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  Stephen "Doc" Beck
Actor Russell Hodgkinson
Gender Male
Hair White
Age 51
Occupation Addiction Counselor (Pre-Apocalypse)
Westward-Bound Survivor Group Medic (Post-Apocalypse) Unofficial President of the United States of America ( Voted into office by the citizens of Wall Drug, South Dakota)
Family Unnamed Son
Ex-wife (Deceased)
First Appearance "Puppies and Kittens"
Status Alive
Series lifespan "Puppies and Kittens" to Present
Ethnicity Caucasian

Stephen "Doc" Beck is a main character and a survivor of the initial zombie apocalypse in Z Nation, first encountered in Puppies and Kittens". He is a member and group 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.[1]

In the episode "Crisis of Faith", Doc revealed he went to Catholic school and was punished fairly often, including for drinking the communion wine.

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.


Season 1[]

"Puppies and Kittens"[]

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.

"Fracking Zombies"[]

"Philly Feast"[]

"Full Metal Zombie"[]

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.

"Home Sweet Zombie"[]

"Resurrection Z"[]

"Welcome to the Fu-Bar"[]


"Going Nuclear"[]

"Sisters of Mercy"[]

"Murphy's Law"[]

"Doctor of the Dead"[]

Season 2[]

"The Murphy"[]

"White Light"[]

"Zombie Road"[]

"Batch 47" "Zombaby!" "Zombie Baby Daddy"



Killed Victims[]

Memorable Quotes[]

"I can't I'm getting fingered!" - Doc to 10K and Sergeant Lily while trying to remove a zombie finger from his stomach

"Oh man I hate it when we split up"

"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 Mack

"Say, you want some crystal? Well baked it myself!" - Doc

"Hey, aren't you that sharpshooter kid who saved my ass from that Z? Why, hop in! You wanna come with us?" - Doc to 10K in Puppies and Kittens

"1060! NICE SHOT, KID!" - Doc to 10K in Fracking Zombies

"Goddammit kid, you're a lifesaver!" - 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." - Doc 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 in Murphy's Law

"A zombie rave...pass the Z-Weed." - Doc in White Light

"If I die because you farted, I'm taking you with me" - Doc to Murphy in Going Nuclear

"Have you seen a kid with black spiky hair and brooding good looks?" - Describing 10K to a soldier in White Light

"Kid, it's official. You've now seen it all" - Doc to 10K about Viagra Zs

"Her name's Warren, Fuzz-nuts."- Doc to The Man


  • He was born on April 20, 1969.
  • 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.



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