Photo: James Denton, Sheppard Denton Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Ackerman

Why Did Hallmark’s James Denton Leave LA For Minnesota?

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Hallmark star James Denton moved to Minnesota right after Desperate Housewives ended. Why did he leave Hollywood?

The Good Witch star recently revealed the main reason for a move to the heartland.

Why Did James Denton Leave Los Angeles For Minnesota?

Why would James Denton leave Hollywood to go to the midwest during the prime of  his career? The Hallmark star spoke to Yahoo to discuss his two reasons why. He did it to give his two children a better life.

Having grown up in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville, Denton revealed that “I knew the value of growing up in a smaller town.”

L.A. is tough. I think kids judge each other a little more harshly and everybody’s parents seem to be in the business in some aspect and it’s just much easier in a small town for them.

Instead, they moved to a smaller town outside of Minneapolis. There, his wife, Erin, and two children, Malin and Sheppard could live a more normal life. This is where they also have family living in the area.

Photo: James Denton, Sheppard Denton Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Ackerman
Photo: James Denton, Sheppard Denton Credit: ©2022 Hallmark Media/Photographer: Steve Ackerman

Could Hallmark Star’s Artistic Children Follow In His Footsteps?

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are known for their theatre scene. James Denton has acted in some local theatre, and now Malin is the Mamma Mia! lead at her high school. Erin even holds an M.F.A. from NYU.

However, Sheppard, an avid musician, is a psych major at college. Moreover, he has taken a single acting class. His famous father confesses that Sheppard is taking an acting class. But, he has failed to mention to his classmates that he has now starred in two movies with his father. But, will he make this his career?

His proud papa says “He’s really good.” But, he also revealed, “I don’t think he’s gonna pursue it.” James believes his son is “more practical,” and may not pursue a job that is a “tough way to make a living.”

Father And Son Star In Hallmark’s Perfect Harmony

Coming up on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, James and Sheppard Denton are starring as father and son in Perfect Harmony.

In this movie, James portrays a pop star, Jack, that has to get along with Barrett (Sherri Saum) for the sake of their mutual friends who are getting married.

She is uptight and thinks that his fame is too showy. He wants to write a song that they will perform at the wedding, but his son Teddy (Sheppard) is too embarrassed. That is because Barrett is his college professor.

There promises to be music and a lot of romance.

But don’t expect James to be the Denton that people will be talking about on Monday morning. The elder Denton revealed that “The head of the network called me and said, ‘Your son is stealing this movie from you.’

Expect Sheppard to steal this show.

Don’t miss James Denton and his son Sheppard Denton in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Perfect Harmony. This premieres on Sunday, October 16, at 9 p.m., Eastern.

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