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Jamie Denton
Personal Information
Birth Name James Thomas Denton, Jr.
Birth Date January 20, 1963
Birth Place Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Occupation Actor
Other names James Denton
Years Active 1994–present
Character Information
Character Mr. Lyle
Back From The Dead Again (S2)
The Pretender:Island of the Haunted

James Denton is an American actor. He first gained notoriety as Mr. Lyle on The Pretender , where he is credited as Jamie Denton, but became a household name for his role in the American TV series Desperate Housewives on ABC.

As of February 2015, Denton is co-starring with Catherine Bell in the Hallmark television series Good Witch.


After his recurring guest role on The Pretender, Jamie began appearing in the ABC hit series Desperate Housewives where he is credited as James Denton.

Other roles include a lead role in the short-lived TV series Threat Matrix which also starred Kelly Rutherford, guest roles in several TV series including Ally McBeal, Reba, and JAG as well as brief appearances in the big screen hits Face/Off and Primary Colors.

Denton is currently star on Hallmark Channel's Good Witch.


  • Jamie is part of the charity music group Band from TV, together with actors Hugh Laurie and Jesse Spencer of House, MD fame, Teri Hatcher from Desperate Housewives, Greg Grunberg, and Bob Guiney among others.
  • Jamie auditioned for the role of Jarod in The Pretender.

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