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 played roles in When Harry Met Sally and Dolphin Tale.
He played a role in Independence Day with Will Smith.
He was a talented jazz pianist that performed in and around New Orleans.
His mother worked as a judge and his father was the distric 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.