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‘Seinfeld’ star John O’Hurley meets fans at RailRiders game at PNC Field in Moosic on July 20

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From a press release:

When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders take on the Louisville Bats at PNC Field in Moosic this Saturday, July 20, they’ll also be stepping into the office of J. Peterman.

Actor John O’Hurley, best known for playing Elaine Benes’ boss J. Peterman on the hit NBC sitcom “Seinfeld,” will be making an appearance at the game for “Seinfeld Night,” so don’t forget to bring those urban sombreros and Himalayan walking shoes. Fans can come air their grievances, take a J. Peterman Reality Tour, and even dance like Elaine.

O’Hurley will be on the concourse signing autographs, and the first 2,500 fans through the gates will also receive a military appreciation T-shirt presented by MetLife.

Gates at PNC Field (235 Montage Mountain Rd., Moosic) open at 5 p.m., and the first pitch is at 6:35 p.m. Tickets, which are $11-$15, are on sale now on

Award-winning actor John O’Hurley, 64, has catapulted into one of television’s most versatile actor/host, Broadway star, advertising hero, as well as being a New York Times bestselling author and Billboard chart-topping composer. He is best known as J. Peterman on several seasons of “Seinfeld,” which is now the No. 1 syndicated show in the world and can be seen in 85 countries.

O’Hurley won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on “Seinfeld.” It was his unique portrayal of the wry and witty J. Peterman that led to dozens of advertising campaigns for companies, earning him multiple advertising and marketing industry awards.

He captured America’s heart with his turn on Season 1 of “Dancing with the Stars,” where he officially won the ABC series with the highly contested “Dance Off” and was named one of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive.” O’Hurley is now the regular host of NBC Sports’ highest rated yearly show, “The National Dog Show presented by Purina,” a Thanksgiving tradition to 22 million viewers. He was also host of the longtime popular game shows “Family Feud” and “To Tell the Truth.”

One of the most recognizable voices in entertainment, he is the voice of many animated characters like King Neptune on “SpongeBob SquarePants” and the Mayor on Disney’s hit “Phineas and Ferb.”

On Broadway and on stages across the country, he is recognized for his many performances as King Arthur in Monty Python’s “Spamalot” and his continuing portrayal of slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the Broadway legend “Chicago.”

As a composer/pianist, both of his albums, “Secrets from the Lake” and “Peace of Our Minds,” have reached the Billboard charts.

His unusual versatility as both entertainer and businessman continues to be the focus of many features in magazines like Business Week and Time. In addition, life imitates art for him, as O’Hurley is now the business partner of the J. Peterman Company, along with the real J. Peterman.

In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in recognition for his accomplishments in the arts and philanthropy.