Isaac Hayes (I) (1942–2008)

Soundtrack | Actor | Music Department
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KNOWN FOR 
Escape from New York (1981) | Reindeer Games (2000) | Shaft (1971)
AWARDS 
Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations More »
NICKNAMEs  
The Black Moses, Ike
BORN 
Aug 20, 1942 (died Aug 10, 2008)
HEIGHT 
5' 11½" (1.82m)

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Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (172 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Game Over, Man!Game Over, Man! Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for NakedNaked Writer ("Hold On, I'm Comin'")  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for Baby DriverBaby Driver Soundtrack ("B-A-B-Y", "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby", "Know How")  Less 2017 $34MM $108MM / $175MM
  • Primary photo for All Eyez on MeAll Eyez on Me Performer ("Do Your Thing"), Writer ("Do Your Thing", "C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2017 $45MM / $45MM
  • Primary photo for Die Macht der ElektronengehirneDie Macht der Elektronengehirne (Short) Performer ("Run Fay Run"), Writer ("Run Fay Run")  Less 2017
  • Primary photo for A Dog's PurposeA Dog's Purpose Writer ("I Thank You")  Less 2017 $22MM $64MM / $165MM
  • Primary photo for NerveNerve Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2016 $20MM $39MM / $33MM
  • Primary photo for SonshineSonshine Writer ("Float")  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Neighbors 2: Sorority RisingNeighbors 2: Sorority Rising Performer ("CHOCOLATE CHIP"), Writer ("CHOCOLATE CHIP")  Less 2016 $35MM $55MM / —
  • Primary photo for Elvis & NixonElvis & Nixon Writer ("Hold On I'm Coming")  Less 2016 $1MM / —
  • Primary photo for How to Be SingleHow to Be Single Writer ("Hold On (I'm Comin')")  Less 2016 $38MM $47MM / $112MM
  • Primary photo for One More TimeOne More Time Performer ("Walk On By")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Straight Outta ComptonStraight Outta Compton Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2015 $28MM $161MM / $202MM
  • Primary photo for Alessia Cara: HereAlessia Cara: Here (Video) Stock Music  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Writer ("Wrap It Up")  Less 2015 $30MM $71MM / $108MM
  • Primary photo for The InterviewThe Interview Performer ("Walk On By")  Less 2014 $44MM $6.1MM / $12MM
  • Primary photo for WildWild Performer ("Glory Box"), Writer ("Glory Box")  Less 2014 $15MM $38MM / $53MM
  • Primary photo for ChefChef Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2014 $11MM $31MM / $44MM
  • Primary photo for Take Me to the RiverTake Me to the River Himself (archive footage), Writer ("Hold On I'm Comin'", "Shaft", "Soul Man"), In Memory Of  Less 2014 $27K / —
  • Primary photo for The We and the IThe We and the I Writer ("Know How")  Less 2012 $28K / —
  • Primary photo for Stand Up GuysStand Up Guys Writer ("When Something Is Wrong With My Baby")  Less 2012 $15MM $3.3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Sushi GirlSushi Girl Performer ("Walk On By")  Less 2012 $750K
  • Primary photo for The Man with the Iron FistsThe Man with the Iron Fists Writer ("Your Good Thing Is About To End")  Less 2012 $15MM $16MM / $20MM
  • Primary photo for The House I Live InThe House I Live In Performer ("SOULSVILLE"), Writer ("SOULSVILLE")  Less 2012 $211K / —
  • Primary photo for The SapphiresThe Sapphires Writer ("Soul Man", "Soul Sister, Brown Sugar", "Hold On, I'm Coming")  Less 2012 $10MM $2.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Bobby Fischer Against the WorldBobby Fischer Against the World Lyrics ("Theme from Shaft"), Music ("Theme from Shaft"), Performer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the WorldCry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (Video) Performer ("End Theme: Truck Turner", "Theme From Shaft", "Hospital Shootout"), Writer ("End Theme: Truck Turner", "Theme From Shaft", "Hospital Shootout")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Weird World of BlowflyThe Weird World of Blowfly Performer ("Shittin' On the Dock of the Bay")  Less 2010 $2K / —
  • Primary photo for Vanishing on 7th StreetVanishing on 7th Street Writer ("Your Good Thing (Is About To End)")  Less 2010 $10MM $22K / —
  • Primary photo for Due DateDue Date Writer ("Hold On I'm Comin'")  Less 2010 $65MM $101MM / $212MM
  • Primary photo for Love RanchLove Ranch Writer ("Hold On I'm Comin'")  Less 2010 $25MM $135K / —
  • Primary photo for Cold WeatherCold Weather Writer ("Disco Connection")  Less 2010 $141K / —
  • Primary photo for Brooklyn's FinestBrooklyn's Finest Performer ("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" (1969)), Writer ("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" (1969))  Less 2009 $17MM $27MM / —
  • Primary photo for American Pie Presents: The Book of LoveAmerican Pie Presents: The Book of Love (Video) Performer ("Body Language"), Writer ("Body Language")  Less 2009 $8MM
  • Primary photo for Good HairGood Hair Performer ("End Theme 'Tough Guys'", "End Theme 'Truck Turner'"), Writer ("End Theme 'Tough Guys'", "End Theme 'Truck Turner'")  Less 2009 $4.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Whip ItWhip It Writer ("Know How")  Less 2009 $15MM $13MM / $17MM
  • Primary photo for ExtractExtract Writer ("I Thank You" (1966))  Less 2009 $8MM $11MM / —
  • Primary photo for StandStand Himself, Acknowledgment  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for FightingFighting Writer ("Gotta Work")  Less 2009 $23MM / —
  • Primary photo for NotoriousNotorious Performer ("Warning")  Less 2009 $20MM $37MM / —
  • Primary photo for Transporter 3Transporter 3 Writer ("Hell Is Around the Corner")  Less 2008 $30MM $32MM / $109MM
  • Primary photo for Soul MenSoul Men Himself, Performer ("Never Can Say Goodbye", "Never Can Say Goodbye (Soul Men Redux)"), Writer ("Hold On I'm Coming", "Do Your Thing"), Dedicatee  Less 2008 $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for Return to Sleepaway CampReturn to Sleepaway Camp (Video) Charlie the Chef  Less 2008 $4MM
