|“||But I am changing. I started going to church with my dad and I'm taking these art classes. [...] I wanna draw comics or kids books. [...] Josie, I really am trying to be better.||”|
|— Chuck to Josie McCoy[src]|
Chuck is a student at Riverdale High School, and a former football player for the Riverdale Bulldogs. He was kicked off the team by Coach Clayton after confessing to spreading false rumors of sexually explicit acts between himself and Veronica Lodge.
He personally holds a grudge towards Veronica Lodge and Betty Cooper, as he informed Betty, what they both did to him, resulted in him not being able to play football for a good college or university.
Chuck is an outwardly handsome, tall, brown skinned teenage guy with shaven hair, deep brown eyes and a muscular physique. He dresses rather casually, often wearing denim jeans with his blue and gold Riverdale Bulldogs varsity jacket.
Chuck was the typical Alpha-male douche bag and held no regard for anyone other than himself. He had a very poor view of women, looking at them as if they are nothing more than objects for his amusement. Chuck was quite arrogant and very confident in his abilities. Being captain of the Riverdale Bulldogs came with high prestige. He was Riverdale's very own golden boy; loved by many and he uses that to his benefit. Months later, however, Chuck appeared to have changed to some degree. With his football career over, Chuck instead pursued art, as well as attending church. He was respectful to Josie (if still somewhat flirty), though his unsavory past still ended up catching up to him. However, later on in the series Chuck was able to convince Veronica, Betty, Archie and Jughead that he had changed for the better. After the gang took notice in Chucks change of behavior after he joined the school's musical in an attempt to re-shape his image.
|“||Okay, that high-toned bitch attitude may have worked on the betas you dated in New York, but you're in Bulldog territory. But please, fight back. You'll only make it harder on yourself.||”|
|— Chuck to Veronica[src]|
In the beginning of the school year, Chuck pursued Veronica. As they were out on their first date, Veronica opened up to him, as they took pictures. However, Veronica entered school the next day to rumors about her "sticky maple" which is a Riverdale thing for slut-shaming. Veronica, along with Betty, were ready to go "Full dark no stars", as they gathered other victims and evidence. As a result of this, Chuck was then suspended as well as banned from the varsity football team.
- Main article: Betty and Chuck
|“||That night, I saw the real you. The dark you. The Betty that I actually think about every night when I'm laying in bed.||”|
|— Chuck to Betty before she slaps him[src]|
Chuck and Betty are best described as rivals. When Chuck gave Veronica the "sticky maple", Betty assisted in getting Veronica and all the other victims their revenge. However, whilst doing so, Chuck saw the "dark Betty", thus making him think of her as a crazy person. She manages to get him suspended for several days, but when he makes his appearance at Jughead's party, it becomes heated between them when she tries to get him to leave, but he makes a lewd comment, making her slap him in the face. Later, in a game of "Secrets & Sins", Chuck exposed Betty's dark side.
|“||Okay, I admit, I don't have a great track record, but I am changing. I started going to church with my dad and I started taking these art classes.||”|
|— Chuck telling Josie he's changed[src]|
Whilst Chuck and Josie may not have come in close contact, Chuck took a liking to her. When he entered the music room, he was amazed by her voice. However, Josie didn't return the warm greetings as she knew his past with women and would never date a "chauvinist, misogynistic, harasser of woman", such as himself. Late at night, as Josie was leaving school, she came across Chuck whose presence shook her as it was dark in the hallways. She allowed him to give her a ride home, but not before they stopped at Pop's. Even though Josie insisted that they weren't on a date, they did bond more than they ever had before. Chuck claimed that he'd changed for the better, and even though Pop Tate and Josie started believing this, his past still showed through as Josie's mother wasn't happy to find them together, who then threatened him to stay away from her daughter before dragging her out of the diner. At school, when Josie received a disturbing message from a mysterious admirer, automatically thinking this was Chuck's doing, she confronted him at the library, resulting in him getting escorted to the principal's office.
- According to actor Jordan Calloway, Chuck was indeed attempting to apologize to Ethel in "Chapter Ten: The Lost Weekend".
- Much like his Archie Comics counterpart, Chuck is an aspiring cartoonist, who has shown an interest in comic book illustration. However, unlike his comic book self, he is not an active member in Archie Andrews' life.
- See also: Category:Images of Chuck Clayton