Following a few ignorant actions, Steve had a change of heart, told his friends off and set out to make things right. By coincidence, he ended up heroically saving the day and reconciled with his girlfriend.
In 1984, following a falling-out with Nancy, Steve became a proper ally to the main party, especially Dustin, with whom he formed an unlikely friendship.
He became a sort of authority figure for the party and solidified himself into becoming a major player in the battle against the Mind Flayer.
In 1985, Steve would get a job at Scoops Ahoy at the newly-opened Starcourt Mall, working with a former classmate of his, Robin Buckley.
Steve would help Dustin translate a secret Russian transmission, along with Robin’s help, and discover there Russians in Hawkins, working underneath Starcourt.
Steve would also form a friendship with Robin and later accept her sexuality. Steve later learned of the Mind Flayer’s return and help the rest of the Party battle against it until the gate was closed again.
Three months later, Steve continued to remain best friends with Robin as they applied for new jobs at Family Video.
Prior to dating Nancy, Steve was well known among his peers as a popular boy with a terrible personality.
He displayed some insecurities, as he instantly believed Nancy was sleeping with Jonathan when he saw them together in her bedroom. Despite his flaws, Steve shows that he has a brave side and truly cares about Nancy, as he helped her beat the Monster.
A month later, it is revealed that Steve and Nancy purchased Jonathan a new camera to replace the one he and Tommy broke.
Biographical Data of Steve Harrington
Family Video employee Scoops Ahoy employee (formerly) Student at Hawkins High School (formerly)
17 (season one) 18 (season two) 19 (season three)
5’11” (180 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. Harrington
It is implied Steve doesn’t have a close relationship with his parents, or at the very least his father. While his parents were out of town, he held a party at their house without their knowledge.
He later feared to have to tell the police about the party, the reason being that his father was an “asshole”.
In 1984, while working on a job resume, Steve tells Nancy that he will likely end up working for his father, something he didn’t seem very enthusiastic about.
In 1985, in an effort to “teach him a lesson”, his father did not allow Steve to work for him, which resulted in Steve getting a job at Scoops Ahoy. After the closure of Starcourt Mall, Steve put his mother as a reference in his resume when applying for a job at Family Video.
During the events of the second season, Steve and Dustin formed an unlikely friendship. Steve was enlisted by Dustin to help him handle Dart when no one else was available. During this time, the two bonded over their relationship problems.
Upon finding out that Dustin had kept Dart as an attempt to impress a girl (Max), Steve gave Dustin advice, telling him to “act like he doesn’t care.” He also willingly disclosed his hairstyling secrets.
When everybody else failed, Dustin was the one who convinced Steve to put aside his responsibility of protecting the group and instead assist them in burning the tunnels.
The two were shown to still be friends by the time the Snow Ball arrived, with Steve driving Dustin to the event and giving him a pep talk before wishing him luck.
Steve and Nancy first began seeing each other shortly before the events of the first season. While Nancy initially believed that Steve wasn’t serious about their relationship, this turned out to not be the case.
In truth, Steve really loved Nancy, claiming she’s “not like other girls”. After having sex at a party held at Steve’s house, they officially entered a relationship.
However, when Nancy became distant due to the disappearance of her friend Barb, Steve grew worried. When he visited her house to check on her, he witnessed Nancy and Jonathan together in her room, making him believe she was cheating.
When Nancy confronted him, Steve gave her a chance to explain herself, though, due to the extraordinary nature of the events, she was unable to. After realizing his mistakes, he went to the Byers’ house in order to apologize.
There, he unexpectedly helped Nancy and Jonathan fight the Demogorgon. A month after these events, Steve and Nancy had gotten back together.
During most of the first season, Steve had an antagonistic relationship with Jonathan, viewing him as an outcast. When Steve found out Jonathan had taken photographs of the pool party, including a candid photo of Nancy, he labeled Jonathan a pervert and broke his camera in retaliation. Following a misunderstanding, he believed Nancy was cheating on him with Jonathan, causing Steve to lash out at him.
This resulted in a fistfight between the two, which ended with Jonathan getting arrested and Steve with a wounded face. After realizing he was in the wrong, Steve decided to go to the Byers’ house in order to apologize to Jonathan, resulting in him inadvertently helping with fighting the Demogorgon. In the epilogue of the season finale, taking place a month later, Steve and Jonathan were shown to be on good terms.
Tommy H. and Carol
Tommy and Carol are former friends of Steve. While the three spent a lot of time together, Steve did not appear to be exceptionally close to them. Upon realizing that the couple was not very good people, Steve ended his friendship with them.
A year later, in 1984, Tommy still held a grudge against Steve, and gladly joined Billy in mocking him.
Billy Hargrove was an antagonist to Steve and quite provocative from the day they met. After Billy’s arrival at Hawkins High School, he was quick to gain a reputation from the other students and ignited a rivalry with Steve after breaking his keg standing record.
Even though Steve didn’t bother much about his fame, Billy was always quick to taunt him for his failures, such as losing against him in basketball and failing to deal with his broken relationship with Nancy.
Robin and Steve attended Hawkins High School together. Though Steve didn’t know her during his schooling, they eventually became friends after working together at Scoops Ahoy.
At first, they expressed a dislike towards one another. Robin would tease his attempts at flirting, and Steve judged her for participating in stereotypical uncool activities, such as theater and band.
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Joe Keery Wiki
Joseph David Keery is an American actor and musician. Professionally known by Joe Keery. He was born on April 24, 1992. Joe Keery is the best known for playing the role of Steve Harrington in the Stranger Things web television series and also contributing musician for the American psychedelic rock band Post Animal.
April 24, 1992
5’11” (180 cm)
Keery was born on April 24, 1992, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, to parents David and Nina Keery, an architect and Professor of English, respectively. He is the second of five children and grew up with sisters Caroline, Lizzy, Kate, and Emma.
Keery was raised in Newburyport and attended River Valley Charter School, a local Montessori elementary and middle school, and Newburyport High School.
When he was young, he participated in Theater in the Open, a performing arts camp at Maudslay State Park, but ultimately began acting in high school, initially performing there at his older sister’s insistence.
Keery went on to study at The Theatre School at DePaul University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting