Being Ian

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Being Ian
FormatAnimated television series
Created byIan James Corlett
StarringRichard Ian Cox
Ian James Corlett
David Kaye
Country of originCanada
No. of episodes65
Running time22 minutes approx.
Production company(s)Studio B Productions
Original channelYTV/Nickelodeon (Canada)
Qubo (U.S.)
La 1 (Spain)
Original runJanuary 1, 2005 – April 22, 2007
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Being Ian
FormatAnimated television series
Created byIan James Corlett
StarringRichard Ian Cox
Ian James Corlett
David Kaye
Country of originCanada
No. of episodes65
Running time22 minutes approx.
Production company(s)Studio B Productions
Original channelYTV/Nickelodeon (Canada)
Qubo (U.S.)
La 1 (Spain)
Original runJanuary 1, 2005 – April 22, 2007
External links

Being Ian is a Canadian animated series produced by Studio B Productions, Corus Entertainment and Nelvana, focusing on 12-year-old Ian Kelley, who aspires to become a filmmaker. It originally aired from January 1, 2005 to April 22, 2007.

The series is created by and based on the early life of actor/writer Ian James Corlett. It is set in the city of Burnaby, British Columbia. Produced in 2004, it debuted January 4, 2005 on YTV. The series aired in the United States on qubo from September 19, 2009 - October 24, 2009.[1] It also airs on Cartoon Network in Latin America. Qubo started showing Being Ian ads on September 27, 2010 which seemed to suggest that the show was returning, but so far it has not been played. As of July 7, 2012 it airs on at 2 AM Pacific Time



Ian James Kelley

(Voiced by Richard Ian Cox)

The protagonist of the series, Ian Kelley aspires to become a filmmaker. He almost is in love with his camcorder around, hoping to hone his craft. Unfortunately, his family is mostly indifferent towards his creative streak, which is a constant source of frustration for him. Ian is intelligent, if somewhat naive, and he has a very large imagination, and often gets lost in daydreams (many of which are parodies of famous films). His ultimate dream is to win an Academy Award, to the point that he constantly practices his acceptance speech, just so he won't be caught speechless if and when it ever does happen. Aside from this, Ian is a typical sitcom child; most plots involve him either failing at an elaborate scheme or trying desperately to survive in a world that doesn't seem to fit his ideals. According to the episode Being... Principal Bill, Ian's middle name is James, a reference to Ian James Corlett, whom the character is based on. He has a crush on Sandi as seen in various animated thoughts. Ian looks nothing like Sam.

Kenneth "Ken" Kelley

(Voiced by Louis Chirillo)

Ian's father, Ken, owns Kelley's Keyboards, a local music store. Ken, while a loving husband and father, is somewhat clueless, easily distracted, and chronically uncool. While he tries his best to keep his household in check, every member of his family knows exactly how to get their way with him. Ken is chronically dependent on his wife to keep his life in check; when she temporarily left him, it only took a few days for him to regress to a neanderthal. When he was younger, Ken dreamed of becoming a recording star and showing up all of the "cool" kids who snubbed him. However, his recording career ended the same day it began, as the only song he played was "I's The B'y". While often used for comic relief, Ken can be a sympathetic character, especially when he seems aware of how uncool he is. Ken is a workaholic and has a very gung-ho attitude towards volunteer service, seemingly oblivious to the fact that his sons do not share his attitude. His catchphrase is "Holy Moli, Ravioli!".

Victoria "Vicky" Eva-Melita Menske Kelley

(Voiced by Patricia Drake)

Ian's mother, Vicky, divides her time as a homemaker and helping Ken run the music store. While she loves her husband and sons very dearly, they all have a good reason to fear her wrath. While she usually is the most level-headed member of the family, Vicki can be surprisingly petty and selfish when she doesn't get her own way. She also constantly annoys her family with odd obsessions she develops (collector's spoons, organic food, deformed animals, etc.), to the point of being oblivious to anything else.

Kyle Kelley

(Voiced by Ty Olsson)

Kyle is Ian's brother and the oldest of the family. A laid-back, somewhat doltish teenager, Kyle isn't stupid so much as lazy; he knows how to get his way around the house, and sees no reason to put any real effort into anything. Unknown to most, he is actually very intelligent; he is able to spell extremely difficult words with ease, can perform complex mathematical equations in his head, and can memorize entire science textbooks. The only thing that Kyle is really interested in is the opposite sex; he readily will take chase after any attractive female that catches his eye, but his pursuits seldom lead to anything other than rejection. As with most brothers, Kyle has a playfully antagonistic relationship with Ian; while he probably cares for the "doofus" deep down, the temptations to play off of Ian's gullibility and sensitivity are too much for him to resist most of the time.

