Rick Roy Foster, Human Rights Advocate, Activist, Actor, Politician

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Rick Roy Foster, Human Rights Advocate, Activist, Actor, Politician
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BornNovember 1963
  • Actor
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Human rights advocate
  • Refugee resettlement negotiator
  • Real estate entrepreneur
  • Political figure

Rick Roy Foster (born November 1963) is an American actor, writer, journalist, human rights advocate, refugee resettlement negotiator, real estate entrepreneur, and political figure. He was born into a family with five generations living in Orange County, California.

Early Life and Acting Career

Foster began his acting career as a child actor in the 1970s, appearing in films like Disney's Amy alongside Margaret O'Brien and Lucile Benson. He also worked regularly in commercials and print advertising during his childhood. As an adult he has appeared in commercials alongside LeBron James and others.

Business Career

After graduating from college in 1989, Foster transitioned into the real estate industry. He founded several successful real estate property management companies, sales firms, and investment companies over the years. His real estate ventures allowed him to build a lucrative business career.

Advocacy Work

Answering a call from members of Congress, Foster founded the non-profit organization "You Are Safe Here" where he continues advocating for safe places for the resettlement of at-risk refugees. His work focuses on supporting human rights and negotiating refugee policies.

Politics and Public Service

Foster has held appointed positions related to his advocacy interests:

- Commissioner, Orange County Public Works, Development Process Review Committee (2021-Present) - SAG-AFTRA Government Affairs' and Public Policy Committee (2021-Present)

In 1993 he ran for State Senate in a Special Election to fill the seat of Ed Royce. In 2022, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for County Assessor in Orange County, positioning himself as a historical trailblazer gaining nearly 140,000 votes and raising the highest amount of any previous Democratic candidate for this seat.

Foster has penned several Congressional Legislative Proposals relating to human rights and the protection of refugees.

Foster's multi-hyphenate career has spanned acting, business, non-profit work, media, public service, and politics - all centered around human rights advocacy and support for refugee populations worldwide.


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