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Danny Elfman net worth:
$75 Million

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Danny Elfman Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Daniel Robert Elfman was born on 29 May 1953, in Los Angeles, California USA into a Jewish family, and is a singer, composer, music producer and also an actor, probably best known as the creator of the 1989 “Batman” movie’s theme song as well as “The Simpsons” theme song. What is more, Danny was a member of rock band, called Oingo Boingo. During his career as a musician Danny has won many awards and nominations including Grammy Award, Emmy Award and Richard Kirk Award.

You might think how rich is Danny Elfman? Authoritative sources estimate that Elfman’s net worth is over $75 million, accumulated from his career in the music industry now spanning almost 40 years.  As Danny is still active as a composer, there is a strong chance that the amount of his wealth will grow in the future.

Danny Elfman Net Worth $75 Million

From the very young age, Danny enjoyed the music of Franz Waxman and Bernard Herrmann. Elfman didn’t finish high school as he and his brother became a part of Le Grand Magic Circus, and during this experience Danny learned more about music and its different styles. Later Danny joined the group Oingo Bongo. The group was successful, and it added a lot to Danny Elfman’s net worth.

What is more, during this time, Danny acted in the movie entitled “Forbidden Zone”, directed by Richard Elfman, aiding his rising net worth.

In addition to this, Danny became more and more successful as a composer, composing music for “Sweeney Todd”. What is more, Danny was one of the singing voices in “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and later he also was the voice of Bonejangles in “Corpse Bride”. This made Danny even more popular and of course positively effected Elfman’s net worth. Other movies, to which Danny created music include “Wisdom”, “Summer School”, “Beetlejuice”, “Scrooged”, “Batman”, “Dick Tracy”, “Black Beauty”, “To Die For”, “Men in Black” and many others. The success of these movies shows that Danny is a really talented composer, not to mention the fact that popularity of these movies made Danny Elfman’s net worth grow considerably.

Recently Danny continues to create music, for IRIS, Cirque du Soleil’s show, and wrote Serenada Schizophrana, which was performed by American Composers Orchestra, and also added to Danny’s net worth.

As it was mentioned before, Danny has won many awards during his career. Some of them include: Annie Award, BMI Film & Television Awards, Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Saturn Awards and Satellite Award, as well as a lot of different nominations. This shows that he is acclaimed by many as a composer.

As Danny is still very active as a composer there is a high possibility that Danny Elfman’s net worth will become even higher in the future.

In his personal life, Danny Elfman has been married to Bridget Fonda since 2003, and they have three children.


