• Born James Thomas Denton Jr. on 20th January 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee USA
• Matriculated from Goodlettsville High School, and earned his degree in Advertising from the University of Tennessee
• Started acting career in a small theater in Nashville, and his first on-screen role was in the film “Thieves Quarter” in 1993
• Best known for his roles as Mike Delfino in “Desperate Housewives”, and Dr. Sam Radford in “Good Witch”
• Net worth of $7 million and married to Erin O'Brien with two children.

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Short Info

Net Worth$7 million, $7 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 20, 1963, January 20, 1963
SpouseErin O'Brien Denton (m. 2002), Jenna Lyn Ward (m. 1997–2000), Erin O'Brien Denton, Jenna Lyn Ward
FactIs a Southern Baptist.

Who Is James Denton?

Born James Thomas Denton Jr. on the 20th January 1963, in Nashville, Tennessee USA, he is a television and film actor, known to the world for his roles as Mike Delfino on the TV series “Desperate Housewives” (2004-2012), and most recently as Dr. Sam Radford in the TV fantasy drama series “Good Witch” (2015-2018), among many other differing roles he has secured so far in his career. He was also the voice of Clark Kent/Superman in the animated film “All-Star Superman” in 2011.


James Denton Bio: Early Life, Mother Cancer, and Education

James is the middle child of three born to J.T. Denton, who was a dentist and his wife Mary Jean Woolslair, who sadly passed away in 2002 after losing her battle with breast cancer. During his childhood, James was inclined to Southern Baptism, and as a result was a Minister of Music at Westmoreland United Methodist Church, located in Westmoreland, Tennessee. However, he grew up in Goodlettsville, where he matriculated from Goodlettsville High School, after which he enrolled at the University of Tennessee, initially majoring in television/journalism, but it was in advertising that he earned his degree, subsequently working for a couple of radio stations selling advertisements, before setting his mind on becoming an actor.
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Career Beginnings

James started his acting career in a small theater in Nashville, but after a few appearances moved to California as he wanted to become a full-time actor. His first on-screen role was in the film “Thieves Quarter” in 1993, and he continued with the part of Nick in another film – “Hunter’s Moon”. It was in 1997 that he felt the first real rays of success when he was chosen for the part of Mr. Lyle in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series “The Pretender”, and through 2000 featured in 36 episodes of the highly acclaimed series. Denton ended the ’90s with roles in John Woo’s Oscar-nominated “Face-Off” (1997) starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, and in Mike Nichols’ Oscar-nominated “Primary Colors” (1998) with John Travolta, Emma Thompson, and Kathy Bates. He continued with supporting roles in several films and TV series, including in “The Pretender: Island of the Haunted” (2001), and “Philly” (2001-2002), but that was enough for him to secure a role in the highly successful TV drama series “Desperate Housewives”.

Rise to Prominence

James was a part of the “Desperate Housewives” series until 2012, and appeared in 180 episodes during his stint. He won two SAG awards for his work on the series, among other recognitions, but what is more important, he became a star. He wasn’t very active as an actor elsewhere during the series, but still appeared in several films, including the drama film “Beautiful Dreamer” (2006), in which he starred alongside Brooke Langton and Colin Egglesfield. Following the end of “Desperate Housewives”, James continued his career quite successfully, first starring in the romantic comedy film “Karaoke Man” (2012) and then had the lead role in the action drama film “Revelation Road: The Black Rider” in 2014.


Continual Success

James was looking for another long-term engagement though, and he didn’t wait long as he was chosen for the role of Dr. Sam Radford in the new fantasy series “Good Witch” in 2015, and has since appeared in 44 episodes of the award-winning series. He had several other notable roles, including the one of Peter Hudson in the TV series “Devious Maids”, and is now working on the film “Selfie Dad”, scheduled for release late in 2018, in which he will star next to Michael Jr. and Chonda Pierce.


Do You Know How Rich James Denton Is?

James has now appeared in over 50 film and TV titles, some of which increased his wealth to a large degree, although some of them failed to make a positive impact on his career. So, have you ever wondered how rich James Denton is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Denton’s net worth is as high as $7 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?

Do You Know About James’ Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Children?

