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Danny Elfman

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May 29, 1953

Daniel Robert Elfman


Desperate Housewives (TV series) (composer: theme) (117 episodes, 2004-2011)

The Next Three Days (music producer) (2010)

The Simpsons (TV series) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (410 episodes, 1989-2010)

Do Not Disturb (composer: theme music) (2010)

9 (composer: music themes) (2009)

Milk (score producer) (2008)

Lego Batman: The Videogame (Video Game) (composer: theme "Batman") (2008)

The Simpsons Movie (composer: "The Simpsons" theme) (2007)

Spider-Man 3 (composer: themes) (2007)

Meet the Robinsons (score producer) (2007)

Charlotte's Web (conductor) (2006)

Corpse Bride (composer: songs, lyricist: songs, score producer) (2005)

No Experience Needed (short) (composer: stock music: song, "Dead Man's Party") (2005)

Spider-Plant Man (TV short) (composer: theme "Spider-Man") (2005)

Point Pleasant (TV series) (composer: main title theme) (1 episode, 2005)

Fable (Video Game) (composer: theme music) (2004)

Cinemaker (video documentary) (composer: stock music) (2004)

The Simpsons: Hit & Run (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (2003)

Hulk (score producer) (2003)

Chicago (original score producer) (2002)

Red Dragon (score producer) (2002)

The Simpsons: Road Rage (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (2001)

Novocaine (composer: theme music) (2001)

The Simpsons: Wrestling (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (2001)

Heartbreakers (composer: theme music) (2001)

The Family Man (score producer) (2000)

Proof of Life (music producer) (2000)

The World of Stainboy (short) (composer: theme music) (2000)

Dilbert (TV series) (composer: theme music "The Dilbert Zone") (29 episodes, 1999-2000)

Instinct (score producer) (1999)

Troldspejlet (TV series) (composer: stock music - 1 episode, 1999)

A Civil Action (score producer: Los Angeles) (1998)

Psycho (music adaptor, music producer, music supervisor) (1998)

Modern Vampires (TV movie) (composer: theme music) (1998)

SubZero (video) (composer: main theme from "Batman") (1998)

Good Will Hunting (score producer) (1997)

Perversions of Science (TV series) (composer: series theme - 9 episodes, 1997) (composer: theme - 1 episode, 1997)

The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (1997)

Mars Attacks! (music score producer) (1996)

Extreme Measures (music producer) (1996)

Darkman III: Die Darkman Die (video) (composer: themes) (1996)

Bordello of Blood (composer: 'Tales from the Crypt' theme) (1996)

Tales from the Crypt (TV series) (composer: theme music) (93 episodes, 1989-1996)

The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio (Video Game) (composer: theme "The Simpsons") (1996)

Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995 (video documentary) (rhythm guitar, percussion, vocals, xylophone) (1996)

Dead Presidents (score producer) (1995)

Darkman II: The Return of Durant (video) (composer: themes) (1995)

Dolores Claiborne (music producer) (1995)

Shrunken Heads (composer: theme music) (1994)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (composer: songs, lyricist: songs) (1993)

Batman(TV series) (composer: theme music) (64 episodes, 1992-1993)

Family Dog (TV series) (composer: theme music) (1 episode, 1993)

Army of Darkness (composer: theme "March of the Dead") (1992)

Batman Returns (music producer) (1992)

Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (video) (composer: theme music) (1992)

Beetlejuice (TV series) (composer: theme music) (94 episodes, 1989-1991)

Pure Luck (composer: theme music) (1991)

The Flash (TV series) (composer: theme music) (17 episodes, 1990-1991)

Sledge Hammer! (TV series) (composer: theme music - 41 episodes, 1986-1988) (music supervisor - 6 episodes, 1986)

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (composer: theme music) (1985)

Forbidden Zone (music arranger) (1982)


Promised Land (2012)

Hitchcock (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Gun Test (short) (2012)

Dark Shadows (2012)

Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)

Forbidden Zone 2: The Forbidden Galaxy (2011)

Frankenweenie (rumored) (filming) (2012)

Dark Shadows (filming) (2012)

The Hunger Games (filming) (2012)

Men In Black 3 (2012)

Real Steel (completed) (2011)

Restless (2011)

