Steven Michael Burns (born October 9, 1973) is an American actor, television host, guitarist, musician, and singer. He is well known as the original host of the long-running children's preschool television program Blue's Clues from 1996 to 2002, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2001.

Steve from Blue's Clues


Burns was born in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. He attended Boyertown Area Senior High School in Berks County, graduating in 1992.[1]

Burns played in bands called Sudden Impact US, Nine Pound Truck, and the Ivys (which he has called a "Morrissey rip-off band") while in high school and college.[2] He studied theatre under an acting scholarship at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley, where he was discovered by an agent.[3] He dropped out of school and moved to New York City to then become a professional actor.[4] He lived in a basement apartment near Times Square, finding his first success as a voice-over artist for ads and making appearances on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order.[3]

He lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.[5]

TV Series

  • Blue's Clues – Himself
  • Blue's Clues & You! – Himself (referred as Steve)
  • Figure it Out – Himself, panelist (1999)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street – David Tarnofski
  • Jack's Big Music Show - Himself/performer alongside with Steven Drozd - episode:"Ground Hog Day"
  • Law & Order – Kevin Jeffries
  • The Bedtime Business Song – Himself
  • The Early Show – Himself
  • The Panel – Himself
  • The Professionals – Investor X
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show – Himself
  • Today – Himself
  • Yes, Dear – Himself
  • Yo Gabba Gabba! – Himself
  • Young Sheldon – Theme song performer, Nathan


  • Songs for Dustmites (2003)
  • Deep Sea Recovery Efforts (2009) (as Steve Burns and the Struggle)
  • Foreverywhere (2017) (with Steven Drozd, as STEVENSTEVEN)


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