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Chet Hunter
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First appearanceCareer Day
Final appearanceBrave New World
Information
NameChet Hunter
RoleShawn and Jack's Dad
Final StatusDied in We'll Have a Good Time, Then
Portrayed byBlake Clark

Chet Hunter is Shawn and Jack's father, who frequently comes and goes. (Also, he may or may not be the father of Eddie Hunter and Stacy Hunter, which is a huge continuity error)

Series Info

  • Had multiple wives and many intimate partners, resulting in a complex and fractured family tree.
  • Was an abusive drunk while married to Jack's mother, and quit after she left him.
  • First seen on Career Day, where he tells tall tales of his job to Shawn and his classmates.
    • He reports that Shawn's mother, Virna, has run off with the trailer and he follows her.
  • In Home, he informs everyone that he won't be returning any time soon. As a result, Shawn ends up staying with Mr. Turner.
  • Works at a truck stop in Reading, PA until Cory tells him that Shawn needs him, so he returns to Philadelphia to care for Shawn.
  • Waits for Virna patiently until she returns in Fishing for Virna
  • Gets a job at John Adams High as a janitor in Janitor Dad
  • Hosts Thanksgiving in Turkey Day
  • Encourages Shawn to live with his long-lost, half-brother Jack in Brothers. Shawn is resistant at first, but grows to understand the decision.
  • Disappears for a while. The characters indicate that he went on the road again, looking for jobs and such.
  • Finally reappears again in We'll Have a Good Time Then, where he confronts his issue with Shawn and finally decides to stay with his sons.
    • Unfortunately, has a heart attack and passes away in the same episode.
  • Appears in Shawn's memory in Road Trip to comfort him.
  • Appears in Shawn's memory in Family Trees to tell him about his birth mother, who wasn't Virna, but some stripper.
  • Appears at the end of Brave New World, but remains unseen by everyone. He comments on what everyone is doing, and everyone remembers him fondly. After Jack says that Chet taught Shawn & himself that "Money doesn't make you rich, life does", something Chet immediately refutes. After he realizes that Jack wants to do the right thing which is helping people, Chet is content with his son's decision. Before he leaves to go back to heaven, Chet pinches Rachel's butt, which confused her due to the fact that no one was behind her.

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