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Chuck is a Canadian member of the Atlantis expedition, holding the rank of Sergeant. He was part of the original expedition team that departed from Earth in 2004, and has since served as a technician in Atlantis' control room. He was usually seen in the background of the control room, but following Peter Grodin's death, he took over the running of the Stargate, usually informing Weir of an incoming wormhole or an unscheduled off-world activation. He later begins sharing this duty with fellow tech Amelia Banks.
When a piece of technology in Stargate Operations began malfunctioning, he called Dr. Radek Zelenka to find the problem. It turned out that to be the Long range sensors detecting three Wraith Hive Ships. (SGA: "The Brotherhood")
A few months later, he was in the process of dialing Earth when McKay received the message from the Daedalus that there was a bomb in Atlantis. Fortunately McKay was able to stop him before he finished dialing. (SGA: "Critical Mass")
When Dr. Daniel Jackson, Dr. Elizabeth Weir, and Vala Mal Doran were using the Holo room, he determined they were using no power, proving it was Morgan Le Fay using the hologram. (SG1: "The Pegasus Project")
He was in Stargate Operations when a quarantine lockdown was imposed by an ionospheric storm the previous night. Before the city's self-destruct was activated by a supposed breach, he tried but failed to shut down the cities Subspace communications. (SGA: "Quarantine")
When Teal'c and Ronon Dex were sparring in the Atlantis gym, he was seen placing bets on the outcome. When Colonel Samantha Carter stopped the fight, Lt. Colonel John Sheppard took his money back. (SGA: "Midway")
When a Daedalus from an alternate reality appeared in orbit above Atlantis, he detected it with the sensors. Later, he contacted Earth and informed Lt. Colonel John Sheppard that the real Daedalus was in the Milky Way. (SGA: "The Daedalus Variations")
When Shen Xiaoyi came to evaluate Richard Woolsey, he attempted to impress her by being able to name the staff in Stargate Operations but incorrectly referred to him as Chet; he quickly tried to cover himself by saying "Chet" worked the nightshifts. After Woolsey left Stargate Operations Chuck said "There is no Chet!". (SGA: "Remnants")
Shortly before he notices the approach of the Vanir spaceship, he is seen in a relaxed pose, his feet resting on the console and reading a book about world war II fighter aircraft. This happens during the night which might imply that he actually is also partly working the night-shifts, or at least this particular one.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Though his character has appeared in dozens of episodes since the first season of Stargate: Atlantis and in one episode of Stargate SG-1, Chuck's full name has yet to be identified on screen; the episode credits originally listed him only as "Technician"; by the end of season three it's changed to "Chuck". However, Dr. Elizabeth Weir addressed him as "Sergeant" in "Trinity". In "First Strike" Torri Higginson accidentally called the actor by name and the producers kept it in, thus giving the character a name. In "Remnants", Richard Woolsey mistakenly calls him Chet, which Chuck corrects him, then gets exasperated when Woolsey believes there is a Chet somewhere on-base when there is no one by that name.
- Along with John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Elizabeth Weir, Teyla Emmagan, Samantha Carter, Radek Zelenka and Walter Harriman, he is one of only eight characters to appear in all five seasons of Stargate: Atlantis. However, Carson Beckett appears in Season One to Three while his clone appears in Seasons Four and Five.
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