Known best as the presenter of a French reality television talent competition called Star Academy, he also hosted the French version of The Voice.
Early in his career, he appeared in the television series Union Libre.
He learned to speak five languages.
He was born in Paris to a family of Greek descent. His partner, American-born actress Alexandra Kazan, appeared in such French television series as Paris 16ème and Action Justice.
While hosting a Greek television program titled Gros Plan, he was introduced to the acclaimed French Canadian singer Celine Dion.