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Longest Daycare 2012 Short theme by
Desperate Housewives TV Series theme by - 179 episodes, 2004 - 2012 main title theme - 1 episode, 2004
Do Not Disturb 2010/III composer: theme music
The Next Three Days 2010 music producer
The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice! 2010 TV Special documentary composer: theme
9 2009/I composer: music themes
Milk 2008/I score producer
Lego Batman: The Videogame 2008 Video Game composer: theme "Batman"
The Simpsons Game 2007 Video Game composer: theme music
The Simpsons Movie 2007 composer: "The Simpsons" theme
Spider-Man 3 2007 composer: themes
Meet the Robinsons 2007 score producer
Charlotte's Web 2006 conductor
Desperate Housewives: The Game 2006 Video Game composer: theme music
Monster House 2006 composer: trailer music
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets 2006 TV Movie theme by
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details 2006 TV Movie theme by
Corpse Bride 2005 composer: songs / lyricist: songs / score producer
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry 2005 TV Movie theme by
No Experience Needed 2005 Short composer: stock music: song, "Dead Man's Party"
Spider-Plant Man 2005 TV Short composer: theme "Spider-Man"
Point Pleasant 2005 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Cinemaker 2004 Video documentary composer: stock music
Fable 2004 Video Game composer: theme music
The Simpsons: Hit & Run 2003 Video Game composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Hulk 2003 score producer
Chicago 2002 original score producer
The Simpsons: Skateboarding 2002 Video Game composer: theme music
Red Dragon 2002 score producer
The Simpsons: Road Rage 2001 Video Game composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Novocaine 2001 composer: theme music
The Simpsons: Wrestling 2001 Video Game composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Heartbreakers 2001 composer: Heartbreakers theme
The Family Man 2000 score producer
Proof of Life 2000 music producer
The World of Stainboy 2000 Short composer: theme music
Dilbert 1999-2000 TV Series composer - 29 episodes
Troldspejlet 1999-2000 TV Series composer - 3 episodes
Simpsons Bowling 1999 Video Game composer: theme music
Instinct 1999 score producer
A Civil Action 1998 score producer: Los Angeles
Psycho 1998 music adaptor / music producer / music supervisor
Modern Vampires 1998 TV Movie composer: theme music
Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero 1998 Video composer: main theme from "Batman"
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield 1997 Video Game composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Good Will Hunting 1997 score producer
Perversions of Science 1997 TV Series composer - 10 episodes
Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995 1996 Video documentary rhythm guitar, percussion, vocals, xylophone
Mars Attacks! 1996 music score producer
Extreme Measures 1996 music producer
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die 1996 Video composer: themes
Bordello of Blood 1996 composer: 'Tales from the Crypt' theme
Tales from the Crypt 1989-1996 TV Series composer - 93 episodes
The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio 1996 Video Game composer: theme "The Simpsons"
Dead Presidents 1995 score producer
Batman: The Animated Series 1992-1995 TV Series composer - 75 episodes
Darkman II: The Return of Durant 1995 Video composer: themes
Dolores Claiborne 1995 music producer
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight 1995 composer: theme music
Shrunken Heads 1994 composer: theme music
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 music and lyrics by
Family Dog 1993 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Bart Simpson's Escape from Camp Deadly 1993 Video Game composer: "Simpsons Theme"
Flash III: Deadly Nightshade 1992 Video composer: theme music
Army of Darkness 1992 composer: theme "March of the Dead"
Batman Returns 1992 music producer
Batman: Secrets of the Caped Crusader 1992 Video stock music: theme from Batman the Animated Series
Beetlejuice 1989-1991 TV Series composer - 94 episodes
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World 1991 Video Game composer: "Simpsons Theme"
Pure Luck 1991 composer: theme music
The Flash 1990-1991 TV Series composer - 22 episodes
The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness 1991 Video Game composer: theme music
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants 1991 Video Game composer: theme music
Sledge Hammer! TV Series composer - 41 episodes, 1986 - 1988 music supervisor - 6 episodes, 1986
Fast Times 1986 TV Series composer - 4 episodes
Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985 composer: theme music
Forbidden Zone 1980 music arranger
The Simpsons TV Series composer - 600 episodes, 1989 - 2017 theme by - 9 episodes, 1994 - 2014
Justice League Action 2016 TV Series composer - 1 episode
Big Eyes 2014/I score producer
The Simpsons Take the Bowl 2014 Video composer: theme music
Dark Design 2014 Video short music: score from 'Darkman'
