Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is an American singer, conductor, pianist, actor, and composer. He has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has seven top-20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in the US jazz chart history, as well as three Grammy awards.
Connick has a successful acting career to match. He has won two Emmy Awards in the popular early 2000's sitcom Will and Grace as Grace's husband, Dr. Leo Markus. Some other popular roles include Independence Day and The Iron Giant. Most recently, Connick is a judge on American Idol 14 alongside Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.