David Foster

David Foster

Gender: Male
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1949-11-01 (72 years old)

Biography

David Walter Foster OC OBC (born November 1, 1949) is a Canadian musician, composer, arranger, record producer, and music executive. Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations. He was the chairman of Verve Records from 2012 to 2016.

Personal Life

Foster has been married five times and has five biological daughters and seven grandchildren. His first child, Allison Jones Foster (b. 1970), was born when David was 20. He placed her for adoption and reconnected with her when she was 30. His first marriage was to singer and writer B.J. Cook. Cook and Foster had one daughter together, Amy Skylark (b. 1973), a songwriter and author.He married his second wife, Rebecca Dyer, on October 27, 1982, and they divorced in 1986. They had three daughters: Sara (b. 1981), Erin (b. 1982), and Jordan. Foster is the father-in-law of former professional tennis player Tommy Haas, who is married to Sara.He married his third wife, actress Linda Thompson, in 1991 and divorced in 2005. The two became a songwriting team, collaborating on several songs, including "I Have Nothing", performed by Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard (1992), and "Grown-Up Christmas List". Foster was stepfather to Brody and Brandon Jenner (Linda's sons with Caitlyn Jenner), who both grew up living in his Malibu home. Both Jenner boys did a short-lived TV reality show called The Princes of Malibu in 2005 at Foster and Thompson's home, starring themselves, Thompson, and Foster.In 1992, Foster was driving a Chevrolet Suburban on the Pacific Coast Highway when he struck actor and dancer Ben Vereen, who was walking along the highway near his Malibu home. Vereen was critically injured, but recovered after going through physical rehabilitation.Foster married his fourth wife, Dutch model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills, California, on November 11, 2011. David had three stepchildren from Yolanda Foster's previous marriage to Mohamed Hadid: Gigi (b. 1995), Bella (b. 1996), and Anwar (b. 1999). On December 1, 2015, Foster announced that after four years of marriage and nine years together, he and Yolanda had made the decision to divorce. The divorce was finalized in May 2017.In June 2018, Foster became engaged to Katharine McPhee of American Idol fame. On June 28, 2019, Foster and McPhee married at the Armenian Church of St Yeghiche, South Kensington in London. On October 8, 2020, it was reported that Foster and McPhee were expecting their first child together. His sister, producer Jaymes Foster, is the mother of Clay Aiken's son, Parker Foster Aiken. He is a cousin of race car driver Billy Foster.

Early Life

Foster was born in Victoria, British Columbia, the son of Maurice (Maury) Foster, a maintenance yard superintendent, and Eleanor May (Vantreight) Foster, a homemaker. In 1963, at the age of 13, he enrolled in the University of Washington music program. In 1965 he auditioned to lead the band in an Edmonton nightclub owned by well known jazz musician Tommy Banks. Tommy mentored David in jazz, producing records, and music business. After a year there, he decided to move to Toronto to play with Ronnie Hawkins. In 1966, he joined a backup band for Chuck Berry. In 1974, he moved to Los Angeles with his band Skylark.

Filmography

All 44

Movies 33

Self 23

TV shows 11

Director 1

Self
Silent Night: A Song for the World (2020)

Silent Night: A Song for the World (2020)

Movie
Self
Who You Gonna Call? (2020)

Who You Gonna Call? (2020)

Movie
Self
Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble (2020)

Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble (2020)

Movie
Himself
David Foster: Off the Record (2019)

David Foster: Off the Record (2019)

Movie
Self
Hired Gun (2017)

Hired Gun (2017)

Movie
Self
Augie (2017)

Augie (2017)

Movie
Self
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)

Movie
Now More than Ever: The History of Chicago (2016)

Now More than Ever: The History of Chicago (2016)

Movie
Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration (2015)

Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration (2015)

Movie
Himself
Andrea Bocelli: Cinema (2015)

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema (2015)

Movie
Self - Judge
Asia's Got Talent (2015)

Asia's Got Talent (2015)

TV show
Self - Producer
Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table (2014)

Kenny Rogers: Cards on the Table (2014)

Movie
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (2013)

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade (2013)

Movie
Mogul
Letting Go (2012)

Letting Go (2012)

Movie
Andrea Bocelli: Concerto - One Night in Central Park (2011)

Andrea Bocelli: Concerto - One Night in Central Park (2011)

Movie
Self
Jackie Evancho - Dream With Me in Concert (2011)

Jackie Evancho - Dream With Me in Concert (2011)

Movie
Self
Why Not? with Shania Twain (2011)

Why Not? with Shania Twain (2011)

TV show
Self
Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends (2011)

Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends (2011)

Movie
Piano and Director
Seal: Soundstage (2009)

Seal: Soundstage (2009)

Movie
Self
Hit Man: David Foster & Friends (2008)

Hit Man: David Foster & Friends (2008)

Movie
Composer
Heart of a Dragon (2008)

Heart of a Dragon (2008)

Movie
Self
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007)

Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007)

TV show
6.31
Self
Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Live in Tuscany (2007)

Andrea Bocelli: Vivere Live in Tuscany (2007)

Movie
Himself
Andrea Bocelli - Under the Desert Sky (2006)

Andrea Bocelli - Under the Desert Sky (2006)

Movie
Self - Judge / Self
Celebrity Duets (2006)

Celebrity Duets (2006)

TV show
Self
The Princes of Malibu (2005)

