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  • Real name : James Thomas Denton Jr.
  • Place of birth : Nashville
  • Date of birth : 20/01/1963
  • Place of death : Los Angeles


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  • Denton James


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James Denton (1963)

James Thomas Denton Jr.

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James "Jamie" Thomas Denton, Jr. is an American film and television actor, best known for playing Mike Delfino in the television series Desperate Housewives.


 early life
Denton was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and grew up in nearby Goodlettsville. His father, J.T. Denton (1930–1993), was a dentist who had served in the military. His mother, Mary Jean Woolslair Denton, died from breast cancer in 2002.

Denton attended the University of Tennessee where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, majored in television/journalism and earned a degree in advertising. Before he became an actor, he sold advertising for two radio stations. He began acting at the age of 23, at a community theater in Nashville. He eventually moved to California to become a full-time actor. He was for a time credited as Jamie Denton, for example in the film That Old Feeling.

Denton has appeared in several films, including That Old Feeling , Face/Off and Primary Colors .

He has also appeared in various television shows including Sliders, Dark Skies, Two Guys and a Girl, Ally McBeal, The West Wing, and JAG, and has had recurring roles in The Pretender, Philly, The Drew Carey Show and Reba. In 2003, he had the lead role of Special Agent John Kilmer in the short-lived crime thriller series Threat Matrix.

In 2004, Denton won his most famous role as plumber Mike Delfino on the series Desperate Housewives, in which he continues to appear.

Since first appearing in Desperate Housewives, Denton has continued to act in various made-for-TV and direct-to-DVD movies such as Assumption , Beautiful Dreamer , Undead or Alive , Custody , Tortured and All-Star Superman .

In 2009, Denton appeared in country star Phil Vassar's music video "Bobbi with an I".

Denton plays guitar in the charity band Band from TV along with Hugh Laurie and Desperate Housewives co-star Teri Hatcher, among others.

Denton has been cast in Killer in the Family alongside Holly Marie Combs. The movie is currently in development and is scheduled to be released in 2011.

 personal life
Denton has been married twice. He was married to Jenna Lyn Ward from 1997 to 2000. On December 16, 2002 he married Erin O'Brien. They have two children: a son, Sheppard and a daughter, Malin O’Brien .

Denton is part of the owners group of an independent minor league baseball team in Fullerton, the Orange County Flyers , who won the GBL Championship in 2008. The Orange County Flyers play at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, California.

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