He became known for his flexibility and fluency in a variety of musical styles. He played a pilot in the film Independence Day , and released the best-selling album When My Heart Finds Christmas.
He was a talented jazz pianist that performed in and around New Orleans.
His mother Anita worked as a judge and his father Joseph was the district attorney of Orleans Parish. He married former Victoria's Secret model Jill Goodacre in April 1994. He has three daughters named Georgia , Charlotte and Sarah.
He played a role in Independence Day with Will Smith .