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Danny Elfman (I)

Music Department | Soundtrack | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
Corpse Bride (2005) | Good Will Hunting (1997) | Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 66 wins & 89 nominations More »
AKA 
Daniel Beilzebelsman | The Bloody Elf | The Dark Red Elf | Dan of the Dead | Diablo Del Elf-Monstruo | Daniel The Elf-Inquisitor | Bloody Elf-Thing | Dan 'Dead Man' Elfblood | Danny Elfbones | Daniel Elfman | Dan Elfman | Red Wolf Elfman | Red-Wolf Elfman | Danielo Elfmostro | Elfmunster | Nightmare on Elfstreet | Scabby Elfthing | Satan McElfovitch | Danny Skellingelfman | Danny Going Straight-To-Hellman | half-Elf half-Man  Less
BORN 
May 29, 1953 (age 63)
HEIGHT 
5' 10¼" (1.78m)

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Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (192 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Tulip FeverTulip Fever Composer  Less 2017 $25MM
  • Primary photo for Fifty Shades DarkerFifty Shades Darker Composer (Music By)  Less 2017 $55MM $114MM
  • Primary photo for The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train Composer (Music By)  Less 2016 $45MM $75MM
  • Primary photo for Cleo and Mason Run This BitchCleo and Mason Run This Bitch (Short) Music ("Rag")  Less 2016 $5K
  • Primary photo for Alice Through the Looking GlassAlice Through the Looking Glass Composer  Less 2016 $170MM $77MM
  • Primary photo for Crap You!Crap You! (Short) Soundtrack ("Logos", "The Premiere", "Save The House")  Less 2016 $100
  • Primary photo for Life & DeathLife & Death (Short) Soundtrack ("Ice Dance")  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Great Everything & the NothingThe Great Everything & the Nothing Performer ("Snow Dance Theme")  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Before I WakeBefore I Wake Composer, Soundtrack ("Sean" , "Christmas" , "Defeated")  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road ChipAlvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Performer ("Midnight Run (Main Title)", "Desert Run"), Writer ("Midnight Run (Main Title)", "Desert Run")  Less 2015 $90MM $86MM
  • Primary photo for GoosebumpsGoosebumps Composer  Less 2015 $58MM $80MM
  • Primary photo for Weird Simpsons VHSWeird Simpsons VHS (Short) Writer ("The Simpsons Theme")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for The WolfpackThe Wolfpack Writer ("This is Halloween")  Less 2015 $1.3MM
  • Primary photo for Cereal KillerCereal Killer (Short) Soundtrack ("In The Model", "Incantation")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Avengers: Age of UltronAvengers: Age of Ultron Composer  Less 2015 $250MM $459MM
  • Primary photo for Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades of Grey Composer, Arranger ("I Put a Spell on You (Shades of Grey Version)")  Less 2015 $40MM $166MM
  • Primary photo for The End of the TourThe End of the Tour Composer  Less 2015 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Big EyesBig Eyes Composer, Score Producer  Less 2014 $10MM $14MM
  • Primary photo for Tales from the CryptTales from the Crypt (Short) Composer  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Halloween on DartmoorHalloween on Dartmoor (Video) Writer ("This is Halloween")  Less 2014 £20
  • Primary photo for The Simpsons Take the BowlThe Simpsons Take the Bowl (Video) Composer (theme music)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Home BoundHome Bound (Short) Soundtrack ("Return")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The HitchThe Hitch Writer ("Geneva", "Reagan", "Joyce", "Shakespeare", "Abu Ghraib", "The Unknown Known")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Caffeine MadnessCaffeine Madness (Short) Soundtrack (From "Alice In Wonderland (2010)") (Writer: "The Final Confrontation")  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Mr. Peabody & ShermanMr. Peabody & Sherman Composer (Music By)  Less 2014 $145MM $112MM
  • Primary photo for Dark DesignDark Design (Video) Music (score from 'Darkman')  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Henchman TalesHenchman Tales (Video) Music (score from 'Darkman')  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Face of Revenge with Tony GardnerThe Face of Revenge with Tony Gardner (Video) Music (score from 'Darkman')  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Name Is Durant with Larry DrakeThe Name Is Durant with Larry Drake (Video) Music (score from 'Darkman')  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Chinese PuzzleChinese Puzzle Performer ("The Simpsons - Theme"), Writer ("The Simpsons - Theme")  Less 2013 $335K
  • Primary photo for American HustleAmerican Hustle Composer  Less 2013 $40MM $150MM
  • Primary photo for Pride & Prejudice & ZombiesPride & Prejudice & Zombies (Short) Writer ("The Final Confrontation (from "Sleepy Hollow")")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Unknown KnownThe Unknown Known Composer  Less 2013 $276K
  • Primary photo for EpicEpic Composer  Less 2013 $100MM $108MM