  • Primary photo for Patrik, Age 1.5Patrik, Age 1.5 Writer ("B.A.B.Y")  Less 2008 $56K / —
  • Primary photo for Kill SwitchKill Switch (Video) Coroner  Less 2008 $10MM
  • Primary photo for JuliaJulia Writer ("When something is wrong with my baby") (as I. Hayes)  Less 2008 $6MM $2K / —
  • Primary photo for Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Writer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 2008 $385K / —
  • Primary photo for First SundayFirst Sunday Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2008 $38MM / —
  • Primary photo for American GangsterAmerican Gangster Writer ("Hold On I'm Comin'" (1966))  Less 2007 $100MM $130MM / $266MM
  • Primary photo for Bling: A Planet RockBling: A Planet Rock Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2007 $750K
  • Primary photo for Illegal TenderIllegal Tender Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2007 $8MM $3.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Talk to MeTalk to Me Writer ("Hold On I'm Comin'")  Less 2007 $4.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Introducing the DwightsIntroducing the Dwights Writer ("Baby")  Less 2007 $379K / —
  • Primary photo for Eye See MeEye See Me Performer ("Theme from ShaftIsaa"), Writer ("Theme from ShaftIsaa")  Less 2007 $480
  • Primary photo for ZodiacZodiac Performer ("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic"), Writer ("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic")  Less 2007 $65MM $33MM / $85MM
  • Primary photo for The GuardianThe Guardian Writer ("Hold On I'm Comin'")  Less 2006 $70MM $55MM / $95MM
  • Primary photo for Stick ItStick It Writer ("The Game")  Less 2006 $27MM / —
  • Primary photo for Lord of WarLord of War Performer ("Glory Box" (1995)), Writer ("Glory Box" (1995))  Less 2005 $50MM $24MM / $73MM
  • Primary photo for Hustle & FlowHustle & Flow Arnel  Less 2005 $8MM $22MM / —
  • Primary photo for UnitedUnited (Video) Isaac Hayes  Less 2005 $160K
  • Primary photo for Tout pour plaireTout pour plaire Writer ("Glory box")  Less 2005 €5.3MM
  • Primary photo for Are We There Yet?Are We There Yet? Writer ("Theme From Shaft")  Less 2005 $32MM $83MM / $98MM
  • Primary photo for Kill Bill: Vol. 2Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Performer ("Three Tough Guys"), Writer ("Three Tough Guys")  Less 2004 $30MM $66MM / $152MM
  • Primary photo for Barbershop 2: Back in BusinessBarbershop 2: Back in Business Writer ("Hold On I'm Comin'")  Less 2004 $18MM $65MM / $66MM
  • Primary photo for Dodge City: A Spaghetto WesternDodge City: A Spaghetto Western Det. John Wade  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Dream WarriorDream Warrior Zo  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Return to 'Escape from New York'Return to 'Escape from New York' (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Kill Bill: Vol. 1Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Performer ("Truck Turner", "Run Fay Run"), Writer ("Truck Turner", "Run Fay Run")  Less 2003 $30MM $70MM / $181MM
  • Primary photo for Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video ClassicsLyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics (Video) Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Dark BlueDark Blue Writer ("Another Execution")  Less 2002 $15MM $9.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for La bande du drugstoreLa bande du drugstore Writer ("I thank you")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Friday After NextFriday After Next Writer ("Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto")  Less 2002 $10MM $33MM / —
  • Primary photo for 8 Mile8 Mile Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 2002 $41MM $117MM / $243MM
  • Primary photo for We Were SoldiersWe Were Soldiers Writer ("Hold On I'm Coming")  Less 2002 $75MM $78MM / $115MM
  • Primary photo for Only the Strong SurviveOnly the Strong Survive Himself, Writer ("Soul Man", "Hold On I'm Coming", "When Something Is Wrong with My Baby", "B-A-B-Y")  Less 2002 $57K / —
  • Primary photo for Dead DogDead Dog Isaac Hayes  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Chelsea WallsChelsea Walls Man in Elevator (uncredited), Special Thanks  Less 2001 $100K $60K / —
  • Primary photo for Dr. Dolittle 2Dr. Dolittle 2 Possum (voice)  Less 2001 $70MM $113MM / $176MM
  • Primary photo for Haiku TunnelHaiku Tunnel Performer ("Lay Lady Lay")  Less 2001 $251K / —
  • Primary photo for Bui DoiBui Doi Composer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Rugrats in Paris: The MovieRugrats in Paris: The Movie Performer ("Chuckie Chan (Martial Arts Expert of Reptarland)")  Less 2000 $30MM $77MM / $103MM
  • Primary photo for ShaftShaft Mr. P (uncredited), Performer ("Theme from Shaft"), Producer ("Theme from Shaft"), Writer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 2000 $46MM $70MM / $107MM
  • Primary photo for Reindeer GamesReindeer Games Zook  Less 2000 $42MM $23MM / —
  • Primary photo for Black & WhiteBlack & White Performer ("We Live Here"), Writer ("We Live Here")  Less 1999 $12MM $5.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Love StinksLove Stinks Writer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 1999 $4MM $2.8MM / —
  • Primary photo for South Park: Bigger, Longer & UncutSouth Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Chef (voice), Performer ("Mountain Town (Reprise)")  Less 1999 $21MM $52MM / $6MM
  • Primary photo for HeartHeart Writer ("Wrap It Up")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The CorruptorThe Corruptor Writer ("The Corruptor's Execution") (as I. Hayes)  Less 1999 $25MM $15MM / —
  • Primary photo for Ninth StreetNinth Street Tippytoe, Composer  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for B. MonkeyB. Monkey Writer ("GLORY BOX")  Less 1998 $35K / —
