James Denton Not Scared To Leave Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives star James Denton claimed that he does not mind leaving the highly-watched show when his time with the series ends, despite gaining a lot of success from his role on it.
Denton plays plumber Mike Delfino in the show, and prior to his love here breakout into Hollywood, he has worked in advertising and had reached heights with his career. «I sold advertising and was quite successful at it and could do that again,» he said, adding, «But I think I want to teach…that’s the plan.»
After Desperate Housewives, Denton plans to retreat to Montana to fulfill his life-long dream of living with his wife, Erin O’Brien in their house situated in the mountains. The 44 year old actor also said that it was there where he and O’Brien wanted to raise their two children, Shepphard who was four years old and Malin who was two years old.
Denton started his acting career relatively late, however, he has appeared in a variety of television series including The Pretender, JAG, Philly, The Drew Carey Show, Sliders, Two Guys and a Girl, Ally McBeal and The West Wing. He also took the lead in ABC’s Threat Matrix, a show which was a hit among critics however was snatched off the air after only a season.
In talking about the cancellation of Threat Matrix, he said, «I really felt that was it. I felt, well, I’m 42 years old and the roles really diminish after you get out of your 30s. I thought I was finished. We (Denton and his wife) were thinking, ‘Well, what are we going to do with our lives??Then Desperate Housewives happened.»
Desperate Housewives’ success has placed Denton in the spotlight, however, he and his wife seldomly attend industry events.
«My wife and I aren’t very Hollywood types. We’re both from rural areas and not into the red carpet and all that,» Denton explained. «But we have two little kids so it’s nice to have a couple of dollars as an actor because we never used to. We’ve always been really, really poor, so it’s fun to be able to start a college fund and that kind of stuff. This is a little bit of job security you normally don’t have.»