Dr. Frederick Chilton is chief of staff at the Chesapeake State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, which houses Hannibal Lecter.
Chilton is clearly jealous of the notoriety that Lecter has achieved and feigns bewilderment at researchers who wish to correspond and interview Lecter. Chilton keeps an EKG tape in his office which shows Lecter's heart activity while he was attacking a nurse. Chilton also has have twelve psychiatric sessions with Lecter where Chilton tried to profile/understand him, but had no success. When Lecter refused to cooperate with the "Tooth Fairy" investigation Chilton removed all of his books and his toilet seat.
Chilton submitted an article to The General Archives that was rejected and the rejection slip was accidentally delivered to Hannibal Lecter.
Chilton practices using his peripheral vision to watch people he is interviewing, and his hands are dry and shiny.
He has known Alan Bloom for years.
"HANNIBAL" (Four years before)
Raul Esparza has been cast as Frederick Chilton in Hannibal.