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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)

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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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Other Works:

(Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du Soldat", directed/produced) See more »

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2 Interviews | See more »

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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:

You have to do these things for art. See more »

Trivia:

Brother-in-law of actress Bridget Fonda. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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