Henchman Tales 2014 Video short music: score from 'Darkman'
The Face of Revenge with Tony Gardner 2014 Video short music: score from 'Darkman'
The Name Is Durant with Larry Drake 2014 Video short music: score from 'Darkman'
Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite 2013 Video writer: Music score from "Batman"
Promised Land 2012 score producer
Silver Linings Playbook 2012 score producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fifty Shades Darker 2017 writer: "Making It Real", "On His Knees" completed
Just Add Magic 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cleo and Mason Run This Bitch 2016 Short music: "Rag"
Annedroids 2013-2016 TV Series writer - 14 episodes
Before I Wake 2016 "Sean" , "Christmas" , "Defeated"
Crap You! 2016 Short "Logos", "The Premiere", "Save the House"
Life & Death 2016 Short "Ice Dance"
The Great Everything & the Nothing 2016 performer: "Snow Dance Theme"
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 2015 performer: "Midnight Run Main Title", "Desert Run" / writer: "Midnight Run Main Title", "Desert Run"
The Completionist 2015 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game writer: "The Simpsons Theme"
Weird Simpsons VHS 2015 Short writer: "The Simpsons Theme"
Reel Iconic 2015 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Batman: Arkham Knight 2015 Video Game lyrics: "Batman Theme, Main Title" / music: "Batman Theme, Main Title"
Cereal Killer 2015 Short "In the Model", "Incantation"
Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 arranger: "I Put a Spell on You Shades of Grey Version"
The Wolfpack 2015 Documentary writer: "This is Halloween"
Cirque du Soleil: Le Grand Concert 2015 TV Movie music: "Scarlett Balancing"
Halloween on Dartmoor 2014 Video short writer: "This is Halloween"
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 2014 Video Game writer: "Batman" - uncredited
Family Guy 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Home Bound 2014 Short "Return"
The Hitch 2014 Documentary writer: "Geneva", "Reagan", "Joyce", "Shakespeare", "Abu Ghraib", "The Unknown Known"
Caffeine Madness 2014 Short from "Alice in Wonderland 2010", writer: "The Final Confrontation"
Psych 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Atop the Fourth Wall TV Series 1 episode, 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2013
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies 2013 Short writer: "The Final Confrontation from "Sleepy Hollow""
Nostalgia Critic TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 music - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2012 lyrics - 1 episode, 2010
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "Clown Dream" / writer: "Clown Dream"
Dancing with the Stars 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Casse-tête chinois 2013 performer: "The Simpsons - Theme" / writer: "The Simpsons - Theme"
Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite 2013 Video writer: "Batman", "Clown Attack" uncredited
Oz the Great and Powerful 2013 music: "The Munchkin Welcome Song" / performer: "The Munchkin Welcome Song" / writer: "The Munchkin Welcome Song"
Caddicarus 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
Animeme 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frankenweenie 2012 lyrics: "Elsa's Song" / music: "Elsa's Song"
Hand-Drawn: A Perfect Therapy Story 2012 Short "Only a Dream", "Esmeralda"
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes 2012 Video Game writer: "Original Music from tt0096895"
Some Jerk with a Camera TV Series documentary writer - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012 music - 1 episode, 2011
Dark Shadows 2012 performer: "Dark Shadows Prologuea", "The End?" / writer: "Dark Shadows Prologuea", "The End?"
What's the Difference? 2012 Short "Travel Music"
American Dad! 2006-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Simpsons TV Series 1 episode, 1998 writer - 6 episodes, 1996 - 2012
Any Questions for Ben? 2012 writer: "Stay"
Bullied 2011/III Short writer: "Sold"
P.O.V. TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Madangeul naon amtak 2011 producer: "Little Wonders"
Dancing with the Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Restless 2011/I writer: "Train Tracks", "Sorry for Your Loss", "Annabel's Wake"
20 to 1 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Rango 2011 writer: "FINALE"
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front 2011 Documentary performer: "Finale" / writer: "Finale"
Dick Tracy Special 2010 TV Movie "Scored Music from Dick Tracy"
Desperate Housewives 2004-2010 TV Series writer - 29 episodes
Chuck 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Art Of... When You're Hot, Young, Poor and a Filmmaker! 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2010 TV Series music - 1 episode
Total Wipeout 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kick-Ass 2010 writer: "Walk to Rasul's"
Alice in Wonderland 2010/I "Alice's Theme" / writer: "Alice's Theme"
Assassin 2010 Short writer: "Instrumental musics"
