Son of prolific singer Joan Sebastian, who went on to establish his own fame as a composer and singer of ranchero.
His father was awarded 7 Latin Grammy Awards and 5 Grammy Awards, making him the most awarded performer from Mexico in the history of the ceremony. He was also a prolific songwriter, having composed over 1,000 songs.
His brother, José Manuel Figueroa, is also a singer and songwriter. He married Imelda Garza Tuñón and together they have a son named José Julián.
He and Maribel Guardia presented a live show together called Julian and Maribel Live.