‘Seinfeld' star reads to children before National Dog Show in Oaks

Photo by Barry Taglieber "Seinfeld" star John O'Hurley, who played J. Peterman for the sitcom, signs his book with his son, William, by his side before the National Dog Show which was filmed in Oaks this weekend.

OAKS — The man known for being Elaine Benes’ boss on “Seinfeld” made an appearance at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center this weekend.

John O’Hurley, who played J. Peterman, the owner of the catalog company on the sitcom, read to a group of Spring-Ford Area School District students before the dog show began on Saturday. O’Hurley’s son, William, sat with him during the reading.

The group of Spring-Ford students participate in the Dogs Are Readers Too program in which they read to certified therapy dogs in a classroom setting, according to a press release from Spring-Ford Area School District.

The Spring-Ford Honor Guard opened the show’s events on Saturday before the National Anthem.


O’Hurley stayed at the expo center to host the 2012 National Dog Show.

Watch the dog show on Thanksgiving on NBC from noon to 2 p.m. (after the Macy’s Day Parade.)