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James Denton: What We Know About The Private Life Of “Desperate Housewives” Star

Date May 21, 2020 13:55

James Denton is a very good-looking actor many would recognize immediately. He is Mike Delfino in Desperate Housewives, as well as Dr. Sam Radford in Hallmark Channel’s ongoing TV series Good Witch. If you are interested to find out more about his personal life and career achievements, keep on reading.

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James Denton’s bio

Born in Nashville, James Denton is one of three children. His father was a dentist but there isn’t much information about his mother, who passed away in 2002 after a long battle with cancer.

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Acting was not the first choice for Denton. He studied at the University of Tennessee where he got a degree in Advertising. Only at 23 years old, James realized that his true passion doesn’t lie in the career he studied for.

He became a company member of a few theaters, which helped him to get a lot of roles. Here are James Denton’s most famous movies and TV series:

  • Face/Off;
  • The Pretender;
  • Primary Colors;
  • Philly;
  • Threat Matrix;
  • Grace Unplugged;
  • Devious Maids;
  • NCIS: New Orleans.

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Besides Desperate Housewives, Denton’s most successful role is Dr. Sam Radford in the Good Witch. So much so that his and his co-stars’ talent helped the TV network to become America’s weekend favorite. But how much money has James earned throughout his career?

James Denton’s net worth

James Denton’s charm and acting skills helped him to earn quite a handsome sum. According to The Richest, his net worth is estimated at $7 million – not bad, eh?

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Besides acting, Denton also plays guitar in the cover band Band from TV with other fellow celebs, including his former co-star Teri Hatcher and “Dr. House” Hugh Laurie. The band performs for charity causes, donating all the money they raise to various charities.

James Denton’s wife: who is she?

James Denton is not an eligible bachelor in real life, unlike his character in Desperate Housewives. Moreover, he is a serial monogamist. He once shared that he had to get to the “moving in” stage of relationships rather quickly as it was cheaper to share the rent when he was living in Chicago.

He explained:

Living with someone meant you could afford a one-bedroom apartment, so you'd date for a few weeks and say, 'Hey, let's save money and move in together.'

Perhaps, such a cunning plan led him to an unhappy marriage, which he calls now a “mistake." But, luckily, the second one turned out to be the charm for the actor. He met his second wife, Erin O'Brien, while auditing for a role.

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O'Brien wanted to be an actress but she didn’t want to make a living from it so she became a personal trainer. The pair started out as friends but soon, their relationship took a romantic turn.

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The two got married in 2002. James Denton and his wife have 2 children together: a son and a daughter. The actor shared why he thinks his second marriage works great:

She gets me. And tolerates me. A lot of tolerance.

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It looks like this magical formula really works for Erin and James as they will celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary in December 2020 and something tells us there are more anniversaries to come.

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