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Isaac Hayes is a Actor and Sound American born on 20 august 1942 at Covington (USA)

Isaac Hayes

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Birth name Isaac Lee Hayes Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 20 august 1942 at Covington (USA)
Death 10 august 2008 (at 65 years) at Memphis (USA)

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American soul singer, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, and others. Hayes is also a 2002 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The hit song "Soul Man", written by Hayes and Porter and first performed by Sam & Dave, has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was also honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, and by the RIAA as one of the Songs of the Century. During the late 1960s, Hayes also began recording music and he had several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures.

He was well known for his musical score for the film Shaft (1971). For the "Theme from Shaft", he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972. He became the third African-American, after Sidney Poitier and Hattie McDaniel, to win an Academy Award in any competitive field covered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also won two Grammy Awards for that same year. Later, he was given his third Grammy for his music album Black Moses.

In recognition of his humanitarian work there Hayes was crowned honorary king of the Ada, Ghana region in 1992. He acted in motion pictures and television, such as in the movies Truck Turner and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, and as Gandolf "Gandy" Fitch in the TV series The Rockford Files (1974–1980). From 1997 to 2006, he voiced the character Chef on the animated TV series South Park. His influences were Percy Mayfield, Big Joe Turner, James Brown, Jerry Butler, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and psychedelic soul groups like The Chambers Brothers and Sly and the Family Stone.

On August 5, 2003, Hayes was honored as a BMI Icon at the 2003 BMI Urban Awards for his enduring influence on generations of music makers. Throughout his songwriting career, Hayes received five BMI R&B Awards, two BMI Pop Awards, two BMI Urban Awards and six Million-Air citations. As of 2008, his songs generated more than 12 million performances.

Biography

Les parents d’Isaac sont morts durant son enfance, ses grands parents l’ont donc élevé. Il a commencé à chanter à l'âge de cinq ans et appris tout seul à jouer du piano, de l’orgue et du saxophone. Il a déménagé à Memphis pour pouvoir jouer dans le circuit des clubs de la ville. Il fut membre de différents groupes, notamment Sir Isaac And The Doo-dads, les Teen Tones et Sir Calvin And His Swinging Cats. En 1962, il commença à enregistrer des chansons pour divers labels locaux. En 1964 il signe chez Stax Records. Isaac travaille avec le saxophoniste des Mar-Keys, Floyd Newmann et remplaça de temps en temps Booker T. Jones.

Après avoir joué quelques sessions pour Otis Redding, Isaac s’associe avec David Porter et le duo donna le jour à des succès de Sam and Dave tels que Hold On, I'm Comin', Soul Man and When Something Is Wrong With My Baby. Ils écrivirent la chanson B-A-B-Y pour Carla Thomas, et les arrangements des I Had A Dream et I Gotta Love Somebody's Baby de Johnnie Taylor. Isaac et David formèrent le groupe Soul Children.. En 1967, Isaac relance sa carrière avec l’album Presenting Isaac Hayes. Hot Buttered Soul suivit deux années après. The Isaac Hayes Movement et To Be Continued suivirent en 1970, puis Black Moses en 1971. Le film de la blaxploitation Shaft sortit aussi cette année, le titre phare devint un énorme hit à la fois dans les charts Pop et R&B cette année, jusqu’à atteindre la première place. Cette chanson fut reprise plus tard par Eddy And The Soul Band en 1985, et atteint la treizième place dans les charts anglais. D’autres BO de film suivirent dans le genre de Tough Guys en 1973 et Truck Turner en 1974 (dans lequel il assure lui-même le rôle principal).

Isaac quitta Stax Records en 1975 après des litiges sur les royalties, et monta son propre label Hot Buttered Soul, et fit faillite l’année suivante. Il signa chez Polydor et Spring. En 1977, le double-album A Man and a Woman, enregistré avec Dionne Warwick, constitua un redémarrage de sa carrière. En 1979 une collection de duos avec Millie Jackson, nommé Royal Rappin's sortit. Il produit également l’album Here's My Love pour l’artiste Linda Clifford la même année. Isaac sortit une paire d’albums solo, en 1980 avec And Once Again et en 1981 avec Lifetime Thing. La même année, Isaac fait une apparition dans le film de John Carpenter, New York 1997, en tenant le rôle du « Duc de New York ».