Esteghlalish Blue, Persepolis Men 2010 Video documentary short writer: "The Purpose"
Wanted: Weapons of Fate 2009 Video Game performer: "The Little Things UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session 13" / writer: "The Little Things UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session 13"
L'isola dei famosi 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Angry Video Game Nerd 2008 TV Series 1 episode
Wanted 2008 performer: "The Little Things" / writer: "The Little Things"
Holiday Festival on Ice 2007 2007 TV Movie writer: "What's This"
The Simpsons Movie 2007 writer: "The Simpsons Theme"
ScrewAttack's Top 10s 2007 TV Series music - 1 episode
Sicko 2007 Documentary writer: "Christmas Eve Montage"
Spider-Man 3 2007 writer: "Opening Montage", "Backstage", "Romantic Night", "Peter's Phone Call", "Sad Girl", "Peter and Harry", "Peter Saves MJ", "Happy Ending", "Love Theme Reprise"
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories 2007 Video Game lyrics: "This Is Halloween" / music: "This Is Halloween"
Meet the Robinsons 2007 writer: "The Future Has Arrived"
Charlotte's Web 2006 "Wilbur's Lullaby"
NCIS 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nacho Libre 2006 producer: "The Saint", "Ramses", "Nacho in Alley", "Nacho Fight", "Super Nacho", "Satan's Cavemen", "My Life is Good", "Street Brawl", "Gypsy Idea", "Echos of Ramses", "Street Ramses", "Stand Off", "Encarnacion in Kitchen", "Candle Walk", "Nacho's Letter", "Ramses Prepares", "Death March", "Ramses Starts to Win" / writer: "The Saint", "Ramses", "Nacho in Alley", "Nacho Fight", "Super Nacho", "Satan's Cavemen", "My Life is Good", "Street Brawl", "Gypsy Idea", "Echos of Ramses", "Street Ramses", "
The Benchwarmers 2006 writer: "Fire"
Kingdom Hearts II 2005 Video Game lyrics: "This Is Halloween" / music: "This Is Halloween"
Corpse Bride 2005 lyrics: "Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan" / music: "Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan" / performer: "Remains of the Day", "The Wedding Song" / producer: "Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan"
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 lyrics: "Wonka's Welcome Song" / music: "Wonka's Welcome Song", "Augustus Gloop", "Violet Beauregarde", "Veruca Salt", "Mike Teavee" / performer: "Wonka's Welcome Song", "Augustus Gloop", "Violet Beauregarde", "Veruca Salt", "Mike Teavee"
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 2005 Documentary writer: "Capitalism"
Oakwood 2005 Short music: "Topiary Garden" - uncredited
Independent Lens 2005 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge 2004 Video Game writer: "This is Halloween"
Sleepover 2004 writer: "We Close Our Eyes"
Spider-Man 2 2004 producer: "The Demonstration", "Runaway Train" / writer: "The Demonstration", "Runaway Train"
Hell's Kitchen 2004 TV Series 1 episode
Big Fish 2003 producer: "Twice the Love" / writer: "Twice the Love"
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2003 TV Movie documentary writer: "Batman Theme"
Average Joe 2003 TV Series writer: "Goodbye, Goodbye"
Hulk 2003 writer: "Young Scientists", "Hulk Escapes"
The In-Laws 2003/I writer: "Will Hunting Main Titles"
Pauly Shore Is Dead 2003 writer: "Little Girls"
Chicago 2002 performer: "After Midnight", "Roxie's Suite" - uncredited / writer: "After Midnight", "Roxie's Suite" - uncredited
My Own Partridge Family 2002 Short writer: "Crime Spree"
Kingdom Hearts 2002 Video Game music: "This is Halloween"
Spy Kids 2001 writer: "Floop's Song"
Donnie Darko 2001 writer: "Stay"
Condo Painting 2000 Documentary performer: "Sweet Condo", "Wacky Circus Condo", "Friendly Condo", "Dreamy Condo" / writer: "Sweet Condo", "Wacky Circus Condo", "Friendly Condo", "Dreamy Condo"
Kung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure 1999 Short music: "Music from 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure'"
Anywhere But Here 1999 writer: "Strange Wind"
Never Been Kissed 1999 writer: "The Simpson's Theme"
My Favorite Martian 1999 writer: "Uncle Martin Theme"
The New Batman Adventures 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
For Richer or Poorer 1997 writer: "The Fly", "J.W. Gets a Plan"
Home Alone 3 1997 writer: "Home Again"
Clueless 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997 Video lyrics: "No One Lives Forever" / music: "No One Lives Forever"
Tales from the Crypt 1989-1996 TV Series writer - 93 episodes
The Immortals 1995 writer: "Dead Man's Party" - uncredited
Batman: The Animated Series 1992-1995 TV Series writer - 82 episodes
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992-1994 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 lyrics: "Jack's Lament" 1993, "Jack's Obsession" 1993, "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" 1993, "Making Christmas" 1993, "Oogie Boogie's Song" 1993, "Poor Jack" 1993, "Sally's Song" 1993, "This Is Halloween" 1993, "Town Meeting Song" 1993, "What's This?" 1993, "Finale" 1993 - uncredited / music: "Jack's Lament" 1993, "Jack's Obsession" 1993, "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" 1993, "Making Christmas" 1993, "Oogie Boogie's Song" 1993, "Poor Jack" 1993, "Sally's Song" 1993, "This Is Halloween" 1993, "Town Meeting Son