  • Primary photo for Head OnHead On Performer ("Theme from Shaft"), Writer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 1998 $379K / —
  • Primary photo for Blues Brothers 2000Blues Brothers 2000 The Louisiana Gator Boys  Less 1998 $28MM $14MM / $26MM
  • Primary photo for Six Ways to SundaySix Ways to Sunday Bill Bennet  Less 1997 $2.5MM $52K / —
  • Primary photo for OrgazmoOrgazmo Writer ("C.R.E.A.M.")  Less 1997 $1MM $582K / —
  • Primary photo for DarkdriveDarkdrive Writer ("You're Taking Up Another Man's Place") (as Hayes)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Jackie BrownJackie Brown Performer (" (Holy Matrimony) Letter to the Firm" (1996)), Writer ( ) (as I. Hayes), Writer (" (Holy Matrimony) Letter to the Firm" (1996))  Less 1997 $12MM $40MM / $75MM
  • Primary photo for I Know What You Did Last SummerI Know What You Did Last Summer Performer ("2Wicky")  Less 1997 $17MM $73MM / $126MM
  • Primary photo for Good BurgerGood Burger Performer ("Theme"), Writer ("Theme")  Less 1997 $9MM $24MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Devil's OwnThe Devil's Own Writer ("All 4 Love")  Less 1997 $86MM $43MM / $141MM
  • Primary photo for IlltownIlltown George  Less 1996 $14K / —
  • Primary photo for Uncle SamUncle Sam (Video) Sgt. Jed Crowley  Less 1996 $2MM
  • Primary photo for Beavis and Butt-Head Do AmericaBeavis and Butt-Head Do America Performer ("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')")  Less 1996 $12MM $63MM / —
  • Primary photo for Escape from L.A.Escape from L.A. Guard at Basketball Court (unconfirmed) (uncredited)  Less 1996 $50MM $25MM / $17MM
  • Primary photo for Stealing BeautyStealing Beauty Performer ("2 Wicky")  Less 1996 $10MM $4.6MM / —
  • Primary photo for FlipperFlipper Sheriff Buck Cowan  Less 1996 $26MM $20MM / —
  • Primary photo for Oblivion 2: BacklashOblivion 2: Backlash Buster  Less 1996 $2.5MM
  • Primary photo for A Family ThingA Family Thing Writer ("When Something Is Wrong With My Baby")  Less 1996 $10MM / —
  • Primary photo for Two If by SeaTwo If by Sea Writer ("You Got Me Hummin'")  Less 1996 $11MM / —
  • Primary photo for La HaineLa Haine Performer ("That Loving Feeling")  Less 1995 €2.6MM $310K / —
  • Primary photo for Once Upon a Time... When We Were ColoredOnce Upon a Time... When We Were Colored Preacher Hurn  Less 1995 $3.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for Magic IslandMagic Island (Video) Mad Face (voice)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Home for the HolidaysHome for the Holidays Performer ("Theme from Shaft"), Writer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 1995 $20MM $18MM / —
  • Primary photo for Dead PresidentsDead Presidents Performer ("The Look Of Love", "Walk On By"), Writer ("When Something Is Wrong With My Baby")  Less 1995 $10MM $24MM / —
  • Primary photo for Tank GirlTank Girl Writer ("B-A-B-Y", "Theme From Shaft")  Less 1995 $25MM $4.1MM / $6.6MM
  • Primary photo for Isaac Hayes: FragileIsaac Hayes: Fragile (Video) Actor  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for It Could Happen to YouIt Could Happen to You Angel Dupree  Less 1994 $20MM $38MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Best of the Blues BrothersThe Best of the Blues Brothers (Video) Writer ("Soul Man")  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for CrooklynCrooklyn Performer ("Theme From 'Shaft'"), Writer ("Theme From 'Shaft'")  Less 1994 $14MM $14MM / —
  • Primary photo for OblivionOblivion Buster  Less 1994 $2.5MM
  • Primary photo for Above the RimAbove the Rim Writer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 1994 $3.5MM $16MM / —
  • Primary photo for Deadly ExposureDeadly Exposure Lt. Johanson  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Robin Hood: Men in TightsRobin Hood: Men in Tights Asneeze  Less 1993 $20MM $36MM / —
  • Primary photo for Acting on ImpulseActing on Impulse Detective Stubbs  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for PossePosse Cable  Less 1993 $10MM $18MM / —
  • Primary photo for CB4CB4 Owner  Less 1993 $18MM / —
  • Primary photo for Code... Death: Frontera SurCode... Death: Frontera Sur Moro  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Final JudgementFinal Judgement (Video) Lt. Herb Jefferson  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for White Men Can't JumpWhite Men Can't Jump Writer ("I TAKE WHAT I WANT")  Less 1992 $76MM / $91MM
  • Primary photo for Guilty as ChargedGuilty as Charged Aloysius, Performer ("Amazing Grace")  Less 1991 $1.3MM
  • Primary photo for Prime TargetPrime Target Capt. Tompkins  Less 1991 $41K / —
  • Primary photo for Livin' Large!Livin' Large! Writer ("Hold on I'm Coming")  Less 1991 $5.5MM / —
  • Primary photo for Fire, Ice & DynamiteFire, Ice & Dynamite Hitek Leader / Himself, Performer ("Fly")  Less 1990 DEM 22MM
  • Primary photo for Whatever Happened to Mason ReeseWhatever Happened to Mason Reese (Short) Performer ("Theme From 'Shaft'"), Writer ("Theme From 'Shaft'")  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for WiredWired Writer ("Soul Man", "You Don't Know Like I Know")  Less 1989 $1.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Casualties of WarCasualties of War Writer ("Hold On I'm Coming")  Less 1989 $22MM $19MM / —
  • Primary photo for I'm Gonna Git You SuckaI'm Gonna Git You Sucka Hammer, Performer ("Theme from Shaft"), Producer ("Theme from Shaft"), Writer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 1988 $3MM $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for CounterforceCounterforce Ballard  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Dead AimDead Aim Jamal  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Soul ManSoul Man Soundtrack ("Soul Man", "Theme from Shaft"), Performer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 1986 $28MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Fabulous Thunderbirds: Wrap It UpThe Fabulous Thunderbirds: Wrap It Up (Video) Composer  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Best of John BelushiThe Best of John Belushi (Video) Writer ("Soul man")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Hot DreamsHot Dreams Performer ("The Insurance Company"), Writer ("The Insurance Company")  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Escape from New YorkEscape from New York The Duke  Less 1981 $6MM $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for One-Trick PonyOne-Trick Pony Writer ("Soul Man")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The Blues BrothersThe Blues Brothers Writer ("SOOTHE ME", "HOLD ON, I'M COMIN'")  Less 1980 $27MM $57MM / $115MM
