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John O’Hurley was born on the 9th October 1954, in Kittery, Maine USA, and is an actor, voice actor, television personality, and author, probably best known for his role as J. Peterman in the TV sitcom “Seinfeld”, and from hosting the show called “Family Feud” from 2006 to 2010. O’Hurley’s career started in 1963.

Have you ever wondered how rich John O’Hurley is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that O’Hurley’s net worth is as high as $8.5 million, earned through his successful acting career. In addition to appearing on screen, O’Hurley has also published three books, sales of which have also improved his wealth.

John O’Hurley Net Worth $8.5 Million

John O’Hurley was born to John O’Hurley, an ear, nose, and throat surgeon, and Jean, a housewife. John has younger twin brothers, Bruce and Neal, while his older sister Carol died in 1970 due to epileptic seizures as the age of 17. He went to Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut, and later studied at Providence College, from where he graduated in 1976 with BA degree in Theatre.

O’Hurley had his television debut in the TV series “General Hospital” in 1963 in a minor role, but he waited for ten more years before appearing in “The Young and the Restless”, and later in “Loving” in 1983. In 1988, O’Hurley played Remar in the mini-series called “Something Is Out There”, and in 1989 he was cast in “Billy the Kid” starring Val Kilmer. From 1990 to 1991, John played Stephen Slade in 75 episodes of “Santa Barbara”, which only increased his net worth, before he had parts in “White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd” (1991) and “Night Eyes II” (1991).

In 1992, O’Hurley appeared in “Mirror Images”, “Seduction: Three Tales from the ‘Inner Sanctum’”, and in two episodes of “Baywatch”. In the mid-90’s, John played in TV series such as “Valley of the Dolls” (1994), “A Whole New Ballgame” (1995), “Over the Top” (1997), and “Seinfeld” (1995-1998). By the end of the 1990s, he also had roles in TV movies “The Killing Secret” (1997), “Murder Live!” (1997), “Blood on Her Hands” (1998), and “Tempting Fate” (1998). O’Hurley also acted in “Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story” (1998), “Three Secrets” (1998), and “Love Stinks” (1999) starring French Stewart.

With the new millennium, O’Hurley`s career began to decline, and he mainly appeared in B-production movies such as “Firetrap” (2001), “Race to Space” (2001), “Buying the Cow” (2002), “Knuckle Sandwich” (2004), and “An American Carol” (2008). He also gave his voice for the animated series “Phineas and Ferb” from 2008 to 2015, “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” from 2010 to 2013, and “The Looney Tunes Show” from 2011 to 2013. Most recently, he played in “Christian Mingle” (2014), “Devious Maids” (2015), “Swing Away” (2016), and “A Remarkable Life” (2016), which also increased his net worth.

John O’Hurley actually participated in the first season of the television show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2005; he and his partner Charlotte Jørgensen made it to the finals where they lost to opera star Kelly Monaco. However, after fans alleged that Monaco’s victory was a set-up, O’Hurley and Jørgensen were re-instated and won, earning $126,000, adding a significant amount to his net worth.

Regarding his personal life, John O’Hurley was married to Eva LaRue from 1992 to 1994, and later married Lisa Mesloh in August 2014, with whom he has a son. O’Hurley received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May 2011.

