Who is … Allan Hyde?

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November 3rd, 2012 5:57 pm| by admin
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He is a 22-year-old Danish actor, best known for his turn as vampire Godric on HBO’s ‘True Blood’.

Godric?
His character claimed to be older than Jesus, and was Eric the Viking’s (played by Swede Alexander Skarsgaard) maker. He yo-yoed in between behaving like a bloodthirsty tribal imp and a reformed hippie. He was probably a bit bitter that Skarsgaard got all the Scandinavian cred from the show.

Was? So was he wooden-staked off the show?
His character got killed in the second season, but he does make appearances during flashbacks in the more recent seasons. He hasn’t been all that busy since ‘True Blood’, so he probably laps up the guest spots as hungrily as a vampire salivating over a burns victim.

What has he done since?
Not much. He was in a Danish film called ‘You & Me Forever’ that came out this year, but that’s pretty much it. He was in a Danish five-minute indie short called ‘Please Stay’, which went viral around the same time he was in ‘True Blood’, in which he played a young man scorned by his lover. The film has a warning that reads: “Dear YouTube. This is fiction. The penis is not real. Thank you.”

Say what?!
Rest assured, it needs to be seen to be believed, but we can’t promise it will be understood. Also, make sure you don’t watch it at work – your co-workers will think you’re odd.

Thanks for the warning!
Hyde seems to have a penchant for obscure YouTube shorts. Last New Year’s Eve, he was in an Abba video replica, and he starred in a web sitcom called ‘ALLA SALUTE!’  

What a stepping stone ‘True Blood’ was!
Unfortunately it wasn’t the springboard for him that it was for others, like Skarsgaard. But at least he’s still acting – everyone needs an updated ‘Happy New Year’ Abba video every now and then.

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