While many celebs were quick to jump on the tattoo bandwagon with trendy Chinese characters or funky symbols, James Denton — aka Mike, the sexy plumber from Desperate Housewives — got his body art for quite a different reason.
"It is a tribute to my dad. I got it after he died [in 1994]," Denton says. "It's got his initials — JTD [are] my initials, too, only because I happen to be a Junior — and his birthday and when he died and his Navy rank and serial number.
"I'm not really a tattoo guy, and it is the only one I have," he adds. "I thought it would be a cool tribute. I knew that his service time in the Navy was real important to him, and it just sort of seemed like a logical thing."
Funnily enough, most of Denton's TV characters have shared his tat as a common physical trait. "On every show [Philly, Threat Matrix, The Pretender, Desperate Housewives] where I've been a regular, none of them
If we had a nickel for every time we thought we had figured out the deep, dark secret of Desperate Housewives' Mary Alice, we'd have enough coin to bribe the truth out of Brenda Strong, the actress who plays the quirky soap opera's first casualty. But since not even pennies fall during our "Eureka!" moments, we've had to crack the case the hard way — through good, old-fashioned guesswork. Care to review our notes and weigh in with your own opinion? Simply read the hypotheses below, then vote in today's TVGuide.com poll, and you, too, can feel like the biggest snoop this side of that busybody Mrs. Huber (Christine Estabrook)!
Mary Alice is actually in a coma. Yes, from Day 1 the serial of champions has been pulling a Dallas on us, and all of the bizarro goings-on to which we have thrilled have been nothing but a dream. What's more, Mary Alice doesn't even know her neighbors, she's only watched them from afar and imagined wha
Last week's premiere of Desperate Housewives seduced 21.3 million viewers into ABC's wicked web. The mysteries of Wisteria Lane left 'em with many questions, too. Like who's the familiar-lookin' guy playing Mike Delfino, the neighborhood's resident sexy, single plumber? That's Nashville-born actor James Denton, 41, who has previously starred in The Pretender, Philly and Threat Matrix. Every nighttime sudser needs a shady stud to tantalize the ladies, and he sure fills the bill. While we're eagerly awaiting the next episode (Sunday at 9 pm/ET), Denton clues us in on what's up Mike's sleeve.
TV Guide Online: Who's more right for you on the show, Nicollette Sheridan (Edie) or Teri Hatcher (Susan)?James Denton: Teri's character, Susan, is a better fit for him. But the last thing he needs is to really fall in love, because he's there on a mission. So I think he might be better served by spending a few nights at Edie's house, no strings at