Harry Connick, Jr. Biography

BornSeptember 23, 1967
Age56 years
Early Life
Harry Connick, Jr. was born on September 11, 1967, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He matured in a musical environment as his father, Harry Connick Sr., was the district lawyer of New Orleans and likewise a part-time musician. His mother, Anita Frances Levy, was a legal representative and judge. Connick Jr.'s parents exposed him to numerous forms of music, from classical to jazz, leading to his early interest in music during his youth.

He started learning the keyboard at the age of 3 and performed publicly for the first time when he was five. By the age of 9, he began studying jazz under the tutelage of James Booker, a pianist, and organist from New Orleans. Connick Jr. later signed up with the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts to sharpen his abilities in piano and jazz efficiency.

Increase to Fame
In 1987, at the age of 20, Connick Jr. caught his big break when he supplied the soundtrack for the romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally". The album, which included Connick Jr's singing and piano abilities, went on to win him a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance in 1990. It likewise reached number one on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart and eventually went double platinum.

Music Career
Throughout the 1990s, Harry Connick Jr. launched a number of successful albums that showcased his skills as a pianist, singer, and author. Amongst these were "We Are in Love" (1990), which went double platinum and won him another Grammy Award for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance, and "Blue Light, Red Light" (1991), which got crucial praise for its mix of jazz and big band sounds.

His big-band albums such as "Come By Me" (1999) and the vacation collection "Harry for the Holidays" (2003) likewise received positive reviews and industrial success. In 2009, Connick launched 2 synchronised albums - "Chanson du Vieux Carré" and "Oh, My NOLA" - as a homage to his home town of New Orleans. These albums showcased his love for the city and its musical heritage.

Throughout his profession, Connick has actually offered over 28 million albums and has actually received various awards and honors for his contributions to music.

Acting Career
In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, Harry Connick Jr. has also developed himself as a skilled star. He made his acting debut in the 1990 romantic drama "Memphis Belle" and later on appeared in popular films such as "Copycat" (1995), "Independence Day" (1996), and "Hope Floats" (1998). He also starred as Dr. Leo Markus in the comedy "Will & Grace" from 2002 to 2006.

Connick Jr. has proven his versatility as a star by starring in various Broadway productions, such as "The Pajama Game" (2006), for which he received a Tony Award election and "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" (2011).

Television and Other Work
Harry Connick Jr. has also made his mark on television, hosting his talk program "Harry" from 2016 to 2018. He has actually served as a guest judge and coach on the popular singing competition "American Idol" and has appeared in several tv specials, such as "Harry Connick Jr.: Only You" (2004) and "Harry Connick Jr.: In Concert on Broadway" (2011).

Connick Jr. is also known for his philanthropy and community work. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, he co-founded the Musicians' Village, a community that offers homes for artists impacted by the disaster, with fellow New Orleans musician Branford Marsalis.

Personal Life
Harry Connick Jr. wed design Jill Goodacre in 1994. The couple has three daughters - Georgia, Charlotte, and Sarah Kate. Connick Jr. continues to be an active figure in the music and entertainment industry, contributing his talents as a musician, actor, and tv personality.

Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Harry.

Related authors: Branford Marsalis (Musician)


3 Famous quotes by Harry Connick, Jr.

Small: The two are unrelated. Im not into turtles or space stuff
"The two are unrelated. I'm not into turtles or space stuff"
Small: Everything that I have professionally, and so much of what I have personally, is because of this great,
"Everything that I have professionally, and so much of what I have personally, is because of this great, fair city, and to see it being drowned like this is almost unbearable"
Small: Safetys just danger, out of place
"Safety's just danger, out of place"