Chandell appears in two consecutive episodes of the 1960's Batman television series.
Some time prior to encountering Batman, Chandell was a renowned pianist. During a performance at the White House, he used a player piano to cover that he had hurt his hands. His twin brother Harry used this to blackmail Chandell into a life of crime.
Harry used Chandell in a plot to murder Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson so that he could marry Aunt Harriet and claim Bruce Wayne's fortune. When Chandell plans to go straight upon planning to use the fortune to pay Harry back, Doe, Rae, and Mimi end up using knock-out gas on him. When Harry's lawyer wanted his payment for getting Harry out of Gotham City Police Station, Harry also had him exposed to the knock-out gas. Batman and Robin managed to defeat Harry and free Chandell and his lawyer from a deathtrap.
Chandell was last seen playing his music for the guards while Harry plans to escape from prison.
Just as Batman and Robin do not go at crime-fighting alone, Chandell (namely his brother Harry) needs fellow partners in crime to assist him with his malicious schemes:
- Piano Movers - Simple hired thugs that work for Harry.
- Doe, Rae, and Mimi (portrayed by Marilyn Hanold, Edy Williams, and Sivi Aberg) - Harry's female associates.