Danny Elfman


Birthday May 29, 1953

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Los Angeles, CA

Age 70 years old

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Lead singer for the new wave band Oingo Boingo who became a well-known film and television composer. He is especially recognized for his numerous collaborations with Tim Burton.

Before Fame

His first composing gig was for his brother Richard's film Forbidden Zone in 1980.


His many projects for Burton have included Pee-wee's Big AdventureBeetlejuiceBatman, and Edward Scissorhands. He also provided the singing voice for the character Jack Skellington in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Family Life

He married film actress Bridget Fonda on November 29, 2003. He has three children, Oliver, Mali, and Lola.

Associated With

He composed the main theme for Matt Groening's long-running animated series The Simpsons.