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James Denton: Why I Left Hollywood

Desperate Housewives

James Denton: 'I Only Have One Chance to Be a Good Dad'

Originally posted 08/09/2014 01:55PM

When Desperate Housewives ended its eight-year run in 2012, James Denton decided to make a radical life change.

"I wanted to get my kids out of L.A.," he tells PEOPLE. "So we moved to Minnesota right away. I've also got a house in rural Montana, which is our escape from Minnesota!"

"Our main house is in Minneapolis because my wife [Erin]'s family is there," the actor, 51, continues. "And whenever we can, we head to the middle of nowhere in Montana; we live in a small town. It's quiet and peaceful, ideal for really connecting with my family. It was definitely the right decision for us. I only have one chance to be a good dad to them."

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Nicollette's Desperate Exit Earns Kudos | Nicollette Sheridan

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Nicollette Sheridan's Desperate Exit Earns Kudos

Originally posted 04/19/2009 06:55AM

With Sunday night bringing the final episode of Desperate Housewives to star original cast member Nicollette Sheridan – who is leaving the show for good – her neighbors on Wisteria Lane gathered to pay brief tribute to her during a panel discussion about Housewives at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles.

According to James Denton (the actor whose plumber Mike on the ABC show was the object of Sheridan's character Edie's insatiable lust), at the table-read of the first script that would not feature Sheridan, she took a moment to address the writers and actors. "She said, 'While you're all together, I'm here to say thank you for everything. You guys are great. You guys are awesome,' " Denton said.

"She walked out of the room, and Felicity [Huffman] looked at me and said, 'Classy,' and it sure was."

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Heroes' Greg Grunberg Leads All-Star Band | Greg Grunberg

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Heroes' Greg Grunberg Leads All-Star Band

Originally posted 03/25/2007 08:25PM

Reading minds is a super power that really comes in handy for a down-on-his-luck cop like Matt Parkman, the role actor Greg Grunberg plays on NBC's Heroes.

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Housewives' James Denton Buys Baseball Team

James Denton

Housewives' James Denton Buys Baseball Team

Originally posted 03/21/2007 11:10AM

Wisteria Lane's hunky plumber has a new gig: baseball-team owner.

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James Denton: Mr. America | James Denton

James Denton: Mr. America

Originally posted 01/16/2006 06:00AM

Desperate Housewives star James Denton had to get the thumbs-up from one important woman before he agreed to host the 2006 Miss America pageant: his wife, Erin. "She's a pretty liberal feminist and you can imagine the questions that I got – 'Now, are you sure this is what you want to do?' " he says. "But at the same time she's saying, 'Well, I'm not sure this is the right way to represent women,' she ran for Miss Shakopee in high school in Minnesota. So, I got her over a barrel."

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A Baby Girl for Housewives Hunk Denton | James Denton

A Baby Girl for Housewives Hunk Denton

Originally posted 03/22/2005 02:00PM

Desperate Housewives resident hunk James Denton has a new woman in his life: Malin O'Brien Denton, born to the actor and his wife, Erin O'Brien Denton early Tuesday at a Los Angeles area hospital, says his publicist.

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Filed Under: Pregnancy, James Denton
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Housewives Hunk James Denton Causes Stir

Housewives Hunk James Denton Causes Stir

Originally posted 12/15/2004 08:00AM

SURROUNDED: Desperate Housewives hunk James Denton, 41, sparked a small riot when he traipsed into Times Square for a photo shoot, reports USA Today. As soon as he hit the street, six Connecticut housewives were all over him – with their cameras and compliments. "You can't get through dinner," Denton, who plays mysterious plumber Mike Delfino, says of his newfound fame. "You can't shop. It's a great problem to have."

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