Dev Gyrth was a Human engineer (presumably) from the Outer Rim world of Tatooine. Dev sadly never knew his parents, having been found as a baby under a Grav-Pool table in Mos Espa by a freighter captain by the name of Jakz Gyrth. Taking him in as his own, Jakz successfully raised the boy until his own premature death during Dev's formative years.
Happiness finally came to Dev during his teens when, following a brief affair with the street gangs of Mos Espa, the young man found employment in the local scrap dealership. With a knack for jury-rigging and salvage, Dev eventually found he had started to earn some real credits. To celebrate, Dev and several of his mates decided to embark on a cantina crawl from Mos Espa to Anchorhead. He remembered shots. He remembered smokey glasses of the most lethal pre-mixed drinks you can lay your hands on.
When he finally awoke, he was slumped over a plastic table in the Interstellar Fries outlet on a shipyard on the other side of the galaxy. He was dressed in a female crimplene hat, suspenders and a pair of fishing waders. When Dev got drunk, he got drunk.
To make ends meet, Dev was recruited into the New Republic where he remains, working as a Specialist on board the Roche's Revenge.
|“||I'm pretty handy with a solderin' iron. You get a wobbly wheel on one of them trolleys, or a loose circuit in a droid, you know who to call.||”|
–- Dev Gyrth, listing his qualifications