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James Denton



After bit parts in the John Woo martial arts extravaganza Face/Off (1997) and guest-starring appearances on the weekly series Ally McBeal and The Drew Carey Show, James Denton (also billed under his formal prename, Jamie Denton) achieved national recognition for his contribution to the darkly comic prime-time soap opera Desperate Housewives. In that program, Denton played Mike Delfino, the very eligible bachelor plumber, tossed like a volleyball in between sexy suburbanites Edie Britt (Nicollette Sheridan) and Susan Mayer (Teri Hatcher).



The eldest child of a Nashville, TN, dentist, Denton attended Goodlettsville High School and junior college prior to enrolling in the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. At that institution, he majored in television and journalism, and graduated with honors, a degree in advertising under his arm. Grassroots experience acting in a number of regional plays -- including a local production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town -- imparted to Denton a permanent love of acting, and thus shifted his career path; he spent four years making a living by selling advertising to radio stations, but nothing could outshine the passion and drive he felt for acting. Thus, after a short theatrical stint in North Carolina, Denton set out for Chicago to pursue drama full-time. In the Windy City, Denton landed roles in such productions as A Streetcar Named Desire and Lapin, Lapin, and signed on as a semi-permanent member of the Griffin Theater and the Strawdog Theater Ensemble.



Denton subsequently scored the key role of Mr. Lyle in the NBC fantasy-adventure series The Pretender, and worked on a number of other small-screen programs, including The Untouchables, Sliders, and Dark Skies. An even bigger TV role would come later, in the form

of his role on Housewives. Shortly after the series premiered in October 2004, it rocketed up to become one of the most popular shows on television, and Denton would stick with the series as it was renewed for season after season.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
43% Ovation!
  • Stewart Henry
2016
No Score Yet For Love & Honor
  • Tom Brennan
2016
No Score Yet Dancer and the Dame
  • Kyle
2015
No Score Yet A Girl's Best Friend
  • Cooper "Coop" Brawn
2015
No Score Yet Stranded In Paradise
  • Carter
2014
No Score Yet Revelation Road 3: The Black Rider
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Hunger In America
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Strangers
  • Actor
2014
50% Grace Unplugged
  • Johnny Trey
2013
No Score Yet All-Star Superman
  • Superman
2011
No Score Yet Group Sex
  • Luke
2010
No Score Yet Tortured
  • Murphy
2008
No Score Yet Custody
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Undead or Alive
  • Elmer
2007
No Score Yet Masters of Science Fiction
  • Curran
2007
No Score Yet Beautiful Dreamer
  • Dr. Kessler
2004
80% Primary Colors
  • Mitch
1998
92% Face/Off
  • Buzz
1997
43% That Old Feeling
  • Keith Marks
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Devious Maids
2013-2016
  • Peter
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Mike Delfino
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
  • Mr. Lyle
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Tom Jordan

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