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David Foster was born on November 1, 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as David Walter Foster. He has been married to Yolanda H. Foster since November 11, 2011. He was previously married to Linda Thompson, Rebecca L. McCurdy and B.J. Cook. See full bio »
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 2014 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.18 (2014) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing")
 2014 The Biggest Loser (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #15.15 (2014) ... (writer: "Meant to Be")
 2014 Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to the Jungle (2014) ... (writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" - uncredited)
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (writer: "After The Love Has Gone")
 2013 Gimme Shelter (writer: "The Prayer")
 2005-2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Auditions 2 (2013) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing")
- Live Show 7 (2005) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing" - uncredited)
 2013 Alan Partridge (writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry")
 2013 The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert (Documentary) (writer: "Ama Cred E Vai")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... (writer: "The Last Time")
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing")
 2012-2013 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- All or Nothing (2013) ... (writer: "To Love You More" - uncredited)
- Dance with Somebody (2012) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing" - uncredited)
 2005-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 3: Prom Night (2013) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing")
- Round One (2005) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing")
 2011-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Episode #21.39 (2012) ... (writer: "In the Stone" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.196 (2012) ... (writer: "In the Stone" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.134 (2012) ... (writer: "In the Stone" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.81 (2012) ... (writer: "In the Stone" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.25 (2011) ... (writer: "In the Stone" - uncredited)
 2012 The Cleveland Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Escape from Goochland (2012) ... (writer: "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)")
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Top 3 Finals (2012) ... (writer: "Through the Fire")
- Top 7 Performance Night (2012) ... (writer: "Forever", "Will You Still Love Me?")
- Top 12 Performance Night (2012) ... (writer: "Got to Be Real")
 2012 Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Superstars' Choice (2012) ... (writer: "The Prayer")
 2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finale Top 2 (2012) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing", "The Prayer")
 2012 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.17 (2012) ... (writer: "You'll See" - uncredited)
  Criminal Minds (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2012) (music - 1 episode, 2012)
- Unknown Subject (2012) ... (lyrics: "You're the Inspiration" - uncredited) / (music: "You're the Inspiration" - uncredited)
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 14 Perform (2011) ... (writer: "To Love You More")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.1 (2011) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing")
 2011 Spoof Movie No Jutsu! (Short) (writer: "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" - uncredited)
  Maalaala mo kaya (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Siomai (2011) ... (lyrics: "To Love You More") / (music: "To Love You More")
 2010 Ti Ti Ti (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... (writer: "You'll See")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "Take A Chance")
 2010 Total Wipeout (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final (2010) ... (writer: "Glory of Love" - uncredited)
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Teacher (2009) ... (writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry-Get Away")
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (writer: "You'll See")
 2009 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.30 (2009) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing")
 2008 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hit Man: David Foster and Friends (2008) ... (writer: "Through the Fire")
 2008 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 October 2008 (2008) ... (writer: "Glory of Love", "The Prayer" - uncredited)
 2008 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anne Hathaway/The Killers (2008) ... (writer: "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" - uncredited)
 2008 The Best of Me, Regine Velasquez: A Birthday Special (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Best of Me")
 2007 Holiday Festival on Ice 2007 (TV Movie) (writer: "Grown-up Christmas List")
 2007 The Brothers Solomon (writer: "St. Elmo's Fire", "St. Elmo's Fire (Unplugged)", "St. Elmo's Fire (Acoustic)")
 2007 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.9 (2007) ... (writer: "The Prayer")
 2006 The Holiday (writer: "Got to Be Real" (1978))
 2006 Celtic Woman: A New Journey (TV Movie) (writer: "The Prayer")
 2006 Home Boy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Merry Martin Christmas (2006) ... (writer: "Forever")
 2006 Elite Beat Agents (Video Game) (writer: "You're the Inspiration")
 2006 The Pink Panther (writer: "Got to Be Real")
 2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (Documentary) (writer: "You'll See")
 2005 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (writer: "She's a Beauty")
 2005 Kicking & Screaming (writer: "YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION")
 2005 King and Queen of Hearts (Video documentary) (writer: "Forever")
 2004 Shark Tale (writer: "Got to Be Real")
 2004 The Cookout (writer: "Got to Be Real")
 2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (writer: "A Love That Will Last")
 2004 Troy (producer: "Remember")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Disco Inferno (2004) ... (writer: "After the Love is Gone")
 2003 Jingle Ball Rock (TV Movie) (writer: "Grown-Up Christmas List")
 2003 Mulheres Apaixonadas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.203 (2003) ... (writer: "Luxo Pesado" - uncredited)
 2003 Get Up! (writer: "Got To Be Real")
