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.