The Next Three Days (2010)

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

The Wolfman (2010)

Do Not Disturb (music) (2010)

Taking Woodstock (2009)

Terminator Salvation (2009)

Notorious (2009)

Milk (2008)

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

Wanted (2008)

Standard Operating Procedure (documentary) (2008)

The Kingdom (2007)

Desperate Housewives (TV series) (1 episode, 2007)

Meet the Robinsons (2007)

Charlotte's Web (2006)

Nacho Libre (2006)

Deep Sea (documentary short) (2006)

Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight (video documentary short) (2005)

Corpse Bride (2005)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

No Experience Needed (short) (2005)

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Big Fish (2003)

Hulk (2003)

Chicago (2002)

Red Dragon (2002)

Men In Black II (2002)

Spider Man (2002)

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Mazer World (short) (2001)

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)

Mars Attacks! (1996)

Extreme Measures (1996)

The Frighteners (1996)

Mission: Impossible (1996)

Freeway (1996)

Dead Presidents (1995)

To Die For (1995)

Dolores Claiborne (1995)

Black Beauty (1994)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Sommersby (1993)

Batman (TV series) (1 episode, 1992)

Batman Returns (1992)

Article 99 (1992)

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Darkman (1990)

Dick Tracy (1990)

Nightbreed (1990)

Batman (1989)


Face Like a Frog (short) (1988)

Hot to Trot (1988)

Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

Midnight Run (1988)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Summer School (1987)

Amazing Stories (TV series) (2 episodes, 1985-1987)

Wisdom (1987)

Back to School (1986)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV series) (1 episodes, 1986)

Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

Forbidden Zone (1982)


Silver Linings Playbook (writer/ performer: "Silver Linings Playbook") (2012)

The Nostalgia Critic (TV series) (writer: "Theme from tt0096895") (2012)

Dark Shadows (writer: "Dark Shadows Prologuea", "The End?" / performer: "Dark Shadows Prologuea", "The End?") (2012)

The Simpsons (TV series) (5 episodes, 1996-2012)

Rango (writer: "FINALE") (2011)

So You Think You Can Dance (TV series) (music: "Rule the Planet") (1 episode, 2010)

Kick-Ass ("Walk to Rasul's") (2010)

Alice in Wonderland (writer: "Alice's Theme" / "Alice's Theme") (2010)

Wanted: Weapons of Fate (Video Game) (writer: "The Little Things UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session 13" / performer: "The Little Things UNKLE Surrender Sounds Session 13") (2009)

L'isola dei famosi 6 (TV series) (performer: "Batman Theme") (1 episode, 2008)

The Angry Video Game Nerd (TV series) ("Batman 1989 Theme" - uncredited) (1 episode, 2008)

Wanted (writer: "The Little Things" / performer: "The Little Things") (2008)

The Simpsons Movie (writer: "The Simpsons Theme") (2007)

Sicko (documentary) (writer: "Christmas Eve Montage") (2007)

Spider-Man 3 (writer: "Opening Montage", "Backstage", "Romantic Night", "Peter's Phone Call", "Sad Girl", "Peter and Harry", "Peter Saves MJ", "Happy Ending", "Love Theme Reprise") (2007)

Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (Video Game) (music: "This Is Halloween") (2007)

Meet the Robinsons (writer: "The Future Has Arrived") (2007)

Charlotte's Web ("Wilbur's Lullaby") (2006)

NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV series) (writer: "Dead Man's Party" - uncredited) (1 episode, 2006)

Nacho Libre (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") (2006)

The Benchwarmers (writer: "Fire") (2006)

Kingdom Hearts II (Video Game) (music: "This Is Halloween") (2005)

Corpse Bride (music: "Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan" / lyrics: "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") (2005)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (music: "Wonka's Welcome Song", "Augustus Gloop", "Violet Beauregarde", "Veruca Salt", "Mike Teavee" / lyrics: "Wonka's Welcome Song" / performer: "Wonka's Welcome Song", "Augustus Gloop", "Violet Beauregarde", "Veruca Salt", "Mike Teavee") (2005)

Independent Lens (TV series documentary) (writer: "Capitalism") (1 episode, 2005)

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (Video Game) (writer: "This is Halloween") (2004)

