Jon Foster

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Jon Foster
Foster in October 2009
Born (1984-08-03) August 3, 1984 (age 34)
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Chelsea Tyler (m. 2015)
RelativesBen Foster (brother)
Laura Prepon (sister-in-law)
Liv Tyler (sister-in-law)
Steven Tyler (father-in-law)

Jon Foster (born August 3, 1984) is an American actor and musician. His films include the drama The Door in the Floor (2004), the horror film Stay Alive (2006), the thriller Brotherhood (2010), and the drama Rampart (2011). Foster is co-founder of the electronic-soul duo Kaneholler, with his wife, Chelsea Tyler, the daughter of musician Steven Tyler.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Foster was born in Boston, Massachusetts,[3] the son of restaurant owners Gillian and Steven Foster.[4][5][6] He has an older brother, Ben, who is also an actor, and who has described their parents as "free-spirited, Vietnam-protesting hippies". His paternal grandparents were Celia (Segal) and A. (Abraham) Frank Foster, a prominent judge and politician in Boston; their families were Jewish immigrants from Russia.[7][8][9][10]

Kaneholler performing in 2015

His family relocated to Fairfield, Iowa after their Boston home was burgled while they were present.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

On June 20, 2015, Foster married Chelsea Tyler, daughter of musician Steven Tyler.[11][12] Together, they formed the electronic-soul band Kaneholler.[13][14][15]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Thirteen Days Kenny O'Donnell, Jr.
2001 Life as a House Corey
2002 Murder in Greenwich Michael Skakel Television film
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actor
2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines ampm cashier Cameo appearance
2004 The Door in the Floor Eddie O'Hare
2006 Stay Alive Hutch MacNeil
2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Art Bechstein
2008 The Informers Graham Sloan
2009 Tenderness Eric Poole
2009 Fault Line N/A
2009 Pandorum Big Russian passenger
2010 Brotherhood Frank
2010 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Champ Pride
2011 Rampart Michael Whittaker
2013 Mr. Jones Scott
2016 Poor Boy Roscoe Joe
2018 Like Father Owen
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Get Real Will Episode: "Pilot"
2000 Judging Amy Gregory Dox Episode: "Instincts"
2001 Danny Henry Main cast; 2 episodes
2004–2005 Life as We Know It Ben Connor Main cast; 13 episodes
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Justin Sharp Episode: "Intoxicated"
2006 Windfall Damien Cutler Main cast; 13 episodes
2009–2010 Accidentally on Purpose Zack Crawchuck Main cast; 18 episodes
2012 Ben and Kate George Episode: "Pilot"
2013 Suits Trent Devon Episode: "Blood in the Water"


  1. ^ Bevan, Andrew (October 15, 2013). "Have You Heard of Chelsea Tyler's Band BadBad? Here's Why You Should Know the Aerosmith Offspring's Music". Teen Vogue. Condé Nast. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Marr, Madeleine (December 6, 2013). "Rock royal Chelsea Tyler takes stage with badbad". The Miami Herald. The McClatchy Company. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  3. ^ Cavagna, Carlo (July 2004). "Interviews: The Door in the Floor". Retrieved November 3, 2009.
  4. ^ Fee, Gayle; Raposa, Laura (September 3, 1995). "INSIDE TRACK Pool barons foster son's fledgling career". Boston Herald. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  5. ^ Sherman, Paul (December 9, 1999). "New 'Heights'; After landing the lead role in Barry Levinson's latest film, Boston native Ben Foster is flying". Boston Herald. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  6. ^ a b Abel, Judy (November 15, 2009). "Exploring life's 'darker corners'". The Boston Globe. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  7. ^ a b Miller, Gerri (1999). "Foster Reaches for the "Heights"". JVibe. Archived from the original on May 23, 2000. Retrieved November 12, 2006.
  8. ^ Breed, Allen G. (February 4, 1999). "Ben Foster reaches for new 'Heights'". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved December 10, 2007.
  9. ^ Lakshmanan, Indira A.R. (December 27, 1994). "A. Frank Foster, judge who once halted a man's beating; at 84". Boston Globe.
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  12. ^ "Steven Tyler thrilled by daughter's engagement". The San Francisco Chronicle.
  13. ^ "Chelsea Tyler Claims Her Fame". OceanDrive. November 1, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  14. ^ Yaeger, Jackie (January 7, 2015). "Chelsea Tyler Is In A Band With Her Beau". Nylon. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  15. ^ Marx, Linda (June 21, 2015). "Chelsea Tyler and Jon Foster: The Cradle Also Rocks". New York Times. Retrieved November 20, 2017.

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