James Denton
James Denton
Real Name/Full Name James Thomas Denton Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: James Denton
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 20 January 1963
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 85 Kg
In Pounds – 187 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – James Thomas Denton
Mother – Mary Jean Woolslair Denton
Siblings: Yes (two)
School: Goodlettsville High School
College: University of Tennessee
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Jenna Lyn Ward (m. 1997, div. 2000), Erin O’Brien Denton
Kids/Children Name: Sheppard and Malin
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $8 million
Last Updated: April 2024

James Thomas Denton Jr. is a popular American actor who is best known for his role as Mike Delfino on the ABC comedy series “Desperate Housewives” from 2004 to 2012. He has appeared as Dr. Sam Radford on the comedy series “Good Witch” since 2015. He has won multiple awards for his outstanding performance in his acting career. He has been featured in over 100 movies and TV series.

Well, how well do you know about James Denton? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about James Denton’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about James Denton to date.

Biography and Early Life

James Denton was born on 20 January 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee, but she grew up near Goodlettsville together with his parents and two siblings. His father, J.T. Denton, was a dentist who also served in the military. He passed away in 1993. Mary Jean Woolslair Denton was his mother, but she passed away in 2002 after suffering breast cancer. He was raised in a religious manner as a Southern Baptist and later became the minister of music at Westmoreland United Methodist Church, Westmoreland, Tennessee.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is James Denton in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, James Denton’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024 having been born on 20 January 1963. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 187 lbs in Pound and 85 kg in Kilograms.


After graduating from Goodlettsville High School, he enrolled at the University of Tennessee. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon while in college. He majored in Television and Journalism and later earned a bachelor’s degree in Advertising. After graduating, he worked for two radio stations as an advertiser. He did his first actions when he was 23 at a community theatre in Nashville. Later, he moved to California and became a full-time actor and used the name Jamie Denton at the early stage of his career.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Denton has been married twice. Earlier, he had dated Deana Carter, a country music singer, while in high school. His first wife was Jenna Lyn Ward, a marriage that lasted from 1997 to 2000. His second wife was Erin O’Brien, who Is still his wife. Erin is a personal trainer at Life Time Fitness. They are blessed with two children, a son named Sheppard and a daughter named Malin. The couple used to live in Glendale, California, but after the end of Desperate Housewives, they relocated to Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Is James Denton Gay?

No. Denton has a straightforward sexual orientation. He has never had any rumors of being either gay or bisexual. He is married and blessed with two children. He lives happily with his wife and children.

Professional Career

Denton started his acting career while in Chicago when he played his first role in “A Streetcar Named Desire” as Stanley. He then landed another role in the French film “Lapin Lapin” as Bebert. He was a member of The Graffin Theatre and also Strawdog Theatre Ensemble; during this time, he was acting in these two movies.

He later moved to Los Angeles and continued with his onstage acting. He appeared in several films like That Old Feeling in and Face/Off in 1997 and Primary Colors in 1998. He also appeared in several TV shows like The West Wing, JAG, The Pretender, among others. His fame increased after portraying a role on ABC comedy series “Desperate Housewives” in 2004. His film achieved a lot of awards, including Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. He appeared in several other films while still in Desperate Housewives like Beautiful Dreamer, Undead or Alive, and All-Star Superman, among many others.

He had another major role on the popular television series “Good Witch.” He had a recurring role on Lifetime’s comedy-drama “Devious Maids” as Peter Hudson in 2016. He had a guest appearance in 2018 on the CBS series NCIS: New Orleans” as Navy Captain Deckard.

Other than films, he has also appeared on covers of different magazines like TV Guide, Orange Coast, and several others. He also plays guitar in the charity cover band, Band from TV together with Hugh Laurie, Greg Grunberg, and Teri Hatcher.


Denton has accomplished so much from his acting career. He has appeared in several films which have carried his name high. The show he appeared in, Desperate Housewives, received several awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe Award.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of James Denton in 2024

James Denton Net Worth
James Denton Net Worth

As of 2024, Denton has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He has acquired this much wealth from his acting career. He has appeared in over 100 films and TV series, which has earned him this much. He is also a guitarist and gets paid too.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He is a supporter of the Angel Foundation, which supports adults with cancer and their families too.
  • He is a co-owner of Orange County Flyers, an independent minor league baseball team.

James Denton has achieved so much from his acting career. He is very popular not only in the United States but also in the whole world. He is a true definition of hard work and determination towards one’s career.


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