Donovan Patton

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Donovan Patton
Born Donovan Edward Patton
(1978-03-01) March 1, 1978 (age 36)
Agana Naval Air Station, Guam
Occupation Host, Blue's Clues and Blue's Room
Voice actor,
Singer
Years active 2002–present

Donovan Patton, (born March 1, 1978), is best known for his role as Joe, the second host of Nick Jr.'s children's television program Blue's Clues. He has appeared in episodes of the television series Nurse Jackie and Blue Bloods,[1] and currently provides the voice of Bot on the Nick series Team Umizoomi.[2] More recently Donovan has performed in the independent film "Lies I Told My Sister" and in a darker drama, "Awake".[3]

Personal life[edit]

He has one daughter, Sasha, and one son, Jones, with wife Jackie.[4]

At the age of 24, when he auditioned for Blue's Clues, he didn't know what the show was about thinking that it had to do with the blues and picturing Blue with a soul patch and a saxophone but he won the role anyway. The clip of his audition and the interview stating the fact can be found in the 10th anniversary special: Behind the Clues: 10 Years with Blue. As Donovan told a local news website: '"I am convinced that I got that part because of a Christopher Walken impression I sometimes do," Patton says. "There's a tape out there, somewhere, with both Steve Burns [the original host of Blue's Clues] and myself doing a Blue's Clues scene both as Christopher Walken, which we did at the screen test. I haven't seen the tape, but I know somewhere it still exists."'[2]

He knows American Sign Language, and occasionally uses signs on the show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donovan Patton at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b Animated Actor: Cliffside Park's Donovan Patton has a clue about acting. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  3. ^ Cliffside Park resident Donovan Patton, once Joe on 'Blue's Clues,' takes on new, dramatic roles. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  4. ^ "Online Video Guide". Retrieved 10/9/12.