Korey Kelley

(Voiced by Matt Hill)

Korey is Ian's brother and the middle child of the three. Korey is a rather iconoclastic individual - not even his own family understands him most of the time. Most of the time Korey seems lost in his own world, Despite this, Korey actually has a sharp mind and is often very observant - it seems he simply chooses not to be aware of his surroundings most of the time. Caught in the middle between his two brothers, as being the middle child Korey combines the nice and sensitiveness of the youngest child and the laziness of the oldest to form his own personailty, although its not shown as much Korey (sometimes openly) shows affection and kindness for Ian and his other family members, however this is looked over quite a lot as he is often playing pranks with Kyle and is very lazy at times. It's hinted that he doesn't like to show affection, because he's afraid Kyle will disapprove. A running gag is that Korey never removes his cap, even when he sleeps.


(Voiced by David Kaye)

Chopin is the Kelley family dog, a lap dog of indeterminate breed who is missing one of his hind legs. Ian received him as a gift when he was young, and it has since come out that Vicky, who cares deeply for deformed animals, told him that all dogs have three legs at the time. Chopin's role is mostly limited to physical comedy - an often-used gag is the fact that Chopin is unable to stay upright when he lifts a leg to urinate.

Tyrone "Ty" Washington

(Voiced by Dexter Bell)

Tyrone is Ian's best friend. Considerably more together than Ian, Tyrone often attempts to act as the voice of reason, although he is usually willing to go along with whatever schemes his friend cooks up. Tyrone is usually the one to pull Ian back to reality when one of his fantasies goes too far.

Sandra "Sandi" Crocker

(Voiced by Tabitha St. Germain)

Sandi is Ian's other best friend. She is an athletic, short-tempered tomboy, and can physically dominate Ian and Tyrone easily (often with a well-timed noogie). Together with Tyrone, Sandi often acts as a bemused sort of Greek chorus to Ian's antics. Her relationship with the boys is completely platonic, although she once accidentally admitted that she expects Ian and Tyrone's friendship to be strained by fighting for her affections when they get older. There is, however, a slight romance hinted between Ian and Sandi. Also Ian and Sandi sneaked a kiss from one another and in the series finally Ian and Sandi made out with each other and were boyfriend and girlfriend but Tyron never knew.

Grandma Kelley

(Voiced by Patricia Drake)

Grandma Kelley is Ken's mother, of Scottish descent. She speaks in a thick brogue and can terrorize her entire family with little effort - no member of her family is willing to cross her. A clever joke is made of this in the opening theme at one point; Ian fantasizes his family as movie monsters, but Grandma Kelley stays exactly the same.

Grandma Menske

(Voiced by Christina Jastrzembska)

Grandma Menske is Vicky's mother, of Polish descent. A doting grandmother, she is constantly pampering her family with hearty meals and tacky hand-made clothing. She never approved of Ken's marriage to Vicky; in fact, she sees it as a result of a Gypsy curse on her family. Even after Ken and Vicky had been married for two decades, she still held out on hope for Vicky to get with her creepy ex-boyfriend Lubomir Wormchuk. She only gave her blessing to the marriage when she discovered that Lubomir had lost his teeth (what had attracted her attention in the first place).


(Voiced by Ian James Corlett)

Odbald is Ken's assistant at Kelley's Keyboards. An immigrant from Holland, he moved to Canada to escape a life of "polishing cheeses and carving wooden shoes". Odbald, despite being an adult, is very immature - leaving him in charge of the Kelley boys always results in disaster. Odbald is an expert in keyboards of all kinds, to the point that he becomes emotionally attached to them. Odbald is utterly devoted to Ken - or "Mishter Kelley", as he calls him - and often goes out of his way to aid Ken in tasks far beyond his duties in Kelley's Keyboards. Whenever Ken accidentally damages something, his stock response is to say "Odbald, could you take care of that for me?" Odbald lives in the back room of Kelley's Keyboards, and has a proclivity for nodding off at inopportune times and eating messily.

