James Denton Biography


James Denton

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Birth Name: James Denton
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age:   54 Years
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James "Jamie" Thomas Denton, Jr. is an American actor. He is popular in the world for playing Mike Delfino in the television series Desperate Housewives. He was born on 20 January 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee to J.T. Denton (1930–1993), a dentist who had served in the military and Mary Jean Woolslair Denton, who died from breast cancer in 2002. He was raised in nearby Goodlettsville. He was enrolled at 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. He is of American nationality and white ethnicity.

He started his acting career at a young age of 23, at a community theater in Nashville. He then became a full-time actor. His first role was as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire and his last while living in Chicago was the terrorist Bebert in the French farce Lapin Lapin.

James is a married man. He married for twice in his life. He dated his girlfriend, Deana Carter from his high school. She was a country music artist. They got married in 1997 but unfortunately, they ended their relationship with a divorce in 2000. The reason for the divorce was rumored to be extramarital affairs. They don’t have any children together.

He then married, Erin O'Brien, a personal trainer at Life Time Fitness, on December 16, 2002. He has two children with his second wife, a son named Sheppard (b. March 2003) and a daughter named Malin O’Brien (b. March 22, 2005). They now live in Chanhassen a city near Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

James earns a huge salary through his acting career. He has featured in several movies through which he earns good amount of money. It is estimated that his current Net worth is around $7 Million with a massive salary. 

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Born in Nashville, Tennessee

1963 20th of January

James was born in Nashville, Tennessee to J.T. Denton (1930–1993), a dentist who had served in the military and Mary Jean Woolslair Denton, who died from breast cancer in 2002. He was raised in nearby Goodlettsville.

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Began acting at 23

1986

James started his acting career at 23, at a community theater in Nashville. He then became a full-time actor. His first role came in Chicago as "Stanley" in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and his last was as the terrorist "Bebert" in the French farce "Lapin Lapin".

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His father died

1993

He was born in upper middle class family to his father J.T. Denton. His father was born in 1930 and he was a dentist. He served in the military during the World War II. He died in 1993, but the reason for the death is unknown.

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Married to Deana Carter

1997

James married his high school girlfriend, Deana Carter, in1997. He dated him for a long time and finally bonded in the married life in 1997. They didn't have any children together. They almost remained together for four years.

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Divorced with his first wife, Deana Carter

2000

James married Deana Carter in 1997. But in 2000, they started living separately and finally divorced after few months. They didn't have any children together. The exact reason for their separation is unknown but it was rumored to be extra marital affairs.

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His mother died

2002

James mother was Mary Jean Woolslair Denton. He was so fortunate that he was born to her. She provided him the love, care, affection and almost all the thing a mother can provide to their child. But in 2002, she died of cancer.

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Married to Erin O'Brien

2002 16th of December

After divorcing his first wife, on 16 December, 2002, he married Erin O'Brien. She is a personal trainer at Life Time Fitness. He has two children with his second wife, a son, Sheppard (b. March 2003) and a daughter, Malin O’Brien (b. March 22, 2005). They now live in Chanhassen a city near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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First child, son named Sheppard Denton

2003 of February

He welcomed his first child, son Sheppard Denton, with his wife Erin O'Brien Denton. He was born in March 2003. He was born shortly after their marriage. He was raised in Chanhassen a city near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Second child Malin O’Brien

2005 22nd of March

James and his wife, Erin O'Brien gave birth to their second child,  Malin O’Brien. She was born on March 22, 2005. She is the last children of this couple till date. It is believed that she along with her one older brother are living happily with her parents in Chanhassen a city near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Won Screen Actors Guild Awards

2005

James won Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2005 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He also won this award a year later for the same nominations. He was also nominated in this award for the next three years but he was not lucky enough like before.

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Received Oprah Winfrey

2005 19th of February

He received Oprah Winfrey's "Your Wildest Dream" on 19 February 2005. After receiving this he was taken from Fort Myers to Palms. He spends an afternoon there and received training with the Boston Red Sox Baseball team.

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Won ShockerFest

2006

He won ShockerFest in 2006. He was nominated in this award for Best Actor Fantasy / Science Fiction. He was nominated for his role in Assumption. He also won Teen Choice Awards the same year for TV - Choice Actor.

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Won Prism Awards

2008

In 2008, James won Prism Awards for Performance in a Comedy Series. He was nominated in this award for his role in Desperate Housewives. The same year he was also nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Current Net worth.

2017

James earns a huge salary through his acting career. He has featured in several movies through which he earns good amount of money. It is estimated that his current Net worth is around $7 Million. 

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