Album of chansons, Entre deux, tops the charts.
Makes his acting debut in "Le Coup de Sirocco."
As of 2009, he has won more than $900,000 in poker tournaments.
Also serves as French commentator for World Poker Tour broadcasts.
Inspired to become a singer in part by seeing French pop star Michel Sardou in 1975.
His performance at the Printemps de Bourges festival in May 1991 sold 8,000 tickets in a few hours.