Full Name John O’Hurley
Net Worth $8.5 Million
Date Of Birth October 9, 1954
Place Of Birth Kittery, Maine, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.892 m)
Profession Actor, Voice Actor, TV Personality, Game Show Host, Author, Performer, Presenter, Singer, Pianist, Composer
Education Providence College, Kingswood-Oxford School
Nationality American
Spouse Lisa Mesloh (m. 2004), Eva LaRue (m. 1992–1994)
Children William Dylan O’Hurley
Parents John O’Hurley, Jean O’Hurley
Siblings Neal O’Hurley, Carol O’Hurley, Bruce O’Hurley
Nicknames John George O’Hurley , Johnny-O , John Gerald O’Hurley
Albums Peace of Our Minds (CD, 2005), Secrets from the Lake (2008)
Movies “Firetrap” (2001), “Race to Space” (2001), “Buying the Cow” (2002), “Knuckle Sandwich” (2004), “An American Carol” (2008), “Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure“ (2011), “Christian Mingle” (2014), “Devious Maids” (2015), “Swing Away” (2016), “A Remarkable Life” (20…
TV Shows “Phineas and Ferb” (2008-2015), “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” (2010-2013), “The Looney Tunes Show” (2011-2013),”Dancing with the Stars”, ”Secret Talents of the Stars”
1 His frosted grey hair
2 His unusual voice
1 I’ve learned a lot about putting a show up in Vegas. You can’t just all of a sudden put up a show here and do well. Nobody does.
2 If you want to see theater you go to New York.
3 I never like to think of anything from an ending point.
1 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.
2 Finishing the tour of “Spamalot” as King Arthur. [October 2009]
3 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]
4 Playing King Arthur in the musical Spamalot in Las Vegas [April 2007]
5 Host, with Forbes Riley, of an infomercial for the Honeywell “QuietClean” air purifier. [2007]
6 Currently in New York on Broadway performing in the smash hit musical “Chicago” with Robin Givens (from 1/16-3/25). [January 2006]
7 Release of his book, “It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump: And Other Life Lessons I Learned From Dogs”. [2006]
8 Release of his book, “Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It”. [2007]
9 Competing on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (2005) with professional ballroom dancer, Charlotte Jorgensen. [June 2005]
10 In his second season of hosting Family Feud (1999). [July 2007]
11 Commercial endorsements for Progressive Insurance. [May 2005]
12 Appeared in a PSA for the American Humane Society. [2009]
13 Host of Family Feud (1999). [September 2006]
14 Named new host of Family Feud (1999). [March 2006]
15 He is a staunch supporter of the Republican party.
16 “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.
17 Met his wife, Lisa, through his love of golf.
18 Has a son, William Dylan O’Hurley (born December 6, 2006).
19 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.
20 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.
21 September 2005 – Won Dancing with the Stars (2005) re-match with partner Charlotte Jorgensen, earning $126,000 for Golfers Against Cancer charity.
22 Was runner-up in the ABC hit, Dancing with the Stars (2005).
23 Attended Natick High School
24 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.
25 Collects fine wines.
26 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.
27 Refuses to dye his frosted hair black to get younger roles.
28 Education: Providence College, Providence, RI; BA in theatre.
29 Hobbies: golf, tennis, carpentry and interior design.
30 Was director of public relations for the American Red Cross.
31 Alumnus of Kingswood-Oxford (private school) in West Hartford, Connecticut.