  • Primary photo for Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes UniteLego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (Video) Writer (Music score from "Batman"), Writer ("Batman", "Clown Attack" (uncredited))  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Oz the Great and PowerfulOz the Great and Powerful Composer, Music ("The Munchkin Welcome Song"), Performer ("The Munchkin Welcome Song"), Writer ("The Munchkin Welcome Song")  Less 2013 $215MM $235MM
  • Primary photo for Captain Sparky vs. The Flying SaucersCaptain Sparky vs. The Flying Saucers (Short) Composer  Less 2013 $89K
  • Primary photo for Promised LandPromised Land Composer, Score Producer  Less 2012 $15MM $7.6MM
  • Primary photo for Silver Linings PlaybookSilver Linings Playbook Composer, Score Producer  Less 2012 $21MM $132MM
  • Primary photo for HitchcockHitchcock Composer  Less 2012 $6MM
  • Primary photo for FrankenweenieFrankenweenie Composer, Lyrics ("Elsa's Song"), Music ("Elsa's Song")  Less 2012 $39MM $35MM
  • Primary photo for Gun TestGun Test (Short) Composer  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Hand-Drawn: A Perfect Therapy StoryHand-Drawn: A Perfect Therapy Story (Short) Soundtrack ("Only A Dream", "Esmeralda")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Longest DaycareThe Longest Daycare (Short) Theme By  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Men in Black 3Men in Black 3 Composer  Less 2012 $225MM $179MM
  • Primary photo for Dark ShadowsDark Shadows Composer, Performer ("Dark Shadows (Prologuea)", "The End?"), Writer ("Dark Shadows (Prologuea)", "The End?")  Less 2012 $150MM $80MM
  • Primary photo for What's the Difference?What's the Difference? (Short) Soundtrack ("Travel Music")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Any Questions for Ben?Any Questions for Ben? Writer ("Stay")  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for BulliedBullied (Short) Writer ("Sold")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Real SteelReal Steel Composer  Less 2011 $110MM $85MM
  • Primary photo for RestlessRestless Composer, Writer ("Train Tracks", "Sorry for Your Loss", "Annabel's Wake")  Less 2011 $15MM $163K
  • Primary photo for Leafie, a Hen Into the WildLeafie, a Hen Into the Wild Producer ("Little Wonders")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for A Conversation with Danny Elfman and Tim BurtonA Conversation with Danny Elfman and Tim Burton Himself, Composer  Less 2011 $60K
  • Primary photo for RangoRango Writer ("FINALE")  Less 2011 $135MM $123MM
  • Primary photo for If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation FrontIf a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Performer ("Finale"), Writer ("Finale")  Less 2011 $61K
  • Primary photo for Do Not DisturbDo Not Disturb Composer (Music By), Composer (theme music)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Fight for the Last CookieThe Fight for the Last Cookie (Short) Composer  Less 2010 $1K
  • Primary photo for The Next Three DaysThe Next Three Days Composer, Music Producer  Less 2010 $35MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for DemiUrge EmesisDemiUrge Emesis (Short) Narrator (voice)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Kick-AssKick-Ass Writer ("Walk to Rasul's")  Less 2010 $30MM $48MM
  • Primary photo for Alice in WonderlandAlice in Wonderland Composer, Soundtrack ("Alice's Theme"), Writer ("Alice's Theme")  Less 2010 $200MM $334MM
  • Primary photo for AssassinAssassin (Short) Writer ("Instrumental musics")  Less 2010 £30
  • Primary photo for The WolfmanThe Wolfman Composer  Less 2010 $150MM $62MM
  • Primary photo for Esteghlalish Blue, Persepolis MenEsteghlalish Blue, Persepolis Men (Video) Writer ("The Purpose")  Less 2010 IRR 5MM
  • Primary photo for The DollarThe Dollar (Short) Composer  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for 99 Composer (music themes)  Less 2009 $30MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for Taking WoodstockTaking Woodstock Composer  Less 2009 $30MM $7.4MM
  • Primary photo for Terminator SalvationTerminator Salvation Composer  Less 2009 $200MM $125MM
  • Primary photo for NotoriousNotorious Composer  Less 2009 $20MM $37MM
  • Primary photo for MilkMilk Composer, Score Producer  Less 2008 $20MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for Proud IzaProud Iza (Short) Cat (voice)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyHellboy II: The Golden Army Composer  Less 2008 $85MM $76MM
  • Primary photo for WantedWanted Composer, Performer ("The Little Things"), Writer ("The Little Things")  Less 2008 $75MM $135MM
  • Primary photo for Standard Operating ProcedureStandard Operating Procedure Composer  Less 2008 $229K
  • Primary photo for Paranoid ParkParanoid Park Special Thanks  Less 2007 $486K
  • Primary photo for The KingdomThe Kingdom Composer  Less 2007 $70MM $47MM
  • Primary photo for The Simpsons MovieThe Simpsons Movie Composer ("The Simpsons" theme), Writer ("The Simpsons Theme")  Less 2007 $75MM $183MM
  • Primary photo for SickoSicko Writer ("Christmas Eve Montage"), Special Thanks  Less 2007 $9MM $25MM
  • Primary photo for Spider-Man 3Spider-Man 3 Composer (themes), Writer ("Opening Montage", "Backstage", "Romantic Night", "Peter's Phone Call", "Sad Girl", "Peter and Harry", "Peter Saves MJ", "Happy Ending", "Love Theme Reprise")  Less 2007 $258MM $337MM
  • Primary photo for Meet the RobinsonsMeet the Robinsons Composer, Score Producer, Writer ("The Future Has Arrived")  Less 2007 $150MM $98MM
