Musician Harry Connick Jr.

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 8, 2001

Harry Connick Jr. is such a musical fixture for someone so young. How long has he been performing?
—Leo D., South Carolina

Harry Connick Jr., 33, was 3 when he first touched piano keys; three years later he played at his father's swearing-in ceremony as a New Orleans district attorney. The musical prodigy made his debut with a New Orleans jazz band before he was 10. After winning several piano competitions and playing with the New Orleans Symphony, he moved to New York and began a career that would include multi-platinum records, Grammy Awards, Broadway, television, and movies. Despite his success, Connick is very much the family man with his wife, Jill, and two children. "I love music, I love acting, but at the end of the day, the most important thing is home and family," he says.