Harry Connick Jr. - American Idol Judge 2015
Harry Connick Jr. brings the humor, but also the stern criticism to American Idol as one of the trio of judges. As an actor and country music star over the years, Connick has accumulated a wealth of an estimated $35 million. And, even though he's a man of money, that doesn't stop him from remembering his roots and always giving back to his hometown of New Orleans. For example, when Hurricane Katrina hit, Connick flew down there immediately to lend a hand. Connick is also a family man, married to former model Jill Goodacre, with three daughters. So, how did Connick get his first break in music? Celebrity Net Worth writes: His first mainstream success came in 1989 when director Rob Reiner hired him to do the soundtrack for the film "When Harry Met Sally". The soundtrack contained songs such as "It Had to Be You", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", and garnered Harry Connick, Jr. his first Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance. Harry Connick Jr. has won three Grammy awards and two Emmy Awards. And, as far as his big break in acting: Connick got his start in acting in the film "Memphis Belle" and went on to roles in "Copycat", "Hope Floats", "Independence Day", "P.S. I Love You", and "New in Town". For our 5 Fast Facts on Connick, click here. Now that you're up to speed on Connick, click through our gallery of his best Instagram photos.
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