ABC TV's "Dancing with the Stars" runner-up John O'Hurley says the hit TV show has helped his image.

O'Hurley tells Inside TV magazine people still recognized him on the street as his "Seinfeld" character, Elaine's boss J. Peterman. But now, "rather than being Peterman, I'm John O'Hurley all of a sudden," he said.

O'Hurley said although he thought he was going to win the dance competition, "the trophy meant nothing to me really."

Over 22 million viewers tuned into the finale and watched O'Hurley lose out to "General Hospital" star Kelly Monaco.