Television and film actor best known for playing the role of Eric Pollard on the long-running British soap opera Emmerdale.
He originally intended to join the Royal Navy, but instead pursued a career in modeling.
Following the death of Richard Thorp in May of 2013, Chittell became the longest-serving cast member on Emmerdale.
His father served in the Indian Army.
He appeared with Sidney Poitier in the 1967 film To Sir, with Love.