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James Denton Biography

Updated On 03 Feb, 2020 Published On 17 Dec, 2019
James Denton

Facts of James Denton

Date of Birth :
Age : 59 years old
Family Name : Denton
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Aquarius
Height : 6 Feet 1 Inch

Relationship short Statistics of James Denton

What is James Denton marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does James Denton have ? (name): 2 Children
Is James Denton having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is James Denton Gay ? No

James Denton once said that he never took any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors. Instead, he got all of his training on stage with different directors, which he considers a pretty good school room. With his hardwork and dedication, Denton has climbed the ladder of success, and now he is one of the renowned actors in the entertainment industry.

Marital Relationship With His Current Wife

Desperate Housewives cast, James Denton is married to Erin O'Brien Denton. Professionally, Erin is a screenwriter. It is the first marriage for Erin, whereas, for James, it is the second. He married his second wife almost after two years of the divorce with his previous spouse. 

James Denton and his wife Erin O'Brien Denton SOURCE: Zimbio

Furthermore, he had also dated a few girls in the past, but several heartbreaks did not stop the actor from falling for a new partner. Denton tied the knot with Erin on 16th December 2002, in Vegas. However, the special day took place in a closed ceremony in the presence of family and close friends.

James Denton on Red Carpet event with his wife Erin O'Brien Denton SOURCE: Daily Mail

Denton is open about his personal life and often talks about his married life and wife on the interviews. Furthermore, he also makes public appearances together with his partner in events and shows. Seeing their bond, we can say how much the couple is happy to be in each other's life. 

Ever since their nuptials, the husband and wife are maintaining a peaceful relationship. To date, they haven't been the part of unwanted rumors and controversies regarding their split and extramarital affairs. 

Father Of Two Kids

The 56 years old star James Denton is a proud father of two adorable kids. From his conjugal relationship with his wife Erin, he shares a son and a daughter. 

James Denton and his kids SOURCE: People

Denton and Erin welcomed their first child, son Sheppard Denton in May 2003. Similarly, after two years, on 22nd March 2005, the celebrity couple became the parent of their second kid, daughter Malin O'Brien Denton. The newly born child weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

Currently, the family of four is living happily, and they likewise frequently appear together on the public. 

Moved Out Of LA Along With His Family

In 2012, The Pretender star, James Denton, left Los Angeles and moved to a new place along with his life partner and children. It was right after the ABC's Desperate Housewives ended. The actor portrayed the character of plumber and murderer Mike Delfino on the show. 

He was the regular cast from October 2004 until its end in May 2012. The family of four moved to Minnesota even though he had a house in rural Montana. The reason behind moving to Minnesota was because his wife's family lived there. 

Actor James Denton with his wife and children SOURCE: Famousfix

Similarly, the other reason to migrate to Minnesota was that Erin's sister was diagnosed with cancer just a year before they have planned to leave Los Angeles. Initially, they had planned to move to Montana. In an interview, the actor said;

"And whenever we can, we head to the middle of nowhere in Montana; we live in a small town. It's quiet and peaceful, ideal for really connecting with my family."

Denton admitted that he wouldn't regret leaving a culturally diverse second-largest city in the United States. He added, it was the right decision that they made, and he has only a single chance to be a good dad to his offsprings. Philly cast further said that his fans often visit him in his hometown, although he lives in a rural place.

Reason Behind The Divorce With His Former Spouse

Teen Choice Award winner, James Denton was married to Jenna Lyn Ward before getting hitched to his current spouse. Jenna is an American actress; thus, the duo probably met while working together. To date, both of them have kept the details of their dating life under the radar.

American actor James Denton and his ex-wife Jenna Lyn Ward SOURCE: Zimbio

Denton and his then-wife, Jenna, exchanged the vows in 1997 in an intimate ceremony. They do not have children from their marital relationship. Everyone dreams of having a healthy and sustainable married life; however, all of their dreams do not come true. 

In the same way, the celebrity couple Denton and Jenna had dreamed of a blissful married life. Nevertheless, it did not go well. Sadly, just after three years of their nuptials, the duo parted their ways in 2000. Although the pair are already divorced, they haven't disclosed the actual reason behind their separation. 

Other Past Affairs

Besides his marital relationship, James Denton had gone through a few heartbreaks. He was in a relationship with a country music singer Deana Carter during his high school days. But their relationship did not last long, and they later separated. 

