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James Denton has made all of America wish for faulty pipes due to his role as the world's sexiest plumber, Mike Delfino, on ABC's smash hit, "Desperate Housewives." Along with the rest of the cast, James Denton was honored with the 2006 and 2005 SAG Award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy. James Denton has just completed filming the feature film "Wanted: Undead or Alive" with "Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Kattan. The upcoming comedy features James Denton and Chris Kattan as Zombie-hunting cowboys in the Wild, Wild West.

A native of Nashville, James Denton has been one of Hollywood's busiest actors since he hit town with a training background that has launched many performers into stardom—a solid body of respected work in the Chicago theatre.

Originally attending college on a basketball scholarship, James Denton wasn't bitten by the acting bug until he was 20. James Denton landed the role of George Gibbs in a Nashville production of "Our Town," got fine reviews, but thought there was a more solid career in selling advertising. James Denton did that in Tennessee and then in North Carolina for four years, before taking off for Chicago to risk everything to become a professional actor.



James Denton was soon accepted as one of the town's brightest and busiest actors. After earning a key casting when the "Untouchables" series came to town to film, James Denton was drawn to Los Angeles, where his strong theatre reputation had preceded him, and he was quickly locked in with choice turns in film, on TV and on stage.

James Denton started building his big screen profile with performances in such films as "Primary Colors," "Face/Off" and "That Old Feeling," but soon off-beat roles in adventurous TV series were claiming his time. In 1997, James Denton landed the role of the eerily sociopathic Mr. Lyle on NBC's hit drama show, "The Pretender." The NBC series' multi-year run was followed by "The Pretender" television films, "Pretender 2001" and "Pretender: The Island of the Haunted."

In 2001, James Denton was cast by ABC to star opposite Kim Delaney in Steven Bochco's "Philly" series, which was critically acclaimed but short-lived. But his growing reputation soon led to a new series casting him as a top player in this nation's homeland security community, Special Agent Jon Kilmer on "Threat Matrix."

Acting obviously is serious work for the handsome and athletic star. James Denton's first role in Chicago theatre was as Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire," and his last was the terrorist on the French farce, "Lapin, Lapin." James Denton was a company member of the Griffin Theatre and at the Strawdog Theatre Ensemble. James Denton added a steady string of roles and accolades to his quickly growing list, including one of the leads in the world premiere of "Flesh and Blood," performing in and composing the music for "The Night Hank Williams Died," and his portrayal of Kentucky preacher C.C. Showers in "The Diviners," which gained him a coveted Joseph Jefferson Best Actor nomination. For these performances, James Denton was listed as one of Chicago's hottest actors by Screen Magazine. In Los Angeles, James Denton appeared in the premieres of "Asylum" at the Court Theatre, "Locked Up Down Shorty's" at the Powerhouse Theatre and "In Walked Monk" at the Hudson Theatre.

In addition to his series-starring roles on TV, James Denton's guest appearances include "JAG," "Slider," "Dark Skies," "Two Guys and a Girl," "Ally McBeal" and "The West Wing."




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JAMES DENTON: FACTS

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Age: 51 years old
Birthday: January 20, 1963
Height: 6' 1"
Full Name / Real Name: James Thomas Denton Jr.
Birthplace: Nashville, TN
Wife: Erin O'Brien
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