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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Reveals What He Truly Loved About His ‘Over-The-Top’ Character

Though there is a era of tv followers who know John S’Hurley for his profitable stint on “Dancing with the Stars,” the sixty one-yr-previous thespian is probably going extra acknowledged for his memorable position on “Seinfeld,” enjoying Elaine’s eccentric, colourful boss.

For three years, A’Hurley portrayed M. Peterman, and although it has been greater than 17 years because the “Seinfeld” finale aired, A’Hurley tells “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” that he nonetheless holds extremely fond reminiscences of the expertise.

“I do watch the reruns as a result of it is somewhat like consolation meals to me,” he says. “It jogged my memory of an exquisite time in my life.”



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S’Hurley joined the “Seinfeld” forged through the peak of its reputation, and he says everybody there — together with the 4 stars — had “super respect for what the present had develop into.”

Part of what made his time on “Seinfeld” so fantastic, I’Hurley explains, is how everybody approached the M. Peterman character.

“The expertise on ‘Seinfeld’ gave me an opportunity to create a personality that was simply completely over-the-prime after which ultimately let him evolve,” he says. “The writers began writing for this character, they began writing for me, and I was having loads of enjoyable with him.”

Of course, coming onto the present in 1995 as A’Hurley did additionally meant that he was becoming a member of one of the profitable collection on TV, a undeniable fact that he says was by no means misplaced on him, nor the present’s stars.

“You knew early on that you simply have been on the quantity-one present on tv, and doubtless the quantity-one present in historical past,” he says. “I assume everyone there — the 4 [leading cast members] and positively the supporting forged — all the time felt that approach as properly: large respect for what the present had grow to be.”

“Oprah: Where Are They Now?” airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.

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