Who Is ‘Blippi’ in Real Life? Is Some New Person Playing Blippi on Netflix?

Who Is ‘Blippi’ in Real Life? Is Some New Person Playing Blippi on Netflix?

While Netflix has enough content for adults and teens, it sometimes lacks in the kids’ department. However, the streaming giant has expanded in the kids’ genre as Blippi made its way to the streaming platform. For the uninitiated, Blippi is a fictional character who teaches preschoolers various topics in an interactive and fun way.

YouTube was responsible for the growth of Blippi, as the character gained the channel 14.7 million subscribers. So, let us look at the mastermind behind the fun character who has now become a celebrity and kids’ favorite teacher.

Who plays Blippi on Netflix?

Stevin John has created the over-the-top character, who wears orange sunglasses, beret, bowtie, and suspenders. John served in the US Air Force before he ventured into the entertainment-cum-education business. Stevin was appalled by the low-quality videos his two-year-old nephew was watching on YouTube.

Thus, Stevin started the journey of Blippi on YouTube on January 27, 2014. Currently, the creator has multiple channels on YouTube in various domains from songs to toys. The immense popularity of Blippi triggered streaming platforms like Hulu, Amazon Kids+, and Peacock to gain distributing rights of the series.

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Is there a new Blippi?

However, even a kids’ celebrity cannot stay away from controversy, and Blippi also faced one. Back in 2019, Stevin John had announced a live tour, which received a great response. However, fans later found out another actor would portray the role of Blippi instead of Stevin. Many parents were livid and demanded refunds, as they felt betrayed.

“I won’t be on the road, but I am obviously extremely involved with the whole process,” John justified his absence to Billboard. “Blippi is as a character and I’m the creative force behind it, but since YouTube is a monster and all of these platforms are really crazy I can’t go on the road for many weeks or months at a time.”

Clayton Grimm was the actor who replaced Stevin on the live tour. The stage actor has graduated from the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts/Strasberg + Classical Studio. Clayton has also donned the costume of The Flash on an international tour of DC’s Justice League.

However, parents need not worry about Blippi on Netflix, as the creator himself has played the role of the character. Since Netflix has recorded versions of Blippi, we doubt the actor will replace Stevin.

Do your kids watch Blippi on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Who Is ‘Blippi’ in Real Life? Is Some New Person Playing Blippi on Netflix?

  1. Reply
    K Miller
    February 10, 2022 at 2:19 am

    We started to watch blipping on Netflix, but quickly realized, it’s not the real blippi. So we will not be watching blippi on Netflix, we will stick to YouTube with the real blippi

  2. Reply
    February 13, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    My child realised instantly that this is not blippi he said who is this fake blippi he’s 3 years old so now won’t watch it 😬

  3. Reply
    February 22, 2022 at 12:32 am

    It’s not the “real” Blippi on Netflix, not interested in watching unfortunately.

  4. Reply
    March 6, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    this blippi to me tries to hard to be the real blippi then almost makes him unbearable to watch my three year old quickly loses interest then ask for other blippi

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