Batman Returns 1992 Video Game writer: "Music from '_Batman Returns 1992_'"
Army of Darkness 1992 writer: "March Of The Dead"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1992 writer: "WE CLOSE OUR EYES"
Batman Returns 1992 music: "Face to Face"
Power Pack 1991 TV Movie "Edward Scissorhands"
Growing Pains 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Nightbreed 1990 arranger: "Vienna Bonbons Waltz, Opus 307" / writer: "Skin"
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ghostbusters II 1989 writer: "Flesh 'N Blood"
She's Out of Control 1989 writer: "Winning Side"
Big Top Pee-wee 1988 music: "Big Top Finale" / writer: "Barnyard Circus Parade", "The Girl On The Flying Trapeze"
Teen Wolf Too 1987 writer: "WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE TODAY?", "OUTRAGEOUS"
My Best Friend Is a Vampire 1987 writer: "Same Man I Was Before"
Summer School 1987 performer: "Happy" / writer: "Happy"
Down Twisted 1987 producer: "No One Lives Forever" / writer: "No One Lives Forever"
Wisdom 1987 performer: "Tears Run Down", "Rock Me Baby" / producer: "Tears Run Down", "Rock Me Baby" / writer: "Tears Run Down", "Rock Me Baby"
Something Wild 1986 writer: "Not My Slave"
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 1986 producer: "No One Lives Forever" / writer: "No One Lives Forever"
Back to School 1986 producer: "Dead Man's Party" / writer: "Dead Man's Party"
Weird Science 1985 producer: "WEIRD SCIENCE"
Beverly Hills Cop 1984 performer: "Gratitude" / writer: "Gratitude"
Bachelor Party 1984 writer: "Who Do You Want To Be Today?", "Bachelor Party", "Something Isn't Right"
Surf II 1984 writer: "Hold Me Back", "Only a Lad"
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 writer: "Goodbye, Goodbye"
CHiPs TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1982 music - 1 episode, 1982
Urgh! A Music War 1981 Documentary writer: "Ain't This the Life"
Longshot 1981 writer: "I Got to Be Entertained"
Forbidden Zone 1980 lyrics: "Minnie the Moocher" / music: "Forbidden Zone Theme", "Alphabet Song" / performer: "Forbidden Zone Theme", "Queen's Revenge" / writer: "Grand Finale"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Terminator Salvation 2009
Notorious 2009
Milk 2008/I
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008
Wanted 2008
Standard Operating Procedure 2008 Documentary
The Kingdom 2007
Meet the Robinsons 2007
Arkham Asylum Fan Film 2007 Short score music
Charlotte's Web 2006
Nacho Libre 2006
Deep Sea 2006 Documentary short
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight 2005 Video documentary short
Corpse Bride 2005
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 music by
No Experience Needed 2005 Short
Spider-Man 2 2004 music by
Big Fish 2003
Hulk 2003 music by
Red Dragon 2002
Men in Black II 2002 music by
Spider-Man 2002 music by
Planet of the Apes 2001
Mazer World 2001 Short
Spy Kids 2001
The Family Man 2000
Proof of Life 2000
Sleepy Hollow 1999
Anywhere But Here 1999
Instinct 1999
A Civil Action 1998
A Simple Plan 1998
Good Will Hunting 1997
Flubber 1997
Men in Black 1997 music by
Mars Attacks! 1996
Extreme Measures 1996
The Frighteners 1996
Mission: Impossible 1996 music by
Freeway 1996
Dead Presidents 1995
To Die For 1995
Dolores Claiborne 1995
Black Beauty 1994
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 original score by
Sommersby 1993
Batman Returns 1992
Article 99 1992
Edward Scissorhands 1990
Darkman 1990
Dick Tracy 1990
Nightbreed 1990
Batman 1989
Scrooged 1988 music score by
Face Like a Frog 1988 Short
Hot to Trot 1988
Big Top Pee-wee 1988
Midnight Run 1988
Beetlejuice 1988
Summer School 1987
Amazing Stories 1985-1987 TV Series 2 episodes
Wisdom 1987
Pee-wee's Playhouse 1986 TV Series 2 episodes
Back to School 1986
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1986 TV Series 1 episode
Pee-wee's Big Adventure 1985
Forbidden Zone 1980
The Circle 2017/I post-production
Tulip Fever 2017 completed
Fifty Shades Darker 2017 completed
The Girl on the Train 2016 music by
Alice Through the Looking Glass 2016
Before I Wake 2016
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special music written by: "Making of an Oscar" animation
Goosebumps 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey 2015
The End of the Tour 2015
Tales from the Crypt 2014 Short
Big Eyes 2014/I
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 music by
American Hustle 2013
The Unknown Known 2013 Documentary
Epic 2013
Oz the Great and Powerful 2013
Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers 2013 Short
Promised Land 2012
Hitchcock 2012
Frankenweenie 2012
Silver Linings Playbook 2012
Gun Test 2012 Short
Men in Black 3 2012
Dark Shadows 2012
Real Steel 2011
A Conversation with Danny Elfman and Tim Burton 2011 Documentary
Restless 2011/I
Do Not Disturb 2010/III music by
The Fight for the Last Cookie 2010 Short
The Next Three Days 2010
Alice in Wonderland 2010/I
Ooozetoons! 2010 TV Movie
The Wolfman 2010
The Dollar 2009 Short
Taking Woodstock 2009

