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John O’Hurley (born October 9, 1954) is an American actor and television personality who since 2006, has been the host of the game show Family Feud.
On Seinfeld, O’Hurley played a fictionalized version of the catalog-company entrepreneur John Peterman from 1995 to 1998. O’Hurley in 2001 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 popular 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”.
From 2000 to 2002, he hosted a revival To Tell the Truth. On September 11, 2006, O’Hurley replaced Richard Karn as the fifth host of Family Feud. 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.
O’Hurley has also been the host of the Annual Purina Dog Show every Thanksgiving since 2002. 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