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Isaac Hayes

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: August 20, 1942 | Died: August 10, 2008    

Isaac Hayes

Isaac Lee Hayes (born August 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee) is an actor, soul singer, Academy Award- winning songwriter, musician, and arranger. He voiced the character “Chef”, a singing ladies' man and elementary school cook, on the animated sitcom South Park.

In 1972, Hayes won an Oscar for Best Original Song for the film Shaft. Hayes became the first African American to win an Academy Award in a non-acting category. After Hattie McDaniel, James Baskett and Sidney Poitier, he became only the fourth performer of African descent to ever receive an Academy Award. He was also nominated in the Best Original Score category (for Shaft) as well....
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  • The Very Best Of Isaac Hayes

    Stax
    2007
  • Can You Dig It?

    Fantasy Jazz
    2005
  • Isaac Hayes at Wattstax

    Fantasy Jazz
    2003
  • Theme From Shaft / Don't Let Go / Shaft II

    Stax
    1993
  • Greatest Hit Singles

    Stax
    1991
  • Showdown

    Stax
    1988
  • Tough Guys

    Stax
    1974
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