Charlie is the fifth episode of the eighth season of Baywatch. It was originally aired on October 20, 1997.

Guest Stars[]

  • Judith Ledford as Paige Giminski
  • Michael Cuccion as Charlie Giminski
  • Jonathan Crowe as Ingo Dobbins

Episode Information[]

April's mother and her 12-year-old younger brother, Charlie, arrive for a visit where Mitch and Hobie try to make the best of the weekend with Charlie who is revealed to be dying from a rare form of cancer that April refuses to accept. Meanwhile, Hobie and a friend of his want to compete with Mitch and Newman, as well as Cody and J.D., in the annual lifeguard row-boat race to prove themselves.


  • Because of the real Charlie "Charlie Everett Hays", researchers found the genetic marker for medullary thyroid cancer, a rare disease found. In the future, early detection of this form of cancer should prevent children from dying.
  • This is the only episode where we see April's family.


Season 8 (1997-1998)
Baywatch Season 8

Main Characters:
Mitch BuchannonHobie BuchannonCody MadisonNeely CapshawNewmie NewmanDonna MarcoJordan TateManny GutierrezJ.D. DariusLani McKenzieApril GiminskiSky BergmanTaylor Walsh

Recurring Characters:
Craig PomeroyCaroline HoldenGarner EllerbeeJim BarnettCrushSheryl Whalen

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