But if he was real and not, uh, a movie character, could he really survive all that adrenaline-guzzling, heart-pummelling, blood pressure-raising action?
totalfilm.com asked Dr Hugh Montgomery, a senior lecturer in cardiovascular genetics at University College London to cast a medical eye over Chev's punishing schedule...
In the original movie, Chev is poisoned by a slow-acting drug. He must keep his heart-rate above a certain level in order to stay alive. To do this, he tries several novel approaches...
1. Grills his hand in a toasted sandwich-maker
"People get a little uptight about the true realities of these things," says Dr Montgomery. "Medical dramas try so hard to be 'real' they end up fucking it up. This is like the bit in Pulp Fiction where they stick a huge needle into Uma Thurman's heart - it's not taking it so seriously. It's just enormously funny!"
2. Has sex with Amy Smart in a public place
"Well, this would obviously get his heart racing. Yes. I approve."