  • Primary photo for 'How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Lays.....!''How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Lays.....!' Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for So Many Men, So Little TimeSo Many Men, So Little Time Performer ("Joy") (uncredited), Writer ("Joy") (uncredited)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for What's Up Superdoc!What's Up Superdoc! Lyrics ("Hold On I'm Coming") (as Hayes), Music ("Hold On I'm Coming") (as Hayes)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Bu ze shou duanBu ze shou duan Performer ("Stranger in Paradise")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Virgin ForestVirgin Forest Performer ("Do Your Thing") (uncredited), Writer ("Do Your Thing") (uncredited)  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Teenage BikersTeenage Bikers Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Exit the Dragon, Enter the TigerExit the Dragon, Enter the Tiger Performer ("Theme From Three Tough Guys", "Run Fay Run"), Writer ("Theme From Three Tough Guys", "Run Fay Run")  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Linda & CheriLinda & Cheri Performer ("The Look of Love") (uncredited)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the TimeIt Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Moriarty  Less 1975 CAD 1.2MM
  • Primary photo for French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.)French Shampoo (Homage to W. B.) Writer ("Hold On, I'm Comin'") (uncredited)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Pool PartyPool Party Performer ("Early Sunday Morning", "Walk from Regio's"), Writer ("Early Sunday Morning", "Walk from Regio's")  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Up at JJ's PlaceUp at JJ's Place Performer ("Joy") (uncredited), Writer ("Joy") (uncredited)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Truck TurnerTruck Turner Mac 'Truck' Turner, Composer, Conductor (uncredited), Music Arranger (uncredited), Performer (music score)  Less 1974 $2.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Tough GuysTough Guys Lee, Composer, Conductor (uncredited), Lyrics (songs), Music Producer (uncredited)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The LoverThe Lover Writer ("Hold On, I'm Comin'") (uncredited)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for Save the ChildrenSave the Children Himself, Performer ("Stormy Weather")  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Mo gui tian shiMo gui tian shi Soundtrack ("Shaft Theme")  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for WattstaxWattstax Himself, Performer ("Shaft", "Soulsville"), Writer ("Shaft", "Soulsville")  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Black HeatBlack Heat Performer ("The End Theme (from 'Shaft')") (uncredited), Writer ("The End Theme (from 'Shaft')") (uncredited)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Sons and MothersSons and Mothers Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The LumberjackThe Lumberjack Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Nymph TapesThe Nymph Tapes Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Swing ThingThe Swing Thing Performer ("Never Gonna Give You Up", "(They Long to Be) Close to You", "Part Time Love") (uncredited)  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Shaft's Big Score!Shaft's Big Score! Performer ("Type Thang"), Writer ("Type Thang")  Less 1972 $10MM / —
  • Primary photo for ShaftShaft Composer, Performer ("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", "No Name Bar", "Bumpy's Blues", "Shaft Strikes Again", "Do Your Thing", "The End Theme") (uncredited)  Less 1971 $1.1MM $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for Grad NiteGrad Nite Performer ("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic") (uncredited)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for MaidstoneMaidstone Performer ("Precious, Precious", "I Just Want to Make Love to You", "Rock Me Baby"), Writer ("Precious, Precious")  Less 1970
Past Television (115 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Defiant OnesThe Defiant Ones (TV Mini-series) Performer ("Bumpy's Lament") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Part 2 (Jul 10, 2017) Performer ("Bumpy's Lament") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hap and LeonardHap and Leonard (TV Series) Writer ("Let the Bass Go") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Mucho Mojo (Mar 15, 2017) Writer ("Let the Bass Go")  Less
  • Primary photo for Prime Suspect 1973Prime Suspect 1973 (TV Mini-series) Performer ("(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Episode #1.2 (Mar 9, 2017) Performer ("(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right")  Less
  • Primary photo for CasualCasual (TV Series) Writer ("All 4 Love") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Reunion (Aug 2, 2016) Writer ("All 4 Love") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for RoadiesRoadies (TV Series) Performer ("Hung Up On My Baby") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Longest Days (Jul 31, 2016) Performer ("Hung Up On My Baby") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Britain's Got TalentBritain's Got Talent (TV Series) Writer ("Hold On! I'm a Comin'") (1 episode, 2016), Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015–2016 2
