Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr.


9/11/1967, New Orleans, Louisiana

Birth Name

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr


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With the simultaneous releases of '30' and 'Songs I Heard', Harry Connick, Jr. has again found new ways to express himself artistically, while demonstrating the craftsmanship and work ethic of a virtuoso musician at the top of his game. The opening of 'Thou Shalt Not' this fall marks…more


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    • Harry Connick Jr.: It was heartbreaking. It took a few weeks to gather my thoughts, get over the trauma and decide what I could do to help. Eventually I and my friend Branford Marsalis came up with the idea of the Musicians' Village, and it quickly escalated into something real.

    • Harry Connick Jr.: I had an old man moment the other day. I went into Abercrombie & Fitch to get some jeans and the music was so loud I couldn't stay.

    • Harry Connick Jr.: 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.

    • Harry Connick Jr.: I haven't slept in days. Although I now finally know that my immediate family in New Orleans is safe, I have not heard from many, many friends and other family members, ... It is hard to sit in silence, to watch one's youth wash away.

    • Harry Connick Jr.: New Orleans is my essence, my soul, my muse, and I can only dream that one day she will recapture her glory. I will do everything within my power to make that happen and to help in any way I can to ease the suffering of my city, my people!

    • (about the name of his 1996 album 'Star Turtle')
      Harry Connick Jr.: The two are unrelated. I'm not into turtles or space stuff.

    • (Orlando Sentinel columnist,Tammy Carter, lists Harry as a possible leader in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina)
      Tammy Carter: While local, state and federal officials were bogged down in bureaucracy, Connick flew to his native city and personally delivered water and food to survivors.

    • (about the Saints playing the Giants)
      Harry Connick Jr.: It's so strange that this is a home game for us.

    • Harry Connick Jr.: Oh man, it's made my life easier. Before, I would write out a song by hand and give it to a couple of guys in the band who are copyists and they would figure out the instrumental sections. It could take days. Now I can write a new score in the morning and everyone has it on his computer screen in the afternoon. Imagine if a Duke Ellington or a Stravinsky had had a system like that.

    • Harry Connick Jr.: Safety's just danger, out of place.

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    Harry Connick Jr. is a decent actor, but an excellent singer. I learned to appreciate his singing talent by listening with my mom and dad to his albums during the holidays. As for his acting, he seems a little dry at times.
  • ohhh that smile

    Harry Conick Jr. is one of the most talanted actors that has hit our screens today. He plays each part he gets with conviction and talent. He makes you believe in each role he plays. You want to love him in the parts where he is the teddy bear actor and hate him when he plays a bad guy. He is not used enough in films where he can show his talent off more. He portrays characters that don't have lots of depths at times. He needs a great role where he can be seen as the actor he ismoreless