Alan Anthony Silvestri is an American composer and conductor of film and television music. His credits include the Back to the Future series, Forrest Gump, Lilo & Stitch, The Polar Express, and a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe films including the Avengers movies. He is twice nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe, three times for the Saturn Award and twice for the Primetime Emmy.
|Birth name||Alan Anthony Silvestri|
|Born||March 26, 1950, New York City, New York|
Accomplished composer and conductor known for his masterful movie and television scores. His scores for "Predator" from 1987 and "Predator 2" from 1990 were regraded as sterling examples of how to write music for action and science-fiction movies.
He began his career by writing music for 109 of the 139 episodes of "ChiPs" from 1977 until 1983. He also scored one episode of "T.J. Hooker," three episodes of "Starsky & Hutch," five episodes of "Manimals," and for "Tales of the Crypt" seven episodes.
He was nominated for Academy Awards for his scores to "Forrest Gump" from 1994 and "The Polar Express" from 2004.
He was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. He married Sandra Silvestri in 1978.
He frequently collaborated with director Robert Zemeckis, scoring his 1984 film "Romancing the Stone," his "Back to the Future" trilogy, 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and many others.
Animated composers. Hollywood Records artists. Male television composers. Musician from New Jersey. American television composers. Artists from Decca Records. American classical pianist. Alumni of Berklee College of Music