The Princes of Malibu (2005)

TV show
Soundstage (2003)

Soundstage (2003)

TV show
Keyboard
The Concert For World Children's Day (2002)

The Concert For World Children's Day (2002)

Movie
Push, Nevada (2002)

Push, Nevada (2002)

TV show
American Idol (2002)

American Idol (2002)

TV show
7
Piano
Josh Groban In Concert (2002)

Josh Groban In Concert (2002)

Movie
Popstars (US) (2001)

Popstars (US) (2001)

TV show
Self
Intimate Portrait: Natalie Cole (1999)

Intimate Portrait: Natalie Cole (1999)

Movie
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Oscar Conductor
The Bodyguard (1992)

The Bodyguard (1992)

Movie
6.56
Composer
One Good Cop (1991)

One Good Cop (1991)

Movie
Composer
If Looks Could Kill (1991)

If Looks Could Kill (1991)

Movie
Composer
Listen to Me (1989)

Listen to Me (1989)

Movie
Composer
Fresh Horses (1988)

Fresh Horses (1988)

Movie
Composer
Stealing Home (1988)

Stealing Home (1988)

Movie
Composer
The Secret of My Success (1987)

The Secret of My Success (1987)

Movie
8
Himself
Tears Are Not Enough (1985)

Tears Are Not Enough (1985)

Movie
Composer
St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

Movie
3.5
Self / Piano
Great Performances (1971)

Great Performances (1971)

TV show

Information

Birthday
1949-11-01 (72 years old)

Known for
Acting

Father
Maurice Foster

Mother
Eleanor Foster

Spouse
Katharine McPhee

Children
Amy S. Foster, Erin Foster, Sara Foster

Siblings
Jaymes Foster

Relationships
Linda Thompson (1991-06-22 - 2005-07-11), Yolanda Hadid (2011-11-11 - 2015-01-01), Rebecca Dyer (1982-10-27 - 1986-01-01)

Gender
Male

Place of birth
Victoria, Canada

Residences
Victoria, Canada

Citizenships
Canada

Awards
Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals, Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Horatio Alger Award, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Officer of the Order of Canada, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Canada's Walk of Fame, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

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Andrea Bocelli
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3 TV shows
Josh Groban
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Josh Groban worked together with David Foster in:
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Céline Dion
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Céline Dion worked together with David Foster in:
5 Movies
4 TV shows
Seal
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Seal worked together with David Foster in:
3 Movies
3 TV shows
Michael Bublé
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Michael Bublé worked together with David Foster in:
4 Movies
2 TV shows
Kenny G
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Kenny G worked together with David Foster in:
3 Movies
2 TV shows
Tony Bennett
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Tony Bennett worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
3 TV shows
David Horn
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David Horn worked together with David Foster in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Martina McBride
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Martina McBride worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Natalie Cole
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Natalie Cole worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Barry Manilow
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Barry Manilow worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Clive Davis
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Clive Davis worked together with David Foster in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Lionel Richie
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Lionel Richie worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Gladys Knight
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Gladys Knight worked together with David Foster in:
4 TV shows
Chaka Khan
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Chaka Khan worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Rob Lowe
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Rob Lowe worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
3 TV show
Gary Bradley
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Gary Bradley worked together with David Foster in:
3 Movies
Peter Cetera
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Peter Cetera worked together with David Foster in:
3 Movies
Diane Warren
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Diane Warren worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Ruben Studdard
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Ruben Studdard worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Robin Thicke
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Robin Thicke worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
Randy Jackson
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Randy Jackson worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
Jason Derulo
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Jason Derulo worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Rod Stewart
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Rod Stewart worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Jordin Sparks
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Jordin Sparks worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Linda Thompson
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Linda Thompson worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Shania Twain
David Foster
Shania Twain worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Andrew McCarthy
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Andrew McCarthy worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Paul Anka
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Paul Anka worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Jason Priestley
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Jason Priestley worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Avril Lavigne
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Avril Lavigne worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Katharine McPhee
David Foster
Katharine McPhee worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Eric McCormack
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Eric McCormack worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Jennifer Hudson
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Jennifer Hudson worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Mary J. Blige
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Mary J. Blige worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Helen Mirren
David Foster
Helen Mirren worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
John Legend
David Foster
John Legend worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
Jon Bon Jovi
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Jon Bon Jovi worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
Simon Cowell
David Foster
Simon Cowell worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Quincy Jones
David Foster
Quincy Jones worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Fergie
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Fergie worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
Kelly Clarkson
David Foster
Kelly Clarkson worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Kiefer Sutherland
David Foster
Kiefer Sutherland worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Catherine O'Hara
David Foster
Catherine O'Hara worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Eugene Levy
David Foster
Eugene Levy worked together with David Foster in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Ben Stiller
David Foster
Ben Stiller worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Kevin Costner
David Foster
Kevin Costner worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Snoop Dogg
David Foster
Snoop Dogg worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
Kristin Chenoweth
David Foster
Kristin Chenoweth worked together with David Foster in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Ryan Seacrest
David Foster
Ryan Seacrest worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
Antonio Banderas
David Foster
Antonio Banderas worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
Bernadette Peters
David Foster
Bernadette Peters worked together with David Foster in:
3 TV shows
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