Montclair State University alumnus Joshua Dela Cruz ’11 was recently named the new host of the reboot of Nickelodeon’s popular children’s show Blue’s Clues, titled, Blue’s Clues & You.
The Bergenfield, New Jersey, native will make his television series regular debut after appearing in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway as the understudy for Aladdin and a member of the ensemble. He has also appeared in other theater productions during his career, including David Byrne’s Here Lies Love and Encores! Merrily We Roll Along. His TV appearances include CBS’ Bull and ABC’s Time After Time.
“Never in a million years did I imagine when I was in Bergenfield, I’d be that guy someday,” Dela Cruz told NJ.com for a recent story.
“I’m so excited to bring (the show) to a new generation because they can watch with their parents who might have nostalgia with this show,” he said. “I want to get kids to be excited about curiosity, to not be afraid to ask for help, and just be silly and make mistakes.”
In Blue’s Clues & You, beloved animated puppy Blue invites viewers to join her and host Dela Cruz on a clue-led adventure and solve a daily puzzle. With each signature paw print, Blue identifies clues in her animated world that propel the story and inspires viewers to interact with the action.