Chris Catell was born in west Sylvania to a yound couple. He studued architecture in Noble City but aspired to become an actor. When Transbaum Films was hiring people for to play a part in the Space Attack movie, he auditioned and was hired. He would later play the role of Jim (the sidekick) in the El Matador series, and as the detective's assistant in C.H. Chan, Private Eye. He was a very good actor, but was never selected for main roles. In 1977, his wife Linda died, and he became increasingly depressed. He turned to drug and alcohol use. Catell died in his apartment in 1984 due to a drug overdose.