|Birth||March 26, 1950|
(New York City, New York)
|The Polar Express||Composer and song writer (film)|
Silvestri's grandparents emigrated from Castell'Alfero, Italy to Teaneck, New Jersey in 1908 to raise a family. He grew up in Teaneck and attended Teaneck High School, afterwhich he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts for two years. For a short time in 1966, he was a drummer in a Teaneck-based rock band, "The Herd."