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Steve is a main character in Blue's Clues. He was the host for the first four seasons of the original series.


Steve is Blue's first caregiver. Steve is eternally ready to play Blue's Clues and always needs You, the viewer, to help to figure out problems and find clues. Steve likes anything that is green-striped, just like his shirt. Steve went to college on a hopscotch scholarship. He then became the captain of his Junior Varsity Hopscotch Team. He takes a science/astrology class, a writing/poetry class, an English class, and a math class. Steve enjoys finding clues when playing Blue's Clues, drawing clues also while playing Blue's Clues, imagining, helping others, and discovering new things. He is not very witty and will most likely forget things. He often needs assistance finding clues from the viewer and is pretty compassionate.


Steve has fair skin and brown hair. He wears a green striped shirt with horizontal slats, gray pants with a belt, and brown shoes. In some episodes from the third season, he wears tan-colored shoes.


Steve appeared as the host for 100 out of the series' 143 episodes.
He debuted in the unaired pilot Blue Prints and made his first official appearance in Snack Time, the first episode of season one. He hosted every single one from then until Steve Goes to College in which his role was taken over by Joe. He returned for the 100th Episode Celebration and makes a voice-over cameo in Blue's First Holiday. He makes an additional appearance in Behind the Clues: 10 Years with Blue.


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  • Steve had never found a clue by himself until the movie Blue's Big Musical Movie. In every other one of Steve's appearances, he needed You, the viewer, to help him.
  • Although, in the episode What Does Blue Want to Do on a Rainy Day, he did find a clue just as fast as the viewers were pointing it out.
  • Steve is the older brother of Joe.
  • Steve mentions in the episode Environments that he had a pen pal from Peru, who lived by a wide curvy river.
  • Steve doesn't get surprised as much. He did so get startled on two episodes; Snack Time and Mailbox's Birthday.
    • In Snack Time, he got shocked when he was in the living room looking for Blue when and fell back only to find out it was the phone ringing and that it was Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper telling Steve that Blue is in the kitchen.
    • In Mailbox's Birthday, when he was in the middle of trying to figure out Mailbox's birthday party game with a tape player and a tape cassette, Tickety-Tock was trying to get his attention. She whispered his name two times; Steve didn't respond; then, she shouted his name; Steve fell on his bottom instead of his back; she told him that it was almost time for Mailbox's birthday party.
  • Steve doesn't appear in all the versions of the show when it went international, although his iconic outfit is unaltered when other people play his role, like Kevin from the UK.
  • Steve got Blue by wishing that he could have the blue puppy (Blue) in one of his storybooks, and when he said that, Blue Skidoo-ed out of the book and into Steve's arms.
  • It is never revealed in the series if Steve has a full name.
  • Steve didn't mention Joe until Joe's First Day, the first part of the three-part TV-movie.
  • In What's So Funny?, Steve thinks shoes belong on ears, though he always is shown wearing shoes on his feet.
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