Birth Name: James Denton
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Born James Thomas Denton, Jr. in Nashville, TN on Jan. 20, 1963, he would use the nickname "Jamie" for much of his life, until reverting to the more formal "James" as a successful actor. Denton was raised by parents J.T. and Mary Jean in the town of Goodlettsville, TN, graduating from the local high school prior to attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. There on a basketball scholarship, Denton was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, majored in television/journalism, and graduated with a degree in advertising. Although his father had been involved in community theater, Denton did not try his hand at acting until the age of 23, when he was cast as George Gibbs in a lo...
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