Marie and son Steps in Rocky Balboa
"Steps" (James Francis Kelly III, right) with mom Marie (Geraldine Hughes) in scene from 2006's "Rocky Balboa".
Character information
Gender Male
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Job/Career Teenaged son of Marie who later becomes a cornerman for Rocky in his boxing comeback match against Mason Dixon
Related to Marie (mother)
Portrayed by: James Francis Kelly III

Steps was the teenaged son of Marie, now a down-on-her-luck divorcee who Rocky helps out by giving her a waitress job in his Italian restaurant in the Rocky Balboa film in 2006. The role of Steps is played by James Francis Kelly III.

About Steps

Steps is the product of an interracial marriage between mother Marie, who's played in the Rocky Balboa film by Geraldine Hughes, and a Jamaican man, who recently left a recently unemployed Marie and him behind when Marie and Step's father divorced. In helping Marie by giving her a job in his Italian restaurant, Rocky also befriends Steps and also become a father figure to him, making him a cornerman in his boxing comeback match against challenger and current Heavyweight Champion Mason Dixon (Antonio Tarver).