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Harry Connick, Jr
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Performer Profile
Birth Date 11 September 1967 (1967-09-11) (age 56)
Hometown New Orleans, Louisiana

Appearance(s) 13 Week 1

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. is a Grammy and Emmy-award winning American singer, composer, actor, and television host.

He has been a guest performer in Dancing with the Stars in season thirteen. Couples have danced to his songs in other seasons as well.

Career Highlights[]

He has sold over twenty-eight million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top sixty best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with sixteen 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.

Connick's best-selling album in the United States is his 1993 Christmas album When My Heart Finds Christmas. His highest-charting album is his 2004 release Only You, which reached No. 5 in the US and No. 6 in Britain. He has won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. He played Debra Messing's character Grace Adler's husband, Leo Markus, in the NBC sitcom Will & Grace from 2002 to 2006.

Connick began his acting career as a tail gunner in the 1990 World War II film Memphis Belle. He played a serial killer in Copycat (1995), before being cast as a fighter pilot in the blockbuster Independence Day (1996). Connick's first role as a leading man was in Hope Floats (1998) with Sandra Bullock. His first thriller film since Copycat came in the film Basic (2003) with John Travolta. Additionally, he played a violent ex-husband in Bug, before two romantic comedies, P.S. I Love You (2007), and the leading man in New in Town (2009) with Renée Zellweger. In 2011, he appeared as Dr. Clay Haskett in the family film Dolphin Tale and its 2014 sequel.

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