 2003 The Disco Ball (TV Special) (writer: "Got to Be Real")
 2002 Two Weeks Notice (producer: "Come Fly With Me")
 2002 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.2 (2002) ... (writer: "Tell Him")
- Episode #1.12 (2002) ... (writer: "I Have Nothing")
 2002 Undercover Brother (writer: "Got To Be Real")
 2002 Love Heritage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mil millones (2002) ... (writer: "Gira con me questa notte" - uncredited)
 2002 A Walk to Remember (writer: "No Mercy")
 2001 The Score (lyrics: "I'll Make It Up As I Go") / (music: "I'll Make It Up As I Go")
 2001 Sex and the City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Real Me (2001) ... (writer: "Got to Be Real" - uncredited)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (producer: "Christmas in Whoville") / (writer: "Christmas in Whoville")
 2000 Keeping the Faith (writer: "Got to Be Real")
 1999 Music of the Heart (producer: "Music of My Heart")
 1999 The 71st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "The Prayer") / (music: "The Prayer")
 1999 True Crime (producer: "Why Should I Care")
 1999 Message in a Bottle (producer: "Let Me Let Go", "One More Time")
 1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (producer: "How Do I Deal")
 1998 Will & Grace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Head Case (1998) ... (writer: "Got to Be Real" - uncredited)
 1998 One True Thing (producer: "My One True Friend") / (writer: "My One True Friend")
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie) (writer: "Got To Be Real" - uncredited)
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Space Children (1998) ... (writer: "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" - uncredited)
 1998 The Last Days of Disco (writer: "Got to Be Real")
 1998 Quest for Camelot (producer: "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")
 1998 Quest for Camelot Sing-Alongs (Video short) (writer: "On My Father's Wings", "If I Didn't Have You", "I Stand Alone")
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (performer: "Carol of the Bells") / (producer: "I Finally Found Someone")
 1996 Space Jam (producer: "For You I Will")
 1996 Eraser (arranger: "Where Do We Go From Here") / (producer: "Where Do We Go From Here") / (writer: "Where Do We Go From Here")
 1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (producer: "Childhood (Theme from 'Free Willy 2')")
 1995 Casper (arranger: "Remember Me This Way") / (writer: "Remember Me This Way")
 1995 Forget Paris (producer: "When You Love Someone")
 1994 The Pagemaster (producer: "Dream Away")
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sideshow Bob Roberts (1994) ... (writer: "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" - uncredited)
 1993 Beethoven's 2nd (producer: "The Day I Fall in Love")
 1993 Carlito's Way (writer: "Got To Be Real")
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle (producer: "When I Fall In Love")
 1993 Made in America (producer: "Colors of Love")
 1993 The 65th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I Have Nothing")
 1992 The Bodyguard (producer: "I Have Nothing", "Run to You", "I Will Always Love You", "Even If My Heart Would Break") / (writer: "I Have Nothing")
 1992 FernGully: The Last Rainforest (producer: "A Dream Worth Keeping")
 1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (producer: "Dreams to Dream")
 1991 One Good Cop (music: "If Not For Love")
 1991 If Looks Could Kill (producer: "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"))
 1991 Queens Logic (writer: "Got to Be Real")
 1990 Paris Is Burning (Documentary) (writer: "Got To Be Real" - as D. Foster)
 1990 Pretty Woman (writer: "No Explanation")
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Second Wave (1989) ... (writer: "Save Me" - uncredited)
- Panic at Malibu Pier (1989) ... (writer: "Save Me")
 1989 Listen to Me (performer: "Who's Gonna Love You Tonight?") / (writer: "Listen To Me", "Who's Gonna Love You Tonight?")
 1988 Neil Diamond: Greatest Hits Live (Video documentary) (writer: "I'm Alive", "This Time")
 1988 Fresh Horses (writer: "No Tomorrow")
 1988 Stealing Home (performer: "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')")
 1987 3 Men and a Baby (writer: "The Minute I Saw You")
 1987 Baby Boom (producer: "Everchanging Times")
 1987 The Secret of My Succe$s (performer: "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")
 1987 The 59th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Glory of Love")
 1986 The Karate Kid, Part II (writer: "Glory of Love (Theme from The Karate Kid Part II)")
 1986 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #29.22 (1986) ... (writer: "Too Young")
 1985 White Nights (performer: "tapDANCE") / (producer: "tapDANCE") / (writer: "tapDANCE")
 1985 Live Aid (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Tears Are Not Enough")
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chinatown Memories (1985) ... (writer: "What About Me?")
 1984 Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate (Video short) (producer: "Twist of Fate", "Take a Chance", "Livin' in Desperate Times", "Shaking You") / (writer: "Take a Chance", "Shaking You")
 1984 Ghostbusters (producer: "I CAN WAIT FOREVER") / (writer: "I CAN WAIT FOREVER")
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1984) (music - 1 episode, 1984)
- Heritage (1984) ... (lyrics: "Let Your Feelings Show") / (music: "Let Your Feelings Show")
 1983 Two of a Kind (performer: "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")
 1982 Night Shift (producer: "Girls Know How") / (writer: "Girls Know How")
 1982 Summer Lovers (writer: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry-Get Away")
 1981 Modern Problems (arranger: "Gonna Get It Next Time") / (producer: "Gonna Get It Next Time")
 1980 Urban Cowboy (writer: "Look What You've Done To Me")
 1980 The Last Married Couple in America (writer: "Got to Be Real")
 1979 The Strange Case of Alice Cooper (Video) (writer: "From The Inside", "Serious", "Nurse Rozetta")
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Stage Play: Hot Feet. Musical/dance. Book by Heru Ptah. Music by Maurice White. Lyrics by Maurice White. Musical Director: Jeffrey Klitz. Music arranged by Bill Meyers. Music orchestrated by Bill Meyers. New songs additional music and lyrics by Cat Gray, Brett Laurence, Bill Meyers, Heru Ptah and Allee Willis. Additional Orchestrations: ... See more »

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I'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. See more »


Co-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). See more »

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