Danny Elfman is a well-known composer, vocalist, and songwriter. Learn more about him in the article below:
Facts of Daniel Robert Elfman
|Full Name||Daniel Robert Elfman|
|Date of Birth||1953/5/29|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California|
|Father Name||Milton Elfman|
|Mother Name||Blossom Elfman|
Danny Elfman Bio-Wiki
Danny Elfman, a composer, singer, songwriter, and actor, was born in Los Angeles, California, on May 29, 1953, as per IMDb. He is currently in his late 60s. Blossom Elfman, his father, was a writer, artist of children’s books, and a teacher in the United States Air Force. Blossom ‘Clare’ Elfman, his mother, is an award-winning novelist.
Elfman’s upbringing was in the affluent Baldwin Hills district of Los Angeles. He discovered himself to be the only white Jewish child in that neighborhood, and his red hair helped him be identified as such. However, in a 2015 interview, the musician stated that he became an atheist when he was 11 or 12, and he referred to himself as a “cynic-ologist”.
Growing up, Elfman had no interest in music and was rejected from the school orchestra for “having no proclivity for music.” Later, in high school, he was introduced to jazz and Stravinsky by his friends, which highly influenced him.
Danny Elfman’s Net Worth Collection
Danny Elfman has a net worth of $50 million. Over the last five years, his fortune has grown dramatically. Most of Elfman’s fortune comes from his composer and songwriter career.
The artist receives scoring fees of up to $2 million for every film. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average yearly salary for film composers is slightly more than $50,000. He charges more than $50 thousand for public speaking.
Danny Elfman’s Real Estate
Danny Elfman has several properties all across the USA. The composer and his wife paid $8 million for two side-by-side properties in Encino, California, in two transactions spaced by several months in 2021. The total size of the property is 2.2 acres. They also have a ranch in Santa Barbara that the Grammy-nominated musician bought in the mid-1990s.
Elfman and his wife offered their two properties up as a package deal for $14.6 Million in October 2021. Likewise, the smaller house that the couple used as their guest house is still listed for sale for almost $5 Million.
Danny Elfman’s Career Highlights
Elfman, after high school, went to Paris with his older brother Richard Elfman. While there, he joined a musical group and played violin. After that, he traveled to Africa and learn about various local instruments. He returned home after continued sickness in Africa and joined his brother’s musical group, The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.
After Richard quit the band, Danny took over, and The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo became Oingo Boingo, a new wave band. Between 1981 and 1994, the band recorded eight studio albums, and their single “Weird Science,” from the 1985 album “Dead Man’s Party,” became the title song for the film and TV series of the same name.
Besides the band, Danny has proved himself to be one of the most notable composers in Hollywood. He has frequently worked with directors Tim Burton and Sam Raimi and has composed scores for iconic movies such as Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie, and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and Dumbo.
He left Odinga Boinga because he suffered from noise-induced hearing loss by performing in the rock band. After he left performing, he turned into a film scorer.
Danny Elfman’s Relationship History
Danny Elfman dated future Sonic Youth vocalist/guitarist/bassist Kim Gordon. He later married Geri Eisenmenger and had two children with her, Lola Elfman (born in 1979) and Mali Elfman (born in 1984). Following his divorce from Eisenmenger, the musician married actress Bridget Fonda on November 29, 2003, and he and his wife welcomed their son Oliver on January 21, 2005.
Danny and Fonda are still together without any separation rumors. From his marriage to Fonda, Danny is the son-in-law of actor Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer. Also, he is the brother-in-law of Justin Fonda. Also, he is an uncle to actor Bodhi Elfman, married to Jenna Elfman from “Dharma & Greg.”
Danny Elfman Tattoo
Elfman has a rich collection of ink on his body which he has displayed through his social media as well as live on stage. Many people have also said that he was unrecognizable with his tattoo and his messy hair.
His upper body was all covered in tattoos. He treated his fans with his songs and his amazing looks at Coachella nights.
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