Isaac Hayes was born on August 20, 1942 in Covington, Tennessee.
His birth name is Isaac Lee Hayes, and he goes by the nicknames
The Black Moses and Ike.
Sometimes Isaac Hayes is credited as Hayes.
While Isaac Hayes was becoming a vocalist and a musician
he worked with musicians like Otis Redding, Johnnie Taylor,
and Booker T.
In 2001 Isaac Hayes brought to life the animated character
of the Possum in DR. DOLITTLE 2.
Hayes is best known to teenagers and some adults as the voice
of Jerome Chef McElroy from SOUTH PARK. There have been a
series of movies and a long running TV series supporting the
success of SOUTH PARK.
Isaac Hayes' role as "Chef" in the TV series SOUTH PARK became
a regular character after his first appearance on the show
was such a hit.
A multi-talented composer and singer, in 2002 Isaac Hayes
was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1971 Isaac Hayes won an Academy Award for Best Original
Song for the theme from SHAFT the film was also nominated
for Best Original Dramatic Score for the movie. Hayes was
the first African American composer to win an Oscar.
On June 9, 2005 Isaac Hayes was inducted into the Songwriters
Hall of Fame.
Isaac Hayes'other notable credits include...