Since his electrocution and return from death in 1968, Kevin has devoted his life to turning his dreams into reality. At age 16, he became a professional actor, and worked steadily for the next decade in theatre, both On and Off Broadway in New York, as well as in film (his first film was Friday the 13th, part 2). Training in his chosen profession consisted of; The American Academy of Dramatic Arts; The Actor’s Studio (with Lee Strasberg); The HB Studio (with husband & wife team, Herbert Berghoff & Uta Hagen); and with Stella Adler, all in New York City.
Kevin spent most of his childhood growing up between the suburbs of Naugatuck and the tough ghetto area known as The North End of Waterbury, Connecticut, where he learned to fight and discipline himself in the Old World art of fencing, becoming a street-smart survivor which helped in his role as a world-class adventurer.
In 1989, Kevin burst onto the national scene when he broke the near-impossible Guinness World Record of traveling the entire length of the New York Subway system in 26 hours, 21 minutes 08 seconds. A year later, he followed up that accomplishment with becoming the first and only person to ride a bicycle, from one end to the other, atop the Great Wall of China, covering some 2000 miles, and earning the 1990 Cyclist of the Year award. Needless to say, Kevin took a serious detour from his acting career.
The 90s became one roller coaster ride after another for Kevin when he followed up the “last, greatest cycling adventure on the face of the earth” with the American Summits tour of placing a full scale mountain bike atop the highest natural point in each of the 50 united States, and the tip-to-tip, 1158-mile, Tour de Cuba, the longest bicycle trek in that nation’s history.
Mr Foster has also been honored with entries in: Marquis Who’s Who in the World; Marquis Who’s Who in America; and Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.
When not traveling throughout the world turning dreams into realities, Kevin spends his time presenting slide shows and giving motivational talks of his adventures to the various schools, colleges, and corporations in the united States. He also keeps busy with various charities around his homestead and community in the tiny hamlet of Kaweah Commonwealth, located at the base of the Sequoia National Park in Central California.
Known as Captain America (because of his love of the red, white and blue; stars ‘n’ stripes) by millions of children around the world, Kevin can be reached through his personal website at: www.kevin-foster.com and actually tries to answer most of his fan mail when time permits.