Final 12 months, we had been elated to listen to that the kids’s sequence was getting a reboot: Steve and Joe had been changed by their “cousin” Josh (Joshua Dela Cruz), and the lovely Blue has even turn into barely extra cuddle-able (if that was even attainable) due to a delicate CGI revamp.
Whereas theories about why the unique host, Steve, left the present abound (formally, the actor has mentioned it was time as he was balding and the opposite crew members he began the present with had been starting to maneuver on from Blue’s Clues), a lot much less is understood about Joe (performed by Donovan Patton), who crammed his sneakers throughout Seasons 5 and 6.
So what’s Donovan as much as lately, and why did Joe depart Blue’s Clues? Preserve studying for solutions.
Joe has reprised his position on ‘Blue’s Clues & You’ — the place is he now?
Donovan had a good time engaged on Blue’s Clues as a result of, he mentioned, “I acquired to go be a child for 12 hours a day.”
Now, the actor, whose hilarious Instagram bio calls him “the man from that present. No, not the primary man, and never the brand new, cool man. The opposite man,” is a father in his personal proper.
And having two daughters helps the actor “grasp the enormity” of his position on Blue’s Clues. “Simply because you recognize now I am seeing it as a mother or father actually,” he mentioned in an interview on Reside About. “Once you make someone’s children completely happy it is simply, I do not know … There’s nothing on the planet like seeing your children completely happy and that there is one thing that they take pleasure in.”
“I additionally see the tutorial facets of it too, as a result of my daughter watches it,” he added. However he says he prefers it when the youngsters watch “the Steve episodes.” Which is sensible!
Since leaving the youngsters’ sequence, Donovan has reprised his position as Joe for 3 episodes of Blue’s Clues and You. Together with Steve, who seems within the pilot, Joe helps their cousin Josh maintain the lovely pup.
You can too catch Donovan in Workforce Umizoomi, the place he voices Bot, and within the latest Psycho Escort on Lifetime.