Musicalement, Isaac a fait une pause de cinq ans avant de réapparaître sur le devant de la scène, en été 1986, avec Ike's Rap, un single qui a fait le Top-10 US R & B, tiré de l’album U Turn. Il sort Love Attack deux ans plus tard, avant de remettre de côté la musique pour se concentrer sur sa carrière d’acteur.

En 1995, Isaac se convertit à la scientologie. Il sort la même année deux albums Branded et l’instrumental Raw and Refined. Sous le nom officiel de Nene Katey Ocansey I, il sert la famille royale du Ghana.

En 1997, il accepte de doubler la voix de Chef, dans la série télévisée d'animation South Park. Il quitte la série en 2006 à la suite d'un conflit l'opposant aux producteurs sur la scientologie, après avoir participé à neuf saisons.

En 2000, 29 ans après la sortie du Shaft original, Isaac retravaille sur une nouvelle version, titrée également Shaft, et réalisée par John Singleton. Le film tourne autour du détective, joué par Samuel L. Jackson qui reprend le rôle anciennement tenu par Richard Roundtree.

En 2001, il collabore avec Alicia Keys en tant que musicien et arrangeur sur son premier album Songs in A minor.

En 2005, il joue comme invité le rôle d'un jaffa dans la série télévisée Stargate SG-1.

Puis le 16 novembre 2005, suite à un épisode de la série South Park sur la scientologie, Isaac Hayes quitte la série.

Il meurt le 10 août 2008 à l'âge de 65 ans à son domicile à Memphis, dans le Tennessee, à la suite de problèmes cardiaques.

Best films

Shaft (2000)
(Original Music Composer)
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
(Actor)
Escape from New York (1981)
(Actor)
Shaft (1971)
(Original Music Composer)

Usually with

Sam Irvin
Sam Irvin
(5 films)
Trey Parker
Trey Parker
(1 films)
Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Isaac Hayes (39 films)

