Stevin John, better known by his stage name Blippi, is an American children’s entertainer and educator born on May 27, 1988. His show, “Blippi,” is available on different streaming platforms like YouTube, Hulu, and Amazon Video. His career dates back to 2014 when he had the idea for “Blippi,” and he has created a legacy in the hearts and minds of children worldwide. His character portrays a childlike and curious persona, and his signature look is a blue and orange ensemble. He is an endearing personality who has brought joy, entertainment, and knowledge to kids from the comfort of their homes. So, join us in celebration of his birthday today!
Stevin John, born Stephen J. Grossman and better known as the children’s character Blippi, is an American entertainer whose name is revered in that niche. He is a talented personality who created his path. John was born in Seattle, Washington. He is of English and Irish descent and a Gemini. This YouTube star grew up in Ellensburg, Washington, where he was surrounded by farm animals, tractors, and horses. John wanted to be a fighter pilot and a limo driver as a child. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as a loadmaster in the United States Air Force.
John felt the need to start Blippi after witnessing a gap in the market. He saw his then two-year-old nephew watching low-quality videos on YouTube and sought to provide an alternative. By January 2014, John published his first video as “Blippi” as the star, producer, editor, and graphics designer. He intended to portray the character with the thoughts and actions of children. John’s Blippi character soon gained popularity and amassed over a billion YouTube views. “Blippi” was bought alongside “Cocomelon” by Moonbug Entertainment in 2020. The production company aimed to develop it into a YouTube children’s media empire. So far, “Blippi” has been produced in several languages. Toys and merchandise for Blippi are also in circulation.
In October 2021, Moonbug launched “Blippi” as a 3D animated cartoon called “Blippi Wonders.” By January 2022, the beloved “Blippi” series debuted on Netflix and in July 2023, it was announced that “Blippi” was coming to the big screen in August and theaters across the U.S. would screen the long-form 60-minute special, “Blippi’s Big Dino Adventure.”
John has amassed a large following both as Blippi and as himself. “Blippi” currently has over 18.7 million YouTube subscribers, making it a worldwide success. John shares this success with his fiancee, Alyssa Ingham, and their son, Lochlan.
Stevin John debuts the character Blippi on YouTube as a dancing man dressed in bright clothing.
After being bought by Moonbug Entertainment, “Blippi” becomes a part of a children’s media empire.
“Blippi Wonders,” an animated cartoon version of the character, is launched.
The “Blippi's Adventures” series premieres on Netflix in January.
It's announced that Blippi will make its cinema debut in theaters across America on August 25.
Why We Love Blippi
He brings joy to children
Blippi appeals to children from the ages of two to seven. He brings happiness to them through his energetic, likable personality.
He worked hard for his success
John worked hard as “Blippi” for many years until it became a global success. He has amassed wealth from his affiliations with the character.
He makes learning fun
Blippi talks about things like fire trucks, zoos, animals, space, and more while teaching about numbers, colors, and shapes, words. He does it in such an engaging way, the little ones are interested to learn more.
5 Surprising Facts
He is an Air Force veteran
John served in the United States Military and was ranked Airman First Class.
The first Blippi hat
John’s mother sewed Blippi’s first hat and bow tie.
He considers himself a kid at heart
John thinks like a child whenever he plays Blippi, and it's easy for him because he feels he'll always be a big kid.
He has a treehouse
When playing Blippi for the show, John films in a treehouse.
His guilty pleasure
John loves the sweet cold delight that is ice cream.
Has Blippi been replaced?
Blippi isn’t being played by Stevin John alone as another actor took over the role in 2021.
Why was Stevin John replaced?
John took some time off to focus on his new baby with his fiancee.
Who is Steezy Grossman?
Before his “Blippi” fame, John created the persona, Steezy Grossman, and he filmed gross videos. One video, which featured him defecating on his friend, went viral and he has since apologized for it.
Blippi’s birthday dates