Alistair Burke is a guest character on NBC series Frasier. He is portrayed by Patrick Stewart.


Burke is a notable opera conductor in the Seattle area, and is friends with many notable celebrities (having known Peter O'Toole). Burke is gay, and when he hears that Frasier Crane has "come out" over the radio, Burke strikes up a relationship when they meet in Cafe Nervosa. Frasier and Burke begin to date, but Frasier is in denial about the fact that they are dating, and reluctant to give up the relationship due to the high-society treatment he is privy to through Alistair. Frasier eventually gives in to his true self and reveals that he isn't actually gay, which Alistair accepts amicably.