See the full list. Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Down this week. The second of three children born to a dentist and his wife in Nashville, Tennessee, Denton grew up in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, attended Goodlettsville High School, briefly played basketball at a junior college, then went on to graduate with honors from the national champion University of Tennessee at Knoxville, snagging a degree in Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos.
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James Thomas Denton Jr. Denton was born January 20, , in Nashville, Tennessee , and grew up in nearby Goodlettsville , the second of three children. His father, J. Denton — , was a dentist who had served in the military. Denton graduated from Goodlettsville High School, and attended the University of Tennessee , where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He began acting at the age of 23, at a community theater in Nashville. He eventually moved to California to become a full-time actor. Early in his career, he was sometimes credited as Jamie Denton.
James Denton Share. Nashville native James Denton, who originally attended college on a basketball scholarship, wasn't bitten by the acting bug until he was He landed the role of George Gibbs in a Nashville production of "Our Town," got fine reviews, but thought there was a more solid career in selling advertising starting an ad career in Tennessee and then in North Carolina before taking off for Chicago to risk everything to become a professional actor. He soon was accepted as one of Chicago's brightest stars. After earning a key casting when the "Untouchables" series came to town to film, Denton was drawn to Los Angeles, where his strong theatre reputation had preceded him and he was locked in with choice turns in film, on TV and on the stage. In Denton landed the role of the eerily sociopathic Mr. But Denton's growing reputation quickly led to a new series casting him as a top player in this nation's homeland security community, Special Agent Jon Kilmer on "Threat Matrix. Acting obviously is serious work for the handsome and athletic star.