"Steve Burns" (October 9, 1973) is an actor, singer, and guitarist best-known for his stint as host of the popular Nickelodeon children's television show ''Blue's Clues''. Burns hosted the show starting with its inception in 1996 and continuing through 2002, at which time the character Joe (portrayed by Donovan Patton) took over hosting duties.
Steve's career began shortly after he dropped out of The Allentown College of Saint Francis DeSales (now DeSales University) in Center Valley, Pennsylvania where he succeeded in impressing everyone who happened to see him act. He auditioned for the show Blue's Clues, then known as Blue Prints, in 1995 and so impressed the creators that he was asked to return for a second round of auditions. Unfortunately, his shaggy hair and scruffy look was not what the producers wanted to see. So, on the eve of his second audition, the creators of the show secretly made a call to Burns to tell him to "wear a button down shirt and cut his hair." Freshly made over, Steve had no problems impressing the producers the same way he impressed the show's creators and those at the Allentown College of Saint Francis DeSales, before them.