    • 2016: Auditions 5 (May 7, 2016) Writer ("Hold On! I'm a Comin'") (uncredited)  Less
    • 2015: Live Semi-Final 2 (May 26, 2015) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for American Crime StoryAmerican Crime Story (TV Series) Writer ("All 4 Love") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • The Verdict (Apr 5, 2016) Writer ("All 4 Love") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for VinylVinyl (TV Series) Writer ("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic") (1 episode, 2016), Performer ("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • E.A.B. (Apr 3, 2016) Performer ("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic"), Writer ("Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic")  Less
  • Primary photo for ScandalScandal (TV Series) Writer ("Hold On, I'm Comin'") (1 episode, 2016), Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013–2016 2
  • Primary photo for Mike and Mike in the MorningMike and Mike in the Morning (TV Series) Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 2015), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Episode dated 30 October 2015 (Oct 30, 2015) Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for BallersBallers (TV Series) Writer ("Do Your Thing") (1 episode, 2015), Performer ("Do Your Thing") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Everything Is Everything (Jul 26, 2015) Performer ("Do Your Thing"), Writer ("Do Your Thing")  Less
  • Primary photo for Britain's Got More TalentBritain's Got More Talent (TV Series) Writer ("Gotta Work") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Episode #9.3 (Apr 25, 2015) Writer ("Gotta Work") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Today at WimbledonToday at Wimbledon (TV Series) Writer ("Hold On! I'm a Comin'") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • 2014: Day 10 (Jul 3, 2014) Writer ("Hold On! I'm a Comin'") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Marty Stuart ShowThe Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Sam Moore (May 10, 2014) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for My Mad Fat DiaryMy Mad Fat Diary (TV Series) Writer ("Glory Box") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Not I (Mar 24, 2014) Writer ("Glory Box") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit)Danny Baker Rocks... (A Bit) (TV Mini-series) Writer ("Glory Box (Live at the Roseland Ballroom)") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • The Nineties (Feb 12, 2014) Writer ("Glory Box (Live at the Roseland Ballroom)")  Less
  • Primary photo for Live from Daryl's HouseLive from Daryl's House (TV Series) Writer ("I Thank You") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • Billy Gibbons (Jan 15, 2014) Writer ("I Thank You")  Less
  • Primary photo for LilyhammerLilyhammer (TV Series) Writer ("B-A-B-Y (Soul Mix)") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Fiddler's Green (Nov 6, 2013) Writer ("B-A-B-Y (Soul Mix)")  Less
  • Primary photo for ParenthoodParenthood (TV Series) Writer ("Wrap It Up") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • It Has to Be Now (Sep 26, 2013) Writer ("Wrap It Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Behind the CandelabraBehind the Candelabra (TV Movie) Writer ("Déjà Vu")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The VoiceThe Voice (TV Series) Writer ("Hold On, I'm a Comin'") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for The Voice UKThe Voice UK (TV Series) Writer ("Gotta Work") (1 episode, 2013), Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012–2013 2
    • Blind Auditions 3 (Apr 13, 2013) Writer ("Gotta Work") (uncredited)  Less
    • Blind Auditions 2 (Mar 31, 2012) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (6 episodes, 2010)  Less 2010–2013 6
    • Episode #21.113 (Mar 20, 2013) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #20.199 (Aug 29, 2012) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #20.102 (Mar 12, 2012) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Legendy Retro FMLegendy Retro FM (TV Series) Writer ("Hold On I'm Coming") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Episode #1.7 (Mar 7, 2012) Writer ("Hold On I'm Coming")  Less
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Writer ("Hold On, I'm A Comin'") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 2
    • Episode #19.36 (Nov 3, 2011) Writer ("Hold On, I'm A Comin'") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #19.23 (Oct 10, 2011) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Writer ("Shaft") (1 episode, 2011), Performer ("Shaft") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Hollywood Twists (Apr 12, 2011) Performer ("Shaft") (uncredited), Writer ("Shaft") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Human TargetHuman Target (TV Series) Writer ("Gotta Work") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Ilsa Pucci (Nov 17, 2010) Writer ("Gotta Work") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Jimmy Kimmel Live!Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series) Writer ("Never Like This Before") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Episode #9.32 (Nov 3, 2010) Writer ("Never Like This Before")  Less
  • Primary photo for HungHung (TV Series) Performer ("Randolph & Dearborn") (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("Randolph & Dearborn") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • Just the Tip (Jun 27, 2010) Performer ("Randolph & Dearborn") (uncredited), Writer ("Randolph & Dearborn") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for American Idol: The Search for a SuperstarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (TV Series) Writer ("Hold On, I'm Comin'") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for The Angry Video Game NerdThe Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 2009), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Bored to DeathBored to Death (TV Series) Performer ("End Theme from 'Tough Guys'") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Two and a Half MenTwo and a Half Men (TV Series) Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
