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John O'Hurley: Back On Stage

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John O'Hurley is back on stage in Costa Mesa playing lawyer Billy Flynn in "Chicago". He talked to Steve and Heather about what makes this production of the hit play so incredible.

"This may be the best touring cast of all the years...we have such a great production of it down there...last night when the orchestra started playing the overture, I had never heard it played so well...of the thousand plus performances that I've done."

O'Hurley is an actor who's done it all. Steve asked him what he thinks he's best known for, John's answer? All of them!

"Seinfeld obviously still lives on today...Dancing With the Stars, there's always a group of people that knew that. Family Feud. But I do have a small but loyal group of kids now because I do so many carton now. Spongebob (Squarepants) as King Neptune...Phineas and Ferb...it's the Seinfeld for kids."

O'Hurley says even though Seinfeld is long gone, he's still "playing" the character he did on the show...in real life.

"After Seinfeld ended, the Peterman Company ran into some financial dificultites...and a year after that, John Peterman, the real J. Peterman with the real J Peterman Company called me and said would you like to put the company back together?...I've owned the J. Peterman catalog with the real J. Peterman...it's one of the greatest acts of identity theft ever. I'm not giving it back!"

Chicago has started its run at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. It goes through Sunday: http://scfta.org

Fun Facts About John O'Hurley: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor, voice actor, author and television personality. He is known for the role of J. Peterman on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and was a host of the game show Family Feud from 2006 to 2010.                     

2) He was a contestant on the first season of the 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.

3) O'Hurley is a self-taught pianist and classically trained vocalist. O'Hurley has been composing since his teen years. In 2004 he released a two-album project entitled "Peace of Our Minds" a compilation of his original piano compositions in tandem with famed cellist Marston Smith. The piece "For Lisa" was written for John's wife especially for their wedding day in 2004. He was featured on the March/April 2009 cover of Making Music Magazine.   

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