Daniel R. Foster was born and raised in California's Bay Area. He grew up immersed in a creative community surrounded by theater and arts. Inspired by a family member involved in Alameda's Children's Musical Theater (ACMT), it did not take long for Dan to find his way to the stage. At nine years old, he started acting. Between performances, Dan also studied improv, singing and dance.
Before his first year of high school, he student-directed and starred in, Up The Down Staircase. His freshman year, Romeo in a collaborative high school production of, Romeo & Juliet. Dan's theater credits continued throughout both high school and in community theater.
After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Dan surprisingly pursued another passion of his—law enforcement. He became a police officer at his alma maters police department and was given the responsibility of providing crime prevention presentations and community safety workshops.
Since the start of his career as a professional actor, Dan has been an extensive student, specifically of voice over. Studying with Kalmenson & Kalmenson, The Voice Actor's Network, as well as numerous voice-over coaches in Los Angeles, including Jodi Gottlieb, Mick Wingert & Bob Bergen (see training).
You can hear Dan's voice in That Monster Show, as Professor Huxley and various others, and in NightMara, as Mayor Doesgood and Sgt. Libo. Fantasy podcast fans can hear him in, Seminar and Mage & Machine. Television commercials, including Brinks Security. His ADR/dubbing resume includes American Made, with Tom Cruise (NBC/FX), Costa Del Sol, and Little Switzerland (Netflix). For your video gaming delight, he voices Sea Drake and several Fatui Skirmishers in Genshin Impact, Space Scoundrel Danzaburou in SMITE, various dreglines in Demon's Souls, and Nikola Tesla in Goosebumps Dead of Night (see credits).
Dan is the great grandson of well-known Spanish character actor, Juan Calvo, who immigrated from Spain to Mexico to continue his career in television and film with his two sons who also followed in his footsteps; Dan's grandfather, Manolo (Manuel) Calvo and his uncle Armando Calvo.
Dan is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community. He identifies as He/Him and supports diversity and authenticity in the entertainment industry.