Were you a ’90s baby? People born in 1990 onwards will never forget Steve from Blue’s Clues. This is the breakthrough informative children’s television series that premiered in 1996 and lasted for six consecutive series on Nickelodeon. Steve Burns became a television star when Blue’s Clues attracted children as well as their parents.
From the start, Steve was heavily involved in the development of Blue’s Clues. And some of the most challenging things about being the show’s presenter was having to act at the front of the blue screen first before graphics were applied. It was frustrating, according to Steve, and he compared it to standing in the underside of a pool.
Who Is Steve Burns?
Steven Michael Burns is best known as the star of one of the most famous children’s television show, Blue’s Clues. He was born in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, on the 9th of October, 1973. During his secondary and college, he was a member of bands such as Nine Pound Truck, Sudden Impact US, and the Ivys, something that he described as a “Morrissey rip-off band.”
He attended DeSales University on acting and performing scholarship. He stopped going to school and relocated to New York City to pursue a career as an actor. Steve resided in a basement near Times Square, where he started as a voice-over talent for commercials and appeared on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order.
Blue’s Clues Journey
Steve tried auditioning for Blue’s Clues in 1995, believing it was just for voice-over work. He arrived with long hair with a piercing. Apparently, Nickelodeon bosses were opposed to Steve starring in their new program. Nevertheless, the creators of the show demanded that he must wear more modestly in succeeding tryouts. When the creators called Steve again, they asked Steve if he could come tomorrow with a different style.
Nevertheless, it became clear that he’s still the preference of the test audiences, which are preschool at that time. Traci Paige Johnson, co-creator and executive producer, stated that Steve was the most genuine of the hundred persons interviewed. As Nickelodeon’s Director of Research and Development, Dr. Alice Wilder, put it, she thought that there was something about Steve who simply understood where and when to look in the camera to communicate to kids honestly. Steve was perfect for the role, and they decided to pick him.
Steve Burns Networth
Steve’s net worth is believed to be between $5 and $10 million, a respectable amount for a man who was famously regarded as a children sensation. This is due to the fact that Blue’s Clues was not the only initiative that earned revenue. Toys, video games, books, and other products were also available.
Aside from these, Steve had done many jobs such as a voice actor, acting roles, film production, musical theater, bands, and in a variety of other potentials. Steve Burns has not revealed any specific information about his current life status. The only way to learn about it is through his Instagram account that is somehow still minimalist and secretive.
His Issues And Comeback
Steve has become the victim of several strange allegations about his drug use and even death.
To dispel false reports of his dying and overdose, he was compelled to speak on “Today” and “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” The adored Steve unexpectedly left the popular program in 2002, at the peak of the success of the show, to attend college, as indicated in his season finale. Rumors quickly circulated that Steve was a drug addict, had died due to overdosage, or died in a vehicle accident. However, when he was featured in a Nick special, Behind the Clues: 10 Years with Blue, he disclosed that one of the chief reasons he quit the program was due to baldness. He was turning bald, and he was sad to go bald in front of the children on the television program.
However, after years of heartbreak for ’90s kids, Steve Burns uploaded a heartfelt video to the program’s grown-up admirers. Nick Jr. shared a video of him wearing his signature striped green shirt with the remark talking about how he went oo to college. The video was uploaded to commemorate the program’s 25th anniversary. And so many people were moved to tears by the surprise.
Steve Burns Fun Facts
Young viewers of Blue’s Clues were naturally perplexed when Steve abruptly left the show to attend college. While the underlying reason was Steve Burns’ desire to quit, he revealed further information when he revived his character to commemorate “Blue’s Clues'” 25th anniversary this year.
*Steve Burn has two albums released, both of which he co-wrote with the Flaming Lips, an indie rock band.
*Steve Burns had no intention of hosting a children’s show. Instead, he flew to New York to try auditioning for Al Pacino’s biographical crime movie Serpico.
*The classic green shirt worn by Steve Burn in Blue’s Clues was reported to be itchy and uncomfortable.
*In the year 2000, Steve was named one of America’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors.
*He was experiencing hair loss.
Steve Burn Message For His Fans
“You remember how when we were younger? We used to run around and hang out with Blue, find clues, talk to Mr. Salt, freak out about the mail, and do all the fun stuff? And then one day, I was like, ‘Oh hey, guess what? Big news, I’m leaving. Here’s 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 like a really long time? Can we just talk about that? Because I realize that was kind of abrupt. I just kind of got up and went to college, and that was really challenging, by the way.”
“But great, because I got to use my mind and take a step at a time. And now, I literally am doing many of the things that I wanted to do. Then look at you and look at all you have done and all you have accomplished in all that time. And it is just so amazing, right? I mean, we started out with clues, and now, it’s what? Student loans, and jobs, and families? And some of it has been kind of hard, you know? I know you know.”
“I wanted to tell you that I really couldn’t have done all of that without your help. And in fact, all the help that you helped me with when we were younger is still helping me today right now. And that’s super cool. I guess I just wanted to say that after all these years, I never forgot you ever, and I’m super glad we are still friends. Thanks for listening. You look great, by the way. Whatever it is you are doing, it’s working.”
Quote source: Nick Jr.
There is still is a genuine closeness between Steve and his loyal fans, and it looks that, as he’s gotten older, Steve Burn has also gotten better. He discusses his path since leaving the program and how he interpreted the key message for the 25th anniversary. As a previously renowned family’s TV personality, he has struggled in the 20 years after he quit the series. Through his revival, he has instantaneously reunited with his followers; it’s almost like Blue’s Clues had never stopped.
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