Alan Anthony Silvestri (born March 26, 1950) is an American composer and conductor of film and television scores. His credits include the Back to the Future film series, Predator, Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Polar Express, and several Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including many of the Avengers films. He is a two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee, and a three-time Saturn Award and two-time Primetime Emmy Award recipient.
Early life and education
Silvestri's grandparents emigrated in 1909 from the Italian town of Castell'Alfero, and settled in Teaneck, New Jersey. He grew up in Teaneck, and graduated in 1968 from Teaneck High School. He went to Berklee College of Music for two years. Silvestri was a drummer for a short time in 1966 with Teaneck-based rock band The Herd.