Mr. Stephen Platt was the Sunnydale High guidance counselor.
Platt was known for having a calm and caring, yet cynical approach when it came to his job. He was creative with his counseling, asking Debbie Foley to start a dream journal. Buffy met him and took a liking to him, talking with him after her expulsion and return to Sunnydale High after she was accused of murder. She even opened up somewhat about her relationship with Angel and her conflicting feelings about how he had changed, even if she avoided discussing the supernatural elements of their relationship.
Pratt was unfortunately killed by Debbie's boyfriend Pete Clarner- who had recently developed superhuman strength and an extreme temper due to a serum he had created- after Debbie said she thought he was humorous. Buffy discovered Pratt's body when she went to see him to talk about Angel, finding that he was killed without even dropping his cigarette. Fortunately, the timing of the attack allowed the Scooby Gang to eliminate Oz and Angel as suspects for Pete's actions, as Platt was murdered in daylight when neither suspect would have been able to enter his office in a state to commit murder.
Behind the Scenes
- He was portrayed by Phil Lewis.