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’s first directing project was the cult film Forbidden Zone released in 1980. It was a black and white film version of the theatrical show, starring band members and friends, including Danny singing a modified version of Cab Calloway’s Minnie the Moocher as Satan with lyrics modified for the plot. Richard also appears… read more