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James Hyde
(Sam Bennett)
James Hyde plays Sam Bennett, the gorgeous all-American and very well-respected police chief who adores his wife Grace and their two daughters. Many years ago he had an affair with Ivy Winthrop Crane which Sam learned resulted in the birth of Ethan.

Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Hyde began modeling and acting at an early age. He was discovered by NBC when he auditioned at an open casting call competition for "Sunset Beach." Hyde won that competition 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 and the City," "Models & Mortals," "Mortal Kombat" and "Miami Sands." His feature film credits include Fine-Line's "Let's Talk About Sex" and the soon to be released "The Blackout" with Dennis Hopper.

Hyde lives in Los Angeles with his wife, model Sue-Ling. When he is not working, he enjoys antique shopping, reading and basketball. He was born on October 9.