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DemiUrge Emesis 2010 Short Narrator (voice)
Proud Iza 2008 Short Cat (voice)
Corpse Bride 2005 Bonejangles (voice)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 Oompa Loompa (voice, uncredited)
Untold Stories of the ER 2005 TV Series documentary Reenactment
The Gift 2000 Tommy Lee Ballard
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 Jack Skellington - Singing Voice Barrel Clown with the Tear Away Face (voice)
Back to School 1986 Oingo Boingo Band Member
Longshot 1981 Member - Oingo Boingo (as Daniel Elfman)
Forbidden Zone 1980 Satan
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden 1977 Drumming Demon (as Dan Elfman)
Hot Tomorrows 1977 Singer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995 1996 Video documentary executive producer
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 associate producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Look Into 'The Forbidden Zone' 2004 Video documentary short footage courtesy of
Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet 1989 Video short concept - video "Stay"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995 1996 Video documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Paranoid Park 2007 special thanks
Sicko 2007 Documentary special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Making the Amazing 2004 Video documentary special thanks
Donnie Darko 2001 special thanks
Eight Days a Week 1997 great appreciation
Urban Strike 1994 Video Game special thanks
Jungle Strike 1993 Video Game special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
78/52 2017 Documentary Himself
SCORE: A Film Music Documentary 2016 Documentary Himself
Live from Lincoln Center 2015 TV Series Himself - Host
Na plovárne 2014 TV Series Himself
A Conversation with Danny Elfman and Tim Burton 2011 Documentary Himself
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Music 2010 Documentary Himself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story 2010 Documentary Himself
Der Klang Hollywoods - Max Steiner & seine Erben 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Score
Danny Elfman Scores 'Spider-Man 2' 2007 Video short Himself
Finding Kraftland 2007 Documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself
Danny Elfman Interprets 'The Two Worlds' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Inside the Two Worlds of 'The Corpse Bride' 2006 Video documentary short Bonejangles (voice, uncredited)
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Becoming Oompa-Loompa 2005 Video documentary short Himself
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Beyond Batman: Inside the Elfman Studio - The Music of Batman Returns 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Nocturnal Overtures - The Music of Batman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Making the Amazing 2004 Video documentary Himself
A Look Into 'The Forbidden Zone' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Behind the Scenes of 'Spider-Man' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Shootout 2004 TV Series Himself
Super Secret Movie Rules 2004 TV Series documentary Himself - Composer
The Making of 'Hulk' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The Incredible Ang Lee 2003 Video short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro 2003 TV Movie Himself
The Score 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cosmic Symphonies: Elfman in Space 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Spider-Man: Composer Profile, Danny Elfman 2002 Video short Himself
Planet of the Apes: Chimp Symphony, Op. 37 2001 Video short Himself
Music Behind the Scenes 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend 2000 Video documentary short Himself
'Psycho' Path 1999 Video short documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Frighteners' 1998 Video documentary Himself
Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995 1996 Video documentary Himself (singer-stuff)
Der Klang der Bilder 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition 1994 TV Short documentary Interview
Showbiz Today 1993 TV Series Himself
The Making of Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' 1993 Video documentary short Himself - Composer / Lyricist
The Magical World of Chuck Jones 1992 Documentary Himself
In the Director's Chair: The Man Who Invented Edward Scissorhands 1990 TV Movie Himself
Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet 1989 Video short Himself (Vocalist / Rhythm Gutiarist / etc) / ...
New American Bandstand 1965 1982-1983 TV Series Himself
Urgh! A Music War 1981 Documentary Himself - Oingo Boingo

