Andre was a product of a one night stand because a visiting Chernarussian businessman and a flight attendant. He was an only child being raised by a his mother, his father having returned to Chernarus before Andre was born. Growing on in the streets of Detroit was hard for Andre, often he was teased because of his heritage being called a "half breed" by black and white kids alike. When Andre was in high school, he was a loner but a smart one at that, graduating with honors in all of his classes. Yet that feeling of success was bittersweet, as Andre always had the feeling that he was alone in this world and that feeling really set in when his mother died two years later from complications of pneumonia.
Having gone on to college, Andre studied in communications in broadcasting having achieved success but yet that still wasn't enough. Andre had to know who his father was, what he looked like, what he sounded like. All Andre knew was his name was Alexander Chernov and that he lived in Chernarus. So he worked some odd jobs here and there and saved up some money to take a trip to Chernarus, focused on finding his father no matter what obstacles awaited him. Staying in a hotel in Chernogorsk, the lands had been hit by some sort of epidemic, something about the walking dead or maybe these people were sick, no one knew at the time. And then the hotel he was staying in was obliterated by a crashing plane, most of the people barely made it out with there lives, Andre being on of them. That's when the realization set in, this was some sort of outbreak....some sort of world ending event and the survival of the human race was at hand.
699 days later, Andre has seen people that he had become close with die at the hands of those thing, he's seen people die at the hands of other people. The world we once knew was something else now, it wasn't ours anymore, it was those things...those zeds, and it was truly about survival now by any means necessary.