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Danny Elfman
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Elfman at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Daniel Robert Elfman

May 29, 1953 (1953-05-29) (age 67)
Occupation Composer, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, voice actor
Years active 1972–present
Spouse(s)
Bridget Fonda (m. 2003)
Children 3
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Associated acts
  • Oingo Boingo

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (May 29, 1953 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter and composer. He wrote music for many movies and television series. From 1978 until 1995 Elfman was a member of the rock band Oingo Boingo. In 2003, he married actress Bridget Fonda. They have one child.

Some of his music

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

Movies

Working with Tim Burton

In 1985, Elfman met director Tim Burton. Burton had seen Elfman perform as a member of Oingo Boingo. Burton asked Elfman to work with him on his first full-length movie Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Elfman worked with Burton on all but two of Burton's movies. The movies he worked on include:

Awards

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

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