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dr. X's Creatures 2003 TV Series Himself / Various Characters (2006)
Troldspejlet 1994 TV Series Himself / Jack Skellington - Singing Voice

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music Direction Live from Lincoln Center (1976)
2016 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) · Brian Tyler
2016 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Goosebumps (1995)
2015 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
2014 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Epic (2013)
2014 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
2014 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music American Hustle (2013)
2014 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Documentary The Unknown Known (2013)
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Frankenweenie (2012)
2013 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
2013 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Men in Black 3 (2012)
2013 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2013 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Dark Shadows (2012)
2012 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Real Steel (2011)
2012 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Composer of the Year
2011 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Archival Release of an Existing Score Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) · Tim Burton (album produced by)
· Jeff Bond (liner notes by)
· Matthew E. Taylor (album art direction by)
2010 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2010 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Terminator Salvation (2009)
2010 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music The Wolfman (2010)
2010 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Music Composition of the Year Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2009 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Wanted (2008)
2009 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Desperate Housewives (2004) · Steve Jablonsky
2009 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Original Score Milk (2008)
2008 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Desperate Housewives (2004) · Steve Jablonsky
2008 Hollywood Film Award Hollywood Film Awards Composer of the Year
2008 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Composer of the Year
2008 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Documentary Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
2007 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Film Music Charlotte's Web (2006)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Desperate Housewives (2004)
2005 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Spider-Man 2 (2004)
2005 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Desperate Housewives (2004) · Steve Bartek
· Stewart Copeland
· Steve Jablonsky
2005 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2004 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Hulk (2003)
2004 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for Television Desperate Housewives (2004) · Steve Bartek
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best New Theme Song in a Series, Motion Picture or Miniseries Desperate Housewives (2004)
2004 Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing Palm Springs International Film Festival
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Spider-Man (2002)
2003 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Spider-Man (2002)
2003 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Men in Black II (2002)
2003 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Chicago (2002)
2003 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Simpsons (1989)
2002 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Planet of the Apes (2001)
2002 Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award BMI Film & TV Awards
2001 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Family Man (2000)
2000 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Sleepy Hollow (1999)
2000 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Sleepy Hollow (1999)
2000 Special Career Award Fantasporto
2000 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1999 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Behind the Scenes Music
1998 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Men in Black (1997)
1998 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Men in Black (1997)
1998 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Flubber (1997)
1998 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Simpsons (1989)
1998 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Score A Simple Plan (1998)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Mars Attacks! (1996)
1997 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Mission: Impossible (1996)
1996 BMI TV Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards The Simpsons (1989)
1994 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
1993 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Batman Returns (1992)
1991 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Dick Tracy (1990)
1990 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Batman (1989)
1990 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Instrumental Composition Batman (1989)
1989 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Beetlejuice (1988)
1989 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Scrooged (1988)
1987 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Back to School (1986)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated Feature Production Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
2015 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Best Original Score - Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) · Brian Tyler
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
2014 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated Feature Production Epic (2013)
2014 HMMA Award Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) Best Original Score - Animated Film Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
2013 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Original Score or Soundtrack American Hustle (2013)
2013 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film Epic (2013)
2013 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Film Composer of the Year Epic (2013)
2012 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Hitchcock (2012)
2012 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
2012 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film Frankenweenie (2012)
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Hitchcock (2012)
2011 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2011 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2011 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film Real Steel (2011)
2011 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Music Composition of the Year Real Steel (2011)
2010 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Soundtrack Composer of the Year Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Milk (2008)
2010 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Composer of the Year Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2010 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2010 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Archival Release of an Existing Score Batman Returns (1992) · Neil S. Bulk (album produced by)
· Dan Goldwasser (album produced by)
· M.V. Gerhard (album produced by)
· Matt Verboys (album produced by)
· David C. Fein (album art direction by)
2010 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Score Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2010 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Score Alice in Wonderland (2010)
2009 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Soundtrack Composer of the Year Milk (2008)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Milk (2008)
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Composer Milk (2008)
2009 Cinema Eye Honors Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Score Milk (2008)
2009 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Score Milk (2008)
2009 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Milk (2008)
2008 Annie Annie Awards Best Music in an Animated Feature Production Meet the Robinsons (2007) · Rufus Wainwright
· Rob Thomas
2008 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Score Milk (2008)
2008 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Score of the Year Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
2008 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Drama Film Milk (2008)
2008 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film Wanted (2008)
2008 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
2008 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Music Composition of the Year Wanted (2008)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Milk (2008)
2007 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film Meet the Robinsons (2007)
2006 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Soundtrack Composer of the Year Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2006 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Score Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) · John August
2006 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film Charlotte's Web (2006)
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Score Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2005 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Spider-Man 2 (2004)
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Score Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2005 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Big Fish (2003)
2005 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film Corpse Bride (2005)
2005 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction Film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Spider-Man 2 (2004)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Original Score Corpse Bride (2005)
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score Big Fish (2003)
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Big Fish (2003)
2004 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Hulk (2003)
2004 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Composer Big Fish (2003)
2004 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Score Big Fish (2003)
2004 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Score Big Fish (2003)
2004 IFMCA Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Film Spider-Man 2 (2004)
2004 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Score (Miglior colonna sonora originale) Big Fish (2003)
2004 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Score Big Fish (2003)
2004 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Score Big Fish (2003)
2003 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Chicago (2002) · John Kander
· Fred Ebb
2003 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Score Big Fish (2003)
2003 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Spider-Man (2002)
2003 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK Best SF or Fantasy Film Music Spider-Man (2002)
2002 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Soundtrack of the Year Spider-Man (2002)
2002 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Planet of the Apes (2001)
2001 GoldSpirit Awards GoldSpirit Awards Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Soundtrack Planet of the Apes (2001)
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Proof of Life (2000)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Score Sleepy Hollow (1999)
2000 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Score Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1999 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Score A Simple Plan (1998)
1999 FMCJ Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Score of the Year Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1999 FMCJ Award International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) Film Composer of the Year
1999 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Dramatic Score A Simple Plan (1998)
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score Men in Black (1997)
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Good Will Hunting (1997)
1998 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Men in Black (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Comedy/Musical Score Men in Black (1997)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music The Frighteners (1996)
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Score Good Will Hunting (1997)
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Score Men in Black (1997)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Score Mars Attacks! (1996)
1996 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Dolores Claiborne (1995)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
1992 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Edward Scissorhands (1990)
1992 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Edward Scissorhands (1990)
1991 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television Dick Tracy (1990)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Main Title Theme Music The Simpsons (1989)
1990 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Music Beetlejuice (1988)
1990 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Batman (1989)