  • Primary photo for Arkham Asylum Fan FilmArkham Asylum Fan Film (Short) Composer (Score Music)  Less 2007 €3K
  • Primary photo for Charlotte's WebCharlotte's Web Composer, Conductor, Soundtrack ("Wilbur's Lullaby")  Less 2006 $83MM
  • Primary photo for Monster HouseMonster House Composer (trailer music)  Less 2006 $75MM $74MM
  • Primary photo for Nacho LibreNacho Libre Composer, Producer ("The Saint", "Ramses", "Nacho in Alley", "Nacho Fight", "Super Nacho", "Satan's Cavemen", "My Life is Good", "Street Brawl", "Gypsy Idea", "Echos of Ramses", "Street Ramses", "Stand Off", "Encarnacion in Kitchen", "Candle Walk", "Nacho's Letter", "Ramses Prepares", "Death March", "Ramses Starts to Win"), Writer ("The Saint", "Ramses", "Nacho in Alley", "Nacho Fight", "Super Nacho", "Satan's Cavemen", "My Life is Good", "Street Brawl", "Gypsy Idea", "Echos of Ramses", "Street Ramses", "Stand Off", "Encarnacion in Kitchen", "Candle Walk", "Nacho's Letter", "Ramses Prepares", "Death March", "Ramses Starts to Win")  Less 2006 $32MM $80MM
  • Primary photo for The BenchwarmersThe Benchwarmers Writer ("Fire")  Less 2006 $33MM $58MM
  • Primary photo for Deep SeaDeep Sea (Short) Composer  Less 2006 $46MM
  • Primary photo for Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the KnightShadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight (Video) Composer, Special Thanks  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Corpse BrideCorpse Bride Bonejangles (voice), Composer, Composer (songs), Lyricist (songs), Score Producer, Lyrics ("Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan"), Music ("Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan"), Performer ("Remains of the Day", "The Wedding Song"), Producer ("Remains of the Day", "Tears to Shed", "The Wedding Song", "According to Plan")  Less 2005 $40MM $53MM
  • Primary photo for Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlie and the Chocolate Factory Oompa Loompa (voice) (uncredited), Composer (Music By), Lyrics ("Wonka's Welcome Song"), Music ("Wonka's Welcome Song", "Augustus Gloop", "Violet Beauregarde", "Veruca Salt", "Mike Teavee"), Performer ("Wonka's Welcome Song", "Augustus Gloop", "Violet Beauregarde", "Veruca Salt", "Mike Teavee")  Less 2005 $150MM $206MM
  • Primary photo for Enron: The Smartest Guys in the RoomEnron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Writer ("Capitalism")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for No Experience NeededNo Experience Needed (Short) Composer, Composer (stock music: song, "Dead Man's Party")  Less 2005 $50K
  • Primary photo for OakwoodOakwood (Short) Music ("Topiary Garden") (uncredited)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Making the AmazingMaking the Amazing (Video) Himself, Special Thanks  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for A Look Into 'The Forbidden Zone'A Look Into 'The Forbidden Zone' (Video) Himself, Footage Courtesy Of  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for SleepoverSleepover Writer ("We Close Our Eyes")  Less 2004 $10MM $8.1MM
  • Primary photo for Spider-Man 2Spider-Man 2 Composer (Music By), Producer ("The Demonstration", "Runaway Train"), Writer ("The Demonstration", "Runaway Train")  Less 2004 $200MM $373MM
  • Primary photo for CinemakerCinemaker (Video) Composer (stock music)  Less 2004 $500K
  • Primary photo for Big FishBig Fish Composer, Producer ("Twice the Love"), Writer ("Twice the Love")  Less 2003 $70MM $66MM
  • Primary photo for HulkHulk Composer (Music By), Score Producer, Writer ("Young Scientists", "Hulk Escapes")  Less 2003 $137MM $132MM
  • Primary photo for The In-LawsThe In-Laws Writer ("Will Hunting (Main Titles)")  Less 2003 $40MM $20MM
  • Primary photo for Pauly Shore Is DeadPauly Shore Is Dead Writer ("Little Girls")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for ChicagoChicago Original Score Producer, Performer ("After Midnight", "Roxie's Suite") (uncredited), Writer ("After Midnight", "Roxie's Suite") (uncredited)  Less 2002 $45MM $171MM
  • Primary photo for Red DragonRed Dragon Composer, Score Producer  Less 2002 $78MM $93MM
  • Primary photo for Men in Black IIMen in Black II Composer (Music By)  Less 2002 $140MM $190MM
  • Primary photo for My Own Partridge FamilyMy Own Partridge Family (Short) Writer ("Crime Spree")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Spider-ManSpider-Man Composer (Music By)  Less 2002 $139MM $404MM
  • Primary photo for NovocaineNovocaine Composer (theme music)  Less 2001 $6MM $2MM
  • Primary photo for Donnie DarkoDonnie Darko Writer ("Stay"), Special Thanks  Less 2001 $4.5MM $728K
  • Primary photo for Planet of the ApesPlanet of the Apes Composer  Less 2001 $100MM $180MM
  • Primary photo for Mazer WorldMazer World (Short) Composer  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Spy KidsSpy Kids Composer, Writer ("Floop's Song")  Less 2001 $35MM $113MM
  • Primary photo for HeartbreakersHeartbreakers Composer (Heartbreakers theme)  Less 2001 $35MM $40MM
  • Primary photo for The GiftThe Gift Tommy Lee Ballard  Less 2000 $10MM $12MM
  • Primary photo for The Family ManThe Family Man Composer, Score Producer  Less 2000 $60MM $76MM