    • The Two Finger Rule (Mar 30, 2009) Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowEllen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009 1
  • Primary photo for Eli StoneEli Stone (TV Series) Writer ("When Something Is Wrong With My Baby") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Happy Birthday, Nate (Dec 2, 2008) Writer ("When Something Is Wrong With My Baby") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can Dance CanadaSo You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Top 20 (Oct 8, 2008) Writer ("Soul Man")  Less
  • Primary photo for South ParkSouth Park (TV Series) Chef (135 episodes, 1997), Performer ("Love Gravy") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Hot Lava") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Oh Kathie Lee") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Make Love Even When I'm Dead") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Christmas Lovin'") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("I'm Gonna Make Love to You, Woman") (1 episode, 1997), Performer ("Waitin' On a Woman") (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("Love the Football") (1 episode, 1997), In Memory Of (1 episode, 2008), Performer ("No Substitute") (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1997–2008 136
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  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can Dance AustraliaSo You Think You Can Dance Australia (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for If It Ain't StiffIf It Ain't Stiff (TV Movie) Writer ("B-A-B-Y")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The Legal AnalystThe Legal Analyst (TV Series) Composer  Less 2007– 
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("Hold On, I'm Comin'") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Round 6 (Apr 23, 2007) Writer ("Hold On, I'm Comin'")  Less
  • Primary photo for Gilmore GirlsGilmore Girls (TV Series) Writer ("B-A-B-Y") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for SkinsSkins (TV Series) Performer ("Breakthrough") (1 episode, 2007), Writer ("Breakthrough") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • Jal (Feb 8, 2007) Performer ("Breakthrough") (uncredited), Writer ("Breakthrough") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Jools's HootenannyJools's Hootenanny (TV Series) Writer ("Hold On I'm Comin'", "I Thank You", "Soul Man") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Jools' 14th Annual Hootenanny (Dec 31, 2006) Writer ("Hold On I'm Comin'", "I Thank You", "Soul Man")  Less
  • Primary photo for Ramsay's Kitchen NightmaresRamsay's Kitchen Nightmares (TV Series) Performer ("Run Fay Run") (1 episode, 2006), Writer ("Run Fay Run") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Morgans (Dec 5, 2006) Performer ("Run Fay Run") (uncredited), Writer ("Run Fay Run") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series (TV Series) Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 2006), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Both of You, Duel Like You Want to Win (Sep 18, 2006) Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Stargate SG-1Stargate SG-1 (TV Series) Teal'c PI Announcer / Tolok (4 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005–2006 4
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  • Primary photo for That '70s ShowThat '70s Show (TV Series) Isaac Hayes (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for Australian IdolAustralian Idol (TV Series) Writer ("When Something Is Wrong with My Baby", "Hold On, I'm Comin'") (1 episode, 2005), Writer ("Glory Box") (1 episode, 2004), Writer ("When Something Is Wrong with My Baby") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004–2005 3
  • Primary photo for The Bernie Mac ShowThe Bernie Mac Show (TV Series) Isaac Hayes (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night LiveLive from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Special) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night Live: The Best of John BelushiSaturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi (TV Special) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Anonymous RexAnonymous Rex (TV Movie) Elegant Man  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The WireThe Wire (TV Series) Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 2004), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • Time After Time (Sep 19, 2004) Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Soul FoodSoul Food (TV Series) Writer ("Separated")  Less 2000–2004
  • Primary photo for GirlfriendsGirlfriends (TV Series) Eugene Childs (2 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003 2
  • Primary photo for Book of DaysBook of Days (TV Movie) Jonah  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for FastlaneFastlane (TV Series) Detective Marcus (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • Pilot (Sep 18, 2002) Detective Marcus  Less
  • Primary photo for Rhythm and Blues 40: A Soul SpectacularRhythm and Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular (TV Movie) Writer ("Soul Man")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Education of Max BickfordThe Education of Max Bickford (TV Series) 'Night Train' Raymond (1 episode, 2002), Performer ("(You Will Be) So Much Better Without Her") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • Save the Country (Jan 13, 2002) 'Night Train' Raymond, Performer ("(You Will Be) So Much Better Without Her")  Less
  • Primary photo for The HughleysThe Hughleys (TV Series) The Man (2 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999 2
