Harry Connick Jr.

American singer-songwriter and actor (born 1967)

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. (born September 11, 1967, in New Orleans) is an American singer, pianist, composer, actor, and television host. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has had seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in US jazz chart history.

Harry Connick, Jr. in 2014


  • [When asked how he's keeping his 12-year marriage to wife Jill fresh] Hookers, drugs. We’re playing the field right now.
    • ExtraTV interview, November 2006 [1]
  • I was in such a state while I was recovering from this surgery and the pain medication that I was on sort of took all the inhibitions out that I may have had. I found that I was ordering things online; big boxes of stuff would arrive at my house.
  • I started making movies when I was 20. I started playing piano when I was about 3 years old, so I'm probably a musician first. But when I'm working on a movie, as an actor, I'm an actor - 100 percent. And when I'm on tour, I'm a musician 100 percent.
    • The Costco Connection magazine interview, February 2007 [3]
  • New Orleans is a city of paradox. Sin, salvation, sex, sanctification, so intertwined yet so separate.
    • Sony press release, January 2007 [4]

About Connick

  • Harry is a true musician. He has a massive amount of information that he's dealing with, so he is very comfortable wherever a song goes. Great music is like leaping off a cliff, but some musicians will only go to the precipice. Harry just jumps, which is why playing with him is very liberating.
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