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|Created by||Mark Neveldine
|Portrayed by||Jason Statham
Billy Unger (young)
|Occupation||Contract killer (Hitman)|
|Family||Mr. Chelios (father)
Karen Chelios (mother)
|Significant other(s)||Evelyn "Eve" Lydon|
Chev Chelios was born in London and lived with his mother, Karen Chelios. As a child, he was very violent towards other people and committed crimes including stealing a car, robbing a store and getting into fights in school; he was also addicted to video games. He never met his father. As a child, he appeared on The Luke Cunard Show, a fictional British talk show, because of his violent tendencies. During the show's interview, the interactions between Chelios and Cunard hint that the host might indeed be Chelios' biological father. In his adult life Chelios moved to Los Angeles, California, and became a professional contract killer (hitman) for the West Coast Crime Syndicate.
Chev Chelios is a Los Angeles-based professional hitman working for the West Coast crime syndicate. Chev's girlfriend Eve does not know what Chev does and Chev is planning to quit the crime syndicate so he can spend more time with her. On November 7, 2005, Chev learns he has been injected with a poison called "The Beijing Cocktail" by his rival Ricky Verona, which will kill him if his heart rate drops. Trying to stay alive and seeking help from friends Kaylo and Doc Miles, Chev needs to keep his heart pumping through adrenaline rushes. Chev sets out to find answers as well as protecting Eve, and get his revenge on those who have betrayed him before the poison kills him. Verona flees on a helicopter but Chev follows him. Chev fights Verona out of the helicopter and as both of them are falling from the helicopter in the sky, Chev snaps Verona's neck, killing him. As Chev is falling from the sky, he phones his girlfriend, Eve, saying that he won't be coming back ever again. He hangs up and closes his eyes waiting to die. Chev then drops on to a car then bounces on to the road. His nostrils flare, he blinks, and one heartbeat is clearly heard before the screen cuts to the ending credits.
Crank: High Voltage
Picking up immediately after he hits the ground at the end of Crank, Chev is kidnapped by a gang of Chinese medics. Three months later in February 2006, while on an operating table, they attempt to harvest his organs. But after they remove his heart and replace it with an electronic temporary one, Chev wakes up before they attempt to take his genitals and he kills the medics. He then has to chase after the gang who has stolen his heart. At the same time, he must keep shocking himself with regular jolts of electricity to keep himself alive. In the film's climax, he eventually gains so much electrical discharge that he catches fire and once again apparently dies. However, the credits reveal his survival.
While in Crank, Chelios' survival is described as a consequence of his consumption of epinephrine and his attempts to counteract the "Beijing Cocktail" with an increased adrenaline flow, in High Voltage Chelios is described possessing a bona fide near superhuman physique, this explaining the choice to harvest his organs in the first place. Not only Chelios' enhanced physique allows him to survive his self-immolation, but his transplanted heart briefly gives Poon Dong, the Triad boss requesting Chelios' heart, juvenile vitality and stamina, despite his elderly frame.
In Crank: High Voltage, Billy Unger, a child actor, portrays Little Chev Chelios.
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- Chev Chelios at the Internet Movie Database
- Crank at the Internet Movie Database
- Crank: High Voltage at the Internet Movie Database