  • Primary photo for Proof of LifeProof of Life Composer, Music Producer  Less 2000 $65MM $33MM
  • Primary photo for The World of StainboyThe World of Stainboy (Short) Composer (theme music)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for Condo PaintingCondo Painting Performer ("Sweet Condo", "Wacky Circus Condo", "Friendly Condo", "Dreamy Condo"), Writer ("Sweet Condo", "Wacky Circus Condo", "Friendly Condo", "Dreamy Condo")  Less 2000 $5K
  • Primary photo for Sleepy HollowSleepy Hollow Composer  Less 1999 $100MM $101MM
  • Primary photo for Anywhere But HereAnywhere But Here Composer, Writer ("Strange Wind")  Less 1999 $23MM $19MM
  • Primary photo for InstinctInstinct Composer, Score Producer  Less 1999 $80MM $34MM
  • Primary photo for Never Been KissedNever Been Kissed Writer ("The Simpson's Theme")  Less 1999 $25MM $55MM
  • Primary photo for My Favorite MartianMy Favorite Martian Writer ("Uncle Martin Theme")  Less 1999 $65MM $37MM
  • Primary photo for Kung Fu Kenobi's Big AdventureKung Fu Kenobi's Big Adventure (Short) Music ("Music from 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure'")  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for A Simple PlanA Simple Plan Composer  Less 1998 $30MM $16MM
  • Primary photo for A Civil ActionA Civil Action Composer, Score Producer (Los Angeles)  Less 1998 $75MM $57MM
  • Primary photo for PsychoPsycho Music Adaptor, Music Producer, Music Supervisor  Less 1998 $20MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZeroBatman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (Video) Composer (main theme from "Batman")  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Eight Days a WeekEight Days a Week Great Appreciation  Less 1997 $26K
  • Primary photo for Good Will HuntingGood Will Hunting Composer, Score Producer  Less 1997 $10MM $138MM
  • Primary photo for For Richer or PoorerFor Richer or Poorer Writer ("The Fly", "J.W. Gets a Plan")  Less 1997 $35MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for Home Alone 3Home Alone 3 Writer ("Home Again")  Less 1997 $32MM $31MM
  • Primary photo for FlubberFlubber Composer  Less 1997 $80MM $93MM
  • Primary photo for Casper: A Spirited BeginningCasper: A Spirited Beginning (Video) Lyrics ("No One Lives Forever"), Music ("No One Lives Forever")  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Men in BlackMen in Black Composer (Music By)  Less 1997 $90MM $250MM
  • Primary photo for Mars Attacks!Mars Attacks! Composer, Music Score Producer  Less 1996 $70MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for Extreme MeasuresExtreme Measures Composer, Music Producer  Less 1996 $38MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for Darkman III: Die Darkman DieDarkman III: Die Darkman Die (Video) Composer (themes)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Bordello of BloodBordello of Blood Composer ('Tales from the Crypt' theme)  Less 1996 $13MM $5.6MM
  • Primary photo for The FrightenersThe Frighteners Composer  Less 1996 $30MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for Mission: ImpossibleMission: Impossible Composer (Music By)  Less 1996 $80MM $181MM
  • Primary photo for FreewayFreeway Composer  Less 1996 $3MM
  • Primary photo for Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995Farewell: Live from the Universal Amphitheatre Halloween 1995 (Video) Himself (singer-stuff), Rhythm Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Xylophone, Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Dead PresidentsDead Presidents Composer, Score Producer  Less 1995 $10MM $24MM
  • Primary photo for To Die ForTo Die For Composer  Less 1995 $20MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for The ImmortalsThe Immortals Writer ("Dead Man's Party") (uncredited)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Darkman II: The Return of DurantDarkman II: The Return of Durant (Video) Composer (themes)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Dolores ClaiborneDolores Claiborne Composer, Music Producer  Less 1995 $24MM
  • Primary photo for Tales from the Crypt: Demon KnightTales from the Crypt: Demon Knight Composer (theme music)  Less 1995 $13MM $21MM
  • Primary photo for Black BeautyBlack Beauty Composer  Less 1994 $4.6MM
  • Primary photo for Shrunken HeadsShrunken Heads Composer (theme music)  Less 1994 $800K
  • Primary photo for The Nightmare Before ChristmasThe Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington - Singing Voice / Barrel / Clown with the Tear Away Face (voice), Composer (Original Score By), Music And Lyrics By, Associate Producer, Lyrics ("Jack's Lament" (1993), "Jack's Obsession" (1993), "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" (1993), "Making Christmas" (1993), "Oogie Boogie's Song" (1993), "Poor Jack" (1993), "Sally's Song" (1993), "This Is Halloween" (1993), "Town Meeting Song" (1993), "What's This?" (1993), "Finale" (1993)) (uncredited), Music ("Jack's Lament" (1993), "Jack's Obsession" (1993), "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" (1993), "Making Christmas" (1993), "Oogie Boogie's Song" (1993), "Poor Jack" (1993), "Sally's Song" (1993), "This Is Halloween" (1993), "Town Meeting Song" (1993), "What's This?" (1993), "Finale" (1993)) (uncredited), Performer ("Jack's Lament" (1993), "Jack's Obsession" (1993), "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" (1993), "Making Christmas" (1993), "Poor Jack" (1993), "This Is Halloween" (1993), "Town Meeting Song" (1993), "What's This?" (1993), "Finale" (1993)) (uncredited)  Less 1993 $18MM $75MM
