Steve is a main character in Blue's Clues, and was the host for the first four seasons. He is the older brother of Joe and the cousin of Josh. As of Blue's Clues & You!, he is a detective at the Blue Prints Detective Agency. He is portrayed by Steve Burns.
Steve is Blue's caregiver. Steve is always ready to play Blue's Clues and always needs 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. 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 very compassionate.
In Blue's Clues & You!, he finally achieves his dream of being a detective as he currently runs the Blue Prints Detective Agency.
Steve has fair skin and brown hair. He wears a green striped shirt with horizontal slats, tan pants with a belt, and black shoes. In the pilot episode, Steve wore a red collar t-shirt. In some episodes from the third season and the Season 4 episode "Blue's Backyard Ballgame Bonanza, he wears tan-colored shoes.
In Blue's Clues & You!, he wears a pair of sunglasses underneath his regular glasses, and has a darkish tan hat with a striped green tie to resemble his old shirt.
In "Snack Time." he got startled when he was in the living room looking for Blue when and fell down backwards 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 was trying to get his attention. Tickety tried calling out his name softly 2 times and then she shouted his name causing him to fall down backwards on his bottom instead of his back only to tell him that it was almost time for Mailbox's birthday party.
Steve does not 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 came skidooing out of the book and into Steve's arms.
It is never revealed in the series if Steve and his family have a full name, though fans consider "Burns" to be his last name.
Steve didn't mention Joe until "Joe's First Day" the first part of the 3-part TV-movie.
In "What's So Funny?," Steve thinks shoes belong on ears, though he is always shown wearing shoes on his feet.
Steve doesn't appear in Blue's Room, his brother Joe is the only one that does.