Donovan Patton

Patton, Donovan

Donovan Patton
Roles on Blue's Clues
Actor of Joe from 2002-2004
Roles on Blue's Room
Actor of Joe from 2004-2007
Roles on Blue's Clues & You!
Actor of Joe (2019-)

Donovan Patton (born March 1, 1978 in Guam) is best known for his role as Joe, the replacement of Steve in Blue's Clues for seasons 5 and 6. After Blue's Clues ended, he provided the voice of Bot on Team Umizoomi. He has also appeared in episodes of the television series Nurse Jackie and Blue Bloods.

As he auditioned for the role as the host, after Steve's departure, he had no idea what Blue's Clues was, not even watched the show. Because of the title, he believed that the show had to do with rhythm & blues and he imagined Blue as a dog with a soul patch & a saxophone. It was revealed in the Blues Clues epilogue, even showing his auditioning tape and asking Steve himself what Blue's Clues was.


  • Steve Burns also had no idea what Blue's Clues was when he first auditioned. He thought it was about music.
  • Donovan Patton went on to voice Bot on another Nick Jr. show titled "Team Umizoomi".
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