John O'Hurley

John O'Hurley


10/9/1954, Kittery Maine, USA

Birth Name

John Gerald O'Hurley


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John O'Hurley is an American actor who is best known for his role as J. Peterman on the hit television series Seinfeld. Previous to that, daytime fans remember him from his roles on Search for Tomorrow and Loving. He was the runner-up celebrity dancer in the show Dancingmore


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • As a young boy, he owned a Dachshund named Taffy. He now (2007) owns 2 dogs named Betty and Scoshi.

    • John O'Hurley has appeared in movies such as Employee Of The Month, Teddy Bears' Picnic, Race to Space, Love Stinks, Three Secrets and Slammer.

    • John O'Hurley was married to Eva LaRue Callahan from 1992 until 1994. He married Lisa Mesloh in 2004 and as of 2007, they are still married.

    • John O'Hurley's professional dance partner on Dancing with the Stars, was Charlotte Jorgenson.

    • John O'Hurley taught himself how to play the piano.

    • John O'Hurley collects fine wines.

    • John O'Hurley is known for his salt and pepper hair and refused to dye it to get roles where he played a younger man.

    • John O'Hurley went to the Providence College, in Rhode Island, where he got a BA in theatre.

    • John O'Hurley's hobbies include golf, tennis, carpentry and interior design.

    • John O'Hurley was once the director of public relations for the American Red Cross.

    • He has one son, William Dylan, born December 6, 2006.

    • John is the regular host of NBC's yearly show The National Dog Show presented by Purina.

    • John won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble for his work on the TV show Seinfeld.

    • John was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Hooray for Gray!" section.

    • In addition to acting on-screen, John does voiceover work and is represented by the William Morris Agency in that regard.

    • John O'Hurley was the voice of King Neptune on an episode of Spongebob Squarepants.

    • In 2006, John O'Hurley and his Dancing With The Stars partner Charlotte Jorgensen released a dancing instructional video called Learn to Dance with John and Charlotte. John was also the executive producer of the video.

    • John won the dance-off for Dancing With the Stars.

    • Since appearing on Dancing With the Stars, John has nabbed a role with his co-star Kelly on her ABC soap, General Hospital. He played a police officer.

    • Since losing on Dancing With the Stars, John jokes that his middle name is "You shoulda won."

    • John O'Hurley came in 2nd place on Dancing With the Stars.

    • John O'Hurley is on the board of directors for the J. Peterman Catalog, which is the company founded by the real J. Peterman who was played by O'Hurley on Seinfeld.

    • John O'Hurley starred in a TV commercial for Drive Insurance from Progressive. John starred in a 30-second TV spot which featured well-known personalities who think they are afforded special treatment from their independent agent simply because they're celebrities.

  • Quotes

    • John O'Hurley: Nobody, nobody wants to win as much as I do, ... I think we should have won.

    • John O'Hurley: Wanna talk about fair? Try all the people who are voting for Kelly just because she's on their favorite soap opera.

    • John O'Hurley: I think people enjoy pomposity and arrogance as long as it's pointed at you.

    • John O'Hurley: (after the winner was announced on Dancing With The Stars) Do we get to keep our toll-free numbers?

    • John O 'Hurley: (commenting on Dancing With the Stars) I would go back and do this every week... When we got the tens, it blew me away.

  • A really sore loser.

    He lost respect after that whole DWTS crap. Not funny.Can't act.
  • My idea of the new family feud and gentlemen host John O'Hurley:)

    I think John O'Hurley is an excellent host and a beautiful person. I congratulate him on the health and well being of him/his beautiful wife, precious first-born baby boy and all his success!! I've always been a fan. I loved that episode on family feud when they surprised him with his sweetheart baby and a cake. His son was doing the same thing, that my baby does to me when I try to feed her. I've never watched dancing with the stars but the world would be a better place if people were more at peace with themselves and others!!moreless