James loves playing sports, especially, basketball, baseball, and golf.
James is 6'1".
His wife is actress Sue-Ling Garcia Hyde and their son is James Moses.
James has been portraying Sam Bennett in Passions since 1999.
SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH FARRAH FAWCETT
James Hyde has a brand new poster and it's steaming up bedrooms across America. He's shirtless. Shot by photographer John Russo. If you want you can order it by going onto his web site.
Besides that dance thing, James is also a talented singer. He recorded a demo with Elektra Records in the '90s.
REALLY FUNNY PREVIOUS CAREER
Back-up dancer for the '80s group Dead or Alive.
His previous career, Hyde joined the Army right after High School and trained to be a Field Medic. He was stationed in Hawaii and worked in a hospital.
James Hyde plays Sam Bennett, the square-jawed former Police Chief who has is trying to hold his family together with the seemingly authentic love and support of Ivy Winthrop. Although Grace, his wife of 25 years, suddenly and surprisingly left him, Sam is doing his best to overcome the challenges he and his family face.
James says "I've done nude scenes in the movies. You've got to feel comfortable with yourself or you're going to have a hard time in this business".
James has been in two movies. He is a featured player in "The Blackout", starring Matthew Modine, Dennis Hopper and Claudia Schiffer. "The Blackkout" was directed by Abel Ferrara and was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. It has not been distributed in the US yet.
He is in "Let's Talk About Sex", portraying a character named Scott. "Let's Talk About Sex" is an independent film written, produced and directed by actress Troy Burg. "Let's Talk About Sex" was released September 11, 1998.
Another World saw James' test for "Sunset Beach" and offered him a contract while he was still being considered for SuBe.
James spent a year in Australia, then moved to London, modeling for Chadwick's and Select Men, respectfully.
James has his own band, and writes and sings what he calls "dance stuff." He has performed in clubs all over the world and has recorded a demo CD for Elektra Records.
James is a voracious reader.
James gets his musical ability from his mother, who was a country performer for many years.
He was a judge in the 2006 Miss USA Pageant.
James: (about his character, Sam, on Passions) What I'm trying to do with this part (Sam) is set a great example for men. I can make this guy strong and also show him to be a guy who loves his wife, and his children, and make it kind of cool that people can do that.