|Occupation||Addiction Counselor (Formerly)|
Westward-Bound Survivor Group Medic (Post-Apocalypse)
|First Appearance||"Puppies and Kittens"|
|Series lifespan||"Puppies and Kittens" to Present|
Stephen "Doc" Beck is a main character and a survivor of the initial zombie apocalypse in Z Nation, first encountered in Season 1 Episode 1 "Puppies and Kittens". He is a member and the medic of the Westward-Bound Survivor Group.
Stephen Beck – or "Doc" as everyone knows him – isn’t actually a doctor. He’s just a self-educated "ER" fan with a really, really strong stomach. Doc’s an ex-addict, yet currently a drug dealer, who is rough around the edges, but a stand up guy once you get to know him.
In the episode "Full Metal Zombie", Doc reveals that he has a son out there somewhere, and had him when he was 19.
Doc mentioned his past in the navy when asked about his vaccination history.
In the episode "Day One", during a flashback it was shown he used to be a counselor. He mentioned previous addictions but that he had been clean for years. However, as the apocalypse hit he took some Oxycontin in order to deal with what he had to do. He has been known to occasionally use Oxycontin for non-medical purposes.
Doc is first seen trading wares with traders, Sketchy and Skeezy. He returns to the Upstate New York survivor group camp only to find it overrun. He regroups with Charles Garnett and the group goes to find the military convoy. The convoy is found destroyed, and Doc, Addy, and Mack look about the area. They find a cage surrounded by zombies.
The zombies are cleared, and Mack approaches the person inside. The person, Cassandra, lunges at Mack but calms down after several seconds.
Doc is later grappled by a zombie and is saved by 10K. He is last seen offering 10K a place in the group.
Doc is allowed to see General McCandles and points out that his wound has become gangrenous. Unhappy with the prognosis, McCandles throws him down a ventilation shaft, where he is trapped alongside Dr. Morgan Henley, the previous medic that McCandles threw down the shaft, who has now become a zombie.
- Addison Carver
- Charles Garnett (Deceased)
- Roberta Warren
- Mack Thompson (Deceased)
- Alvin Murphy
- Mark Hammond (Deceased)
- Citizen Z
- Cassandra (Deceased)
- One Unnamed Philadelphia Cannibal Survivor Group Member
- Mark Hammond (Out of Mercy, Alongside his fellow Survivors)
- A zombified baby (Alongside his fellow Survivors)
- Dr. Morgan Henley (Out of Mercy)
- Pa Kettle (Caused)
- Numerous Zombies
- Wes (Out of Mercy)
"You know, the apocalypse is a lot like rehab, kid. Just take it one day at a time, and then do the next indicated thing." - Doc to 10K
"Say, you want some crystal? Well baked it myself!" - Steven "Doc" Beck
"Hey, aren't you that sharpshooter kid who saved my ass from that Z? Why, hop in! You wanna come with us?" Steven "Doc" Beck to 10K
"1060! NICE SHOT, KID!" - Steven "Doc" Beck to 10K
"Goddammit kid, you're a lifesaver!" - Steven "Doc"
"This kid can kill a zombie from 50 yards with a rubber band and a paperclip!" - "Doc" on 10K's impeccable aiming.
"Yeah! I'd pay money to see that again!" - "Doc" on The liberty bell killing zombies
"Yeah, I'll take a chocolate milkshake and some fries." Steven "Doc" Beck to Citizen Z.
"Not my finger, you animal. I was offering you the last hit!!" - Steven "Doc" Beck to zombie in elevator shaft
"Well slap my ass and call me Sally" - Steven "Doc" Beck to Sketchy
"Who knows, maybe we'll get lucky and pick up porn." - Doc to 10K and Cassandra
"They will have a tube in every spare orifice if my name ain't Sally" - Doc to Murphy
"Zombie apocalypse, how may I direct your call?" - Doc to Citizen Z
"I think I fried my gonads! I should have used sunscreen on my junk!" - Doc about going through decontamination at the lab.
"Hold on. Marijuana, zombies, and GMOs. What could go wrong?" -Doc
"Holy acid flashback, man!" - Doc about seeing Abe Lincoln zombies
"Now I like drugs as much as the next guy, but there ain't enough dope in the world that's going to make me wanna be out there walking around with them Viagra Zs" - Doc, Season 1 Episode 12
""If I die because you farted, I'm taking you with me"" -Doc
- Like Roberta Warren who appeared during Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, he appeared during Sharknado 5: Global Swarming where he was only shown in Kansas and was referred to as Steve. This makes Doc the second character to be shown on the Sharknado film series, following Roberta.