Growing up in an upper class family, he came to resent their attitudes about the poor, and gained an aptitude for technical engineering. He applied to Starfleet Academy, but was rejected. He applied two more times, and was finally accepted, however he left the Academy a year later, distraught by the amount of work.
He served aboard a ship under the command of Chakotay, when he was pulled into the Delta Quadrant. Soon after, he and his fellow rebels were forced to integrate into the crew of the USS Voyager. (VOY episode: "Caretaker")
Often very nervous and quirky, Chell did not make friends very easily. Chell and three other Maquis crewmembers, Kenneth Dalby, Gerron Ral and Mariah Henley, then underwent a Starfleet training program under Security chief Lieutenant Tuvok. (VOY episode: "Learning Curve")
Fortunately, Alexander Munro recognized Chell's inability to approach people and befriended the Bolian, finding similar interests. When the Hazard Team was formed in 2376, Chell was encouraged to try out by Munro and Austin Chang. Passing, he was assigned as the team's field technician, and played significant roles in both establishing communication with the Etherians, as well as the defeat of the Vohrsoth.
He was one of the Hazard Team members to board a Borg sphere, and his skills greatly assisted Voyager escape the Delta Quadrant and return home. Upon his return, Chell was assigned to the Guernica system at a research outpost where he served for two years. (ST video game: Elite Force II)
Aboard the Enterprise-EEdit
In 2380, after Captain Jean-Luc Picard took notice of Lieutenant Munro and learned of what the Hazard Team was, Chell was reassigned to the USS Enterprise-E on Munro's request. He played a large role in the Idryll-Attrexian crisis, where he helped translate ancient Idryll artifacts and assisted bravely in the defense of the Enterprise when it was boarded by Idryll invaders. Recently, the botanist aboard the Enterprise has become fascinated with Chell's floral findings in the Delta Quadrant, and has expressed an interest in dating him. (ST video game: Elite Force II)
|USS Voyager security & tactical personnel|
|Ayala • Baxter • Biessman • Chang • Chell • Colter • Csatlos • Foster • Glenn • Harrison • Jaworski • Jurot • Kim • Laird • Lang • Lathrop • Alexander Munro • Alexandria Munro • Murphy • Nelson • Odell • Oviedo • Rollins • Tassoni • Torson • Tuvok|
|see also: engineering personnel • medical personnel • pilots & flight control personnel • operations personnel • sciences personnel • senior staff • unnamed|
|USS Voyager engineering personnel|
|Ashmore • Lyndsay Ballard • Kurt Bendera • Boylan • Bolya • Lyssa Campbell • Joseph Carey • Chell • Nancy Conlon • Kenneth Dalby • Dell • Hogan • Alexander Honigsberg • Michael Jonas • Jor • Mendez • Molina • Mulcahey • Neol • Susan Nicoletti • Okira • Seska • Lon Suder • Gina Thompson • B'Elanna Torres • Vorik • Yosa|
|see also: medical personnel • operations personnel • pilots & flight control personnel • security & tactical personnel • sciences personnel • senior staff • miscellaneous|
|Val Jean personnel|
|Ayala • Kurt Bendera • Kendrick Biessman • Chakotay • Chell • Mitch Csatlos • Kenneth Dalby • Gerron Ral • Mariah Henley • Hogan • William Jarvin • Michael Jonas • Kenn Lathrop • Telsia Murphy • Jeffrey Nelson • Seska • Lon Suder • B'Elanna Torres • Trexis • Tuvok|