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David Foster was born on November 1, 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as David Walter Foster. He is known for his work on The Bodyguard (1992), The Secret of My Success (1987) and St. Elmo's Fire (1985). He has been married to Katharine McPhee since June 28, 2019. He was previously married to Yolanda Hadid, Linda Thompson, Rebecca L. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »


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The Bodyguard Music Department
The Secret of My Success Music Department
St. Elmo's Fire Music Department
Ghostbusters Soundtrack


Hide Hide Show Show Music department (36 credits)
  Twilight: The Story of Hope (composer: additional music) (completed)
 2015 Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration (TV Movie) (music director)
 2015 The Hour of Power (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Tribute to Dr. Robert H. Schuller (2015) ... (performer)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (music producer - 3 episodes, 2002 - 2006) (musical director - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2011) (music creative consultant - 1 episode, 2007) (musician - 1 episode, 2006)
- David Foster: The Hitman Returns (2011) ... (musical director)
- Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas (2009) ... (musical director)
- Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany (2007) ... (music creative consultant)
- Andrea Bocelli: Amore Under the Desert Sky (2006) ... (music producer) / (musician: piano)
- Michael Bublé: Caught in the Act (2005) ... (music producer)
 2002 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series) (song co-producer)
 2001 The Rising Place (music producer)
 2000 The Family Man (music producer - uncredited)
 1999 Work with Me (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Time Apart? (1999) ... (composer: theme music)
 1999 Clubland (song producer)
 1999 Message in a Bottle (song producer)
 1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (song producer)
 1997 Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (Video) (music production)
 1996 Whitney Houston: I Believe in You and Me (Music Video) (musician: keyboards, synth bass)
 1996 The Preacher's Wife (song producer)
 1996 Centennial Olympic Games: Torch Relay Opening Ceremonies (TV Special) (musical director)
 1995 Madonna: Verás (Music Video) (music producer: arranger, keyboards)
 1995 Madonna: You'll See (Music Video) (music producer: arranger, keyboards)
 1995 Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (song producer)
 1993 Whitney Houston: I Have Nothing (Music Video) (musician)
 1993 Whitney Houston: Run to You (Music Video) (music producer) / (orchestrator/musician: bass synth)
 1992 Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You (Music Video) (musician)
 1992 The Bodyguard (song producer)
 1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (music producer - uncredited) / (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 1991 Voices That Care: Voices That Care (Music Video) (musician: keyboards/synth bass)
 1990 Dances with Wolves (music producer - uncredited)
 1989-1990 Baywatch (TV Series) (composer - 19 episodes)
- The End? (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Old Friends (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Big Race (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Shark Derby (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
- Eclipse (1990) ... (composer: theme music)
 1988 The Official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Video (Video documentary) (composer: theme music)
 1987 The Secret of My Success (executive music producer)
 1985 St. Elmo's Fire (music supervisor)
 1985 Kenny Loggins: Forever (Music Video) (music by) / (produced by)
 1984 Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate (Music Video) (song producer)
 1984 The Natural (song producer)
 1984 Thicke of the Night (TV Series) (musical consultant - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 January 1984 (1984) ... (musical consultant)
 1983 Two of a Kind (song producer)
 1978 The Wiz (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 1976 Lipstick (music arranger)
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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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David | David - Yolanda's Husband


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Sara Foster

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[on first hearing Céline 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... See more »


Foster and Katharine McPhee celebrated their wedding ceremonies at the Church of St Yeghiche, South Kensington in London, and afterwards at the exclusive club Oswald's in Mayfair. The bride's gown was designed by Zac Posen. See more »

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