Award-winning actor John O’Hurley is equally fluent in the world of entertainment and business. He has catapulted into television’s busiest and most versatile actor/show host, Broadway star, advertising hero as well as being a New York Times best-selling author and Billboard chart-topping composer. O’Hurley is best known as “J. Peterman” on “Seinfeld” which is now the #1 syndicated show in the world and can be seen in 85 countries. John won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on “Seinfeld.” It was O’Hurley’s unique portrayal of the wry and witty “J. Peterman” that led to dozens of advertising campaigns for companies such as Xerox and The Travel Channel, earning him multiple advertising and marketing industry awards. John reappeared in prime time in 2005, capturing America’s heart with his turn on Season 1 of “Dancing with the Stars,” where he officially won the series with the highly contested “Dance Off.” And was named one of People Magazines, “Sexiest Men Alive”.
After a two-year stint hosting “To Tell The Truth” and a three-year stint hosting USA’s “Get Golf with the PGA TOUR”, O’Hurley is now the regular host of NBC Sports highest rated yearly show, “The National Dog Show presented by Purina,” a decade-old Thanksgiving tradition to 22 million viewers. He was also host of the long-time popular game shows “Family Feud” and To Tell The Truth” In addition, life imitates art for him as John is now the business partner of the J. Peterman Company, along with the real J. Peterman.
His unusual versatility as both entertainer and businessman was the focus of many features in magazines like Business Week and Time Magazine. Aside from his position part owner of the J. Peterman Company, he is the a principal partner in six companies, most notably Energy – Inc., a unique waste-to-energy technology and PoliteView, a unique on-line delivery platform used extensively by the US Government, airlines, The UN, and many Fortune 500 corporations.
He lives in Beverly Hills with his wife Lisa and their son, William.