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Danny Elfman

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Danny Elfman
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Crew Information
Male ♂
Job: Composer
Birth date: May 29, 1953 (1953-05-29) (age 71)
Number of episodes: 768
First short: The Longest Daycare
Most recent short: May the 12th Be with You
First episode: "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Most recent episode: "Bart's Brain"
Game: The Simpsons Game
First album: Songs in the Key of Springfield
Latest album: The Simpsons: Testify

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American film composer, singer, and songwriter. He composed the theme song for the show which has been used in every single episode.


His main and continued connection to the show has been his work on the main title, of which he originally recorded back in 1989, as well as a few unspecific cues for the shows library, which were sparingly used in the first two seasons. He also returned to the show to rerecord and rearranged the song for the updated opening for season 2. Since then, he has not worked on another Simpsons recording session, with his new version of the main title being replaced with a new orchestration by Alf Clausen, which is the current recording of the tune.[1]


Award Year Episode Result
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music 1990[2] N/A
for the "Theme Song"


Theme by[edit]

The Simpsons Theme by[edit]

Written by[edit]

Hans Zimmer would like to thank[edit]


External links[edit]