First appearing in 1971, Chuck was the first depicted African-American student at Riverdale High. He was introduced as a friend of Archie's and a talented athlete. He was later established to have an interest in cartooning.
Chuck's father is Floyd Clayton, who works at Riverdale High as the school coach. His mother is Alice Clayton, a housewife.
His girlfriend is Nancy Woods.
Chuck's friends include Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, and others.
Chuck Clayton is a talented person in many areas. However, he is most renowned for being able to draw very well. In one story, he makes a living by drawing cartoons on the window on shops, which attracts a lot of customers. His ambition is to be a professional cartoonist. He is good at sports such as baseball and basketball.