  • Primary photo for SommersbySommersby Composer  Less 1993 $50MM
  • Primary photo for Army of DarknessArmy of Darkness Composer (theme "March of the Dead"), Writer ("March Of The Dead")  Less 1992 $11MM $12MM
  • Primary photo for Buffy the Vampire SlayerBuffy the Vampire Slayer Writer ("WE CLOSE OUR EYES")  Less 1992 $7MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for Batman ReturnsBatman Returns Composer, Music Producer, Music ("Face to Face")  Less 1992 $80MM $163MM
  • Primary photo for Article 99Article 99 Composer  Less 1992 $18MM $6.4MM
  • Primary photo for Batman: Secrets of the Caped CrusaderBatman: Secrets of the Caped Crusader (Video) Stock Music (theme from Batman the Animated Series)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Flash III: Deadly NightshadeFlash III: Deadly Nightshade (Video) Composer (theme music)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Pure LuckPure Luck Composer (theme music)  Less 1991 $17MM $23MM
  • Primary photo for Edward ScissorhandsEdward Scissorhands Composer  Less 1990 $20MM $56MM
  • Primary photo for DarkmanDarkman Composer  Less 1990 $16MM $34MM
  • Primary photo for Dick TracyDick Tracy Composer  Less 1990 $47MM $104MM
  • Primary photo for NightbreedNightbreed Composer, Arranger ("Vienna Bonbons Waltz, Opus 307"), Writer ("Skin")  Less 1990 $11MM $8.9MM
  • Primary photo for BatmanBatman Composer  Less 1989 $35MM $251MM
  • Primary photo for Ghostbusters IIGhostbusters II Writer ("Flesh 'N Blood")  Less 1989 $37MM $112MM
  • Primary photo for She's Out of ControlShe's Out of Control Writer ("Winning Side")  Less 1989 $12MM
  • Primary photo for Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the ClosetOingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet (Video) Himself (Vocalist / Rhythm Gutiarist / Etc) / Various, Concept (videos: Stay)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for ScroogedScrooged Composer (Music Score By)  Less 1988 $32MM $60MM
  • Primary photo for Face Like a FrogFace Like a Frog (Short) Composer  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Hot to TrotHot to Trot Composer  Less 1988 $6.4MM
  • Primary photo for Big Top Pee-weeBig Top Pee-wee Composer, Music ("Big Top Finale"), Writer ("Barnyard Circus Parade", "The Girl On The Flying Trapeze")  Less 1988 $15MM
  • Primary photo for Midnight RunMidnight Run Composer  Less 1988 $30MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice Composer  Less 1988 $15MM $73MM
  • Primary photo for My Best Friend Is a VampireMy Best Friend Is a Vampire Writer ("Same Man I Was Before")  Less 1987 $174K
  • Primary photo for Teen Wolf TooTeen Wolf Too Writer ("WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE TODAY?", "OUTRAGEOUS")  Less 1987 $3MM $7.9MM
  • Primary photo for Summer SchoolSummer School Composer, Performer ("Happy"), Writer ("Happy")  Less 1987 $36MM
  • Primary photo for Down TwistedDown Twisted Producer ("No One Lives Forever"), Writer ("No One Lives Forever")  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for WisdomWisdom Composer, Performer ("Tears Run Down", "Rock Me Baby"), Producer ("Tears Run Down", "Rock Me Baby"), Writer ("Tears Run Down", "Rock Me Baby")  Less 1987 $5.7MM
  • Primary photo for Something WildSomething Wild Writer ("Not My Slave")  Less 1986 $8.4MM
  • Primary photo for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Producer ("No One Lives Forever"), Writer ("No One Lives Forever")  Less 1986 $4.7MM $8MM
  • Primary photo for Back to SchoolBack to School Oingo Boingo Band Member, Composer, Producer ("Dead Man's Party"), Writer ("Dead Man's Party")  Less 1986 $11MM $91MM
  • Primary photo for Pee-wee's Big AdventurePee-wee's Big Adventure Composer, Composer (theme music)  Less 1985 $6MM $41MM
  • Primary photo for Weird ScienceWeird Science Producer ("WEIRD SCIENCE")  Less 1985 $7.5MM $16MM
  • Primary photo for Beverly Hills CopBeverly Hills Cop Performer ("Gratitude"), Writer ("Gratitude")  Less 1984 $14MM $235MM
  • Primary photo for Bachelor PartyBachelor Party Writer ("Who Do You Want To Be Today?", "Bachelor Party", "Something Isn't Right")  Less 1984 $38MM
  • Primary photo for Surf IISurf II Writer ("Hold Me Back", "Only a Lad")  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Fast Times at Ridgemont HighFast Times at Ridgemont High Writer ("Goodbye, Goodbye")  Less 1982 $4.5MM
  • Primary photo for Urgh! A Music WarUrgh! A Music War Himself - Oingo Boingo, Writer ("Ain't This the Life")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for LongshotLongshot Member - Oingo Boingo (as Daniel Elfman), Writer ("I Got to Be Entertained")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Forbidden ZoneForbidden Zone Satan, Composer, Music Arranger, Lyrics ("Minnie the Moocher"), Music ("Forbidden Zone Theme", "Alphabet Song"), Performer ("Forbidden Zone Theme", "Queen's Revenge"), Writer ("Grand Finale")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for I Never Promised You a Rose GardenI Never Promised You a Rose Garden Drumming Demon (as Dan Elfman)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Hot TomorrowsHot Tomorrows Singer  Less 1977 $33K
