Danny Elfman

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Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman, 2022
Danny Elfman, 2022
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Robert Elfman
Born (1953-05-29) May 29, 1953 (age 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Composer
  • record producer
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active1971–present

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (May 29, 1953) is an American film composer, singer and songwriter. He is Jewish (of British Jewish, Polish Jewish and Russian Jewish descent). He wrote music for many movies and television series.[1] In 2002, he married actress Bridget Fonda. They have one child, Oliver Elfman (born September 19, 2003).

Influences[change | change source]

Elfman stated composers like Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, Maurice Jarre, John Williams, Lalo Schifrin, Oliver Wallace, Henry Mancini, Alan Silvestri, Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann, Frank Zappa, Carl W. Stalling, George Gershwin and Hans Zimmer as influences.

Elfman's work in rock and pop music and specifically as songwriter for Oingo Boingo was influenced by The Specials, Madness, Selecter, Devo, The Soft Boys and XTC, as well as British comedy rock band Alberto y Lost Trios Paranoias.

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]

Awards[change | change source]

Elfman has been nominated for many awards in the music and movie business.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Danny Elfman - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2012.

Other websites[change | change source]