Sleepover (writer: "We Close Our Eyes") (2004)

Spider-Man 2 (writer: "The Demonstration", "Runaway Train" / producer: "The Demonstration", "Runaway Train")
Big Fish (writer: "Twice the Love" / producer: "Twice the Love") (2003)

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV documentary) ("Batman Theme") (2003)

Average Joe (TV series) (2003)

Hulk (writer: "Young Scientists", "Hulk Escapes") (2003)

The In-Laws ("Will Hunting Main Titles") (2003)

Pauly Shore Is Dead (writer: "Little Girls") (2003)

Spy Kids (writer: "Floop's Song") (2001)

Donnie Darko (writer: "Stay") (2001)

Condo Painting (documentary) (writer: "Sweet Condo", "Wacky Circus Condo", "Friendly Condo", "Dreamy Condo" / performer: "Sweet Condo", "Wacky Circus Condo", "Friendly Condo", "Dreamy Condo") (2000)

Anywhere But Here (writer: "Strange Wind") (1999)

Never Been Kissed (writer: "The Simpson's Theme") (1999)

My Favorite Martian (writer: "Uncle Martin Theme") (1999)

Kung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure (short) (music: "Music from 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure'") (1999)

Home Alone 3 (writer: "Home Again") (1997)

Casper: A Spirited Beginning (TV movie) (writer: "No One Lives Forever") (1997)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (music) (1993)

Army of Darkness (writer: "March Of The Dead") (1992)

Batman-TV (TV series) (1992)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (writer: "WE CLOSE OUR EYES") (1992)

Batman Returns (music: "FACE TO FACE" / producer: "FACE TO FACE") (1992)

Growing Pains (TV series) (1 episode, 1990)

Ghostbusters II (writer: "Flesh 'N Blood") (1989)

She's Out of Control (writer: "Winning Side") (1989)

Teen Wolf Too (writer: "WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE TODAY?", "OUTRAGEOUS") (1987)

Summer School (writer: "Happy" / performer: "Happy") (1987)

Wisdom (producer: "Tears Run Down", "Rock Me Baby") (1987)

Something Wild (writer: "Not My Slave") (1986)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (writer: "No One Lives Forever" / producer: "No One Lives Forever") (1986)

Back to School (writer: "Dead Man's Party") (1986)

Weird Science (producer: "WEIRD SCIENCE") (1985)

Beverly Hills Cop (writer: "Gratitude" / performer: "Gratitude") (1984)

Bachelor Party (writer: "Something Isn't Right" / "Who Do You Want To Be Today?", "Bachelor Party") (1984)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (writer: "Goodbye, Goodbye") (1982)

Forbidden Zone (music: "Forbidden Zone Theme", "Finale" / lyrics: "Squeezit the Moocher" / performer: "Forbidden Zone Theme", "Squeezit the Moocher") (1982)

Longshot (writer: "I Got to Be Entertained") (1981)


Forbidden Zone 2: The Forbidden Galaxy (pre-production) (2011)

DemiUrge Emesis (short) (voice) (2010)

Proud Iza (short) (voice) (2008)

Corpse Bride (voice) (2005)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (voice) (2005)

Untold Stories of the ER (TV series) (1 episode, 2005)

The Gift (2000)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Musician Danny Elfman Tim Burton and Danny Elfman In The Studio Danny Elfman When He Was In Oingo Boingo Danny Elfman and Wife Bridget Fonda

Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American musician, who is famous for composing scores and songs for Tim Burton's films, the "The Simpsons Theme" and leading the rock band Oingo Boingo as singer/songwriter from 1976 until its breakup in 1995, and has composed film scores extensively since 1985's Pee-wee's Big Adventure. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and won a Grammy Award for Tim Burton's Batman and an Emmy Award for his Desperate Housewives theme. Elfman also wrote the theme for the video game Fable.

In November 2003, Elfman married actress Bridget Fonda in a private ceremony at Los Angeles' First Congressional Church, with Fonda's father, Peter Fonda, giving her away. The couple reportedly met while working on the film A Simple Plan. They have one son, Oliver, born January 2005. Elfman is of Jewish ancestry.


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

He learned how to breathe fire as a street performer in Paris after he graduated from high school.

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.

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