Title Year Status Character
Gothball 2015 TV Mini-Series Gothball
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2015 TV Series P.J. McFlubuster
The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown 2015 Video Mr. Slate (voice)
Phineas and Ferb 2008-2015 TV Series Roger Doofenshmirtz / Additional Voices / Roger Doofenschmirtz
Christian Mingle 2014 Donny De Bona
Gravity Falls 2014 TV Series Knight Lilliputtian
Wallykazam! 2014 TV Series Victor the Villain
Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright 2013 Video The Great Pauldini (voice)
The Mentalist 2013 TV Series Buddy Hennings
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated 2010-2013 TV Series Skipper Shelton / Ska Zombie / Pirate Couple
Heavy Petting with Mike Weaver 2012 TV Series Chaz Talbot
Krogzilla Gets a Job 2012 TV Series voice
Kennigan with John O’Hurley 2012 Short Kennigan
Village People 2012 TV Movie Paul Landon
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure 2011 Video Mr. Rexford
All My Children 2011 TV Series Kit Sterling Sterling
Pair of Kings 2011 TV Series Narrator
Retired at 35 2011 TV Series Dan
Big Time Rush 2010 TV Series Announcer
The Super Hero Squad Show 2010 TV Series Grandmaster
Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet 2010 Video Game Grandmaster (voice)
Wizards of Waverly Place 2010 TV Series Captain Jim Bob Sherwood
SpongeBob SquarePants 2000-2010 TV Series King Neptune
High School 2010 Drug PSA (voice)
Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure 2009 Video short Sir Sinclair M. Skeeto
An American Carol 2008 Silvano
The Emperor’s New School 2008 TV Series Editor of Inca Teen Magazine
Higglytown Heroes 2007 TV Series Freight Train Conductor Hero / Uncle Zeke
Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen 2006 Video Kringle (voice)
Family Guy 2006 Video Game voice
Hope & Faith 2006 TV Series Peter
Duck Dodgers 2003-2005 TV Series Captain Star Johnson Star Johnson
Drake & Josh 2005 TV Series Dr. Carlson
Father of the Pride 2004-2005 TV Series Blake
What’s New, Scooby-Doo? 2003-2005 TV Series Mayor Snipper / Beavis Bottomczek
Quintuplets 2004 TV Series Buck Reynolds
Slammed 2004 Derek’s Dad
Come to Papa 2004 TV Series Anderson Miller
Knuckle Sandwich 2004 Mr. Simms
The Mullets 2003-2004 TV Series Roger Heidecker
2 Shocking 4 TV 2003 TV Movie Host
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom 2003 Video Game King Neptune (voice)
Stripperella 2003 TV Series Skip Withers / Fireman
Odd Job Jack 2003 TV Series Dr. Renfield
The Legend of Tarzan 2001-2003 TV Series Johannes Niels / Niels
House of Mouse 2002 TV Series Phantom Blot
Kim Possible 2002 TV Series King Wallace II / Ancient King
Tarzan & Jane 2002 Johannes Niels (voice)
Buying the Cow 2002 Tim ‘Timbo’ Chadway
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2002 TV Series Professor Beltran
Teddy Bears’ Picnic 2002 Earle Hansen
Race to Space 2001 Barnett, PR Official
Son of the Beach 2001 TV Series Dr. Merlot
Firetrap 2001 Richard Meeks
Lloyd in Space 2001 TV Series Brock Rockman
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 TV Series King Nova
The Weber Show 2000 TV Series Mr. Bill Erlicht
Wild Grizzly 2000 TV Movie Mayor Sam
Get Golf with the PGA Tour! 2000 TV Series Host
Hey Arnold! 2000 TV Series Councilman Gladhand
Extraordinary World of Animals 1999 Host
For Your Love 1999 TV Series Roger Bakely
Mickey Mouse Works 1999 TV Series short The Phantom Blot
Love Stinks 1999 Walter Drooz
Three Secrets 1999 TV Movie Paul Holdrith
Family Guy 1999 TV Series Cult Leader
Sunset Beach 1999 TV Series Pete
Hercules 1998 TV Series King Cinyras
The Lionhearts 1998 TV Series
Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story 1998 TV Movie
The Angry Beavers 1998 TV Series Snooty Narrator
Seinfeld 1995-1998 TV Series J. Peterman Peterman
Ellen 1998 TV Series Announcer #2
Damon 1998 TV Series Woody Woodson
Tempting Fate 1998 TV Movie Stewart
Blood on Her Hands 1998 TV Movie Stewart Collins
Diagnosis Murder 1998 TV Series David Coopersmith
Style & Substance 1998 TV Series Mr. Ferber
Ghost Cop 1998 TV Series Ghost from TV
The X-Files 1997 TV Series Dr. Pollidori
101 Dalmatians: The Series 1997 TV Series Director
Smart Guy 1997 TV Series Hugh Sterling
Something So Right 1997 TV Series David
Temporarily Yours 1997 TV Series Dulles Lee
Murder Live! 1997 TV Movie Hal Damon
Men Behaving Badly 1997 TV Series Johnny on TV Show
Lost on Earth 1997 TV Series Brand Shaw
The Killing Secret 1997 TV Movie Ted Dunleavy
Life with Roger 1997 TV Series Dr. Noble
Over the Top 1997 TV Series Robert McSwain
The John Larroquette Show 1996 TV Series
Boy Meets World 1996 TV Series Grant / Cal
Mad About You 1996 TV Series Dr. VonDerphal
Weird Science 1996 TV Series Mr. President
My Son Is Innocent 1996 TV Movie Hennessey
Coach 1996 TV Series Dr. Salters
Melrose Place 1996 TV Series John Marshall
Ned and Stacey 1996 TV Series Kyle Roberts
The Power Within 1995 Video Lt. Cabrell
Baywatch Nights 1995 TV Series Kemp
Living Single 1995 TV Series Jean Luc Gerard
Murder, She Wrote 1995 TV Series Ralph Stafford
A Whole New Ballgame 1995 TV Series Tad Sherman
Pig Sty 1995 TV Series Rance Erik St. Damian
Platypus Man 1995 TV Series Rance
Sisters 1995 TV Series Pizza Guy
Baywatch 1992-1994 TV Series Bill Cooper / Fred Adler
Silk Stalkings 1993-1994 TV Series Dr. Scott Waverly / Dan Borson
Frasier 1994 TV Series Thomas Jay Fallow
Valley of the Dolls 1994 TV Series Allen Cooper
Thunder in Paradise 1994 TV Series Bryden Chubshaw
Dark Justice 1992 TV Series
Seduction: Three Tales from the ‘Inner Sanctum’ 1992 TV Movie George
Mirror Images 1992 Detective Paul Manetti
Scorch 1992 TV Series Howard Gurman
Night Eyes II 1991 Detective Turner
Nurses 1991 TV Series Dave Grady
White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd 1991 TV Movie Pat DiCicco
Santa Barbara 1990-1991 TV Series Stephen Slade
Billy the Kid 1989 TV Movie Dolan
Heartbeat 1989 TV Series James Thompson
Something Is Out There 1988 TV Mini-Series Remar
Loving 1983 TV Series Keith Lane (1984-1986) / Jonathan Matalaine (1984-1985)
The Young and the Restless 1973 TV Series Jim Grainger #2 (1989-1991)
General Hospital 1963 TV Series Greg Bennett (1992)
As the World Turns 1956 TV Series Douglas Prescott (1988)
The Edge of Night 1956 TV Series Greg Shaeffer (1983-1984)
K.C. Undercover 2016 TV Series Buck Marshall
A Remarkable Life 2016 Father David
Archer 2016 TV Series Ellis Crane
Swing Away 2016 Glenn
Moonbeam City 2015 TV Series Vex Mullery
Devious Maids 2015 TV Series Dr. Christopher Neff


