Danny Elfman

  • Birth Name: Daniel Robert Elfman
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Voice-overs
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Fast Facts

  • Mother is a novelist and an author of juvenile fiction.
  • Learned how to breathe fire as a street performer.
  • Was a singer-songwriter for rock band Oingo Boingo from 1976 to '95.
  • Provided singing voices for Jack in The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Bonejangles in Corpse Bride (2005). Also performed the vocals for the Oompa-Loompa songs in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
  • Received an honorary doctorate from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 2007.

Awards

  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Nominee
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Main Title Theme Music: Winner
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Dramatic Score): Nominee
  • 2008, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Composer: Nominee
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Musical or Comedy Score): Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Score): Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Music Direction: Winner
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Music: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Theme Music: Nominee

Relationships

  • Lola Elfman — Daughter
  • Caroline Thompson — Ex-significant Other
  • Bridget Fonda — Wife
  • Milton Elfman — Father
  • Oliver Elfman — Son
  • Clare Elfman — Mother
  • Mali Elfman — Daughter
  • Richard Elfman — Brother
  • Bohdi Elfman — Nephew

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