He attended Berklee College and played in rock bands upon graduation. He wrote the music for the television show ” CHiPS”, and helped out writing some cues for the film Romancing the Stone. The director of the film was so impressed, he asked Silvestri to write the entire score. The director was Robert Zemeckis (who later made Back to the future and the Forrest Gump) and the score launched Silvestri’s career.
Some of his work:
Back to the future triology (1985, 1989, 1990)
Who framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Forrest Gump ( 1994)