James Denton Quotes (41 Quotes)


    My wife is really unhappy with my agent. But I'm the big winner.

    You just assume or hope or trust that you're good enough at what you do that'll you continue to work and that there will be another job.

    The cast is so big that you really don't work very much.

    I sat right up there in the upper deck, ... I was not on field-worthy at that time. I'm still not sure how I got here today. I guess it's being Teri Hatcher's boyfriend.

    I think theatre helped, only because it was acting experience. I got to work with a lot of directors.


    The biggest difference is, Desperate Housewives is really funny, because Mark Cherry, the creator, is a really great comedy writer.

    And they didn't have to get into a lot of legal speak or talk ER terms, they were real people. I think that's why so many actresses were attracted to it. And it was just about problems that you could identify with so much, right off the bat.

    I love David Caruso. I know it's not cool, but I do. I watch CSI: Miami. I think he's interesting.

    I never had any classes or went to theatre school like a lot of actors, so all of my training has been on stage with different directors. That was a pretty good school room.

    This is my third ABC show over the last four years, so we were afraid that nobody would find it. ABC was really struggling and so we just weren't very confident that it would find an audience.

    It's still about the women. It's not called Desperate Plumber. People are more interested in cat fights.

    I think that's the kind of thing you have to chip away at. I think, eventually, people will go, 'Oh, OK, there's no story there.' You know what I mean Certainly all of our being here isn't gonna make it stop. But you just have to laugh about it and go, 'Eventually, they're going to figure out that they're all pretty good friends.' But it'll take some time, for sure.

    The promos with all of the beautiful women probably attracted some men, but the mystery story line is pretty cool. It's got that dark edge, and people will watch anything funny.

    My wife being a trainer helps, because when I'm at home, everything we keep at the house is pretty healthy.

    We've all been around love enough to know how lucky we are. I've never seen anybody have a cross word on the set, and I'm there a lot. All the women just got brand-new trailers, so they're happy.

    My last real job was selling air time for CBS affiliates. I quit that when I was 28, and that was the last real job I had. I beat the system. I've been able to do this full-time for almost 15 years.

    When I came out here, my manager thought that casting directors might think I'm a girl, and when I did Threat Matrix, they thought Jamie was a little light.

    I think it helps a lot when they tell people that Teri Hatcher likes you. If you're Teri Hatcher's boyfriend, suddenly you're hunky I guess. I've spent 40 years being average and now I'm Teri hatcher's boyfriend and here we are. I've been really fortunate.

    They're pretty particular about what they show. They certainly edit the scripts and have conversations with the writers about what they are and aren't willing to portray. But the writers and the network are pretty much on the same page.

    My parents were amazing people who had no business being together - and they knew it.

    It slows down grocery shopping, because so many women at the store watch the show. I always end up talking to two or three people every time I go to Ralphs. It's fun.

    Because there's so much of it as a kid, you sort of rebel, so you hate country music. I never had any musical aspirations at all.

    I saw a story in the Los Angeles Times that 40 percent of the viewers are men. It didn't really surprise me.

    James was my given name, but I was a junior; so I was Jamie as a kid.

    We saw the aerial photos this morning and that's when it really hit home, the devastation, ... I think there's a bit of denial. At some point you can just turn the TV off (but) they have to wake up with it every morning.

    I'm pro-choice and those things, but I typically vote Republican.

    I'm off at least three or four days a week, so it's a perfect job, really.

    The series has a real audacity right down to the title. You realize the title is as tongue-in-cheek as the show.

    Some advertisers pulled out, but what did they think they were buying They saw the pilot, and the pilot was a little racier than the other episodes.

    I think it's important that the rest of the world know that we're not all the same and that we don't all have the sort of arrogance it feels like they're perceiving from our leaders.

    And of course Marc Cherry heightens it and makes it hilarious. But there's so many universal themes in the show, and he made it so funny. We knew he was onto something if he could keep it up and, thankfully, he did.

    Last year, I was on Threat Matrix. We were on Thursday against Friends and Survivor; so this year it's fun to know people are watching, and to know that all of your hard work is not sort of wasted.

    I still treat every job as if I might never get hired again as far as the way I save money and live really modestly.

    I've been on a lot of shows that nobody cared about.

    I'm not a hard-line Republican, because I'm a lot more open-minded than that.

    The biggest surprise about our marriage is that Erin was out there.

    I was born and raised in the South, which is pretty conservative.

    The West Wing was at the height of its popularity at the time. It was just such a great fun set to be on and watch those other actors work.

    It was described as Sex and the Suburbs. It's so not that. Because on Sex and the City, those women told each other everything; on our show, it's much more like the real suburbs - nobody tells anybody anything. Everything's a secret.

    Real acting is realistic no matter what the medium.

    I have a long track record of really horrible relationships and a divorce behind me; so I'm not the guy to ask. I just got really fortunate with this one.


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