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David Foster net worth:
$30 Million

David Foster information

David Foster information

Birth date: November 1, 1949
Death date: September 12, 2008, Claremont, California, United States
Birth place: Victoria, Canada
Profession:Record producer, Songwriter, Composer, Television producer, Actor, Musician, Singer, Music Arranger, Keyboard Player, Film Score Composer
Education:University of Southern California
Nationality:Canada
Spouse:Yolanda Foster (m. 2011)
Children:Erin Foster, Sara Foster, Amy Foster-Gillies, Jordan Foster, Allison Jones
Parents:Eleanor Foster, Morry Foster, Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire, The Glory of Love, The Best of Me
Siblings:Jaymes Foster, Ruth Foster, Marylou Foster, Maureen Foster, Jeanie Foster
Awards:Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical, Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, Gemini Award for Best Variety Program, Gemini Award for Best Music Composition for a Program (Dramatic Underscore), Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire, The Glory of Love, The Best of Me
Nominations:Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Academy Award for Best Original Song, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, People's Choice Award for Favorite New Song, Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction, Gemini Award for Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series, Love Theme From St. Elmo's Fire, The Glory of Love, The Best of Me
Movies:The Bodyguard, The Thing, The Mask of Zorro, The Core, Like Crazy, The River Wild, Hart's War, Short Circuit 2, The Fog, Caveman, Gleaming the Cube, My Christmas Special, The Drowning Pool, The Mean Season, The Legacy, First Love, Letting Go
TV shows:Asia's Got Talent, The Princes of Malibu, Celebrity Duets, David Foster's Christmas Album, Popstars (US), Popstars

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David Foster net worth: David Foster is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, vocalist, songwriter and arrangerwhohas a net worth of $30 million. David Foster has earned his net worth, in the discovery of some really well-known vocalists including; Michael Buble, Josh Groban, and Charice Pempengco. Foster in addition has produced a number of the very well known artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, and Toni Braxton. A few of his other credits include producing for Madonna, Air Supply as well as the late pop star Michael Jackson. He’s been given with 16 Grammys from his 47 nominations. He was born on November 1, 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada he’s the present Chairman of the Verve Music Group. His sister is producer Jaymes Foster, David has been married four times, and he’s five biological daughters and six grandchildren. He married his present wife model Yolanda Hadid on November 11, 2011 as well as in March 2012 it was declared that Yolanda is going to be joining the coming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June 2010.



