)
Shaft2000Mr. P (uncredited)
Reindeer Games2000Zook
South Park Rally2000Video GameChef (voice)
The Hughleys1999TV SeriesThe Man
South Park: Chef's Luv Shack1999Video GameChef (voice)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut1999Chef (voice)
Ninth Street1999Tippytoe
South Park1998Video GameJerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)
South Park (Chef: Behind the Menu)1998TV ShortJerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)
Blues Brothers 20001998The Louisiana Gator Boys
Six Ways to Sunday1997Bill Bennet
Escape from L.A.1996Guard at Basketball Court (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Sliders1996TV SeriesThe Prime Oracle
Flipper1996Sheriff Buck Cowan
The Dana Carvey Show1996TV SeriesKim
Oblivion 2: Backlash1996Buster
Uncle Sam1996VideoSgt. Jed Crowley
Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie1995Video GameJ-Bone (voice)
Soul Survivors1995TV MovieVernon Holland
Magic Island1995VideoMad Face (voice)
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored1995Preacher Hurn
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV SeriesMinister
Tales from the Crypt1994TV SeriesSamuel
It Could Happen to You1994Angel Dupree
Code... Death: Frontera Sur1993Moro
American Playhouse1993TV SeriesProphet
Deadly Exposure1993Lt. Johanson
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993Asneeze
Acting on Impulse1993TV MovieDetective Stubbs
Final Judgement1992VideoLt. Herb Jefferson
Prime Target1991Capt. Tompkins
Guilty as Charged1991Aloysius
Hammer, Slammer, & Slade1990TV MovieHammer
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit1990Hitek Leader / Himself
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988Hammer
Dead Aim1987Jamal
Miami Vice1987TV SeriesHoliday
Hunter1986TV SeriesJerome 'Typhoon' Thompson
Betrayed by Innocence1986TV MovieFrank Moreno
The A-Team1985TV SeriesC.J. Mack
Escape from New York1981The Duke
The Rockford Files1976-1977TV SeriesGandolph Fitch
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time1975Moriarty
Truck Turner1974Mac 'Truck' Turner
Tough Guys1974Lee

Music Department

Soul Man1997-1998TV Series composer - 25 episodes
The A-Team1985TV Series composer - 1 episode
Truck Turner1974conductor - uncredited / music arranger - uncredited / performer: music score
Tough Guys1974conductor - uncredited / lyrics: songs / music producer - uncredited
Shaft1973-1974TV Series composer - 7 episodes
The Delphi Bureau1972-1973TV Series composer - 7 episodes
Assignment: Vienna1972-1973TV Series composer - 8 episodes
Jigsaw1972-1973TV Series composer - 7 episodes


The Legal Analyst2007TV Series
Bui Doi2001
Ninth Street1999
Truck Turner1974
Tough Guys1974


Frankenpimp's Revenge: The Romeo and Juliet Massacrespecial thanks filming
Take Me to the River2014Documentary in memory of
Django Unchained2012dedicatee
Stand2009/IDocumentary acknowledgment
Soul Men2008dedicatee
South Park2008TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Return to 'Escape from New York'2003Video documentary short special thanks
Chelsea Walls2001special thanks


Veronica's Closet1999TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Goin' Down to South Park1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 26th Annual American Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Investigative Reports1998TV SeriesHimself
Comedy Central's Hi Fi Party1998TV SpecialHimself - Host
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV MovieHimself
The Daily Show1997TV SeriesHimself
Orientation: A Scientology Information Film1996Documentary shortHimself - Entertainer (uncredited)
Later... With Jools Holland1995TV SeriesHimself
Baadasss TV1995TV Series documentaryHimself
The Memphis Sound: A Tribute to Our City's Music1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Without Walls1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Children of Africa1993TV SpecialHimself
Soul Train1973-1992TV Series documentaryHimself / Guest
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Juke Box Jury1989TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987TV SeriesHimself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1971-1979TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Songwriter / Himself
The 21st Annual Grammy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself
The 6th Annual American Music Awards1979TV SpecialHimself
Sha Na Na1979TV SeriesHimself
American Bandstand's 25th Anniversary1977TV SpecialHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Redd Foxx1976TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1975TV SeriesHimself
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
The Black Moses of Soul1973DocumentaryHimself
Save the Children1973DocumentaryHimself
Jack Benny's First Farewell Special1973TV SpecialHimself
Laugh-In1972TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970-1972TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Winner: Best Original Song
The 14th Annual Grammy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location1971Short documentaryHimself
Black Journal1969TV SeriesHimself
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651969TV SeriesHimself
Taratata1996-2013TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Compton Cricket Club
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots2010TV Movie documentary voice
Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement2009DocumentaryHimself
Stax Records 50th Anniversary Concert2008TV MovieHimself
Soul Men2008Himself
Return to Sleepaway Camp: Behind the Scenes2008Video documentary shortHimself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHimself
That '70s Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
My Music: Funky Soul Superstars2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
The History Makers2005Video documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
2004 Trumpet Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Return to 'Escape from New York'2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Jacksons: America's First Family of Music2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Soul Man: Isaac Hayes2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
An Evening with B.B. King2003TV MovieHimself - Interviewer
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Comes Home2003TV SpecialHimself
V Graham Norton2002-2003TV SeriesHimself
Soulsville2003Documentary shortHimself
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHimself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - recalling his award (pre-recorded) (uncredited)
The Greatest2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Sounds of Memphis2002TV Movie documentary
Only the Strong Survive2002DocumentaryHimself
The Last Poets2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
My VH1 Music Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Top Ten2000-2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter / Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Acapulco Black Film Festival2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner2000TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2000TV SeriesHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000TV Movie documentaryHost
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Singer

Archive Footage

Take Me to the River2014DocumentaryHimself
South Park: The Stick of Truth2014Video GameChef (uncredited)
Unsung2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There2009VideoHimself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
South Park2006TV SeriesChef
This Is Scientology: An Overview of the World's Fastest Growing Religion2004Video documentaryMan at L.E.A.P. Memphis (uncredited)
Baadasssss Cinema2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances1996TV SeriesHimself
Oscar's Greatest Moments1992Video documentaryHimself

Won Awards

1998BMI TV Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsSoul Man (1997)
1972OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongShaft (1971)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureShaft (1971)
1972GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Original Score Written for a Motion PictureShaft (1971)

Nominated Awards

2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureHustle & Flow (2005)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesSouth Park (1997)
1972OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original Dramatic ScoreShaft (1971)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureShaft (1971)
1972Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsShaft (1971)

Known for movies

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