Past Television (66 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Composer (theme "The Simpsons") (412 episodes, 1990–2012), Composer (theme music) (190 episodes, 1989–2017), Theme By (9 episodes, 1994–2014), Writer ("The Simpsons Theme") (4 episodes, 1999–2012), Composer (theme) (3 episodes, 2010–2011), Soundtrack (1 episode, 1998), Writer ("The Simpsons Closing Theme") (1 episode, 1996), Writer ("Tales from the Crypt (Main Title)") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 1989–2017 612
    • A Father's Watch (Mar 19, 2017) Composer (theme music)  Less
    • 22 for 30 (Mar 12, 2017) Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Kamp Krustier (Mar 5, 2017) Composer (theme music)  Less
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  • Primary photo for When We RiseWhen We Rise (TV Mini-series) Composer (7 episodes, 2017), Themes By (7 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 7
    • Part VII (Mar 3, 2017) Composer, Themes By  Less
    • Part VI (Mar 3, 2017) Composer, Themes By  Less
    • Part V (Mar 2, 2017) Composer, Themes By  Less
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  • Primary photo for Justice League ActionJustice League Action (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Time Share (Dec 10, 2016) Composer (theme music)  Less
  • Primary photo for Just Add MagicJust Add Magic (TV Series) Writer ("Dead Man's Party") (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016 1
    • Just Add Halloween (Oct 14, 2016) Writer ("Dead Man's Party") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for AnnedroidsAnnedroids (TV Series) Writer ("Weird Science") (14 episodes, 2013–2016)  Less 2013–2016 14
    • Friendiversary (Jun 24, 2016) Writer ("Weird Science")  Less
    • Paling Around (Jun 24, 2016) Writer ("Weird Science")  Less
    • Reset (Jun 24, 2016) Writer ("Weird Science")  Less
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  • Primary photo for The 88th Annual Academy AwardsThe 88th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Composer (Music Written By: "Making Of An Oscar" Animation)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The CompletionistThe Completionist (TV Series) Writer ("This is Halloween") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
  • Primary photo for Reel IconicReel Iconic (TV Mini-series) Performer ("Introduction") (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015 1
    • Double Identity (Jun 29, 2015) Performer ("Introduction")  Less
  • Primary photo for Cirque du Soleil: Le Grand ConcertCirque du Soleil: Le Grand Concert (TV Movie) Music ("Scarlett Balancing")  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Family GuyFamily Guy (TV Series) Writer ("The Simpsons" Theme) (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • The Simpsons Guy (Sep 28, 2014) Writer ("The Simpsons" Theme)  Less
  • Primary photo for PsychPsych (TV Series) Writer ("We Close Our Eyes") (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014 1
    • The Break-Up (Mar 26, 2014) Writer ("We Close Our Eyes") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Atop the Fourth WallAtop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("The Flash TV Show Theme") (1 episode, 2013), Writer ("Weird Science") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2010–2013 3
  • Primary photo for The Nostalgia CriticThe Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) Music ("Theme from Batman") (1 episode, 2012), Lyrics ("Poor Jack") (1 episode, 2010), Writer ("Theme from tt0096895") (1 episode, 2012), Writer ("Music from Edward Scissor Hands") (1 episode, 2013), Music ("Poor Jack") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010–2013 4
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  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("Weird Science") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
    • Premiere Week (Sep 16, 2013) Writer ("Weird Science")  Less
  • Primary photo for CaddicarusCaddicarus (TV Series) Writer ("The Simpsons Theme") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for One Hit WonderlandOne Hit Wonderland (TV Series) Performer ("Making Christmas") (2 episodes, 2012), Writer ("Making Christmas") (2 episodes, 2012)  Less 2012 2
    • Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Dec 19, 2012) Performer ("Making Christmas"), Writer ("Making Christmas")  Less
    • Monster Mash (Oct 29, 2012) Performer ("Making Christmas"), Writer ("Making Christmas")  Less
  • Primary photo for AnimemeAnimeme (TV Series) Writer ("Little Girls") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Little Girls (Dec 1, 2012) Writer ("Little Girls")  Less
  • Primary photo for Some Jerk with a CameraSome Jerk with a Camera (TV Series) Writer ("Batman: The Animated Series Theme") (1 episode, 2012), Writer ("Spider-Man Main Title", "M.I.B. Main Theme") (1 episode, 2011), Music ("What's This? Parody") (1 episode, 2011), Writer ("Dead Man's Party") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011–2012 3
  • Primary photo for Desperate HousewivesDesperate Housewives (TV Series) Theme By (179 episodes, 2004–2012), Writer ("Desperate Housewives Theme") (19 episodes, 2004–2011), Writer ("Theme From Desperate Housewives") (11 episodes, 2005–2006), Main Title Theme (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004–2012 180
