Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Life Imitates Art

"I'm afraid it's your urine, Elaine. You've tested positive for opium
That's right. White Lotus. Yam-yam. Shanghai Sally."

John O'Hurley, who played J. Peterman on Seinfeld, now owns a "sizable stack" in J. Peterman, the catalog retailer, and is a member of its Board of Directors. How weird is that?

The J. Peterman Company had gone through bankruptcy but the catalog is now making a profit:
The Squire's Vest: Strong, tough, smooth, comfortable (could just as easily be speaking of the man). For greeting guests in the great room, taking long walks with the retriever, meeting the caretaker on the other side of the peninsula.

In addition to making "seven figures" each year as a spokesperson, O'Hurley "...is a principal partner for Round One Investments in Los Angeles and Heritage Capital Advisors in Atlanta, two private-equity outfits. He also holds a big chunk of a restaurant chain [Piccadilly Cafeterias] and is an owner of Alaskan airline Era Aviation." No word on what happened to Elaine.

Source: Business Week

2 comments:

siren said...

I actually used to get that catalog, I'm not sure why. I loved it, though. It was so quirky.

It's funny to me that out of all the stars on Seinfeld, John O'Hurley appears to be the most successful.
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it's odd how that sometimes works out -- Wayne Rogers who played Trapper John McIntyre on M*A*S*H became a financial consultant and managers the money of many famous Hollywood stars (he often appears in FoxNews financial show) -- Lyle Waggoner, who played the good-looking guy on The Carol Burnett Show, is the owner of STAR WAGGONS INC., the largest supplier of studio location rental trailers in the entertainment industry.

The Phoenix said...

You ever eat at a Piccadilly Cafeteria? It's supposed to be upscale cafeteria food. There's nothing upscale about it, and just about everyone in there could die at any given moment...it's kinda scary.

It seems O'Hurley is a financial guru. I just get a kick out of that voice he does.
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When I lived in Texas, we ate at Luby's almost every night, unless there was some other place that everyone wanted to try. It was terrific, no one ever cooked, we always ate out!

Piccadilly Cafeterias did always seem to have an older crowd, which means as the Baby Boomers get older the chain should be even more successful.

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