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. As of 2022, he is 68-year-old. 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 had 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
As of 2022, 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.
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.
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 the Hollywood. He has frequently worked with directors, Tim Burton, Sam Raimi and has composed scores for iconic movies such as Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and Dumbo.
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 son-in-law of actor Peter Fonda and Susan Brewer. Also, he is brother-in-law of Justin Fonda. Also, he is uncle to actor Bodhi Elfman, married to Jenna Elfman from “Dharma & Greg.”
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