Seinfeld’s ‘J. Peterman’ Now Counsels Fans on Erectile Dysfunction on Cameo
Seinfeld‘s J. Peterman is the gift that keeps on giving as actor John O’Hurley recently revealed that he is a top request on Cameo, sometimes being asked to “counsel” fans on topics like erectile dysfunction. “I have found a new playing field for [J. Peterman],” O’Hurley dished with Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “Have you heard of Cameo.com? I’m one of the top people on Cameo. And what I do is I write and modify the Peterman monologue for people’s birthdays, retirements, anniversaries, and things like that.” He also takes the J. Peterman brand into unchartered territory too.
J.Peterman from ‘Seinfeld’ takes on Cameo requests
Cameo allows fans to pay their favorite actor, reality personality, athlete, or musician to deliver just about any message they want. “I’ve even had people ask me to counsel them on erectile dysfunction,” O’Hurley exclaimed. “It’s very strange.” He then launched into the fully J. Peterman voice, “Having a little trouble with the stiffy are you?”
Fans can book a Cameo with O’Hurley for $199 and his featured spots include a birthday and anniversary message, both delivered in the voice and mannerisms of the iconic J. Peterman character. Of course, the messages are filled with travel stories, peppered with wild and intricate detail – very on-brand for J. Peterman.
John O’Hurley has enduring love for J. Peterman from ‘Seinfeld’
O’Hurley said he still has a lot of love for the character. “I embrace him and his lunacy,” he remarked. And while O’Hurley really embodied and brought the character to life, he credits the writers from Seinfeld for the masterful dialogue he delivered on the show.
“Well, he was supported by the writer,” O’Hurley said. “As Shakespeare once said, the play is the thing. He never said that the actor was the thing. The play is the words. And so I always had great words to work on. And so as the character went on, it became more and more … [laughs] touched, shall we say. He just became more interesting and it became the kind of White Poet Warlord. And he was off finding himself in Burma.”
J. Peterman lives on today in Seinfeld reruns and on Cameo
Despite Seinfeld coming to an end in 1998, J. Peterman is still as recognizable and memorable today. “He also lives today,” O’Hurley said about the character. “Like with Cameo.com. All of a sudden I discovered an income stream that is ridiculous. And they all wanna hear Peterman.”
Like J. Peterman, O’Hurley is a Renascence man himself, immersed in several mediums. “I’m lucky enough to be able to pivot back and forth between a lot of different mediums,” he remarked. “I always think of myself as a corporation with a lot of operating divisions.” He added, “I host game shows and host events. I do a lot of corporate motivational speaking. You know, I have my Broadway show, Chicago The Musical and Spamalot. I have my one-man show. It’s a one-man musical that I tour around the country called A Man with Standards. I compose. I have several albums out and I’ve got I’m a writer, I’ve got three books out, so I just try to keep moving.”