Daniel Robert Elfman is an American song composer, singer, and producer. He was born on 29th May in 1953. His birthplace was in Los Angeles in the United States. He is the son of Milton Elfman and Blossom Elfman. He grew up in the Los Angeles in the area of Baldwin Hills. He dropped his high school studies and went to France to follow his brother. He used to perform with the team of Le Grand Magic Circus. He then moved to Africa, journeyed through Upper Volta, Mali, and Ghana, and learned new music styles, which can influence his music world. Danny suffered from malaria and had been sick for many months. Therefore, he returned to his native town in the United States. He began taking music classes at Cal Arts. At that time, he started dating Kim Gordon.
In 1972, Elfman formed a new band and named as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. They had performed in many shows. After some months, Richards Elfman left the group to strengthen his career in making movies. From 1976 to 1979, the group was headed by Danny. They had also shown their performance in Back to School.
In 1985, Paul Reuben and
Tim Burton invited Danny to write a song for Peewee Big Adventure. He had not done this initially due to toothing problems. But later he managed to do it with the assistance and guide of Steve.
In 2004, Danny made Serenade Schizophrenia song. It premiered in the New York City on 23rd of February in 2005 at the Carnegie Hall. In 2010, it was announced that he would be writing music on Harry Houdini. However, in 2012, he was no longer doing that project reportedly. In 2011, he wrote the music for the show Iris. He wrote for Oz the Great and Powerful in 2013, Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015.
Elfman had received various nominations and awards. He won one Annie Awards, twenty-four BMI Film & Television Awards, one Emmy Awards, one Grammy Award, one Satellite Awards, five Saturn Awards, and one Sierra Award.
Coming to his personal life, Elfman had three children named Lola, Mali, and Oliver. Later, he got married to Bridget Fonda in 2003.