Even though John O'Hurley has a net worth of $8.5, he's much more famous under a different name. And one could make the argument that his other identity, Elaine Benes' boss J. Peterman on Seinfeld, might have an even higher net worth than that. He first played his most famous character in 1995, based on the real J. Peterman of the J. Peterman Catalogue. In a fascinating example of art imitating life – in 2001, O'Hurley invested in the real J. Peterman Company and became a member of its board of directors. Since Seinfeld, O'Hurley has appeared in a number of places, most famously as a contestant on the first season of Dancing with the Stars, where his loss to actress Kelly Monaco was shrouded in controversy. This controversy eventually led to a special "grudge match" between the two celebrity dancers, with O'Hurley coming out on top. He also has a bit of a second career in the world of TV hosting, acting as the host for two game shows: To Tell the Truth, and later, Family Feud. And since 2002, he's been the host of the Purina Annual Dog Show on Thanksgiving of every year. But O'Hurley hasn't just earned acclaim as an entertainer – in 2011, he received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his humanitarian work.
All the way from Seinfeld to Family Feud, he has made a strong presence in our living rooms, and now he is right here in Better's studio.
Some funny clips from Family Feud with John O'Hurley.
John and Charlotte dance the cha cha cha on the first season of DWTS. Week 1. Scores ...