TitleSalary
Spider-Man 2 (2004) $2,000,000

#Fact
1 Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010.
2 He was so impressed by Heavenly Creatures (1994) that he offered to do the musical score for the next movie of whoever directed it. That director turned out to be Peter Jackson, and his next movie, The Frighteners (1996), was indeed scored by Elfman.
3 Uncle of Jenna Elfman (by marriage).
4 His scores for Batman (1989) and Edward Scissorhands (1990) were nominated for AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores. But neither of them made the list.
5 His father is Milton Elfman, who made an uncredited appearance in the film, Forbidden Zone (1980).
6 Was awarded Film Composer of the Year in 2008 by the International Film Music Critics Association.
7 Daughter: Mali Elfman (born 1984).
8 Daughter: Lola Elfman (born 1979).
9 Received an honorary doctorate from the North Carolina School of the Arts (June 2007).
10 Sang all the vocals for the five songs in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). He recorded singing it in different ways and played with the audio to make it sound like various high- and low-pitched vocals.
11 Learned how to breathe fire as a street performer in Paris after he graduated from high school.
12 The only two Tim Burton films, Elfman did not compose the score for, are Ed Wood (1994) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).
13 Did not return to provide the musical score for Spider-Man 3 (2007), citing creative differences with director Sam Raimi over the previous film. He instead, provided the score for Charlotte's Web (2006), which, as it happens, is about a spider who uses her talents to do good.
14 Father of daughters Lola Elfman (born in 1979) and Mali Elfman (born in 1984).
15 It is sometimes believed that Elfman may have been born in Amarillo, Texas, but that is, apparently, due to a joke that he once made. He was actually born in Los Angeles County, California.
16 Brother-in-law of Justin Fonda.
17 Son-in-law of Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer.
18 Son Oliver Elfman was born mid January 2005
19 Was in the theater band Mystic Knights Of The Oingo Boingo, which later morphed into Oingo Boingo.
20 Admires Peter Lorre.
21 Composed comic book scores from Dick Tracy (1990), Darkman (1990), Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004), and Hulk (2003).
22 He and Howard Shore have both formed hit bands (Oingo Boingo and The Blues Brothers), both scored films for Peter Jackson (The Frighteners (1996) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and others), both scored films for Tim Burton (Elfman has scored everything but Ed Wood (1994), which Shore scored), and both scored a Hannibal Lecter film (Red Dragon (2002) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991)).
23 Owns a dachshund.
24 Claims Bernard Herrmann as a heavy influence on many of his scores.
25 Engaged to Bridget Fonda (March 2003)
26 Signed a non-exclusive contract with Disney to write, produce, and direct films, while continuing to compose for Disney and other studios. [1997]
27 Wrote the score for Black Beauty (1994) for his two daughters from a collapsed marriage. Released a solo album in 1984, So-Lo, which happened to feature most of the band members from Oingo Boingo.
28 The past, present and future of Elfman and the other members of Oingo Boingo are also discussed at alt.fan.oingo-boingo.
29 Elfman fans discuss his current and past work in the usenet group rec.music.artists.danny-elfman.
30 His mother is Clare Elfman, an author of children's books.
31 His older brother is director Richard Elfman.
32 Uncle of Bodhi Elfman

#Quote
1 [on composing scores for Tim Burton films] People expect us to have some invisible shorthand. But it never gets any easier. Tim is just as complex now, maybe more so. Every time I play music for him I'm as nervous as I was that first occasion. Countless times, I've played something and watched him put his head in his hands and start pulling at his hair. I've never been unhappy with where we ended up, but most of the time we've had to spiral around quite a bit to get there. You have to be half-composer, half-psychiatrist.
2 The Oingo is still there. It just got lost off of our current album cover. Since then, however, it was found by my daughter in between the cushions of our couch. Although it's a bit sticky it will undoubtedly find its way back on our next album. The horn section I'm sorry to say succumbed to the terrible flesh-eating bacteria that I'm sure you read so much about. I wish I could say that they died quietly in their sleep, as opposed to screaming in agony as was the case. However who am I to question such things in the great cosmic scheme...
3 I don't think there's a trademark Danny Elfman element that has been consistent in my work. I don't hear many similarities in what I do and I don't think it's necessary that I have a particular style. Having a particular style is not bad, but I prefer to push myself in the direction of being a composer who you never know what he's doing next.
4 It all depends on the directors. Working closely with a director is the main job of a film composer. Interpreting what he perceives as a color, an emotion or mood is very abstract. A director tells you something he wants and then you have to run back to your music and respond with, "I think he meant something like this."
5 I've known Sam [Raimi] for almost 15 years. Spider-Man 2 was my fifth movie with him and all I can say is that the person who was there at the end of Spider-Man 2 was not Sam. I don't know who it was, but it wasn't Sam. It was as close to living out Invasion of the Body Snatchers as I've ever experienced. To see such a profound negative change in a human being was almost enough to make me feel like I didn't want to make films anymore. It was really disheartening and sad to see the way it ended up.
6 I get drawn to things that don't make any sense, and I learned early on not to resist that.

#Trademark
1 His cues for the climaxes of the films he scores are often titled "Final Confrontation".
2 Use of Haunting Vocals
3 Brooding Gothic compositions
4 Often works with Tim Burton and Sam Raimi
5 Heavy use of brass and percussion in his film scores
6 Frequently combines orchestral sounds with digital sounds. Most noticeable in the opening sequence of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
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