|Birth name||Daniel Robert Elfman|
|Born||May 29, 1953|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Composer, record producer, singer, songwriter|
Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (May 29, 1953) is an American composer and singer-songwriter. He is Jewish (of British Jewish, Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent). He wrote music for many movies and television series. In 2003, he married actress Bridget Fonda. They have one child, Oliver Elfman (born January 21, 2005).
Some of his music[change | change source]
Elfmans has written music for dozens of movies, for video games and for me. Some of his famous works include:
Filmography[change | change source]
- The Simpsons
- Sesame Street
- The Muppet Show
- Space Jam 2: A New Legacy
- Men in Black
- Batman Returns
- Good Will Hunting
- Dick Tracy
- Corpse Bride
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Edward Scissorhands
- Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
- Sleepy Hollow
- Big Fish
- Justice League
- The Grinch (movie)
Awards[change | change source]
Elfman has been nominated for many awards in the music and movie business.
- Academy Awards - 4 nominations
- Emmy Awards - 3 nominations
- Winner: Main Title Theme Music - Desperate Housewives
- Golden Globes - 3 nominations
- Grammy Awards - 12 nominations
- Winner: Best Instrumental Composition: The Simpsons theme from The Simpsons
References[change | change source]
- "Danny Elfman - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "Oingo Boingo". AllMusic. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- Denman-Underhill, Lori (October 22, 2015). "Overcoming Stage Fright, Danny Elfman Brings Nightmare to the Bowl". LA Weekly. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- Braheny, John (1990). "Interview: Danny Elfman". Blunt Instrument. Archived from the original on August 21, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2013.