James Hyde (born October 9, 1962) is an American actor, dancer, and former fashion model who played the role of Sam Bennett on the television soap opera Passions. Full name is James Robert Hyde. He was born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio.
He has roles in the films "The Blackout" and "Let's Talk About Sex". "The Blackout" has not yet been released in the US.
Hyde won an open casting call competition for Sunset Beach in 1996 and appeared in the promos for the show. He was cast for the recurring role of Neil Johansson on the television series "Another World" in 1997. He also had a short stint as Liam on the television series "As the World Turns" in 1999.
Hyde was a dancer with British new wave band Dead or Alive, which was fronted by singer Pete Burns. Hyde toured Europe, Japan and the USA with the band in 1987, 1989 and 1991. He can be seen as one of the two dancers in the concert film Rip It Up Live, which was filmed at two of their Japanese concerts, and released on VHS in 1988. Additionally Hyde appeared in Dead or Alive's music videos for "Turn Around & Count 2 Ten", "Come Home With Me Baby" and "Your Sweetness is Your Weakness".
He also appeared in a minor role on the short-lived TV series, Mortal Kombat Conquest as a friend of Taja's, in the episode titled "Undying Dream".
Hyde and his wife, Sue-Ling Garcia, were married in 1994 and have a son, James Moses.
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
- As the World Turns
- Another World