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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superstar Duets2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Coronation Street2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A Hologram for the King2016lyrics: "You're The Inspiration", "Got To Be Real" / music: "You're The Inspiration", "Got To Be Real"
The Grinder2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016Documentary writer: "It's The Falling In Love" - uncredited
Deadpool2016writer: "You're The Inspiration"
Acció política2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
South Park2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Red Oaks2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Scandal2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2005-2015TV Series writer - 4 episodes
One Hit Wonderland2015TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Night at the Museum 32014writer: "Got to Be Real"
Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTV Series producer - 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Vestido Pra Casar2014writer: "Got To Be Real"
Tu cara me suena2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Biggest Loser2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock2014TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013writer: "After The Love Has Gone"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gimme Shelter2013writer: "The Prayer"
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa2013writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry"
The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert2013Documentary writer: "Ama Cred E Vai"
The Voice of the Philippines2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Glee2012-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Voice UK2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2005-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Chicago World Tour 2011: Backstage Pass2012Video writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2012TV Series writer - 10 episodes
Night Ranger: 24 Strings and a Drummer2012Video documentary writer: "The Secret of My Success" - uncredited
The Cleveland Show2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor Philippines2012TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Duets2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2003-2012TV Series writer - 6 episodes
Britain's Got Talent2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Criminal MindsTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
So You Think You Can Dance2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spoof Movie No Jutsu!2011Short writer: "St. Elmo's Fire Man in Motion" - uncredited
Maalaala mo kayaTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2011 music - 1 episode, 2011
American Dad!2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ti Ti Ti2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Total Wipeout2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miranda2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection2009Video writer: "You'll See"
Hung2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Memòries de la tele2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Go Green Generation2009Documentary short writer: "Stand Up For Love"
Great Performances2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Best of Me, Regine Velasquez: A Birthday Special2008TV Movie documentary writer: "The Best of Me"
Summerhood2008performer: "Love Theme from 'St. Elmo's Fire'" / writer: "Love Theme from 'St. Elmo's Fire'"
Holiday Festival on Ice 20072007TV Movie writer: "Grown-up Christmas List"
Idols!2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2002-2007TV Series writer - 7 episodes
The Brothers Solomon2007writer: "St. Elmo's Fire", "St. Elmo's Fire Unplugged", "St. Elmo's Fire Acoustic"
Patinando por un sueño2007TV Series producer - 2 episodes
It Takes Two2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20072007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Celtic Woman: A New Journey2006TV Movie writer: "The Prayer"
The Holiday2006writer: "Got to Be Real" 1978
Home Boy2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elite Beat Agents2006Video Game writer: "You're the Inspiration"
Australian Idol2003-2006TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The Pink Panther2006writer: "Got to Be Real"
Idol2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
I'm Going to Tell You a Secret2005Documentary writer: "You'll See"
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo2005writer: "She's a Beauty"
Kicking & Screaming2005writer: "YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION"
Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
King and Queen of Hearts2005Video documentary writer: "Forever"
Sunrise2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Singapore Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shark Tale2004writer: "Got to Be Real"
Indonesian Idol2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Cookout2004writer: "Got to Be Real"
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement2004writer: "A Love That Will Last"
Canadian Idol2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Troy2004producer: "Remember"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2003-2004TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003-2004TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cold Case2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
SuperStar KZ2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jingle Ball Rock2003TV Movie writer: "Grown-Up Christmas List"
Mulheres Apaixonadas2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Get Up!2003writer: "Got To Be Real"
The Disco Ball2003TV Special writer: "Got to Be Real"
Two Weeks Notice2002producer: "Come Fly With Me"
The 3rd Annual Women Rock! Girls and Guitars2002TV Movie writer: "Trough The Fire / Coming Out Of The Dark Medley"
Operación triunfo2002TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Drumline2002writer: "In the Stone" - as David W. Foster
Undercover Brother2002writer: "Got To Be Real"
1000 millones2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Walk to Remember2002writer: "No Mercy"
Pop Idol2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shining Stars: The Official Story of Earth, Wind, & Fire2001Video writer: "After The Love Is Gone"
The Score2001lyrics: "I'll Make It Up As I Go" / music: "I'll Make It Up As I Go"
Sex and the City2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000producer: "Christmas in Whoville" / writer: "Christmas in Whoville"
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits2000Video documentary writer: "I Have Nothing"
Keeping the Faith2000writer: "Got to Be Real"
Music of the Heart1999producer: "Music of My Heart"
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV Special lyrics: "The Prayer" / music: "The Prayer"
True Crime1999producer: "Why Should I Care"
Message in a Bottle1999producer: "Let Me Let Go", "One More Time"
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer1998producer: "How Do I Deal"
Will & Grace1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
One True Thing1998producer: "My One True Friend" / writer: "My One True Friend"
Safe Men1998writer: "Got To Be Real"
Soul Music Festival: Part IV1998TV Movie writer: "Got To Be Real" - uncredited
Mystery Science Theater 30001998TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last Days of Disco1998writer: "Got to Be Real"
Quest for Camelot1998producer: "United We Stand", "On My Father's Wings", "Ruber", "The Prayer", "I Stand All Alone", "If I Didn't Have You", "Looking Through Your Eyes", "I Stand All Alone [Reprise]", "I Stand Alone", "The Prayer/La Preghiera" / writer: "United We Stand", "On My Father's Wings", "Ruber", "The Prayer", "I Stand All Alone", "If I Didn't Have You", "Looking Through Your Eyes", "I Stand All Alone [Reprise]", "I Stand Alone", "The Prayer/La Preghiera"
Quest for Camelot Sing-Alongs1998Video short writer: "On My Father's Wings", "If I Didn't Have You", "I Stand Alone"
Stars in Their Eyes1997TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Mirror Has Two Faces1996performer: "Carol of the Bells" / producer: "I Finally Found Someone"
Space Jam1996producer: "For You I Will"
Huling sagupaan1996producer: "Because You Loved Me"
Eraser1996arranger: "Where Do We Go From Here" / producer: "Where Do We Go From Here" / writer: "Where Do We Go From Here"
Top of the Pops1979-1996TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home1995producer: "Childhood Theme from 'Free Willy 2'"
Casper1995arranger: "Remember Me This Way" / producer: "Remember Me This Way" / writer: "Remember Me This Way"
Forget Paris1995producer: "When You Love Someone"
The Pagemaster1994producer: "Dream Away"
The Simpsons1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beethoven's 2nd1993producer: "The Day I Fall in Love"
Carlito's Way1993writer: "Got To Be Real"
Sleepless in Seattle1993producer: "When I Fall In Love"
Made in America1993producer: "Colors of Love"
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV Special writer: "I Have Nothing"
The Bodyguard1992producer: "I Have Nothing", "Run to You", "I Will Always Love You", "Even If My Heart Would Break" / writer: "I Have Nothing"
FernGully: The Last Rainforest1992producer: "A Dream Worth Keeping"
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West1991producer: "Dreams to Dream"
All I Want for Christmas1991music: "All I Want Instrumental"
One Good Cop1991music: "If Not For Love"
If Looks Could Kill1991producer: "TEACH ME HOW TO DREAM" love theme from "IF LOOKS COULD KILL" / writer: "TEACH ME HOW TO DREAM" love theme from "IF LOOKS COULD KILL"
Queens Logic1991writer: "Got to Be Real"
Paris Is Burning1990Documentary writer: "Got To Be Real" - as D. Foster
Pretty Woman1990writer: "No Explanation"
Baywatch1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Listen to Me1989performer: "Who's Gonna Love You Tonight?" / writer: "Listen To Me", "Who's Gonna Love You Tonight?"
Panic at Malibu Pier1989TV Movie writer: "Save Me"
Neil Diamond: Greatest Hits Live1988Video documentary writer: "I'm Alive", "This Time"
Fresh Horses1988writer: "No Tomorrow"
Stealing Home1988performer: "Stealing Home" Instrumental, "Katie's Theme" Instrumental, "Home Movies" Instrumental, "And When She Danced Love theme from 'Stealing Home'", "Stealing Home Reprise" Instrumental / producer: "And When She Danced Love theme from 'Stealing Home'", "Poison Ivy" / writer: "And When She Danced Love theme from 'Stealing Home'"
3 Men and a Baby1987writer: "The Minute I Saw You"
Baby Boom1987producer: "Everchanging Times"
The Secret of My Succe$s1987performer: "Gazebo" / producer: "The Price of Love", "Gazebo", "The Secret of My Success", "Something I Gotta Do" / writer: "The Price of Love", "Gazebo", "The Secret of My Success", "Something I Gotta Do"
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV Special writer: "Glory of Love"
The Karate Kid Part II1986writer: "Glory of Love Theme from The Karate Kid Part II"
New American Bandstand 19651986TV Series writer - 1 episode
White Nights1985performer: "tapDANCE" / producer: "tapDANCE" / writer: "tapDANCE"
Access All Areas1985Video short producer: "Forever" / writer: "Forever"
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary writer: "Tears Are Not Enough"
St. Elmo's Fire1985"INTO THE FIRE" / performer: "LOVE THEME FROM ST. ELMO'S FIRE", "ONE LOVE" / producer: "LOVE THEME FROM ST. ELMO'S FIRE", "ST. ELMO'S FIRE MAN IN MOTION", "SHAKE DOWN", "THIS TIME IT WAS REALLY RIGHT", "SAVED MY LIFE", "ONE LOVE", "STRESSED OUT CLOSE TO THE EDGE", "YOUNG AND INNOCENT", "IF I TURN YOU AWAY", "GIVE HER A LITTLE DROP MORE", "For Just a Moment Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire" / writer: "LOVE THEME FROM ST. ELMO'S FIRE", "ST. ELMO'S FIRE MAN IN MOTION", "THIS TIME IT WAS REALLY RIGHT
Street Hawk1985TV Series writer - 1 episode
Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate1984Video short producer: "Twist of Fate", "Take a Chance", "Livin' in Desperate Times", "Shaking You" / writer: "Take a Chance", "Shaking You"
Ghostbusters1984producer: "I CAN WAIT FOREVER" / writer: "I CAN WAIT FOREVER"
FameTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1984 music - 1 episode, 1984
Two of a Kind1983performer: "Night Music" / producer: "Twist of Fate", " Livin' in Desperate Times", "Shakin' You", "Take a Chance", "The Perfect One", "Prima Donna", "Night Music" / writer: "Shakin' You", "Take a Chance", "The Perfect One", "Night Music"
Dick Cavett Behind the Scenes with John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John1983TV Movie writer: "Take a Chance"
Night Shift1982producer: "Girls Know How" / writer: "Girls Know How"
Summer Lovers1982writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry", "Get Away"
Modern Problems1981arranger: "Gonna Get It Next Time" / producer: "Gonna Get It Next Time"
WKRP in Cincinnati1979-1981TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Urban Cowboy1980writer: "Look What You've Done To Me"
The Last Married Couple in America1980writer: "Got to Be Real"
The Strange Case of Alice Cooper1979Video writer: "From The Inside", "Serious", "Nurse Rozetta"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Two of a Kind1983song producer
The Wiz1978musician: keyboards - uncredited
Lipstick1976music arranger
Mission Save Her2016composer: additional music completed
Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration2015TV Movie music director
Great PerformancesTV Series music producer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2006 musical director - 1 episode, 2009 music creative consultant - 1 episode, 2007 musician - 1 episode, 2006
Liberty's Kids: Est. 17762002TV Series song co-producer
The Rising Place2001music producer
The Family Man2000music producer - uncredited
Clubland1999song producer
Message in a Bottle1999song producer
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer1998song producer
Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II1997Video documentary music production
The Preacher's Wife1996song producer
Centennial Olympic Games: Torch Relay Opening Ceremonies1996TV Special musical director
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home1995song producer
The Bodyguard1992song producer
Dances with Wolves1990music producer - uncredited
Baywatch1989-1990TV Series composer - 19 episodes
The Official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Video1988Video documentary composer: theme music
The Secret of My Succe$s1987executive music producer
White Nights1985song producer
St. Elmo's Fire1985music supervisor
Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate1984Video short song producer
The Natural1984song producer