Title Year Status Character
The Looney Tunes Show 2013 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Over the Top 1997 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Dangerous Love 1988 performer: “Does Not Compute” – as Johnny-O


Title Year Status Character
Learn to Dance with John and Charlotte 2006 Video executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Employee of the Month 2006 thanks


Title Year Status Character
Today 2013-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Centennial Gala 2016 Video Himself – Host
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Ace Shootout Benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 2016 TV Movie Himself
Celebrity Food Fight 2015 TV Series Himself
The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2015 TV Movie Himself
The National Dog Show Presented by Purina 2015 TV Special Himself – Host
The Real 2015 TV Series Himself
Home & Family 2012-2015 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself – Guest Co-Host
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself
America’s Cutest 2014 TV Series Himself – Host
America’s Cutest Disney Side Howl-O-Ween 2014 TV Movie Himself – Host
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2014 TV Series Himself
Good Day L.A. 2014 TV Series Himself
54th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration 2013 TV Movie Himself
Never the Same: The Prisoner-of-War Experience 2013 Documentary Colonel Curtis (voice)
Dancing with the Stars 2005-2013 TV Series Himself
Cavuto on Business 2012 TV Series Himself
The 86th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 TV Movie Himself
The National Dog Show Presented by Purina 2012 TV Movie Himself – Host
Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America’s Golden Girl 2012 TV Special Himself
The National Dog Show Presented by Purina 2011 TV Special Himself – Host
25 Most Memorable Infomercials Ever 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself – Host
The Wendy Williams Show 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2011 TV Series Himself – ICA Judge / Actor
Sidewalks Entertainment 2010 TV Series Himself
MKP Celebrity Talk 2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2006-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself – Co-Host
Family Feud 2006-2010 TV Series Himself – Host
Island Summer Celebrity Sports Invitational 2009 TV Movie Himself
Glenn Martin DDS 2009 TV Series Himself
Hell’s Kitchen 2009 TV Series Himself – Restaurant Patron
Secret Talents of the Stars 2008 TV Series Himself – Host
The Florence Henderson Show 2008 TV Series Himself
The Last Lap 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Love Your Customers 2007 Video short Himself
WGL Million Dollar Shootout 2007 TV Series Himself – Host
In Search of Puppy Love 2007 Documentary Himself
Jerry Seinfeld, Submarine Captain 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Celebrity A-List Bloopers 2007 TV Movie Himself
The Insider’s Guide to Winning Game Show Millions 2007 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Game Show Countdown: Top 10 Hosts 2007 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Seinfeld: Inside Look 2005-2007 TV Series documentary short Himself
Queen of the Castle: The Elaine Benes Story 2006 Video documentary short Himself
17th Annual American Century Championship 2006 TV Mini-Series Himself
My First Time 2006 TV Series Himself
Hooray for Broadway: A Springtime Celebration 2006 TV Movie Himself
Learn to Dance with John and Charlotte 2006 Video Himself – Host
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto 2006 TV Series Himself, Actor
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2005 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998-2005 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Running with the Egg: Making a ‘Seinfeld’ 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Seinfeld: Jason + Larry = George 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Aleut Story 2005 TV Movie documentary
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Dancing with the Stars (Dance Off) 2005 TV Movie Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
30th Annual Mrs. America Pageant 2005 TV Special Himself – Host
Behind the Wings of an Emmy 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 2005 TV Series Himself
16th Annual American Century Championship 2005 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2005 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Himself
2005 Writers Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself – Host
The Bench: Life Before ‘Seinfeld’ 2004 Video documentary short Himself
I Love the ’90s 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters 2004 TV Series Judge (Spiny Lobster Battle)
The Great American Celebrity Spelling Bee 2004 TV Mini-Series Host
This Hour Has 22 Minutes 2004 TV Series Himself
First Annual Miss Dog Beauty Pageant 2003 TV Special Himself – Host
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Himself
Pet Star 2003 TV Series documentary Himself – Celebrity Judge #1 / Himself – Judge / Himself – Celebrity Judge #3
The 55th Annual L.A. Emmys 2003 TV Movie Himself – Host
SoapTalk 2003 TV Series Himself
To Tell the Truth 2001-2002 TV Series Himself – Host
The Best Things in Golf 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself – Host
All-Star Party for ‘Dutch’ Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
Family Feud 1985 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Title Year Status Character
Welcome to the Basement 2012 TV Series Mr. Rexford
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series Himself
Scenes from the Roundtable 2007 Video documentary short J. Peterman