Actor John O’Hurley

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 26, 2006

I have followed John O'Hurley for many years and enjoyed his shows and TV commercials. I think he's terribly underrated as a performer. What can you tell me about him and what his next project might be?
—Jan McCanless, China Grove, N.C.

The highly recognizable, distinctively voiced O'Hurley, whose career catapulted with his recurring role on TV's Seinfeld in the 1990s, says his appearance on last year's Dancing With the Stars TV competition series was life altering. "Physically it changed me," he says. "I lost 25 pounds, but also, at the age of 50, you wonder how you are going to reinvent yourself, so I am doing things I probably would never have done if I hadn't been on the show." Also musically gifted, O'Hurley has performed as a vocalist with numerous symphonies and recently collaborated with cellist Marston Smith on a double-disc CD of his original classical piano compositions, Peace of Our Minds. O'Hurley recently made his Broadway debut as the male lead, Billy Flynn, in the hit musical Chicago, and has just released a dance DVD with his Dancing With the Stars partner, Charlotte Jorgensen.