When it comes to his personal life, James has been quite open about the ups and downs that happen to him behind the camera. He has two children, Sheppard and Malin, with his second wife, Erin O’Brien, whom he married in December of 2002. He has one failed marriage behind him to actress Jenna Lyn Ward, which lasted from 1997 until 2000. He has also been seen with several other celebrities, including Deana Carter, who became a country music star, releasing seven studio albums, including the multi-platinum album “Did I Shave My Legs for This?” in 1996.

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In addition to his successful career, James is also tied to the community; in his most recent endeavor, he will appear as the host of the American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Also, James has found time for sports, and is now the part-owner of the minor league baseball team Orange County Flyers, which now competes in Golden Baseball Leagues.

Internet Popularity

James isn’t fond of social media networks, though he can be found on Instagram. He has over 2.200 followers, and has shared with them his recent career endeavors, including pictures from the set of the series “Good Witch”. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful actor, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one and help him build his fan base. He isn’t active on Facebook and Twitter.

General Info

Full NameJames Denton
Net Worth$7 million, $7 million
Date Of BirthJanuary 20, 1963, January 20, 1963
Height1.85 m, 1.85 m
ProfessionActor, Actor
EducationUniversity of Tennessee, University of Tennessee
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseErin O'Brien Denton (m. 2002), Jenna Lyn Ward (m. 1997–2000), Erin O'Brien Denton, Jenna Lyn Ward
ChildrenMalin O'Brien Denton, Sheppard Denton, Malin O'Brien Denton, Sheppard Denton
ParentsMary Jean Woolslair Denton, J.T. Denton, Mary Jean Woolslair Denton, J.T. Denton
PartnerDeana Carter, Deana Carter


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Teen Choice Award for TV - Choice Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Teen Choice Award for TV - Choice Actor
Music GroupsBand from TV, Band from TV
MoviesGrace Unplugged, That Old Feeling, Face/Off, The Pretender: Island of the Haunted, The Pretender 2001, Primary Colors, All-Star Superman, Undead or Alive, Dancer and the Dame, Beautiful Dreamer, Tortured, Custody, Group Sex, Killer in the Family, Thieves Quartet, Prenatal Fitness Fix, Karaoke Man, T...
TV ShowsDesperate Housewives, Threat Matrix, Philly, The Pretender, Desperate Housewives, Threat Matrix, Philly, The Pretender

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1Is a Southern Baptist.
2Grew up in Goodlettsville, Tennessee
3When in Atlanta, he likes to go to the Varsity (a restaurant in downtown Atlanta).
4James and his wife, Erin O'Brien Denton, welcomed a baby girl, Malin O'Brien Denton, on 22 March 2005. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.
519 Febuary 2005 - Recipient of Oprah Winfrey's "Your Wildest Dream" when he was taken from Fort Myers, Florida to City of Palms, Florida to spend an afternoon training with the Boston Red Sox baseball team at their spring training facility, after which Fort Myers Mayor Jim Humphrey gave him the key to the city.
6Has a tattoo of his late father's initials, birth and death dates, and rank and serial number in the Navy on his left bicep.
7Has a son named Sheppard Denton, born in March 2003, with his wife, Erin O'Brien Denton.




Good Witch2015-2017TV SeriesDr. Sam Radford
Devious Maids2016TV SeriesPeter Hudson
For Love and Honor2016TV Movie
Ovation2015/IStewart Henry
Dancer and the Dame2015Kyle
My New Best Friend2015TV MovieCooper Brawn
Revelation Road: The Black Rider2014Drake
Stranded in Paradise2014TV MovieCarter McConnell
Grace Unplugged2013Johnny Trey
Foreclosed2013VideoJake Turner
Karaoke Man2012Slim
Hot in Cleveland2012TV SeriesKerouac Cowboy
Desperate Housewives2004-2012TV SeriesMike Delfino
All-Star Superman2011VideoSuperman Clark Kent (voice)
Group Sex2010VideoLuke (uncredited)
Tortured2008/IVideoAgent Murphy
Custody2007TV MovieJohn Sullivan
Masters of Science Fiction2007TV SeriesBarney Curran
Undead or Alive: A Zombedy2007Elmer Winslow
Ascension Day2007Brother John
Beautiful Dreamer2006Dr. Kessler
Reba2005-2006TV SeriesDr. Morgan
Desperate Housewives: Oprah Winfrey Is the New Neighbor2005TV ShortMike Delfino (voice)
Threat Matrix2003-2004TV SeriesSpecial Agent John Kilmer
Jumbo Girl2004ShortJack
JAG1996-2003TV SeriesGeoffrey Roizman / Lieutenant Commander Bruce Carmichael
The Drew Carey Show2002TV SeriesDaryl
Philly2001-2002TV SeriesJudge Augustus Ripley
The Pretender: Island of the Haunted2001TV MovieMr. Lyle (as Jamie Denton)
The Pretender 20012001TV MovieMr. Lyle (as Jamie Denton)
Locked Up Down Shorty's2000Danny
The West Wing2000TV SeriesTom Jordan
The Pretender1997-2000TV SeriesMr. Lyle
Ally McBeal2000TV SeriesJimmy Bender
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place2000TV SeriesDr. Howard Zwaneveld
Primary Colors1998Mitch (as Jamie Denton)
Face/Off1997Buzz (as Jamie Denton)
That Old Feeling1997Keith Marks (as Jamie Denton)
Dark Skies1996TV SeriesRobert Winter
Moloney1996TV SeriesRocky Talese
Sliders1996TV SeriesJack Bullock
Hunter's Moon1995Nick (as Jamie Denton)
Thieves Quartet1993Ray Higgs (as Jamie Denton)