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  • Primary photo for American Dad!American Dad! (TV Series) Writer ("Weird Science") (1 episode, 2012), Writer ("Dead Man's Party") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006–2012 2
  • Primary photo for P.O.V.P.O.V. (TV Series) Writer ("Finale") (1 episode, 2011), Performer ("Finale") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Dancing with the StarsDancing with the Stars (TV Series) Writer ("Desperate Housewives Theme") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Episode #11.5 (Jun 5, 2011) Writer ("Desperate Housewives Theme")  Less
  • Primary photo for 20 to 120 to 1 (TV Series) Writer ("The Simpsons theme") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for ChuckChuck (TV Series) Writer ("Dead Man's Party") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for The Art Of... When You're Hot, Young, Poor and a Filmmaker!The Art Of... When You're Hot, Young, Poor and a Filmmaker! (TV Series) Writer ("Beetlejuice" theme) (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for So You Think You Can DanceSo You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) Music ("Rule the Planet") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
  • Primary photo for Total WipeoutTotal Wipeout (TV Series) Writer ("Batman Theme") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • The Awards (Jun 19, 2010) Writer ("Batman Theme") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Ooozetoons!Ooozetoons! (TV Movie) Composer  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice! (TV Special) Composer (theme)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Dick Tracy SpecialDick Tracy Special (TV Movie) Soundtrack ("Scored Music From Dick Tracy")  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for L'isola dei famosiL'isola dei famosi (TV Series) Performer ("Batman Theme") (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Episode #6.2 (Sep 22, 2008) Performer ("Batman Theme")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Angry Video Game NerdThe Angry Video Game Nerd (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
    • Batman: Part 2 (Aug 11, 2008) Soundtrack ("Batman 1989 Theme") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Holiday Festival on Ice 2007Holiday Festival on Ice 2007 (TV Movie) Writer ("What's This")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for ScrewAttack's Top 10sScrewAttack's Top 10s (TV Series) Music ("The Simpsons Theme") (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative ServiceNCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV Series) Writer ("Dead Man's Party") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • Witch Hunt (Oct 31, 2006) Writer ("Dead Man's Party") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It GetsDesperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets (TV Movie) Theme By  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy DetailsDesperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details (TV Movie) Theme By  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Untold Stories of the ERUntold Stories of the ER (TV Series) Reenactment (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty LaundryDesperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry (TV Movie) Theme By  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Spider-Plant ManSpider-Plant Man (TV Short) Composer (theme "Spider-Man")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Point PleasantPoint Pleasant (TV Series) Composer (main title theme) (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Pilot (Jan 19, 2005) Composer (main title theme)  Less
  • Primary photo for Independent LensIndependent Lens (TV Series) Writer ("Capitalism") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
  • Primary photo for Hell's KitchenHell's Kitchen (TV Series) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
    • Episode #1.1 (May 23, 2004) Soundtrack ("Main Title" (re-recording))  Less
  • Primary photo for The Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowThe Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Movie) Writer ("Batman Theme")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Average JoeAverage Joe (TV Series) Writer ("Goodbye, Goodbye")  Less 2003– 
  • Primary photo for DilbertDilbert (TV Series) Composer (theme music "The Dilbert Zone") (29 episodes, 1999–2000)  Less 1999–2000 29
    • Ethics (Jul 25, 2000) Composer (theme music "The Dilbert Zone")  Less
    • Company Picnic (Jul 11, 2000) Composer (theme music "The Dilbert Zone")  Less
    • The Delivery (Jun 13, 2000) Composer (theme music "The Dilbert Zone")  Less
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  • Primary photo for TroldspejletTroldspejlet (TV Series) Composer (stock music) (3 episodes, 1999–2000)  Less 1999–2000 3
  • Primary photo for The New Batman AdventuresThe New Batman Adventures (TV Series) Writer ("Batman The Animated Series") (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
    • Mad Love (Jan 16, 1999) Writer ("Batman The Animated Series")  Less
