Jonathan Hyde (born 21 May 1948 in Brisbane, Australia) is an Australian-born British actor. Due to his refined accent he's often cast as posh, upper-class types. His best-known roles are likely Herbert Cadbury in the Richie Rich
film, J. Bruce Ismay in James Cameron
and dual roles as Samuel Alan Parrish/Hunter Van Pelt in Jumanji
. He's also a well-respected and renowned theatre actor.
- Awesome, Dear Boy: The reason he sometimes stars in bad projects is often because he has fun doing it, for example when he filmed The Curse of King Tut's Tomb, he was just happy to go to India.
And then I went to India to shoot an absolutely ghastly pile of tosh, but we were in Jaipur for seven weeks; I'd never been to India and I found it the most astonishingly beautiful, wonderful and nourishing country I'd ever been to in my life. Thank you very much: where next?
- Badass Baritone: Has a deep, melodious voice which certainly comes to play when he's cast as a hero.
- Large Ham: In Jumanji (although only when playing Van Pelt).