Born in England, Chic arrived in New Zealand in 1964 and worked in a bakery to begin with but quickly became involved with all aspects of entertainment.
From his television debut on Have a Shot (1961-?) in 1964, Chic appeared in practically every New Zealand light entertainment show ever produced from Happen Inn (1969-73) to Go For It, as well as at least 500 afternoon appearances with his old sparring partner the puppet Willie McNab, writing and presenting the popular children's shows: Chicaboom (1977-86) aka Chic Chat. The photograph here ((c) David Roberts,Used with permission.) shows him in character from the series The MacKenzie Affair (1977).
In his latter year he appeared on Shortland Street (1992-Now) for three years as Laurie Brash, made guest appearances on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995 - 99), Mercy Peak (2001-4), and had a role in Peter Jackson's version of King King.
Visit NZ on Screen for excerpts from TV2's mid-90s late night news show in which reporter Mark Staufer talks to Chic about his TV career...