Despite having gained much success from his role on the hit dramedy, Desperate Housewives
, actor James Denton
claimed he would not mind giving it all up when his time with the series ends.
Denton, who plays plumber Mike Delfino in the show, had worked in advertising before he pursued a professional acting career at the age of 30. “I sold advertising and was quite successful at it and could do that again,” he said. “But I think I want to teach . . . that's the plan.”
He intends to fulfill his life long-dream in Montana, where he and his wife, Erin O’Brien, have a house situated in the mountains. The 44-year-old actor also said that it is in Montana where he and O’Brien want to raise their two children, 4-year-old Shepphard and 2-year-old Malin.
Although Denton had a relatively late start in his career, he has appeared in a variety of television series, which include The Pretender, JAG, Philly
, The Drew Carey Show, Sliders, Two Guys and a Girl, Ally McBeal
and The West Wing
. He also played the lead character in ABC’s Threat Matrix
. The show was a hit among the critics but was taken off the air after only one season.
"When (Threat Matrix) got cancelled, I really felt that was it.” Denton said. “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
The success of Desperate Housewives
has put Denton in the spotlight, but he and his wife seldom go to 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."
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Herald Sun
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