Charles Hyatt

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Charles Hyatt
Born (1931-02-14)14 February 1931
Kingston, Jamaica
Died 1 January 2007(2007-01-01) (aged 75)
Palm Bay, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Film, television actor, writer, author
Years active 1961-2005
Spouse(s) Marjorie Hyatt (?-2007) (his death) (4 children)

Charles Hyatt (14 February 1931 – 1 January 2007) was a Jamaican actor, playwright, director, author and broadcaster.[1]


Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Hyatt was best known as a character actor and comedian who appeared in numerous films and television shows, beginning in the 1960s. After making his movie debut in the 1965 film A High Wind in Jamaica, Hyatt had notable performances in the films Crossplot (1969), Club Paradise (1986), Milk and Honey (1988), The Mighty Quinn (1989), Cool Runnings (1993) and Almost Heaven (2005).

Hyatt was the recipient of Jamaica's national honour of Order of Distinction (OD),[2] and was awarded the Institute of Jamaica Centenary Medal and the silver Musgrave Medal.[1]

He died of lung cancer on 1 January 2007.


  1. ^ a b "Charles Hyatt". This is Jamaica. Jamaica Information Service. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "About Charles Hyatt Snr". The Charles Hyatt Foundation. Retrieved 28 March 2013. 

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