Steve Burns Quotes
Steven Michael "Steve" Burns (born October 9, 1973) is an American entertainer, actor, guitarist, musician and singer. He is known as the original host of the long-running children's television program Blue's Clues from 1996 to 2002 and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his performance on the show in 2001.
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When I was 14 I would pick up my brother's bass guitar, and I would just pound on it, having no idea how to play it.
I mean, that's another big surprise of the show, is that I see sixteen year old people who recognize me and they're honest, for-real fans of the show. And it goes down to nine months. I mean, I've heard of nine month to year-old children who are watching the show.
Blues Clues' has been incredibly good to me, and I've been working so hard on it for so long that I take it very personally. I wouldn't want to do anything to jeopardize what so many kids love. So there's a lot of responsibility there.
My fantasy for children's television is that it's not really children's television, it's everybody's television.
I always, always liked children... I was very afraid of them before. Because I never really grew up, I mean, with a lot of little kids around. Even though I am from a kind of Italian family, I never really grew up with a lot of little kids around.
I just don't think it's true that people can't do something else after they've done something that seems so permanent.
I'm officially near-famous. If you've got four year old kids and you've got cable, then you've got no choice but to know who I am. But if you're one of my peers - a 26-year old guy who lives in Manhattan - you have no idea who I am. I'm only famous if you're four.
Well, my aspirations certainly were not to be in a pre-school show. I mean, it's certainly nothing that I considered; it's nothing I ever thought anyone would ever let me do.
If we want parents to be discerning about what children are watching then we need to put stuff in there for them to watch, too.
And I think that if I were a for real celebrity that was recognizable everywhere, I'd just crawl under a rock and you know, have someone run over the rock with a car, or something.
I knew early on after the first couple episodes were fully scored and animated that we had a real quality show here. But I always questioned whether or not it would work.
We go through, I think, six different drafts of each script. And then my shooting it is roughly, you know, fifteen percent of the total work that gets done on a show. Then it's all post-production animation after that.