Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. is a Grammy winning American singer, musician, actor, reality show judge and talk show host who has a net worth of million dollars in 2017-2018.
His popularity and success as an accomplished musician can be aptly gauged through his record-breaking album sales, his multiple Grammy nominations and the fact that he is perhaps, the only US jazz artist to have the highest number of no. 1 albums to his credit. He is best known for his enthralling music albums, like ‘When My Heart Finds Christmas’ and ‘Only You’ which have topped charts worldwide and movies, like ‘Hope Floats’ and ‘Bug’ in which he impressed audiences with his impeccable acting skills.
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Biography & Wiki
Harry Connick Jr. was born into an illustrious family to a ‘Supreme Court Justice’ mother Anita Frances and a ‘District Attorney’ father Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Sr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. He began exhibiting exceptional musical talent from a very young age, playing the keyboard at 3, recording with a local jazz band at 10 and even performing a Beethoven symphony when he was barely 9.
Harry Connick Jr. attended various schools in New Orleans, like the Jesuit High School, Isidore Newman School and Lakeview School. Further, he got the opportunity to hone his talent at the New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts under the able guidance of Jazz greats, like Ellis Marsalis Jr. and James Booker. In order to pursue music academically, he even enrolled at Hunter College and Manhattan School of Music where he got recognised and signed by Columbia Records. It was under this label, his 1st instrumental record ‘Harry Connick Jr.’ was released.
Harry Connick Jr. has a sister named Suzanna. He has been married to renowned American model, Jill Goodacre since 1994. The couple have 3 gorgeous daughters named Georgia Tatum, Sara Kate and Charlotte.
Harry Connick Jr. is one of the most celebrated and loved musicians in American jazz history. Impressed by his innate talent, vast knowledge of music and exceptional work, prominent director Rob Reiner gave Harry his big break, as a music composer by signing him for the soundtrack of his blockbuster film ‘When Harry Met Sally’. The songs were so well received that the album quickly gained double platinum status in the US and brought Harry his first Grammy Award for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance. He followed it up with various other double and multi-platinum albums, like ‘We Are in Love’ for which he clinched another Grammy, ‘Blue Light, Red Light’, ‘25’ and ‘When My Heart Finds Christmas’. In 1994, he started experimenting with funk music with the release of ‘She’ that joined the already long list of his platinum albums. In 2001, he bagged another Grammy Award for his album ‘Songs I Heard’. Further, many of his albums, like ‘Harry for the Holidays’ and ‘Only You’ went gold. He got an Emmy for Outstanding Music Direction for the televised version of his Only You Concert. His latest album ‘Every Man Should Know’ came out in 2013.
Harry Connick Jr. has had an equally successful cinema career with blockbuster films, like ‘Memphis Belle’, ‘Copy Cat’, ‘Independence Day’, ‘Hope Floats’, ‘Bug’, ‘P.S. I Love You’, ‘New in Town’ and ‘Dolphin Tale’ under his belt.
His television career has not been far behind with spontaneous performances in shows, like ‘Will & Grace’, ‘Living Proof’ and ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. He also joined the judging panel of season 13 of ‘American Idol’. Currently, he hosts a daytime talk show called ‘Harry’ since 2016.
Awards & Achievements
Harry Connick Jr. has 3 Grammy awards and 2 Emmy awards.
Net Worth of Harry Connick Jr.
The estimated net worth of Harry Connick Junior stands at a whopping $50 million. His incredible wealth is a result of his fulfilling career as a singer and musician with 28 million sold albums. He is also, a remarkable actor, voice actor and Broadway star.
Harry Connick Jr.’s melodies continue to enthral fans even after so many years making him perhaps, the most successful jazz artist today. With his brilliant talent and innate grasp of music, he is bound to cross many more milestones in his career.