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smísené dvouhry2011Video
An Evening of Grace: A Concert for the Children2010TV Special
Heart of a Dragon2008
Popstars2001/ITV Series
Golden Fiddles1994TV Mini-Series 2 episodes
One Good Cop1991
If Looks Could Kill1991
Listen to Me1989
XIV Olympic Winter Games Sarajevo1988TV Mini-Series
Fresh Horses1988
Stealing Home1988
The Secret of My Succe$s1987
St. Elmo's Fire1985

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heart of a Dragon2008executive producer
Star Tomorrow2006TV Movie executive producer
Great Performances2006TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
The Princes of Malibu2005TV Series co-producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Letting Go2012/IMogul
The Bodyguard1992Oscar Conductor

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Performances2002TV Series sound mixer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wedding Date2005special thanks
Up in Smoke1978thanks: A musical thanks to

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last of the Showmen2017Documentary filmingHimself
Dancing with the Stars2016TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Hired Gun2016DocumentaryHimself
Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago2016DocumentaryHimself
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall2016DocumentaryHimself
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Performer
Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration2015TV MovieHimself
Great Performances2002-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer, Presenter / Piano
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
Ett jobb för Berg2015TV SeriesHimself
Asia's Got Talent2015TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Kenny Rogers, Cards on the Table2014DocumentaryHimself - Producer
Gone South: How Canada Invented Hollywood2014DocumentaryHimself
Unusually Thicke2014TV SeriesHimself
Neil Sedaka: King of Song2014TV MovieHimself
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade2013TV MovieHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Canada's Walk of Fame: Celebrating 15 Years2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Lang & O'Leary Exchange2013TV SeriesHimself
The Biggest Loser2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills2012TV SeriesHimself
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Rick Hansen: A Concert for Heroes2012TV MovieHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Unsung2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Life Is a Highway: Canadian Pop Music in the 1990s2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself, Producer
Why Not? With Shania Twain2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Hit Man Returns: David Foster and Friends - Behind the Scenes2011VideoHimself
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years2011TV MovieHimself
Hit Man Returns: David Foster & Friends2011Himself
The Best Hit USA2010TV SeriesHimself
The Brian McKnight Show2010TV SeriesHimself
An Evening of Grace: A Concert for the Children2010TV SpecialHimself
Io canto2010TV SeriesHimself
Canada for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Pianist: 'Jingle Bells'
The View2005-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Kaleidoscope2009TV MovieHimself
Rise Up: Canadian Pop Music in the 1980s2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Producer
Dr. Phil2009TV SeriesGuest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Q with Jian Ghomeshi2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2008TV SeriesHimself
Hit Man: David Foster & Friends2008VideoHimself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2006-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHimself
Impact: Songs That Changed the World2007TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Celebrity Duets2006TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Himself
JCPenney Jam: The Concert for America's Kids2006TV SpecialHimself - Performer / Musical Director
Star Tomorrow2006TV MovieHimself - Judge
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Princes of Malibu2005TV SeriesHimself
Memories of 'The Bodyguard'2005Video documentary shortHimself
Kurt Browning's Gotta Skate III2003TV MovieHimself
2003 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Music and Lyrics
Extra2003TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait1999-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Concert for World Children's Day2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Performer
The Night Club of Your Dreams: The Making of 'Moulin Rouge'2001TV Short documentaryHimself - Music Producer
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand2001TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryHimself
CNN World Beat2001TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Arista Records' 25th Anniversary Celebration2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Paul Anka: The Music Man2000Himself
The 41st Annual Grammy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 27th Annual Juno Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 26th Annual Juno Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
Kenny Rogers Going Home1995TV MovieHimself
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
This Is Michael Bolton1994TV MovieHimself
David Foster's Christmas Album1993TV SpecialHost
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Barry Gibb Love and Hope Festival IV1988TV MovieHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Tears Are Not Enough1985DocumentaryHimself
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself
The Paul Ryan Show1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston2012TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn May 31, 2013. At 1750 N. Vine Street
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music and LyricsThe Concert for World Children's Day (2002)· Linda Thompson (lyrics by)
2003Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsOutstanding Achievement in Songwriting
2002Special RecognitionBMI Film & TV Awards· Kurt Bestor
· Sam Cardon
· Michael Kamen
· Moby
· Linda Thompson
· John Williams
2002Humanitarian AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureQuest for Camelot (1998)· Carole Bayer Sager
· Alberto Testa (Italian translation)
· Tony Renis (Italian translation)
1997Special RecognitionBMI Film & TV Awards· John Williams
· Basil Poledouris
· Stephen James Taylor
· Michael Kamen
· Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
· Linda Thompson
1994Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Bodyguard (1992)· Linda Thompson
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsRecord of the YearThe Bodyguard (1992)· Whitney Houston
1988BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Secret of My Succe$s (1987)
1987Most Performed Song from a FilmBMI Film & TV AwardsThe Karate Kid Part II (1986)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionGreat Performances (1971)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionGreat Performances (1971)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music DirectionGreat Performances (1971)
1999OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongQuest for Camelot (1998)· Carole Bayer Sager (music/lyrics)
· Tony Renis (lyrics)
· Alberto Testa (lyrics)
1999OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original Family ScoreQuest for Camelot (1998)· Patrick Doyle
· Carole Bayer Sager
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music and LyricsCentennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies (1996)· Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (composer)
· Linda Thompson (lyricist)
1994GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionThe Bodyguard (1992)· Linda Thompson
1993OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongThe Bodyguard (1992)· Linda Thompson (lyrics)
1993GeminiGemini AwardsBest Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-SeriesGolden Fiddles (1991)· William Ross
1988Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureThe Secret of My Succe$s (1987)· Jack Blades (music/lyrics)
· Tom Keane (music/lyrics)
· Michael Landau (music/lyrics)
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongThe Karate Kid Part II (1986)· Peter Cetera (music/lyrics)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureThe Karate Kid Part II (1986)· Peter Cetera (music/lyrics)
1986GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialSt. Elmo's Fire (1985)· John Parr
· Billy Squier
· John Elefante
· Dino Elefante
· John Anderson
· Fee Waybill
· Steve Lukather
· Richard Marx
· Jay Graydon
· Steve Kipner
· Peter Beckett
· Cynthia Weil
1985GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialGhostbusters (1984)· Ray Parker Jr.
· Kevin O'Neal
· Bobby Alessi
· Tom Bailey
· Graham Russell
· Jay Graydon
· Diane Warren
· Mick Smiley
· Elmer Bernstein
1981GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialUrban Cowboy (1980)· JD Souther
· Boz Scaggs
· Jerry Foster
· Bill Rice
· Brian Collins
· Robby Campbell
· Joe Walsh
· Bob Morrison
· Johnny Wilson
· Dan Fogelberg
· Bob Seger
· Wayland Holyfield
· Bob House
· Wanda Mallette
· Patti Ryan


