|Birth name||Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.|
|Born||August 20, 1942|
Covington, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||August 10, 2008 (aged 65)|
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, funk, soul, disco|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, arranger, record producer, and actor|
|Instruments||Piano, keyboards, vocals, saxophone|
|Labels||Enterprise/Stax, ABC, Columbia Records, Pointblank|
|Associated acts||David Porter, Booker T. & the MGs, The Bar-Kays|
Isaac Hayes (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American soul singer, songwriter, and actor. He was also known for playing Chef in South Park, but joined Scientology took over his life and quit South Park for him without his permission according to his own son, which was his religion. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the theme from Shaft, a 1971 movie.