Alex Hyde-White

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Alex Hyde-White
Born (1959-01-30) 30 January 1959 (age 55)
London, England, UK
Occupation Film & television actor, Film producer, Film director
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Karen Dotrice (m. 1986–92)
Shelly Bovert Hyde–White
Parents Wilfrid Hyde-White
Ethel Drew

Alex Hyde-White (born 30 January 1959), also credited as Alex Hyde White, is a English-born film and television actor. In 1978, he signed with Universal Pictures as one of the last "contract players" in Hollywood, in a group that included Lindsay Wagner, Andrew Stevens and Sharon Gless.

Background[edit]

Hyde-White was born in London, the son of Ethel M. (née Korenman), a stage manager who acted under the name Ethel Drew, and the actor Wilfrid Hyde-White.[1][2] Known as Punch to friends, he grew up in Palm Springs, California attending Palm Springs High School[citation needed] (Class of 1975) and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. for one year after which he left to pursue the inevitable acting career. Hyde-White was married to actress Karen Dotrice, daughter of actor Roy Dotrice from 1986 until 1992. He is married to Shelly Hyde-White and resides in Santa Monica, California. They have two children, both boys, Garrick and Jack. They are active at First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica Little League the local schools, including John Adams Middle School and Will Rogers Elementary School, and the local Moose Lodge.

He is represented by Vanessa Gilbert at TGMD for voiceover, Indra Rose at AEF for Commercials, Richard Lewis at GVA Agency for theatrical and by well-known Hollywood attorney Michael Donaldson. Glenn Hughes, at GEM Entertainment, is his manager, as he is for Jack Hyde-White who starred in 2010's Kay Jewelers Mother Day commercial, directed by Bob Giraldi.

Career[edit]

Under contract to Universal Pictures at age 18, his first television job was one line "leave my mother alone" spoken to star Jack Klugman on the iconic television series Quincy M.E. He recurred in several episodes, each time a different character and also made numerous appearances in Battlestar Galactica with Lorne Greene and later Buck Rogers in the 25th Century which also featured his father Wilfrid. The only time both father and son appeared on screen together was on The Merv Griffin Show in 1980. A clip from that show is featured in his film "Three Days of Hamlet".

Through his production company TMG, named after his mentor, Washington attorney Steven Martindale, he produced the 2002 independent romantic drama, Pursuit of Happiness which starred Frank Whaley, Annabeth Gish, Adam Baldwin and featured comedienne Jean Stapleton in a cameo as the advertising agency's owner. Stapleton's son John Putch was the director. Putch had directed Alex prior in Deep Water and since in Murder 101 starring comedian Dick Van Dyke for Hallmark. Alex has worked with Steven Spielberg three times, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, as Young Henry Jones, Sr., Catch Me If You Can and The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, which was released on 21 December 2011.

Projects[edit]

Hyde-White directed the TMG production Three Days, from Universal City based Ytinifni Pictures, headed by David Suarez. Also starring Peter Woodward, Richard Chamberlain and Stefanie Powers, the experimental first-person doc weaves a hero's journey from the most unlikely of arenas as it follows a troupe of actors who gather for three days to rehearse and perform a staged reading of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The film won Best Documentary at three festivals, International Family Film Festival (Hollywood, Spring 2012), L-Dub (Lake Worth, FL, Fall 2012), and Eugene Int'l Film Festival (Oregon, Fall 2012). [3]

His production company, TMG, is developing a few projects for both the big and small screen. One is the existentialist crime novel King of Infinite Space with the book's author Tyler Dilts, as an independent film. Screenwriter Peter Woodward is adapting the novel. The film is called "Signal Hill." It is the first in the Danny Beckett series from Long Beach State professor Dilts. Another is "Printer of Udell's" based on the early 20th Century novel by William Bell Wright.

His audiobook production company is Punch Audio [1] and they are servicing the growing audiobook market through Audible with such titles at "Paladins" by Joel Rosenberg, "Miracle At Merion: Ben Hogan's 1950 Comeback" by David Barrett, "I Am John Galt", "These Precious Hours" by Michael Corrigan, and "Jesus:The Missing Years" by Walter Parks. Other artists at Punch Audio include the British actor Ian Hart, and actresses Mary Jane Wells, Liane Curtis and Kate Huffman. They recently produced for Audible five novels by the late British Author Alec Waugh including the novel "Island In The Sun" which was adapted into the 1957 hit movie of the same name starring James Mason and Harry Belafonte and Joan Collins. Fellow actor friends Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield voiced "Love In These Days", and "My Brother Evelyn and Other Stories".

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