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Richard Elfman


Richard grew up in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles (Boyz n the Hood (1991)), was a semi-professional boxer, food and wine critic and successful stage director. He is also a noted Afro-Latin percussionist and the founder of the original Mystic Knights of the Oingo-Boingo. Richard's first novel, "The Schlemazl of Sebriem" will be published ... See full bio »

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Known For

Forbidden Zone
Forbidden Zone Director
(1980)
Modern Vampires
Modern Vampires Director
(1998)
Shrunken Heads
Shrunken Heads Director
(1994)
Streets of Rage
Streets of Rage Director
(1994)

Filmography

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 2009 30 Days to Vegas (Documentary) (as Mahatma Kane Sumatra)
 2008 28 Days to Vegas (Documentary)
 2003 Date or Disaster (Short)
 1998 Modern Vampires (TV Movie)
 1996 Bone Chillers (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Mummy Dearest (1996)
- Teacher Creature (1996)
 1994 Streets of Rage (as Aristide Sumatra)
 1989 Oingo Boingo: Skeletons in the Closet (Video short) (video "Private Life")
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Alternate Names:

Rick Elfman | Richard Helfman | Aristide Sumatra | Mahatma Kane Sumatra

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about Forbidden Zone (1980)] When "Forbidden Zone" first came out in 1982, I had lost my shirt paying for it and moved back to France for a while. When I returned, the film had played out its summer theatrical run and seemed to disappear. It wasn't until a few years ago, when I went on line with my first website and had several hundred thousand hits from people all over the world, that I ... See more »

Trivia:

Father-in-law of actress Jenna Elfman See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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