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Stephen Spreck
Portrayed by: JORDAN BLACK
First appearance: "Basic Rocket Science"
Last appearance: "Heroic Origins"
Date of birth: Unknown
Home town: Unknown

The next time you provoke City College, you will lose more than a Winnebago.
Dean Spreck


Stephen Spreck is the Dean of City College. He is a cold and calculating administrator who isn't above bending rules and breaking laws for the greater glory of his school. It is hinted at that he has some sort of history with Dean Pelton although it's unclear what type of relationship they had in the past. He first appears in the Season Two episode "Basic Rocket Science". He later appears in both parts of the season finale "A Fistful of Paintballs" and For A Few Paintballs More". He is portrayed by actor/comedian Jordan Black.

Character historyEdit

When Dean Spreck and City College announce they are launching a space simulator called the C.C.C.P (City College Cosmic Pioneer), it motivates Greendale Community College to try to beat them at to the punch; they plan to launch their own space simulator a few days before City College does. When Dean Spreck gets wind of this, he enlists the help of an insider at Greendale to sabotage their efforts. His mole at the school enables him to have Greendale's space simulator towed only a few hours before the school's official press conference announcing its debut. Spreck personally headed over to Greendale to gloat about Dean Pelton's predicament while also letting him know that he was the one responsible for it.

He taunts his counterpart seductivley by whispering into his ear. This triggers an emotional response from Pelton and a confused reaction from Abed. His plan is ruined when the study group, who were inside the vehicle when it was towed, contact the school to let them know they are headed back. They had managed to start the winnebego and were driving it to Greendale. Spreck and Pelton rushed outside just in time to see the space simulator's raucous return to campus. It managed to make it to the quad where the unveiling ceremony was being held. At the wheel of the vehicle was his mole, Annie, whom he had promised to help transfer to City College. As the study group was fawned over by the media and students in attendence, Spreck confronted her.

He told her she wasn't City College material after all to which she proudly agreed. Spreck left the ceremony in a huff more determined to see Greendale fall. Atvthe end of the school year, he later devised an even more devious and audacious plan to destroy the school. Using City College funds, he created a fake ice cream company called "Pistol Patty's Cowboy Creamery". The first part of his plan was to use the fake company to sponsor Greendale's end of the year picnic along with providing a prize for that year's paintball assassination game: $100,000. After the announcement, the Greendale students went into a frenzy and trashed the campus competing for the prize money. As insurance that no student would actually win the prize, Spreck hired a ringer to eliminate as many students as possible.

When the ringer ended up being eliminated, Spreck began the second phase of his plan and launched an all-out assault on the remaining students with an army of City College paintball troopers. The surviving Greendale students united under the leadership of Jeff and Troy. Pierce, who had recently quit the study group, was captured by some of the City College troops. He was brought before Spreck and volunteered to reveal crucial intel on Jeff.  However, Spreck soon lost patience with Pierce after he gave him useless information. Meanwhile, the City College forces were having a hard time dealing with the Greendale resistance. A large number of them had been eliminated in the library after falling for a sprinkler trap. After ordering a trooper to shoot Pierce, Spreck raced outside to the quad where the rest of his troopers were. A crowd of the eliminated Greendale students had gathered there as well. Alongside them he witnessed Britta and Shirley in Campus security patrol cart doing an assault run on City College's Gatling gun implacement.

The duo managed to take out the remaining City College troopers and the Gatling gunner but not before Britta was eliminated. The campus celebrated Shirley's victory prematurely as there were still two more troops hiding inside a nearby van that eliminated her. Spreck was elated believing his plan had worked and Greendale had been defeated. Surprisingly, another City College trooper appeared who join the other two. After high-fiving their victory, he promptly shot them both revealing himself to be Pierce in disguise. As the last man standing in the competition, Pierce won the $100,000 prize shocking everyone in the crowd.  He pointed at Spreck and told him to make the check out to Greendale awarding the all the money to the school and forcing City College to make restitution for their actions.  

In Season Three, Spreck makes two cameos. He appears briefly in the episode "Curriculum Unavailable" during a flashback playing a game of human chess against Dean Pelton in the cafeteria. The two deans had decided that the game was the best way to determine parking at an upcoming job fair held at both schools. Britta complained to both Deans how inhumane it was to use actual students in their competition but she was ignored. He also appears in the ending montage of "Introduction to Finality" where he is in his office at City College. He is studying a map of Greendale and appears to again plotting some sort of attack on it once more. He is unaware that Ben Chang, who had recently been removed from power at Greendale after establishing a totalitarian regime there, is watching him from inside the air vents of the school.

In the study group's fourth year at school, Chang returns to school claiming to have amnesia. It's then revealed he is faking and following the orders of a mysterious individual he is in contact with on a cell phone. That person is revealed to be Dean Spreck who is using Chang as a pawn in yet another attempt to get back at Greendale. Chang has a change of heart though and tells Spreck he refuses to go along with his plans. Spreck is furious but decides to proceed with a contingency plan. He pulls out a blue print and starts to laugh maniacally. It's shown the blue print has the design of a giant mechanical spider.


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