Income And Net worth

James Denton is always down to earth. Once he said;

"I still treat every job as if I might never get hired again as far as the way I save money and live really modestly."

He respects and does each and every work with full effort. His dedication and hardwork has paid off, and he is one of the renowned actors in the entertainment industry. Along with name and fame, the actor further amasses a colossal amount of money. 

Denton holds an overall net worth of $7 million as of 2019. As an actor, he probably receives an average payroll of around $56,582

YouTube: Desperate Housewives

He played the role of Mike Delfino in the series Desperate Housewives from 2004–2012. James shared the screen along with Dana Delany, Teri HatcherFelicity Huffman, and others. His co-stars, Dana and Felicity, hold a net worth of $10 million and $45 million, respectively.

Likewise, since 2015 he is the regular cast of Good Witch, where he portrays the role of Dr. Sam Radford. Further, his other notable roles on TV series are in Reba, Threat Matrix, etc. 

House And Other Possessions

Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor James Denton and his family lived in Glendale, California (CA), US, before moving to Los Angeles. He owned a house which he bought in July 2005. James bought the house for $1.48 million. 

James Denton on his new house SOURCE: People

The 2,660 sq ft home featured 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom. Further, it also had a wide-open backyard where they can roam around. His favorite room was their son Sheppard’s, from where they could see a gorgeous view of their luscious backyard.

Back in 2017, some reporters of People magazine visited Denton's house. There the reporters saw the couple's daughter Malin wearing a Pediped Sara’s in yellow worth $30.

James Denton used to read a book Ten Little Ladybugs SOURCE: People

Further, they found that James used to read Ten Little Ladybugs and Bear’s New Friend worth $8.50 and $11.50, respectively. Similarly, their son Sheppard used to swing on Little Tikes 2 in 1 Snug & Secure Swing that costs $20

According to Denton, he also owns a house in rural Montana. Currently, he and his family reside in Chanhassen, Minnesota, where he and his spouse owns a beautiful house. Their home is situated in a peaceful place which do not have any fences.

His Cars

James Denton first learned to drive in a car through 1976 Super Jeep CJ-5. The first car which he bought was the 1986 Subaru XT Turbo.

The actor's favorite car is the 1966 Ford F250, for which his rating is 9 out of 10. He bought it a few years before he began appearing on the series Desperate Housewives. Denton used to drive his beloved car on a daily basis. 

James Denton's first 1986 Subaru XT Turbo car SOURCE: Motortrend

Moreover, he also owned several other cars, including 2013 Lexus GX 460, 2013 Audi Allroad, and 2007 Ford F-150. James is also an avid traveler and often loves to go on road trips. His favorite road trip so far is from Chicago to Los Angeles when he traveled for his acting career in 1996. 

Has He Gone Through Weight Loss?

There is a wide google search on James Denton's weightloss. However, the actor has never gone through the weight loss to date. Further, there is no news surfaced on the internet about him undergoing to lose his weight.  

Some Interesting Facts

  • James Denton was born on 20th January 1963, in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. 
  • His father, J.T. Denton, was a dentist, and he even served in the military. 
  • His mother, Mary Jean Woolslair Denton, died of breast cancer. 
  • Received basketball scholarship from local junior college.
  • Prior to starting his acting career, he sold advertising for radio stations.
  • Was a member, a guitarist, and singer of a music group Band From TV. 
  • Denton began acting on a community theatre at the age of 23. 
  • On his left bicep, he has tattooed birth and death dates, and rank and serial number in the Navy of his late father's initials.

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James Denton Affairs

  1. First Affair with Deana Carter

    James Denton was in a relationship with a country music singer Deana Carter during his high school days.

James Denton Married

First Marriage with Jenna Lyn Ward

An American actor James Denton married Jenna Lyn Ward, an actor in 1997 but the couple divorced in 2000.

Second Marriage with Erin O'Brien Denton

Desperate Housewives cast, James Denton tied the knot with his wife Erin O'Brien Denton on 16th December 2002.

James Denton Children

SON : Sheppard Denton

Mother: Erin O'Brien Denton

Sheppard Denton is the first child, son of an American actor James Denton and his wife Erin O'Brien Denton.

DAUGHTER : Malin O'Brien Denton

Mother: Erin O'Brien Denton

Malin O'Brien Denton is the second child, a daughter of an actor James Denton and his spouse Erin O'Brien Denton.

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