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Actor

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, 1h59
Directed by Alex Gibney
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Documentary films about religion
Actors Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Sherry Stringfield, Tom Cruise
Roles Himself (archive footage)
Rating79% 3.9974753.9974753.9974753.9974753.997475
Going Clear is based closely on Lawrence Wright's book, covering much of the same ground with the aid of archive footage, dramatic reconstructions, and interviews with eight former Scientologists: Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning director; Mark Rathbun, the church's former second-in-command; Mike Rinder, the former head of the church's Office of Special Affairs; the actor Jason Beghe; Sylvia 'Spanky' Taylor, former liaison to John Travolta; and former Scientologists Tom DeVocht, Sara Goldberg, and Hana Eltringham Whitfield.
Return to Sleepaway Camp, 1h26
Directed by Robert Hiltzik
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Serial killer films, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Vincent Pastore, Jackie Tohn, Jonathan Tiersten, Isaac Hayes, Felissa Rose, Paul Iacono
Roles Charlie the Chef
Rating43% 2.155862.155862.155862.155862.15586
Several boys are in their cabin lighting farts. After taking the lighter and attempting to light his own fart but falling short of the other boys' efforts, Alan (Michael Gibney) threatens Eddie (Miles Thompson), Mark (Tommy John Riccardo), Billy (Dino Roscigno) and Pee Pee (Paul Iacono), but is soon stopped by camp counselor, Randy (Brye Cooper), who is irritated with him. After a failed camp announcement by the owner in the dining hall, Alan gets into a violent confrontation with Randy after he complains about the food. Ronnie (Paul DeAngelo) allows Alan to go the kitchen to get something else to eat so as not to exacerbate the fight, but Alan ends up in trouble again, this time with cook Mickey (Lenny Venito), who throws eggs at him. Alan then throws a butcher knife at Mickey and the camp owner, Frank (Vincent Pastore), seeing what he did, argues with Alan after already being annoyed by his past misbehavior. Alan, suffering from bipolar disorder (or possibly asperger syndrome), runs away feeling rejected, with his stepbrother Michael (Michael Werner) chasing after him. After being threatened, Michael goes back to the camp, telling Alan that he does not care what he does any more. In the kitchen, Mickey is killed after being held above and dumped into the deep fryer by an unseen character while cooking French fries for dinner. His body is then dumped in the trash compactor.
Soul Men
Soul Men (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Sharon Leal, Bernie Mac, Sean Hayes, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam Herschman
Roles Himself
Rating64% 3.24893.24893.24893.24893.2489
Two former backup soul singers, Louis Hinds (Samuel L. Jackson) and Floyd Henderson (Bernie Mac), who have not spoken to each other in 30 years, reluctantly agree to travel across the country together to a reunion concert to honor their recently deceased lead singer, Marcus Hooks (John Legend). Cleo (Sharon Leal), a beautiful young woman in an abusive relationship, accompanies them as a new singer; she is believed to be Floyd's daughter but is really Louis'. A few problems come their way, involving Cleo's wanna-be gangsta rapper boyfriend, Lester (Affion Crockett), Floyd's fling with Rosalee (Jennifer Coolidge) and a lot more leading up to their big performance at the Apollo Theater, and the duo reform a bond that they lost 30 years ago.
Kill Switch, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Steven Seagal, Holly Dignard, Daniella Evangelista, Chris Thomas King, Isaac Hayes, Jerry Rector
Roles Coroner
Rating40% 2.00732.00732.00732.00732.0073
Steven Seagal stars as a tough cop, Jacob King, whose brutal methods have gained him a legendary reputation among his colleagues. Seemingly indifferent to the fact his twin brother was murdered in front of him as a child, Seagal investigates a series of brutal killings, most involving young, attractive women. The murderer, Lazerus, played by Michael Filipowich, leaves cryptic, astrological clues at the crime scenes. At the same time, another murderer, Billy Joe Hill (Mark Collie), is killing women. King finds him and kicks him out a window, after which Hill seeks revenge by murdering Celine (Karyn Michelle Baltzer), whom he believes to be King's girlfriend.
Hustle & Flow, 1h56
Directed by Craig Brewer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Terrence Demoustier, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, DJ Qualls, Ludacris
Roles Arnel
Rating73% 3.6988853.6988853.6988853.6988853.698885
DJay (Terrence Howard) is a pimp and drug dealer who is dissatisfied with his life. After acquiring a keyboard and reacquainting himself with an old friend from school, Key (Anthony Anderson), who has become a sound technician, DJay decides to try his hand at making hip hop songs.
Anonymous Rex, 1h30
Directed by Julian Jarrold
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La préhistoire
Actors Sam Trammell, Daniel Baldwin, Stephanie Lemelin, Alan Van Sprang, Tamara Gorski, Faye Dunaway
Roles Elegant Man
Rating43% 2.170752.170752.170752.170752.17075
Vincent Rubio is a Velociraptor private investigator along with his partner, Ernie Watson, a Triceratops.
BaadAsssss Cinema, 1h
Directed by Isaac Julien
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Action
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Cohen, Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Quentin Tarantino, Isaac Hayes
Roles Himself
Rating67% 3.390523.390523.390523.390523.39052
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
Shaft
Shaft (2000)
, 1h40
Directed by John Singleton
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about racism
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Richard Roundtree, Pat Hingle
Roles Mr. P (uncredited)
Rating58% 2.9496552.9496552.9496552.9496552.949655
NYPD Detective John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) is called in to investigate the racially motivated murder of Trey Howard (Mekhi Phifer), committed by Walter Wade, Jr. (Christian Bale), the son of a wealthy real estate tycoon. Shaft briefly meets a potential eyewitness to the murder, Diane Palmieri (Toni Collette), but she disappears soon after and cannot be found for the trial. Wade is released on bail and flees to Switzerland.
Reindeer Games, 1h44
