Danny Elfman (born May 29, 1953, in Amarillo, Texas) is a Pop musician, composer and writer of film soundtracks.
Elfman's most recognisable composition is probably the theme music to the animated television series The Simpsons.
Elfman was the frontman for the 1980s rock band Oingo Boingo.
He has had a long association with the film director Tim Burton, and has scored many of his films including Beetlejuice, Batman, Batman Returns, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks, and Big Fish. Burton and Elfman also collaborated intensively on the modern opera-film The Nightmare Before Christmas, for which Elfman contributed the singing voice of the main character, as well as writing the lyrics and composing the songs and score. Elfman's music for Burton films contains themes and elements such as pipe organ and choirs, thus helping to create a fantasy-like gothic atmoshpere in Burton's films.
He has also scored many other films including Chicago, Darkman, Dick Tracy, Freeway, Good Will Hunting, Hulk, both movies in the Men in Black series, the entire Spider-Man film series, and Wes Craven's Scream 2.
On November 29, 2003, Elfman married Bridget Fonda.