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Al McFoster

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Al McFoster
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Al McFoster arriving at the Designated Survivor season one wrap party (2017)
BornToronto, Ontario, Canada
🏳️ NationalityCanadian
Teknique The Kingpin
💼 Occupation
Actor & DJ (Disc Jockey)
📆 Years active  2001–present
🌐 Websitealmcfoster.com

Al McFoster is a Canadian born actor and disc jockey (DJ) who also performs under the alias Teknique The Kingpin. Al began his career as a host and contributor for radio stations including his own Kingpin Radio, before pursuing acting full time in 2013. He hosts and produces the podcast Live With @ALMcFOSTER, first made available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music and Deezer in December 2019.

Early Life[edit]

Al McFoster was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. At the age of eight, Al began performing at various venues and enrolled in a radio broadcasting course at a summer development camp.[1]


Al McFoster began as a master of ceremonies (MC) and disc jockey (DJ) in nightclubs and for events, taking on the moniker Teknique The Kingpin [2], performing across the globe and releasing multiple Mixtape compilations.[3] This lead to Al working in the internet radio boom of the early 2000s and starting his own internet radio station, Kingpin Radio [4], which has since been rebranded as the podcast Live With @ALMcFOSTER heard on music and podcast streaming services such as Stitcher Radio. After deciding to pursue acting full time in 2013, Al McFoster booked his first principal role as Detective J.R. Martinez in the real life docuseries Motives & Murder: Cracking the Case on the Investigation Discovery (ID) television network.[5] Al has since starred in productions such as: Suits (American TV series), 12 Monkeys (TV series), Taken (2017 TV series), and The Twilight Zone (2019 TV series).[6]

Selected Filmography[edit]

Al McFoster has appeared in many film and television productions throughout his career. Some of these productions include:


  • 2001: Drop the Beat as Karl
  • 2013: Motives & Murder: Cracking the Case as Detective J.R. Martinez
  • 2017: Designated Survivor (TV series) as FBI Agent Dixon
  • 2018: Supernatural (American TV series) as Lead Vampire
  • 2019: Supergirl (TV series) as Secret Service Agent
  • 2020: Ginny & Georgia as Judge William Walters


  • 2014: Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B as Studio Engineer
  • 2015: Mannish Boy [7] as Terrance
  • 2016: Trauma Ring as Gordon
  • 2016: Mike & Linda as Mike
  • 2020: Salt-N-Pepa as Lamont


  1. "Amazon Prime Video". amazon.com. 2020-06-11. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  2. "The Upcoming of Teknique The Kingpin". theupcoming.co. 2020-05-07. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  3. "Teknique The Kingpin on DatPiff". datpiff.com. 2020-05-07. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  4. "Flow 93.5 shows the door to most of it's Canadian hip-hop/urban staff". hiphopcanada.com. 2011-02-03. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  5. "About AL McFOSTER". starnow.ca. 2020-05-08. Retrieved 8 May 2020.
  6. "Al McFoster - IMDb". imdb.com. 2020-06-11. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  7. "Ryerson Thesis Delves Into Gritty 70s". theeyeopener.com. Retrieved 3 November 2014.

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