17 Facts About Alan Silvestri


Alan Silvestri has been associated with director Robert Zemeckis since 1984, composing music for all of his feature films including the Back to the Future film series, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, and The Polar Express.


Alan Silvestri is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee, and a three-time Saturn Award and two-time Primetime Emmy Award recipient.


Alan Silvestri's grandparents emigrated in 1909 from the Italian town of Castell'Alfero, and settled in Teaneck, New Jersey.


Alan Silvestri grew up in Teaneck, and graduated in 1968 from Teaneck High School.


Alan Silvestri attended Berklee College of Music for two years.


Alan Silvestri was a drummer for a short time in 1966 with Teaneck-based rock band The Wildcats.


From 1978 to 1983, Alan Silvestri was the main composer for the television series CHiPs, writing music for 95 of the show's 139 episodes.


Alan Silvestri met film director Robert Zemeckis when they worked together on Zemeckis's film Romancing the Stone.


In 1989, Alan Silvestri composed the score for the James Cameron-directed film The Abyss.


Alan Silvestri has composed the scores for four Marvel Cinematic Universe films: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.


Alan Silvestri wrote new songs with Glen Ballard for the live-action film adaptation of Disney's Pinocchio.


Alan Silvestri has a wine tasting room for his vineyards on the ground floor of the Enchanted Oaks Building.


Alan Silvestri has received two Academy Award nominations: Best Original Score for Forrest Gump ; and Best Original Song for "Believe" on The Polar Express soundtrack.


Alan Silvestri received two Golden Globe nominations: Best Score for Forrest Gump and Best Song for The Polar Express.


Alan Silvestri received an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music in 1995.


Alan Silvestri has received nine Grammy Award nominations, winning two awards: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for "Believe" from The Polar Express in 2004; and Best Instrumental Composition for "Cast Away End Credits" from Cast Away in 2002.


Alan Silvestri has won the Saturn Award for Best Music three times, for his scores for Predator, Back to the Future Part III and Van Helsing.