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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 October 1954Kittery, Maine, USA
Birth NameJohn Gerald O'Hurley
Nickname Johnny-O
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John O'Hurley was born on October 9, 1954 in Kittery, Maine, USA as John Gerald O'Hurley. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Santa Barbara (1984) and Loving (1983). He has been married to Lisa Mesloh since August 14, 2004. They have one child. He was previously married to Eva LaRue.

Spouse (2)

Lisa Mesloh (14 August 2004 - present) (1 child)
Eva LaRue (1992 - 1994) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

His unusual voice
His frosted grey hair

Trivia (31)

Alumnus of Kingswood-Oxford (private school) in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Was director of public relations for the American Red Cross.
Hobbies: golf, tennis, carpentry and interior design.
Education: Providence College, Providence, RI; BA in theatre.
Refuses to dye his frosted hair black to get younger roles.
Co-owner (with J. Peterman) of the real J. Peterman Catalog. After playing J. Peterman on Seinfeld (1989), he was offered the opportunity to buy part of the company and help bring it back from bankruptcy. They turned a profit the very first year that O'Hurley was part of the company.
Collects fine wines.
Older sister Carol passed away in 1970 at the age of 17 due to epileptic seizures. Now John works on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation to find a cure.
Attended Natick High School
Was runner-up in the ABC hit, Dancing with the Stars (2005).
September 2005 - Won Dancing with the Stars (2005) re-match with partner Charlotte Jorgensen, earning $126,000 for Golfers Against Cancer charity.
A financier and investor as well, he is a principal partner for Round One Investments in Los Angeles and Heritage Capital Advisors in Atlanta, two private-equity outfits. He also holds a big chunk of a restaurant chain and is an owner of the Alaskan airline Era Aviation.
A self-taught pianist and classically-trained vocalist who has performed with symphonies, he has recently released a two-album project entitled "Peace of Our Minds", a compilation of his original piano compositions in tandem with famed cellist Marston Smith. One piece, "For Lisa", was written for John's wife, especially for their wedding day in 2004. O'Hurley has been composing since his teen years.
Has a son, William Dylan O'Hurley (born December 6, 2006).
Met his wife, Lisa, through his love of golf.
"J. Peterman", the character O'Hurley played on Seinfeld (1989), was based on a real-life clothing entrepreneur, J. Peterman. After the series ended, John O'Hurley became an investor and co-owner of the J. Peterman Company.
He is a staunch supporter of the Republican party.
Named new host of Family Feud (1999). [March 2006]
Host of Family Feud (1999). [September 2006]
Appeared in a PSA for the American Humane Society.
Commercial endorsements for Progressive Insurance. [May 2005]
In his second season of hosting Family Feud (1999). [July 2007]
Competing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars (2005) with professional ballroom dancer, Charlotte Jorgensen. [June 2005]
Release of his book, "Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It".
Release of his book, "It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump: And Other Life Lessons I Learned From Dogs".
Currently in New York on Broadway performing in the smash hit musical "Chicago" with Robin Givens (from 1/16-3/25). [January 2006]
Host, with Forbes Riley, of an infomercial for the Honeywell "QuietClean" air purifier.
Playing King Arthur in the musical Spamalot in Las Vegas [April 2007]
Host, with Forbes Riley, of an infomercial for the "Red Skelton Released" DVD collection. Also appearing are Jamie Farr, Jayne Meadows, Phyllis Diller, Jill St. John, 'Daniel Van Becker' and Kip King. [January 2008]
Finishing the tour of "Spamalot" as King Arthur. [October 2009]
Best friends with actor Bryan Cranston since their days together on the daytime soap Loving (1983). Bryan served as best man at both of John's weddings.

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