Andrew Burke (played by Andrew Arnold) was Matthew Burke's father. He commited suicide as he did not want to suffer in his illness as part of a suicide pact in Judgement Day. He took his life on 4 June, 2007 aged 75. He had two sons, Matthew and John Burke. He was mentioned in Cold Reader by Clare Vorland, a phychic who mentioned that he abused Matthew as a boy. In the episode Abuse of Trust Cam Beattie mentioned that he knew Matt's father.