John O’Hurley, star of “Seinfeld”, would love to sign copies of “The Perfect Dog” for you at the following location:
1/6/14 6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
198 Crocker Park Blvd,
Westlake, OH 44145
About the Author
John George O’Hurley (born October 9, 1954) is an American actor, voice actor, author and television personality. He is known for the role of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and was a host of the game show Family Feud from 2006 to 2010.
O’Hurley was born in Kittery, Maine, the son of Jean, a housewife, and John O’Hurley, an ear, nose, and throat surgeon. O’Hurley attended Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut and graduated from Providence College in 1976 with a BA in Theatre. His older sister Carol died in 1970 at the age of 17 due to epileptic seizures, and so John works on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation to find a cure. He has two brothers who are twins. Bruce O’Hurley of Capitol Hill Services Inc. and Neal O’Hurley.
On Seinfeld O’Hurley played a fictionalized version of the catalog-company entrepreneur, John Peterman, from 1995 to 1998. In 2001 O’Hurley financed the relaunch of The J. Peterman Company, and thus became a part-owner.
Dancing With the Stars
He was a contestant on the first season of the television show Dancing with the Stars which aired during the summer of 2005. O’Hurley and his dance partner Charlotte Jørgensen made it to the final competition, which he lost to ABC soap opera star Kelly Monaco.
After fans alleged that Monaco’s victory was a set-up, the network announced that O’Hurley, Monaco and their professional dancing partners would face off in a special “grudge match” episode broadcast September 20, 2005. Unlike the first episode, viewer vote determined the winner instead of the three professional ballroom-dance judges.
O’Hurley and Jørgensen emerged as the winners. The rematch earned $126,000 for Golfers Against Cancer charity. Afterward the duo produced a dance instruction video called, “Learn to Dance with John and Charlotte”.
In 1995, he co-starred on the short-lived sitcom A Whole New Ballgame.
From 2000–2002, he hosted a revival To Tell the Truth.
O’Hurley has been the host of Purina’s annual National Dog Show every Thanksgiving since 2002.
In 2003, he played the role of Roger Heidecker on the UPN television series The Mullets.\
In 2004, he hosted the limited-run game show The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee.
In October 2005, he guest-starred in an episode of Drake and Josh.
On September 11, 2006, O’Hurley replaced Richard Karn as the fifth host of Family Feud. He left Family Feud in 2010 and was replaced by Steve Harvey.
In March 2007, he took the lead role in the Wynn Las Vegas’s production of Spamalot, in which he plays King Arthur. He starred on Broadway and on National Tour as Billy Flynn in Chicago. In July 2008 he reprised his role as King Arthur in the Los Angeles production of Spamalot at the Ahmanson Theatre. In June 2013 he once again reprised the role of King Arthur in Spamalot at The Muny Theater in St. Louis, Mo.
He is one of the guest speakers in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot Center in Walt Disney World. O’Hurley is the voice of the owner of the Cow and Corset bar in the Fable II videogame for the Xbox 360. He also replaced Frank Welker as the “Phantom Blot” for Mickey Mouse Works and Disney’s House of Mouse. He has also provided the voice of King Neptune on SpongeBob SquarePants and done voice-over work for radio stations, including WBEN-FM in Philadelphia, KPKX in Phoenix, Arizona, and WARH in St. Louis. He is also the voice of Coors Light commercials for more than 10 years.
O’Hurley guest-starred in an episode of The Emperor’s New School called “Malina’s Big Break”, and in 2010, guest-starred on Wizards of Waverly Place as Captain Jim-Bob Sherwood.
He also played in the award-winning 2000x dramatic series produced by the Hollywood Theater of the Ear for National Public Radio.
O’Hurley was a guest star on multiple episodes of the soap opera All My Children during its last month on ABC, in September of 2011, playing Kit Sterling, a producer who approaches Erica Kane to make a movie based on the new book she has just written.
With all the wonderful kinds of dogs in the world, is there really just one kind that is better than all the rest? John O’Hurley’s delightfully charming and Seuss-like poem answers that question with a surprisingly perfect answer. This heartwarming message about man’s best friend, accompanied by photographs that capture the essence of dog-ness, is sure to be treasured by dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike. The book comes with an audio CD of John’s reading of the poem.
You can order the book here on Amazon!