  • Primary photo for Soul Music Festival: Part 5Soul Music Festival: Part 5 (TV Movie) Writer ("Soul Man")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for The SopranosThe Sopranos (TV Series) Writer ("Willy Nilly") (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
    • Pax Soprana (Feb 14, 1999) Writer ("Willy Nilly")  Less
  • Primary photo for Histeria!Histeria! (TV Series) Writer ("Theme from 'Taft'") (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for South Park (Chef: Behind the Menu)South Park (Chef: Behind the Menu) (TV Short) Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for 3rd Rock from the Sun3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series) Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 1998), Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996–1998 2
  • Primary photo for Soul Music Festival: Part IVSoul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie) Himself, Performer ("Don't Let Go", "I Stand Accused", "Theme From Shaft") (uncredited), Writer ("Theme From Shaft") (uncredited)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Soul ManSoul Man (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (25 episodes, 1997)  Less 1997–1998 25
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  • Primary photo for Father TedFather Ted (TV Series) Writer ("Theme from Shaft" (1971)) (1 episode, 1998), Performer ("Theme from Shaft" (1971)) (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • Going to America (May 1, 1998) Performer ("Theme from Shaft" (1971)), Writer ("Theme from Shaft" (1971))  Less
  • Primary photo for King of the HillKing of the Hill (TV Series) Writer ("Wrap It Up") (1 episode, 1998)  Less 1998 1
    • Leanne's Saga (Apr 19, 1998) Writer ("Wrap It Up")  Less
  • Primary photo for Apollo 11Apollo 11 (TV Movie) Writer ("Hold on I'm Coming") (as I. Hayes)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for SlidersSliders (TV Series) The Prime Oracle (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
    • Obsession (May 24, 1996) The Prime Oracle  Less
  • Primary photo for The Dana Carvey ShowThe Dana Carvey Show (TV Series) Kim (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
  • Primary photo for David Blaine: Street MagicDavid Blaine: Street Magic (TV Movie) Writer ("Mind Playin' Trix on Me")  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for FriendsFriends (TV Series) Writer ("Shaft") (1 episode, 1995), Performer ("Shaft") (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for The Fresh Prince of Bel-AirThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) Minister (1 episode, 1995), Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991–1995 2
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Writer ("Glory Box") (1 episode, 1995), Writer ("B-A-B-Y") (1 episode, 1978), Performer ("Disco Connection") (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976–1995 3
  • Primary photo for Soul SurvivorsSoul Survivors (TV Movie) Vernon Holland  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Tales from the CryptTales from the Crypt (TV Series) Samuel (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 1991), Writer ("Troll Man") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1991–1994 2
  • Primary photo for BaseballBaseball (TV Mini-series) Writer ("Shaft") (1 episode, 1994), Performer ("Shaft") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
    • Home (Sep 28, 1994) Performer ("Shaft"), Writer ("Shaft")  Less
  • Primary photo for Without WallsWithout Walls (TV Series) Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 1994), Himself (1 episode, 1994), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for American PlayhouseAmerican Playhouse (TV Series) Prophet (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Space RangersSpace Rangers (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • Banshies (Jan 13, 1993) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Wonder YearsThe Wonder Years (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (2 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991–1992 2
    • Kevin Delivers (Nov 25, 1992) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
    • When Worlds Collide (Mar 20, 1991) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Hammer, Slammer, & SladeHammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie) Hammer  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for In Living ColorIn Living Color (TV Series) Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for The Preppie MurderThe Preppie Murder (TV Movie) Writer ("Wrap It Up")  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Murphy BrownMurphy Brown (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
    • Soul Man (Feb 20, 1989) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Miami ViceMiami Vice (TV Series) Holiday (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for The CharmingsThe Charmings (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for NewhartNewhart (TV Series) Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987 1
    • Prima Darryl (Sep 21, 1987) Writer ("Soul Man") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for HunterHunter (TV Series) Jerome 'Typhoon' Thompson (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
  • Primary photo for Betrayed by InnocenceBetrayed by Innocence (TV Movie) Frank Moreno  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The A-TeamThe A-Team (TV Series) C.J. Mack (1 episode, 1985), Performer ("What do you do when the wonder is gone", "Steamroller Blues", "Don't Let Go") (1 episode, 1985), Composer (additional music) (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
    • The Heart of Rock N' Roll (Nov 5, 1985) C.J. Mack, Composer (additional music) (uncredited), Performer ("What do you do when the wonder is gone", "Steamroller Blues", "Don't Let Go")  Less
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 1978), Writer ("You Don't Know Like I Know", "Soul Man") (1 episode, 1980), Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978–1980 3
