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For security reasons, much information about Keel's family
remains classified. However, he was married, briefly and
is now a widower (1). His wife
Teresa (14) was gunned down at
their wedding reception by an unknown terrorist organisation.
It is entirely possible that Keel was the target, given
the fact that he was at that time a Navy SEAL, but no
further information is available. It is known from Keel's
annual physical and mental assessment that he continues
to experience nightmares about this event.
Joined the US Navy where he flew both planes and helicopters
(2). He eventually joined the
elite Navy SEALS, and became one of the most distinguished
Special Forces men in the history of the Navy. His eventual
rank in the Navy is classified information (3).
While in the Navy his nickname was 'Red Cloud' as he is
1/8th Navajo (12). He
left the SEALS to join CI5, possibly in a quest to bring
the killers of his wife to justice. Our Chief Medical
Officer is maintaining a close eye on the situation.
partner, who prefers a 9mm black Beretta, Keel uses two
handguns in the cases seen so far - usually a Smith and
Wesson, but he has used a silver 9mm Beretta (11).
Keel is hot tempered and quick to rush into a situation,
and is often held back by his partner, Sam Curtis (4).
The two men complement each other very well, and share
a close friendship (5), socialising
outside work (6). Keel's impatience
has resulted in both he and his partner being exposed
to perhaps more danger than would otherwise be the case,
and he does seem to be a little accident prone (5).
partner, who is a connoisseur, Keel is more a 'beer and
burgers' kind of a man (1), even
extending this to 'Bambi-burgers', although he refuses
to eat frogs' legs (7). Like his
partner he appears to have a thing for blondes, and we
have surveillance footage of one of his girlfriends to
support this (8). His wife was
There is also
a suggestion that he smokes, or has smoked in the past,
since there is surveillance footage of him smoking while
under cover (9), and his partner
has teased him about his brand (10).
However, it is unlikely that he indulges often, since
if that were the case he would never pass CI5's physical
Keel is blood
group O and he can correctly quote from the Bible (9).
He also sleeps
with his gun underneath his pillow (1).
Back to Business
- the nightmare sequence, and when Sam asks if he has
any wine, he points him towards the beer in the fridge
- Budweiser by the looks of it.
However in High Speed
both he and Curtis are referred to as 'Captain' before
Malone points out that CI5 do not use ranks. It is entirely
possible that they hold the equivalent to the Captain
rank in other military organisations.
In Back to Business
Keel had to be restrained by his partner from having a
go at Superintendent Leonard, and in Tusk
Force Curtis also held him back from responding to
a physical assualt and was kicked in the back for his
In the pilot episode, Back
to Business, Chris managed to sit in a booby-trapped
car, and followed this up in the second episode, Phoenix,
by treading on a landmine (although as has been pointed
out to us this latter incident was not his fault and could
quite as easily have happened to Curtis instead). On neither
occasion did his partner abandon him. Curtis also carried
his partner on his back following injuries received in
South Africa on Tusk
The information on weaponry came from Dave
Matthews' site, with Keel using the Beretta in both
Tusk Force and
This comes from the cut scene in High
Speed when Curtis and Keel are discussing Keel's 'blind
Although the official site states that Keel went to 'Indianapolis',
there is apparently no such school (thanks to Mems for
this information). It therefore seems logical that he
attended The United
States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, rather
than Indianapolis (and that the official site has a typo
:)) especially when you take into account his training
and his age, which would mean that if he joined the Navy
at 22 post University, he should be older than he is.
Annapolis takes students at 18 and gives them the equivalent
of a University education as well as Naval Training (thanks
to Mems and Munchie for this information).
Thanks to Jill Woolfenden for spotting this information,
gleaned from the credits at the end of 'Back