|Portrayed by||E. Roger Mitchell|
- "I know Chaff by sight cause I've spent years watching him pass a bottle back and forth with Haymitch on television. He's dark-skinned, about two meters tall, and one of his arms ends in a stump because he lost his hand in the Games he won thirty years ago."
- ―Katniss about Chaff[src]
Chaff was the tribute from District 11 in the 45th Hunger Games and the third Quarter Quell. He won the 45th Hunger Games, and lost his hand during the process, but refused to receive a prosthetic replacement from the Capitol doctors.
Chaff, along with Beetee, Wiress, Finnick, Mags, Johanna, Seeder, Woof, Cecelia, Blight and the Morphlings were all part of the rebellion and were instructed by Haymitch Abernathy to try their best to find Katniss and Peeta and make sure they both lived after they were reaped during the 75th Hunger Games, a Quarter Quell. He was one of the few tributes who knew about the plan to get Katniss out of the arena, to District 13.
During the parade around the Capitol, Chaff and Seeder rode around and after when all the tributes were together, Chaff gave Katniss a kiss on her lips which surprised her and she pushed him away. Chaff and Haymitch laughed at her reaction. They were good friends and seemingly both alcoholics. During training, Chaff and Peeta became close and talked quite often during training, and had lunch together.
During Chaff's interview with Caesar Flickerman he stated that President Snow could change the Quell if he wanted to but wouldn't because he thinks it doesn't matter to anyone. After all the interviews were finished, Chaff along with the other Victors joined hands as an act of solidarity, which Snow took as an act of outright rebellion.
Chaff was not seen much during the Games, probably hiding to stay alive and seeking Katniss as it was his mission to protect and rescue her so she could help the Rebels defeat the Capitol.
Unfortunately he could not locate either her or Peeta until the end of the 75th Games. While trying to protect Peeta, he was killed by Brutus, just as Katniss was rescued by the Rebels. Shortly after, Peeta avenged Chaff's death by killing Brutus.
Chaff was at least six feet tall, probably as tall as Thresh, with dark skin, and had an arm that ended with a stump because he lost his hand in the 45th Hunger Games. He and Haymitch were friends, as they both turned to drinking after they won their Games. During the reaping recaps, Effie Trinket commented that "Chaff never could stay out of a fight," implying that he had volunteered as Tribute. Chaff was in his mid to late forties when he died. He was killed at the very end of the 75th Hunger Games by Brutus at the free-for-all just minutes before Katniss Everdeen destroyed the force field surrounding the Arena.
Chaff seemed to be a troublemaker, as Effie implied when she said "he never could stay out of a fight." Chaff loved to laugh and was one of Haymitch's close friends, the two often drank together. Chaff joked by kissing Katniss on her lips and laughing with Haymitch at her reaction. However, he did have his soft side, shown when he was friendly and kind to Katniss and Peeta during the training sessions, also when he backed Seeder up during her interview, and when he joined hands with the other Victors at the end of the interviews without hesitation.
- "Chaff" means husks of grasses or grains split apart during threshing.
- Chaff was the oldest tribute to make it to the top ten in the 75th Hunger Games.