CAST

John O'Hurley

Host

John O'Hurley returns for his 12th consecutive year as host of "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina," NBC's popular holiday special airing annually following the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade."

Dubbed one of People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2005, O'Hurley is an award-winning actor, best known as J. Peterman from NBC's "Seinfeld." He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble for his work on the classic sitcom. He has spent much of 2013 in nationally touring theatrical productions, playing King Arthur in "Spamalot" and Billy Flynn in "Chicago."

Prominent former projects include hosting Dick Clark Productions' "Celebrity A-List Bloopers," "National Geographic's Show Me the Wild" and the syndicated "Family Feud" game show.

In 2005, he was crowned the ultimate champion of ABC's hit Dancing with the Stars. O'Hurley has added to his onscreen success with other ventures, including authoring three books - "Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do It: Life Lessons from a Wise Old Dog to a Young Boy" (Hudson Street Press, 2007), "It's Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump: And Other Life Lessons I Learned From Dogs" (Plume, 2007) and his latest book for children, "The Perfect Dog," released last month (Grosset & Dunlap, October 31, 2013).

His film credits include "Employee of the Month," "Race to Space," "Billy the Kid," "An American Carol," and "Holidaze: The Christmas that Almost Didn't Happen." He produced the biographical film "The Richard Petty Story," starring Dennis Quaid, as well as a film version of the New York Times bestseller, "Ahab's Wife."

O'Hurley resides in Beverly Hills with his wife, Lisa, and son, William Dylan.