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* ''Film/ReindeerGames'' (2000) as Zook


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* ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' as Gandolph Finch (1976-7)
* ''Series/TheATeam'' as C.J. Mack (1985)


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* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' as Minister (1995)
* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' as The Prime Oracle (1996)


* EpicRocking: Every cut off his ''Hot Buttered Soul'' album qualifies. Particularly noteworthy are his covers of ''Walk on By'' (12:03) and ''By the Time I Get to Phoenix'' (18:42).

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* EpicRocking: Every Had at least one song that qualified in all his albums.
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cut off his ''Hot Buttered Soul'' album qualifies. Particularly noteworthy are his covers of ''Walk on By'' (12:03) and ''By the Time I Get to Phoenix'' (18:42).(18:42).
**''Shaft'', in turn, has "Do Your Thing" (19:30).


* {{Sampling}}: His work has been sampled several times by other artists. He himself would occasionally sample from other people's work.

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* {{Sampling}}: His work has been sampled several times by other artists. artists, the most famous examples being Music/{{Portishead}}'s "Glory Box" and Music/AlessiaCara's "Here," both of which sample "Ike's Rap II." He himself would occasionally sample from other people's work.


In 1971, he worked on the soundtrack for ''Film/{{Shaft}}'', in which he also cameoed, which found him further success. Taking a hiatus from music through the 1980s, he also began working as an actor, making appearances on a number of television shows (most notably, as Chef from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', from 1997-2006) and feature productions. He would return to making music in 1995.

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In 1971, he worked on the soundtrack for ''Film/{{Shaft}}'', in which he also cameoed, which found earned him further success. the first Academy Award to a black musician for "Best Original Song." Taking a hiatus from music through the 1980s, he also began working as an actor, making appearances on a number of television shows (most notably, as Chef from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', from 1997-2006) and feature productions. He would return to making music in 1995.

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* {{Sampling}}: His work has been sampled several times by other artists. He himself would occasionally sample from other people's work.

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* ''Film/ImGonnaGitYouSucka'' (1988) as Hammer


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[[AC:Television]]* ''Film/ReturnToSleepawayCamp'' (2008) as Charlie/"The Chef"
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!!Tropes related to his works:
* {{Blaxploitation}}: He had both provided music and had acting roles in these sorts of films.
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: About half of ''Theme from Shaft'' is the instrumental opening. Since this song isn't very long, there isn't much time left for actual lyrics.
* EpicRocking: Every cut off his ''Hot Buttered Soul'' album qualifies. Particularly noteworthy are his covers of ''Walk on By'' (12:03) and ''By the Time I Get to Phoenix'' (18:42).
* PopStarComposer: Isaac provided the soundtracks to a few Blaxploitation films, the most famous being ''Shaft''.
* SpokenWordInMusic: The album ''Hot Buttered Soul'' featured a cover of ''By the Time I Get to Phoenix'' that turned this trope into an art form. The song itself follows a man, having just left his wife, describing what he thinks she will be doing as he reaches certain destinations by car. Hayes turned this three-minute country song into an eighteen-minute soul epic, including an eight-minute spoken introduction of how the man came to his decision to leave his wife.
* ThemeTune: Isaac provided the theme tune to the short lived television show ''The Men''.



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* ''Series/MiamiVice'' as Holiday (1987)


On August 10, 2006, he died from a stroke in his home near Memphis.

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On August 10, 2006, 2008, he died from a stroke in his home near Memphis.




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* ''Film/HustleAndFlow'' (2005) as Arnel


* ''Series/StargateSG1'' (2006) as Tolok

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' (2006) as TolokTolok
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* ''Juicy Fruit'' (Disco Freak) (1976)

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* ''Juicy Fruit'' Fruit (Disco Freak) Freak)'' (1976)


* ''Branded'' (1995)

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* ''Branded'' (1995)(1995)
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!!Notable acting roles:
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* ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' (1981) as The Duke
* ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' (1989) as Ike (voice)
* ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' (1993) as Asneeze

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' (1997-2006) as Chef (voice)
** ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut'' (1999)
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' (2006) as Tolok


In 1971, he worked on the soundtrack for ''Film/{{Shaft}}'', in which he also cameoed, which found him further success. Taking a hiatus from music through the 1980s, he also began working as an actor, making appearances on a number of television shows (most notably, as Chef from ''WesterAnimation/SouthPark'', from 1997-2006) and feature productions. He would return to making music in 1995.

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In 1971, he worked on the soundtrack for ''Film/{{Shaft}}'', in which he also cameoed, which found him further success. Taking a hiatus from music through the 1980s, he also began working as an actor, making appearances on a number of television shows (most notably, as Chef from ''WesterAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', from 1997-2006) and feature productions. He would return to making music in 1995.

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