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#Fact
1His personal label titled "143 Records" (from the words "I Love You") was formed as a sub-label of Warner Bros in 1995 and managed by Brian Avnet. The label's first signed act was the Irish folk-rock family quartet The Corrs.
2Stepfather of Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Anwar Hadid.
3Uncle of Parker Foster Aiken, the son his sister had with Clay Aiken.
4Co-wrote (with friends Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin) the Earth Wind & Fire hit "After the Love Has Gone", winning the GRAMMY for Best Rhythm & Blues Song (1979).
5His collaborative projects have involved such recording artists as: Barbra Streisand, Céline Dion, Natalie Cole, Madonna, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-John, Whitney Houston, Cheryl Lynn Josh Groban, Michael Bolton, Lara Fabian, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Toni Braxton, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Charice, Renee Olstead, The Corrs etc.
6Five sisters: Jeanie, Maureen, Ruth, Marylou and Jaymes.
7Ex-stepfather of Brandon Jenner and Brody Jenner.
8Father-in-law of Tommy Haas.
9Declined an offer to write a theme/title song for Titanic (1997).
10His close friend Andrea Bocelli is his all-time favorite singer.
11Brother of Jaymes Foster-Levy.
12Co-wrote several songs with Maurice White for Earth Wind & Fire and The Emotions.
13Was a member of the '70s group, The Skylarks, who had a #9 pop hit with "Wildflower".
14Was married to singer B.J. Cook, with whom he had daughter, Amy Foster-Gillies. Later married to Rebecca Foster, with whom he had daughters Sara Foster, Erin Foster and Jordan Foster. Currently in divorce proceedings with 3rd wife, Linda Thompson.
15He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on July 11, 1988 and C.O. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on October 30, 2003 and the Order of British Columbia for his services to music and charities.
16Father, with B.J. Cook, of singer/songwriter Amy Foster-Gillies.
17Father of Sara Foster, Erin Foster and Jordan Foster.

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1[on first hearing Celine Dion] It was, to say the least, a magical moment - one of those moments you remember forever. She was up there belting out Top 40 songs, and she didn't even know what she was saying. She didn't speak hardly any English at all at that point. I couldn't see anyone else around me. I couldn't hear anyone else around me. I was mesmerized. I mean, that's once in a generation. A talent like that. I knew, one-hundred percent, she was going to be a superstar.
2The fact of the matter is I've been slagged my whole life for doing so-called pussy music - you know, like people say the reason I don't go into elevators is because I'm afraid to hear my own music. That's actually not the truth, but when I lay my hands on the piano what comes out is what comes out.
3I'm probably wouldn't do anything differently if I had to do it again. Every little thing that happens to you, good and bad, becomes a little piece of the puzzle of who you become. Every successful person you read about - Warren Buffett, Bill Gates - they all say pretty much the same thing. 'Do what you love'. I know I did.
4Every single day I wake up, I try to do my very best. I give 100-per-cent, and absolutely 100-per-cent love what I do every day. I've been doing this for forty years. I'm obsessed with what I do, and I just love it.


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