For Love and Honor2016TV Movie executive producer
Hunger in America2014Documentary co-executive producer


Head Case2009TV Series writer - 1 episode


Grace Unplugged2013performer: "You Never Let Go", "Misunderstood", "It Is Well"


Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry2005TV Movie special thanks


2016 Hero Dog Awards2016TV MovieHimself (Host)
Home & Family2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
2015 Hero Dog Awards2015TV MovieHimself - Host
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHimself
2014 Hero Dog Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Host
Outnumbered2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host
Hunger in America2014DocumentaryNarrator
The 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Faith Hollywood TV2014TV SeriesHimself
GeekRockTV2014TV SeriesHimself
Raymond Louis Kennedy Presents2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
One Question Interviews2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Desperate Housewives: I Guess This Is Goodbye2012Video documentary shortHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2008-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The View2004-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Co-Host
Le grand journal de Canal+2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
The 36th Annual People's Choice Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 1st Annual Noble Awards2009TV MovieHimself - Presenter
I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 1002009Video shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
CMT Insider2009TV SeriesHimself
Head Case2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Band from TV: Hoggin' All the Covers2008VideoHimself
12th Annual Prism Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2008TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2008TV SeriesHimself / Band From TV
Caiga quien caiga2008TV SeriesHimself
Cracker Barrel: Songs of the Year Concert2007TV SpecialHimself - Host
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Postnatal Rescue2007VideoHimself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
CMT Giants2006TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief 20062006TV Special documentaryHimself
Jeopardy!2006TV SeriesHimself
Prenatal Fitness Fix2006VideoHimself
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
CMT: The Greatest - Sexiest Southern Men2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT: The Greatest - Sexiest Southern Women2006TV SpecialHimself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Miss America2006TV MovieHimself - Host
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Sexiest Men2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Sexiest Women2006TV SpecialHimself
Primal Quest Utah2006TV MovieNarration
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2005TV SeriesHimself
2005 American Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Good Morning America2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself
Miss America Pageant2005TV MovieHimself
The 2005 World Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Host
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPY Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHimself
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Cold Pizza2004TV SeriesHimself
VH1 Big in 042004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
CMT: 20 Sexiest Women2004TV SpecialHimself
Basic Football1994Video documentary shortThe Quarterback (as Jamie Denton)

Archive Footage

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2012TV SeriesHimself
How TV Changed Britain2008TV Series documentaryMike Delfino
Desperate Housewives Special: Secrets and Lies2007TV MovieMike Delfino
La noche desesperada2007TV MovieHimself
Desperate Housewives Special: The Juiciest Bites2007TV MovieMike Delfino
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV MovieMike Delfino (uncredited)
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV MovieMike Delfino (uncredited)
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry2005TV MovieMike Delfino (uncredited)


Won Awards

2012BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Theatrical ShortAll-Star Superman (2011)
2008Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2006Science Fiction Genre AwardShockerFestBest Actor Fantasy / Science FictionAssumption (2006)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsTV - Choice ActorDesperate Housewives (2004)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)

Nominated Awards

2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearDesperate Housewives (2004)

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