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Alan Silvestri

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26, 1950
New York City, NY
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26, 1950 (age 72)
New York City, NY


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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

He was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. He married Sandra Silvestri in 1978.

Associated With

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.