|(Actor - The Fantastic Four; Pretty Woman; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; Catch Me If You Can)|
|Born in London into an acting family and raised in Palm Springs, CA, Alex Hyde-White started his professional acting career at age 19 in television at Universal Studios, as one of the last contract players in Hollywood. Early work on such shows as Quincy and Battlestar:Galactica were his training ground. Fans of the Disney blockbuster Pretty Woman will remember him as David Morse, the charming, polo-playing industrialist grandson of Ralph Bellamy. Other films include Civil War epics Ironclads and Gods and Generals, Catch Me If You Can, and Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986), which provided a career highpoint when the Prince and Princess of Wales hosted the Royal Premiere for the RAF Benevolent Fund, at Londonís Odeon Leicester Square. In 1993 he starred as Reed Richards in Roger Corman and Bernt Eichingerís classic version of The Fantastic Four, which remains unique in Hollywood folklore as being (one of) the most popular films never released. Other genre films include Phantom of the Opera (1989), Mars (1997), Unknown Origin (1994) and 1983ís The Toy. |
His theatre work includes a New York Summer tour of Dangerous Obsession and on Broadway in Kingdoms (1983). In Hollywood theatre; Female of the Species with Annette Bening at The Geffen, Of Mice and Men (2005) at the Secret Rose and recently Franklin and Jefferson at Beverly Hillsís Greystone Manor. Recent film and tv include Tintin:Legend of the Unicorn, NCIS, and Criminal Minds.
Alex is the father of two boys and makes his home in Santa Monica, CA, played on the professional Celebrity Golf Tour, and occasionally produces films and other entertainment projects under his banner TMG. He produced and co-starred in the indie romcom Pursuit of Happiness (2002).
Other activities include the Westside Hunger Coalitionís Annual Thanksgiving Celebration, working with the PTA of Will Rogers Elementary in Santa Monica and skiing in Utah or Idaho.
Being the son of the great British character actor Wilfrid Hyde-White enabled Alex, Punch to friends, to see more of the world early on, as well as know some of the timesí most interesting people (four of the most interesting personalities he ever knew all belonged to Peter Sellers) . Growing up in 1970ís America he saw the country evolve, and pop culture as a force rise, through the magic of film. He feels fortunate that his thirty-year career continues to provide the freedom to live without the boundaries of convention and hopes that, through faith and perseverance, he soon sees a time when a more natural order is restored, and the violence and hatred we have come to expect in many parts of our (small) world is reduced to the hobby-bench of a few bad men.