Meet James Denton as Mike Delfino on Desperate Housewives
Nashville native 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.
James Denton on Desperate Housewives
Denton, who originally attended college on a
basketball scholarship, wasn't bitten by the acting bug until he
was 20. He 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. He did that in
Tennessee and then in North Carolina for four years, before
taking off for Chicago to risk everything to become a
In addition to his series-starring roles on
TV, his guest appearances include "JAG," "Slider," "Dark Skies,"
"Two Guys and a Girl," "Ally McBeal" and "The West Wing."
HOMETOWN: Nashville, TN
BIRTHDATE: January 20