James Hyde plays Sam Bennett, the square-jawed former Police Chief who is trying to hold his family together with the seemingly authentic love and support of Ivy Winthrop.
Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Hyde began modeling and acting at an early age. He was discovered by NBC at an open casting call competition for “Sunset Beach.” Hyde won and was featured in the soap opera’s promos. Hyde’s other daytime television credits include his role as Neil on “Another World” and Liam on “As the World Turns.” Additional television appearances include “Sex in the City,” “Models & Mortals,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Miami Sands” and the mega-hit,“CSI.” James’ feature film credits include Fine Line’s “Let’s Talk About Sex” and “The Blackout” with Dennis Hopper.
Hyde lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Sue-Ling Garcia Hyde and their son James Moses. He is an avid sportsman playing basketball, baseball and golf. He also enjoys traveling home to Ohio to visit his family or to Puerto Rico, Sue-Ling’s native country. His birthday is October 9.