Episode list

Season 1

Directed By: Andy Bartlett, Josh Mepham

#TitleOriginal airdate
1"The Kelley Boys and the Mysterious Lighthouse Mystery"January 1, 2005 (2005-01-01)
After being pranked by his two idiot brothers, Ian pulls off a made-up treasure hunt for treasure that doesn't exist. 
2"Cyrano de Mille"January 11, 2005 (2005-01-11)
When Ian is disappointed because he can't see the R-rated Hemorrhage II, he decides to make his own horror movie--err, romance when Ty and Sandi are involved with it. 
3"Piano Man"January 18, 2005 (2005-01-18)
Ian secretly rebuilds a piano for Royal Stilton in exchange for a gift for Vicki and Ken's anniversary; two tickets for Royal Stilton's concert. 
4"Truth in Advertising"January 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)
5"Miss Tweenage Burnaby"April 12, 2005 (2005-04-12)
6"The Greatest Story Never Told"June 9, 2005 (2005-06-09)
7"Little Camp of Horrors"June 15, 2005 (2005-06-15)
8"Snow Fun"January 30, 2005 (2005-01-30)
9"Cool Status Quo"April 15, 2005 (2005-04-15)
10 ()
11"Joust Kidding Around" ()
12"Catch Me if you Cane" ()
13"The Kelleys" ()
14"The Boy Who Cried UFO"

|Once a Pawn a Time |- | 14 |Is There an Ian in the House? |- | 15 |For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls |- | 16 |Links for Love |- | 17 |Show Me the Bunny |- | 18 |Ian's Louse-ey Day |- | 19 |Sask-Watch |- | 20 |The Curse |- | 21 |Snow Fun |- | 22 |Bad Day at White Rock |- | 23 |Crime-Corder |- | 24 |Band 'o' Bruthaz |- | 25 |The Indoor Hockey Night Burnaby |- | 26 |Planet of the Imps

UnknownJan. 30, 2005 Snow Fun

UnknownFeb. 1, 2005 Once a Pawn a Time

UnknownFeb. 27, 2005 Catch Me If You Cane

UnknownMar. 1, 2005 Joust Kidding Around

UnknownApr. 5, 2005 Is There an Ian in the House?

UnknownApr. 15, 2005 Cool Status Quo

UnknownApr. 19, 2005 Band of Bruthaz

UnknownMay 17, 2005 Crime-Corder

UnknownMay 31, 2005 For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls

UnknownJun. 7, 2005 Planet of the Imps

UnknownJun. 29, 2005 Sask-Watch

UnknownJul. 1, 2005 White Rock

UnknownJun. 29, 2006 Hurry for Hollywood

UnknownNov. 1, 2006 Ian Kelly's Day Off

UnknownMay 4, 2008 That's Ridonkulous

UnknownJun. 9, 2008 School Unfair

UnknownJun. 10, 2008 Adventures in Kelley Sitting

UnknownOct. 25, 2008 Ian Kelley Is History

UnknownNov. 27, 2008 Winning Isn't Ian's Thing

Season 2

Directed By: Josh Mepham

EpisodeAir Date(s)Summary
27. SCREAM Because I Know What You Did to that Psycho Last Summer
28. Animal House
29. What's Comb Over You
30. O Brother Where Art Thou?
31. Morning Zoo
32. Kelley VS Kelley
33. Ian the Peckyhead
34. Being... Principal Bill
35. Million Dollar $andi
36. Health Nut
37. Behind Bars
38. Out of Focus Group
39. Ken Kelley and the Keyboard Factory
40. Kelley's Seven
41. The Good Egg
42. 5 o`clock Snooze
43. Home Alone
44. Dorkbusters
45. Spells Like Teen Spirit
46. Dummy Up
47. The Great Escape
48. Ian Kelley's Day Off
49. The Fifth and a Half Sense
50. Doofus
51. Hurry for Hollywood Pt. 1
52. Hurry For Hollywood Pt. 2

Season 3

Directed By: Chad Van De Keere

Episode/Air Date(s)

International broadcasting

Canada CanadaYTV
Quebec QuebecVrak.TV
United States United Statesqubo
Argentina Argentina
Bolivia Bolivia
Brazil Brazil
Colombia Colombia
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Ecuador Ecuador
Honduras Honduras
Mexico Mexico
Chile Chile
Uruguay Uruguay
Venezuela Venezuela
Panama Panama
Costa Rica Costa Rica
Paraguay Paraguay
Peru Peru
Cartoon Network
France FranceTélétoon
Germany GermanyKI.KA
Netherlands NetherlandsZ@PP
Portugal PortugalRTP2, Canal Panda/Panda Biggs
Hong Kong Hong KongTVB J2
Spain SpainLa 1
China PRCCCTV-14


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