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Christmas films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, James Frain, Danny Trejo, Clarence Williams III
Roles Zock
Rating56% 2.8493352.8493352.8493352.8493352.849335
Nick Cassidy and Rudy Duncan are cellmates in prison two days away from release. Nick has been corresponding with a young woman named Ashley Mercer, who is waiting for him on the outside. After Nick takes a shiv in a prison fight and dies, Rudy, who just wants to have a cup of hot chocolate after he reunites with his family, takes his place and lets the beautiful Ashley think he is the one who has been writing her. Gabriel, the leader of a gang who assaults Rudy and Ashley in their cabin, and is Ashley's brother and tells "Nick" that the gang, with Nick's help, will rob the casino he used to work at. Rudy reveals he is not Nick, but Ashley continues to confirm he is and that she wrote to him knowing Gabriel was going to kidnap and force Rudy to assist in the robbery. Rudy, while furious with Ashley, is reluctantly forced to go along with his ruse.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, 1h19
Directed by Trey Parker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Animation
Themes Military humor in film, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films
Actors Mary Kay Bergman, Trey Parker, Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, George Clooney, Mike Judge
Roles Chef Jerome McElroy (voice)
Rating77% 3.8975553.8975553.8975553.8975553.897555
Stan Marsh, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski and Eric Cartman head to the local movie theater to see the new film Terrance and Phillip: Asses of Fire which stars the boys' favorite Canadian comedy duo Terrance and Phillip ("Mountain Town"), but when the boys get there, they are refused entry due to the film being rated R by the MPAA, so they pay a homeless man to accompany them. The boys learn obscene phrases from the movie ("Uncle Fucka") which makes the other kids in town want to see the movie.
Ninth Street, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Isaac Hayes, Martin Sheen
Roles TippyToe
Rating64% 3.2395453.2395453.2395453.2395453.239545
Set in 1968 Junction City, Kansas sometimes called "Junk City" reflect on the history of "East Ninth Street" during the 1940s when famous jazz musicians played the nightclubs. In 1968, the area has deteriorated into strip clubs and cheap bars where Vietnam War draftees from nearby Fort Riley stop and drink. People in the group include a drunk (Don Washington) who lost a leg in WWII, a taxi dispatcher (Isaac Hayes), a saloon owner (Queen Bey), and a crazy bag lady (Kaycee Moore). (Nadine Griffith) who is trying to get out of the business, but is forced to work by a malicious boy friend (Byron Myrick) and the fact that she has to provide for her baby (Meagan Cordero). Martin Sheen also stars as a white preacher who likes the people in the area better than his own congregation.
Blues Brothers 2000, 2h3
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Le blues, Musical films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, J. Evan Bonifant, Nia Peeples, James Brown
Roles The Louisiana Gator Boys
Rating48% 2.4028852.4028852.4028852.4028852.402885
18 years after the events in the previous film, Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) is being released from prison, this time a modern private prison rather than the old Joliet Prison Illinois state penitentiary of his brother Joliet Jake's previous incarceration. He is told for the first time that his brother "Joliet" Jake Blues (John Belushi) has died, as has their surrogate father figure Curtis (Cab Calloway), then finds out that the orphanage the Blues Brothers had saved has been demolished.
Six Ways to Sunday, 1h37
Directed by Adam Bernstein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Norman Reedus, Deborah Harry, Adrien Brody, Holter Graham, Clark Gregg, Isaac Hayes
Roles Bill Bennet
Rating63% 3.1991753.1991753.1991753.1991753.199175
18-year-old Harry (Norman Reedus), is an innocent, bashful burger boy who lives with his overly attentive mother Kate. Harry's father left the family sometime before the events of the film, leaving Kate for another man. They live in a ratty old apartment, where Kate treats her son like a child, even going as far to draw his bath water and connect a wire to his reading lamp, shutting it off when Harry is busy to get his attention. One day, Arnie (Adrien Brody), Harry's oldest and best friend, goes to a strip club, where the boss owes Arnie's mob boss money. Harry watches as Arnie beats the owner, and snaps, releasing his rage out on the owner, pummeling him to the point where Arnie has to pull Harry off to avoid killing him. Outside, both are visibly shocked by Harry's outburst, but Harry is shocked and confused at the fact that he liked it. Not long after, Arnie's boss Abie Pinkwise, meets the two at a local diner, where he remarks how much potential Harry has in the mob business. He invites Harry to become his apprentice, and Harry accepts. After leaving, Arnie attempts a heist at a small store, but backfires when the clerk holds him at gun point, sending him to jail. When Harry is told to ditch a car (evidence in a homicide), by his bosses, he leaves evidence (a magazine with his name on it), and a witness. He is arrested but is proven to be loyal to his employers by keeping silent, despite being beaten by the police. Now trusting him, the bosses get him out of jail and take him out to celebrate at a brothel. When alone with one of the women, Harry is un-aroused, and timidly asks the prostitute if he seems normal. When he answers that he doesn't feel that way for neither men nor women, she gently replies that she isn't the kind of professional he should be talking to. He goes home dejected, and when his mother smells perfume on him the first signs of her jealous tendencies begin to show.
Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam (1997)
, 1h29
Directed by William Lustig
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about domestic violence, Serial killer films, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors P. J. Soles, Bo Hopkins, Isaac Hayes, Anne Tremko, William Smith, Robert Forster
Roles Jed Crowley
Rating43% 2.1594952.1594952.1594952.1594952.159495
In Kuwait, a military unit uncovers an American helicopter downed by friendly fire at least three years ago. As the wreckage is inspected, Master Sergeant Sam Harper, one of the burnt bodies within, springs to life and kills a sergeant and a major, and returns to an inert state after muttering, "Don't be afraid, it's only friendly fire!"