Burke in 1989
Burke in 2010
|Portrayed by|| Rob Benedict (1989) |
Joel Polis (2010)
Steve Burke was the then assistant principal of McKinley High School in 1989 and the killer of Felicia Grant. Captivated by her accomplishments and good looks, Steve became deeply infatuated with her, even going as far as pulling strings at University of California Berkeley to guarantee Felicia’s acceptance. After a disastrous prom night, Felicia became locked out of the school with no ride home. Steve saw this and offered her a lift. During the ride, Felicia confided in him about her bad night: breaking up with her boyfriend, Cole Austen; the love of her life, the brutal fight with her best friend and fellow student, Suzie Hill over her secret past with Suzie’s date, Lee Mavoides, and her uncertainty about her future. Steve comforted her and told her to call him by his first name instead of "Mr. Burke". Felicia smiled and obliged, leaning in closer to him. Steve seized the opportunity and forcefully kissed her, causing her to push him off and fleeing from the car. Steve, angered at her rejection and/or worried that she will report him, speeds up the car and mowed Felicia down, killing her instantly. Ironically enough, Steve was the one to get her case reopened 20 years later in 2010. He is last seen being arrested for Felicia's murder.