  • Primary photo for Modern VampiresModern Vampires (TV Movie) Composer (theme music)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for CluelessClueless (TV Series) Writer ("Dead Man's Party") (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
    • Trick or Treat (Oct 28, 1997) Writer ("Dead Man's Party")  Less
  • Primary photo for Perversions of SciencePerversions of Science (TV Series) Composer (series theme) (9 episodes, 1997), Composer (theme) (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 10
    • People's Choice (Jul 23, 1997) Composer (series theme)  Less
    • Ultimate Weapon (Jul 16, 1997) Composer (series theme)  Less
    • Snap Ending (Jul 9, 1997) Composer (series theme)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Tales from the CryptTales from the Crypt (TV Series) Writer ("Tales from the Crypt Theme") (93 episodes, 1989–1996), Composer (theme music) (92 episodes, 1989–1996), Composer (series theme) (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1989–1996 93
    • The Third Pig (Jul 19, 1996) Composer (theme music), Writer ("Tales from the Crypt Theme")  Less
    • Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow (Jul 12, 1996) Composer (theme music), Writer ("Tales from the Crypt Theme")  Less
    • Confession (Jul 5, 1996) Composer (theme music), Writer ("Tales from the Crypt Theme")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Batman: The Animated SeriesBatman: The Animated Series (TV Series) Writer ("Cuéntale") (81 episodes, 1992–1995), Composer (theme music) (75 episodes, 1992–1995), Writer ("Cuéntale", "Batman The Animated Series") (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1992–1995 85
    • The Lion and the Unicorn (Sep 15, 1995) Composer (theme music), Writer ("Cuéntale")  Less
    • A Bullet for Bullock (Sep 14, 1995) Composer (theme music), Writer ("Cuéntale")  Less
    • Catwalk (Sep 13, 1995) Composer (theme music), Writer ("Cuéntale")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) Writer ("The Simpsons Theme") (2 episodes, 1992–1994)  Less 1992–1994 2
  • Primary photo for Family DogFamily Dog (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
    • Show Dog (Jun 23, 1993) Composer (theme music)  Less
  • Primary photo for BeetlejuiceBeetlejuice (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (94 episodes, 1989–1991)  Less 1989–1991 94
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  • Primary photo for The FlashThe Flash (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (22 episodes, 1990–1991)  Less 1990–1991 22
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  • Primary photo for Power PackPower Pack (TV Movie) Soundtrack ("Edward Scissorhands")  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Growing PainsGrowing Pains (TV Series) Writer ("Charge of the Batmobile", "Childhood Remembered", "Rooftop Fight", "Attack of the Batwing", "Waltz to the Death") (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
    • Ben's Movie (Apr 25, 1990) Writer ("Charge of the Batmobile", "Childhood Remembered", "Rooftop Fight", "Attack of the Batwing", "Waltz to the Death") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (TV Series) Writer ("Weird Science") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Sledge Hammer!Sledge Hammer! (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (41 episodes, 1986–1988), Music Supervisor (6 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986–1988 41
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  • Primary photo for Amazing StoriesAmazing Stories (TV Series) Composer (2 episodes, 1985–1987)  Less 1985–1987 2
  • Primary photo for Pee-wee's PlayhousePee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series) Composer (2 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986 2
  • Primary photo for Fast TimesFast Times (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (4 episodes, 1986)  Less 1986 4
    • Secret Romance (Apr 23, 1986) Composer (theme music)  Less
    • My New Best Friend (Apr 9, 1986) Composer (theme music)  Less
    • Pilot (Mar 12, 1986) Composer (theme music)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Alfred Hitchcock PresentsAlfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) Composer (1 episode, 1986)  Less 1986 1
    • The Jar (Apr 6, 1986) Composer (Music By)  Less
  • Primary photo for CHiPsCHiPs (TV Series) Lyrics ("I Hate Pain") (1 episode, 1982), Music ("I Hate Pain") (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
    • Battle of the Bands (Jan 31, 1982) Lyrics ("I Hate Pain"), Music ("I Hate Pain")  Less
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  • Primary photo for Greatest Ever Christmas MoviesGreatest Ever Christmas Movies (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Dr. X's CreaturesDr. X's Creatures (TV Series) Himself / Various Characters (2006)  Less 2003–2008
  • Primary photo for TroldspejletTroldspejlet (TV Series) Himself / Jack Skellington - Singing Voice (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994
    • Episode dated 10 December 1994 (Dec 10, 1994) Himself / Jack Skellington - Singing Voice (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
Other (29 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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