Danny Elfman first rose to prominence for being the lead singer of the band Oingo Boingo in 1974. He remained the song composer and lead singer for the band till 1995. The singer is known for scoring films and television shows. To know, more about the career, biography and the net worth of Danny Elfman in 2020, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography:
Danny Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, US. His date of birth is May 29, 1953. He belongs to a Jewish family. His mother’s name was Blossom Elfman. She was a writer, teacher, and a novelist. His father’s name was Milton Elfman. He was an elementary school and served for Air Force in World War II. The singer has a brother Richard Elfman who is an American actor, director, and producer. Danny spent his early childhood in Baldwin Hills, California. He loved to spend his time in local movie theatre listening to the music of film composers Bernard Herrmann and Franz Waxman.
Danny Elfman dated his classmate Kim Gordon during his teenage. He later married Bridget Fonda in 2003. She is a famous American actress known for her role in “The Godfather Part III (1990).” The couple has one son Oliver. He is an atheist since the age of twelve. The composer is a cynicologist.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Danny Elfman scored the first film “Forbidden Zone” for his brother Richard Elfman. After completing the movie, he associated with the band Oingo Boingo. Elfman was the lead singer and songwriter for the band. He scored for the feature film “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” directed by Tim Burton and Paul Reubens in 1985. Danny developed a good relationship with director Tim Burton. He scored three major studio release of Burton. They were “Ed Wood,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” He even provided singing voice for “Jack Skellington” in Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
The most notable composition of Elfman’s is “The Simpsons Theme” in 1989. He composed the opening theme for the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” Series. He has composed scored for many popular Hollywood films like “Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)” and composed music for “Avengers: The Age of Ultron (2015).” He won 24 BMI & Television Awards. He is nominated for Oscars four times, won Grammy for “Batman” and an Emmy for “Desperate Housewives.”
Net Worth & Earnings:
How much wealth will a songwriter have who has scored numerous Hollywood films? Over the course of his career, he has established himself as one of the leading song composers in the Hollywood. In doing so, he has been successful enough to make a net worth of over $85 million. There has been a steep increase in his wealth over the past few years. The singer has even composed the score for all the three “Fifty Shades” films.
Danny Elfman is a great American composer and songwriter. He scored dozens of film. His association with band Oingo Boingo is memorable. He was the lead singer and writer for the band. People love his songs very much and like listening to it.