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Richard Elfman


Richard grew up in the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles (Boyz n the Hood), was a semi-professional boxer, food and wine critic and successful stage director. He is also a noted Afro-Latin percussionist and with his brother, Danny Elfman, founded the band Oingo-Boingo. Richard's theatrical career began in Europe, having worked with directors Jérôme ... See full bio »

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Known For

George of the Jungle Bongo Drummer at Dance Studio
(1997)
Modern Vampires Director
(1998)
Forbidden Zone Director
(1980)
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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Personal Details

Other Works:

New Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

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 of actors Bodhi Elfman and Louis Elfman with ex-wife Marie-Pascale Elfman. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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