Danny Elfman

Born May 29, 1953

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman is an American composer, best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman movie theme. He has scored the majority of the films for his long-time friend Tim Burton. Born in Los Angeles, he entered the film industry in 1976, initially as an actor.… Read More

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1953 Birth Born on May 29, 1953.


From 1976 to 1995 he was the lead singer and songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo.


1985 32 Years Old In 1985, Tim Burton and Paul Reubens invited Elfman to write the score for their first feature film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure. … Read More
1989 36 Years Old One of Elfman's most famous compositions is the theme to the animated TV show The Simpsons. He wrote the piece in 1989, and it has been used ever since.


2002 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Among his honors are four Academy Award nominations, a Grammy for Batman, an Emmy for Desperate Housewives, the 2002 Richard Kirk Award, and the Disney Legend Award. … Read More


2003 50 Years Old …  On November 29, 2003, he married actress Bridget Fonda. … Read More
2004 51 Years Old In 2004 Elfman composed Serenada Schizophrana for the American Composers Orchestra. … Read More
2010 57 Years Old In November 2010, it was reported that Danny Elfman was writing the music for a planned musical based on the life of Harry Houdini. … Read More
2011 58 Years Old In 2011 Elfman composed the music for the Cirque du Soleil show Iris, which was performed at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood from July 21, 2011 to January 19, 2013.


2013 60 Years Old In October 2013, Elfman returned to the stage to sing his vocal parts to a handful of Nightmare Before Christmas songs as part of a concert titled Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton.
2015 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Additionally, Danny Elfman and Oingo Boingo guitarist Steve Bartek reunited on October 31, 2015 to perform the song "Dead Man's Party" during an encore at a Halloween celebration at the Hollywood Bowl "for the first time in 20 years to the day", as Elfman said to the audience.
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