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Where Blue's Clues star Steve Burns is now- from children's TV host to college student to rocker

Nov 17, 2021

STEVE Burns, whom '90s kids will remember from Blue's Clues, recently resurfaced after many years out of the spotlight, sending fans into a frenzy. Now he's making TikToks.

Blue's Clues premiered on Nick Jr. back in 1996 with Steve starring alongside the animated blue pup.

He remained on the show until 2002, when he abruptly exited. His "younger brother" Joe — played by actor Donovan Patton — stepped in to fill his shoes.

According to Newsweek, Steve remained connected to the show in his absence.

He wrote and produced several episodes and even helped select Joshua Dela Cruz to take over after Joe.

Steve left Blue's Clues to go to college, something he shared with fans on Twitter on the 25th anniversary of the show.

He shared: "You remember how when we were younger we used to run around and hang out with Blue and find clues and talk to Mr. Salt and freak out about the mail and do all the fun stuff and then, one day I was like, 'Oh hey, guess what, I'm leaving. This is my brother Joe, he's your new best friend.'

"And then I got on a bus and I left and we didn't' see each other for a really long time. Can we just talk about that?

He noted that his exit from the show was "abrupt," but said he had to do so to attend college.

Steve called it a "challenging" time, before turning the conversation back to his fans.

He praised viewers for all they accomplished in the years since he'd seen them, joking about how it "started out with clues and now it's, what? Student loans and jobs and families."

For many years rumors swirled about Steve's wellbeing.

It was widely shared in whispers and the internet that he had died.

Steve appeared on The Rosie O'Donnell Show in 1998 to put those rumors to bed, but they continued for a long time.


In 2016, Steve opened up to HuffPost about his departure from Blue's Clue.

he said it came at "the right time" for him, explaining: "I left the show because it was simply time to go. I was pretty much playing a boyish, older-brotherish kind of character on the show.

"It was getting older; I was losing my hair; a lot of original gangsters on the show, like the people who created it, were all moving on to other careers. It just felt like time. I just had a gut feeling like it was time to go."

In addition to pursuing a degree, Steve was involved in a band.

He released his first album, Songs for Dustmites, one year after he left Blue's Clues.

He teamed up with musicians like The Flaming Lips to create the album.

While some may not have heard Steve's music, one of his songs – a track called "Mighty Little Man" – currently serves as the theme song for Young Sheldon.

Steve released a second album called Deep Sea Recovery Efforts with his band, Steve Burns and the Struggle.

He also continued acting, appearing as the narrator on Roll Play and landing small roles in Homicide: Life on the Street and Law and Order.

Steve recently appeared on Young Sheldon in a guest role.


After his video for fans went viral, Steve started making TikTok videos.

In his first video he simply asked fans to explain the premise of the popular platform to him.

In another, he appeared to be on the other end of a conversation listening intently.

He captioned the clip: "I'm just giving you the attention we both know you deserve."

His clips have received 5.7 million and 2.5 million views respectively.

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