Marple-Newtown’s Senior High’s Adrian Pasdar, 40, who is guest starring on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” says more people have recognized him in the last two weeks then in the last twenty years of his career.


“I never got into acting to be famous,” said Pasdar, who before two weeks ago, was probably best known for his recurring role on “Judging Amy” on CBS and his starring roles on the television shows “Mysterious Ways,” on Pax TV and “Profit” on Fox.


However after appearing as attorney David Bradley on “Desperate Housewives,” a show that has 27-million viewers a week, escaping fame is in jeopardy.   


“Even the moms at my son’s preschool are looking at me differently now,” he laughed.


Though he said he never watched the show, Pasdar said he had a great time on “D.H.,” and didn’t witness any problems that have been reported between the five female leads on the set of “Desperate Housewives.” 


“I knew Nicollette (Sheridan) from a TV movie we did together a few years ago and Marcia (Cross) was great.


About his leading lady, Eva Longoria, Pasdar said, “She was a sweetheart.  She was funny, on time, and knew her stuff.”


Pasdar has been married for the last five years to Natalie Maines, 31, of the Dixie Chicks. They are parents to sons Jackson Slade, 4 ˝, and Beckett Finn, 15 months.  The family splits their time between Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX, and New York, NY. Pasdar said he loves being a stay-at-home dad when he isn’t working.


After graduating from Marple Newtown High School in Newtown Square, PA in 1983, he’s been steadily working since he got his first break in “Top Gun” in 1986.  His co-stars throughout the years include Al Pacino and Sean Penn (“Carlito’s Way”), Peter Falk (“Cookie”), and Diane Lane (“Vital Signs”).


After his “Desperate” stint ends Sunday (November 6), Pasdar said he hopes to do another television series, so he can remain in Los Angeles where his oldest son is in preschool.  He also wants to focus on directing and has optioned a book called “Virgin of the Rodeo.”


The family will also be traveling a bit next year, when The Dixie Chicks releases their new album in May and will embark on a 15-month tour.