|Birth name||Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr.|
August 20, 1942|
Covington, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||August 10, 2008
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Genres||R&B, funk, soul, disco|
|Occupations||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 he left this role because he did not like it when South Park made fun of Scientology, which was his religion. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the theme from Shaft, a 1971 movie.