Work in sales prepared Denton for life as a struggling actor

February 16, 2015 4:07 PM

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When James Denton decided to become an actor the world lost a desperate salesman. Denton had spent five years working on commission hawking ads for newspapers, radio, and television. He was used to walking into a room cold and selling the owners of a mom-and-pop store on ads they probably couldn't afford.

The problem was that Denton hated it. "Then I'd go home and worry they were going to lose their money. I felt so horrible," he says. "I was just not cut out for it. I was too soft."

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