  • Primary photo for Bassie & AdriaanBassie & Adriaan (TV Series) Performer ("Theme from Shaft") (2 episodes, 1979), Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (2 episodes, 1979)  Less 1979 2
  • Primary photo for WKRP in CincinnatiWKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) Writer ("B-A-B-Y") (1 episode, 1979), Writer ("Soul Man") (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 2
  • Primary photo for Things We Did Last SummerThings We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) Writer ("Soul Man")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for Rock ConcertRock Concert (TV Series) Writer ("Nutbrush City Limits") (1 episode, 1974), Writer ("I Thank You") (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1974–1978 2
  • Primary photo for The Kenny Everett Video ShowThe Kenny Everett Video Show (TV Series) Performer ("Shaft") (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Het is weer zo laat!Het is weer zo laat! (TV Series) Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (1 episode, 1978)  Less 1978 1
    • De vieze deur (Mar 19, 1978) Writer ("Theme from Shaft") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Rockford FilesThe Rockford Files (TV Series) Gandolph Fitch (3 episodes, 1976), Performer ("Gandy's Theme") (1 episode, 1976), Writer ("Gandy's Theme") (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976–1977 3
  • Primary photo for ShaftShaft (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (7 episodes, 1973)  Less 1973–1974 7
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  • Primary photo for Soul TrainSoul Train (TV Series) Guest (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The Delphi BureauThe Delphi Bureau (TV Series) Composer (theme "The Men") (7 episodes, 1972)  Less 1972–1973 7
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  • Primary photo for Assignment: ViennaAssignment: Vienna (TV Series) Composer (theme "The Men") (8 episodes, 1972)  Less 1972–1973 8
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  • Primary photo for JigsawJigsaw (TV Series) Composer (theme "The Men") (7 episodes, 1972)  Less 1972–1973 7
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  • Primary photo for The 44th Annual Academy AwardsThe 44th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Winner & Performer, Performer ("Theme from Shaft"), Writer ("Theme from Shaft")  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for Music SceneMusic Scene (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 1969), Performer ("Walk on By") (1 episode, 1969)  Less 1969 1
    • Episode #1.6 (Oct 27, 1969) Himself - Musical Guest, Performer ("Walk on By")  Less
  • Primary photo for Shindig!Shindig! (TV Series) Writer ("Boot-Leg") (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for Hollywood a Go GoHollywood a Go Go (TV Series) Writer ("Bootleg", "Every Ounce of Strength") (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #1.35 (Aug 14, 1965) Writer ("Bootleg", "Every Ounce of Strength")  Less
Self (81 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (14 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Leah Remini: Scientology and the AftermathLeah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
    • Disconnection (Nov 29, 2016) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for South Park: The Stick of TruthSouth Park: The Stick of Truth (Video Game) Chef (archive sound) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for UnsungUnsung (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
    • Issac Hayes (Jan 23, 2013) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Soul Power!Soul Power! (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You ThereRock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: I'll Take You There (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The 81st Annual Academy AwardsThe 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Himself - Memorial Tribute (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The 60th Primetime Emmy AwardsThe 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) Himself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Entertainment TonightEntertainment Tonight (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for South ParkSouth Park (TV Series) Chef (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
    • The Return of Chef (Mar 22, 2006) Chef (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for This Is Scientology: An Overview of the World's Fastest Growing ReligionThis Is Scientology: An Overview of the World's Fastest Growing Religion (Video) Man at L.E.A.P. Memphis (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Baadasssss CinemaBaadasssss Cinema (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Oscar's Greatest MomentsOscar's Greatest Moments (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1992
Other (7 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Mafia IIIMafia III (Video Game) Writer ("Hold On, I'm Comin'", "Soul Man")  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V (Video Game) Writer ("Ballad of a Menace") (as Isaac Lee Hayes), Writer ("Mind Playin' Tricks on Me")  Less 2013 $265MM
  • Primary photo for EA Skate 2EA Skate 2 (Video Game) Writer ("Hold On, I'm Comin'")  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for South Park RallySouth Park Rally (Video Game) Chef (voice)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for South Park: Chef's Luv ShackSouth Park: Chef's Luv Shack (Video Game) Chef (voice)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for South ParkSouth Park (Video Game) Jerome 'Chef' McElroy (voice)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Johnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action MovieJohnny Mnemonic: The Interactive Action Movie (Video Game) J-Bone (voice)  Less 1995

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