Richard Elfman

Richard "Rick" Elfman, (born March 6, 1949 in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles, California), is an American film actor, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and magazine publisher. Richard is the son of novelist Blossom Elfman (aka "Clare Elfman"), and the older brother of musician and film composer Danny Elfman, with whom he founded Oingo Boingo, an eclectic band popular in the 1980s & 1990's. Richard is brother-in-law of Danny's wife, Bridget Fonda, father of Bodhi Elfman, father-in-law of Bodhi's wife, Jenna Elfman, and father and business partner in Buzzine Networks with son Louis Elfman. Richard currently resides in the Hollywood Hills. Elfman was a member of Jérôme Savary's musical theatre company, Le Grand Magic Circus, in Paris. Elfman formed the musical theatre troupe known as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo in 1972. The group was inspired by Richard's time in Paris with Le Grand Magic Circus. Richard's wife, Marie-Pascale, high school friend Gene Cunningham and brother Danny helped Richard found the group.



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