Danny Elfman

American composer and musician

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.[1] In 2003, he married actress Bridget Fonda. They have one child, Oliver Elfman (born January 21, 2005).

Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2010
Danny Elfman at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2010
Background information
Birth nameDaniel Robert Elfman
Born (1953-05-29) May 29, 1953 (age 68)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Composer, record producer, singer, songwriter
  • Guitar
  • keyboard[4]
  • percussion
  • piano
  • trombone
  • vocals
Years active1972–present
Associated acts

Some of his musicEdit

Elfmans has written music for dozens of movies, for video games and for me. Some of his famous works include:



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


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Danny Elfman - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  2. "Oingo Boingo". AllMusic. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  3. Denman-Underhill, Lori (October 22, 2015). "Overcoming Stage Fright, Danny Elfman Brings Nightmare to the Bowl". LA Weekly. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  4. Braheny, John (1990). "Interview: Danny Elfman". Blunt Instrument. Archived from the original on August 21, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2013.

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