David Carey Foster (born 1960) is an actor, writer, singer, and producer.
His film credits include roles in Steps (2012 Short); Lake Los Angeles (2014); Snub Nose (2015 Short); Get a Job (2016); Brix and the Bitch (2016 Short); The Catcher (2016 Short); The Citizen (2016 Short); Verona (2016); Killing Joan (2018); and This Is My Year (2018).
His TV movies include Arrest & Trial (2001 TV documentary) and Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (2001).
His TV credits include appearances on Grey's Anatomy; NCIS; The Mentalist; 7th Heaven; Numb3rs; Oliver Beene; 8 Simple Rules; The District; Push, Nevada; The Agency; Any Day Now; The Young Riders; and Hey Dude.
He was born on an American army base in Landstuhl, Germany. David spent his childhood moving around the United States with his family of five, eventually settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended Eldorado High School, where he became interested in acting. His after-school jobs included landscaping, washing dishes in a dinner theatre, diving for sunken golf balls, cutting railroad ties, and unloading nitroglycerin. After graduating high school in 1978, he won theatre scholarships from the three major universities in New Mexico, deciding to accept Eastern New Mexico University. He and two friends began a singing trio called Pepper Street, after the street they lived on. He currently lives in Los Angeles. California.
- He is related to Ralph Waldo Emerson.