Chris Farber was the soft-spoken, burly associate and best friend of Ham Tyler. Chris and Tyler were both CIA operatives and went on specially requested missions for the U.S. government into other countries. While on a mission in Vietnam near the end of the war, a bombing raid on Saigon killed Tyler's family while on the mission despite their superior's promises to evacuate them. Disgusted with how they treated human life and upset with his friend's loss, Farber left the agency with Tyler and became mercenaries-for-hire.
During the First Invasion, Farber and Tyler join the Resistance and become leaders of the World Liberation Front, the most powerful of Resistance groups. After the Los Angeles's group's "stunt" that unmasked the true nature of the Visitors to the world, Farber went with Tyler to the group and helped get the fledgling L.A. Cell off the ground and use proper tactics and better weaponry. Farber served as the explosives and munitions expert for the group for the remainder of the war. (V: The Original Miniseries)
One year after Liberation Day, Farber and Tyler have gone their separate ways; with Tyler forming an official high-tech security agency and Farber remaining a mercenary serving with a mercenary unit in the desert. When the Second Invasion began, Farber and the rest of the desert unit joined the Resistance, but soon after the unit is destroyed by the Visitors, but Farber survives and left to work for an underground railroad run by Father Turney, he proceeds to help transport orphaned children to the safety of Los Angeles where they can go to foster homes. It is here he is reunited with Tyler, now also with the Resistance, and decides to rejoin the L.A. Cell. Farber later departs with Tyler and Robin Maxwell for Chicago.
In the (unaired) series finale, Farber and Tyler return to rescue the L.A. Cell group shortly after their narrow escape from the Mothership. Farber and the rest of the group are now searching for the Anyx, an artifact which could defeat the Visitors, amidst the destruction the Visitors wrought during the Armistice, when the Visitors took advantage of the peace to wipe out the majority of the Resistance. (V: The Series)