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Alan Anthony Silvestri (born March 26, 1950) is an American composer and conductor who has been working in film and television since the mid 1970's. He is best known for his work with Robert Zemeckis, having composed the scores to everything directed by him (with the exception of the pilot to 1993's short-lived Johnny Bago) since Romancing the Stone in 1984.


Films scored by Alan Silvestri include:


His TV work includes:

  • Amazing Stories ("Go To The Head Of The Class," directed by Robert Zemeckis)
  • CHiPs (many episode scores from season two onwardsnote , and rearrangement of John Parker's theme)
  • Manimal (all the episode scores, but not the pilot score or the series theme - both by Paul Chihara).
  • Starsky & Hutch (three episodes)
  • Tales from the Crypt (seven episodes, including three directed by Zemeckis)
  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (although he was initially signed to just write the theme music, he wound up scoring all 13 episodes; Silvestri received his first Emmy nominations for the theme and his score for the first episode, winning both)

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