Danny Elfman

71, from Los Angeles, California, USA

Artwork for Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryImage of Danny Elfman

Biography

Daniel Elfman is a composer. Elfman is famous for creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the Batman theme, and his role as Jack Skellington's singing voice in The Nightmare Before Christmas. He is a frequent collaborator with long-time friend Tim Burton and has scored most of his films. He also sang for the character Bonejangles in the movie Corpse Bride. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 2002 BMI Film and TV Awards. Earlier in his career, Elfman lead the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer/songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995.

Timeline

2024Aged 71

  • Poster for May the 12th Be with You

    Music

  • Poster for Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Khodzha Nasreddin

    Original Music Composer

2023Aged 70

  • Poster for Bloody Bridget

    Original Music Composer

2022Aged 69

  • Poster for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for White Noise

    Original Music Composer

2021Aged 68

  • Poster for Aliens, Clowns & Geeks

    Music

  • Poster for The Woman in the Window

    Original Music Composer

2020Aged 67

  • Poster for Dolittle

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The Final Moments

    Music

2019Aged 66

  • Poster for Dumbo

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Men in Black: International

    Original Music Composer

2018Aged 65

  • Poster for Fifty Shades Freed

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The Grinch

    Original Music Composer

2017Aged 64

  • Poster for Score: A Film Music Documentary

    Self

  • Poster for Hollywood in Vienna 2017 - Fairytales

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for 78/52

    Self

  • Poster for Fifty Shades Darker

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The Circle

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Tulip Fever

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Justice League

    Original Music Composer

2016Aged 63

  • Poster for Before I Wake

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Vengadores Chiflados: La Era de Pultrón

    Music

  • Poster for The Girl on the Train

    Original Music Composer

2015Aged 62

  • Poster for Live From Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Fifty Shades of Grey

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The End of the Tour

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Goosebumps

    Original Music Composer

2014Aged 61

  • Poster for Mr. Peabody & Sherman

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Big Eyes

    Original Music Composer

2013Aged 60

  • Poster for Captain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Cirque du Soleil: IRIS

    Music

  • Poster for Oz the Great and Powerful

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Epic

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The Unknown Known

    Music

  • Poster for American Hustle

    Original Music Composer

2012Aged 59

  • Poster for Dark Shadows

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Men in Black 3

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Promised Land

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Frankenweenie

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Silver Linings Playbook

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Hitchcock

    Original Music Composer

2011Aged 58

2010Aged 57

  • Poster for DemiUrge Emesis

    Narrator (voice)

  • Do Not Disturb

    Music

  • Poster for The Wolfman

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Alice in Wonderland

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The Next Three Days

    Original Music Composer

2009Aged 56

  • Poster for Notorious

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Terminator Salvation

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for 9

    Songs

  • Poster for Taking Woodstock

    Original Music Composer

2008Aged 55

  • Poster for Proud Iza

    Narrator

  • Poster for Standard Operating Procedure

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Wanted

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Milk

    Original Music Composer

2007Aged 54

  • Poster for Meet the Robinsons

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Sicko

    Thanks

  • Poster for Paranoid Park

    Thanks

  • Poster for The Simpsons Movie

    Music

  • Poster for The Kingdom

    Original Music Composer

2006Aged 53

2005Aged 52

2004Aged 51

  • Poster for Spider-Man 2

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Spider-Man 2: Making the Amazing

    Music

2003Aged 50

  • Poster for The Incredible Ang Lee

    Self

  • Poster for Hulk

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Big Fish

    Original Music Composer

2002Aged 49

  • Poster for Cosmic Symphonies: Elfman in Space

    Self

  • Poster for Spider-Man

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Men in Black II

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Red Dragon

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Chicago

    Original Music Composer

2001Aged 48

  • Poster for Spy Kids

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Heartbreakers

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Planet of the Apes

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Novocaine

    Original Music Composer

2000Aged 47

  • Poster for Fantasporto – Carnaval no Porto

    (Unknown)

  • Psycho Path

    Self - Arranger

  • Poster for The Gift

    Tommy Lee Ballard

  • Poster for Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend

    Self

  • Poster for The World of Stainboy

    Music

  • Poster for Proof of Life

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The Family Man

    Original Music Composer

1999Aged 46

  • Poster for Instinct

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Anywhere but Here

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Sleepy Hollow

    Original Music Composer

1998Aged 45

  • Poster for The Making of 'The Frighteners'

    Himself

  • Poster for Modern Vampires

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Psycho

    Music Producer

  • Poster for A Simple Plan

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for A Civil Action

    Original Music Composer

1997Aged 44

  • Poster for Men in Black

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Flubber

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Good Will Hunting

    Original Music Composer

1996Aged 43

  • Poster for Oingo Boingo: Farewell (Live from the Universal Amphitheatre)

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Mission: Impossible

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The Frighteners

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Bordello of Blood

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Freeway

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Extreme Measures

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Mars Attacks!

    Original Music Composer

1995Aged 42

  • Poster for Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight

    Main Title Theme Composer

  • Poster for Dolores Claiborne

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for To Die For

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Dead Presidents

    Music

1994Aged 41

  • Poster for How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Special Edition

    Self

  • Poster for Shrunken Heads

    Music

  • Poster for Black Beauty

    Original Music Composer

1993Aged 40

  • Poster for The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Jack Skellington (singing) / Barrel / Clown with the Tear away Face (voice)

  • Poster for Sommersby

    Original Music Composer

1992Aged 39

  • Poster for The Magical World of Chuck Jones

    Self

  • Poster for Article 99

    Music

  • Poster for Batman Returns

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Army of Darkness

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade

    Music

1990Aged 37

  • Poster for Nightbreed

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Dick Tracy

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Darkman

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for The Flash

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Edward Scissorhands

    Original Music Composer

1989Aged 36

  • Poster for Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet

    Himself, Waiter

  • Poster for Batman

    Original Music Composer

1988Aged 35

  • Poster for Beetlejuice

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Midnight Run

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Big Top Pee-wee

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Hot to Trot

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Face Like a Frog

    Music

  • Poster for Scrooged

    Original Music Composer

1987Aged 34

  • Poster for Oingo Boingo: Live At The Ritz

    Himself

  • Poster for Oingo Boingo: Halloween '87

    Himself

  • Poster for Summer School

    Original Music Composer

1986Aged 33

  • Poster for Back to School

    Oingo Boingo Band Member

  • Poster for Amazing Stories

    Original Music Composer

  • Poster for Wisdom

    Music

1985Aged 32

  • Poster for Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Original Music Composer

1984Aged 31

  • Poster for Good Morning, Mr. Orwell

    Self

1981Aged 28

  • Poster for Urgh! A Music War

    Himself

1980Aged 27

  • Poster for Forbidden Zone

    Satan

1977Aged 24

  • Poster for Hot Tomorrows

    Singer