Chan Chut works as a laborer in various parts of the U.S and Mexico. At the Pacific Union Railroad Camp, he appears performing a variety of odd jobs such as repairing railroad tracks and loading supplies at the warehouse. In El Matadero he can be seen working in the back room of the local slaughterhouse, as well as lounging around a campfire with an opium pipe. He also appears sometimes in multiplayer, usually in and around Blackwater on horseback. Chan also works as a stagecoach driver in New Austin.
During evenings in El Matadero, instead of joining his fellow immigrants at the collection of tents near the edge of town, Chan will remain on his own at a small campsite just behind the slaughterhouse, hinting that he may be a loner.
Like most Chinese characters in the game, Chan Chut speaks in the Cantonese dialect of Chinese, hinting at his place of origin in Guangdong province.
Chan Chut can also be translated as "陈七", the word "陈" (Chan) is a fairly common family name in China, while the word "七" (Chut) means seven. It probably means he's the seventh's son in his family.