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Danny Elfman

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.

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May 29, 1953 In Los Angeles, California, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Hot Tomorrows 1977-04-01
Latest Project:
Movie A Look Into 'The Forbidden Zone' 2022
Known For
Poster of Corpse Bride
Poster of The Gift
Poster of The Nightmare Before Christmas
Poster of Urgh! A Music War
Movie A Look Into 'The Forbidden Zone' Himself 2022
Series The Holiday Movies That Made Us Unknown 2020-12-01
Movie Score: A Film Music Documentary Self 2017-03-16
Movie 78/52 Himself 2017-10-13
Movie Live From Lincoln Center: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton Unknown 2015-10-30
Movie DemiUrge Emesis Narrator (voice) 2010-04-22
Movie Proud Iza Narrator 2008-01-01
Movie Inventing the Robinsons: The Making of 'Meet the Robinsons' Himself 2007-10-23
Movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Sweet Sounds Himself 2005-11-08
Movie Corpse Bride Bonejangles (voice) 2005-09-12
Movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Oompa Loompa (voice) (uncredited) 2005-07-13
Movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Becoming Oompa-Loompa Himself 2005-11-08
Movie Cosmic Symphonies: Elfman in Space Self 2002-11-26
Movie Psycho Path Himself 2000-02-10
Movie Fantasporto – Carnaval no Porto Unknown 2000-01-01
Movie The Gift Tommy Lee Ballard 2000-03-16
Movie Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend Himself 2000-05-23
Movie The Making of 'The Frighteners' Himself 1998-11-24
Movie Oingo Boingo: Farewell (Live from the Universal Amphitheatre) 1996-04-16
Movie The Making of Dr. Seuss' 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' Himself 1994-12-12
Movie The Making of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' Himself 1993-10-03
Movie The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington (singing) / Barrel / Clown with the Tear away Face (voice) 1993-10-09
Series Prisoners of Gravity Unknown 1989-08-21
Movie Oingo Boingo: Live At The Ritz Himself 1987-04-25
Movie Oingo Boingo: Halloween '87 Himself 1987-10-31
Movie Good Morning, Mr. Orwell Himself 1984-01-01
Movie Urgh! A Music War Himself 1981-11-07
Movie Forbidden Zone Satan 1980-03-15
Movie Hot Tomorrows Singer 1977-04-01