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Isaac Hayes

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 the age of 21. Otis Redding, Johnnie Taylor, The Bar-Kays and Booker T. Jones (later of Booker T. & the M.G.s fame) were some of the "Memphis Sound" musical luminaries Hayes worked with during his early years as a budding musician and vocalist. He is a multi-talented composer, singer and arranger who plays the piano, vibraphone and saxophone equally well. In 1971 he won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture for the "Theme from Shaft" (1970) and was nominated for Best Original Dramatic Score for Shaft (1971).


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Born:
Aug 20, 1942 In Covington, Tennessee, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
42
First Appeared:
In the series The Rockford Files 1974-03-27
Latest Project:
Series Scandal 2012-04-05

Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.

Known For
Poster of South Park
Filmography
Scandal Unknown 2012-04-05
The Voice UK Unknown 2012-03-24
Skins Unknown 2011-01-17
Parenthood Unknown 2010-03-02
Bored to Death Unknown 2009-09-20
Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
So You Think You Can Dance Canada Unknown 2008-09-11
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
The Wire Unknown 2002-06-02
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Fastlane Unknown 2002-09-18
The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-07
Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
The Hughleys Unknown 1998-09-22
South Park Chef 136 episodes, 1997-2006 1997-08-13
Stargate SG-1 Unknown 1997-07-27
Behind the Music Unknown 1997-08-17
The Dana Carvey Show Unknown 1996-03-12
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Sliders Unknown 1995-03-22
Father Ted Unknown 1995-04-21
Baseball Unknown 1994-09-18
Friends Unknown 1994-09-22
Space Rangers Unknown 1993-01-01
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
The Wonder Years Unknown 1988-01-31
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Unknown 1988-11-24
The Charmings Unknown 1987-03-20
American Masters Unknown 1986-06-23
Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
The A-Team Unknown 1983-01-23
WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
The Rockford Files Unknown 1974-03-27