10 Things You Didn’t Know About Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick Jr. is one of the most talented celebrities in Hollywood, but has managed to stay out of the spotlight and media headlines for the most part. He is a singer, an actor, a musician, and extremely funny, providing much of the comic relief during his time as a judge on American Idol. He has been part of the music world and entertainment industry for almost his entire life, and went on to marry a Victoria’s Secret model, but there are still so many things to know about the handsome star! Check it out:
Harry Connick Jr. has a reputation for being a clean cut, good guy, but he has gotten himself in trouble at least once. In December of 1992, Connick Jr. was charged with bringing a gun to the security checkpoint in an airport. Port Authority Police arrested him and charged him with having a 9mm pistol in his possession at JFK International Airport. As a result, he had to spend a day in jail and had to make a PSA commercial warning the public against breaking gun laws. Along with that the court agreed to drop all the charges if he stayed out of trouble for six months.
9. Early Life
Harry Connick Jr. was born Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. on September 11, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born to Anita Frances and Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr., and he has one sister Suzanna. His mother was a lawyer and a judge and eventually a Louisiana Supreme Court justice, and his father was the district attorney of Orleans Parish from 1973-2003. His parents also owned a record store where the encouraged and helped cultivate Harry’s love of music. Connick attended Jesuit High School, Isidore Newman School, Lakeview School, and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts in New Orleans.