Biz Kids
StarringLauren Dupree,
Kaelon Horst,
Maia Lee,
Alexander Oki,
Amanda Powers,
Miriam Schwartz,
Austin Siedentopf,
Devon Stark,
Christina Marie Taylor,
Catherine Thompson,[citation needed]
Elizabeth Wright,
Pat Cashman,
John Keister
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes71 (list of episodes)
Executive producersJeannine Glista,
Erren Gottlieb,
Jamie Hammond,
James McKenna
Running time26 minutes
Production companyWXXI
DistributorAmerican Public Television
PBS Kids Go! (2008-2012)
PBS Kids (2017)
Original releaseJanuary 6, 2008 (2008-01-06) –
June 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)
External links

Biz Kid$ (stylized as biz KID$) is an American educational television series that teaches financial education and entrepreneurship to kids and teenagers. It uses sketch comedy, musical guests, guest and special guest appearances, and young actors to explain basic economic concepts.[1] Its motto is: "Where kids teach kids about money and business." Biz Kid$ has been described as comparable to KING-TV’s Almost Live!.


Biz Kid$ was created by the producers of Bill Nye the Science Guy, the Emmy Award winning science show from the 1990s. Comedy sketches, spoofs of old TV shows and movies, commercial parodies, and silly antics are performed by a cast of Seattle teenage actors.

The first season of Biz Kid$, comprising 26 episodes, includes the lost episodes, was filmed in 2007. The second season, comprising 13 episodes, the lost episodes were included, began filming in April 2008. The crew traveled to various locations in the United States to film young entrepreneurs.

Special Guest Stars


The Biz Kid$ cast is made up largely of teenage actors from the Seattle area. Writer John Keister also has small recurring roles.

The original cast members were Lauren Dupree, Kaelon Horst, Bob Jones, Maia Lee, Alexander Oki, Amanda Powers, Miriam Schwartz, Austin Siedentopf, Devon Stark, Christina Taylor, and Elizabeth Wright.[2]

The Biz Kid$ Hosts


Lost Sketches

"The N’s New Reality Show":

And other cast members that are featured in this sketch.

Other fairytales the Biz Kid$ cast members that can read are:

And other fairytales.

they are telling jokes about money and finances. Papa Dundeedee with his wife and their eight children.

And other cast members play the rest of the Dundeedee family. Other lost sketches are included.

Lost Spoofs

Other lost spoofs are included.

5-part specials


Main article: List of Biz Kid$ episodes


Biz Kid$ is produced in association with WXXI of Rochester, NY, is distributed by American Public Television in the United States, and started airing in the United States on January 6, 2008. By June 2008, the show was on 311 of the nation's 343 PBS stations in 50 states.

It airs on KCTS-TV and KBTC-TV in Seattle and Tacoma.[3] By the launch of Season Two, Biz Kid$ was airing in all 50 states and was available to over 287 million people.[4]


A free curriculum is available for download for use by teachers and parents to use in classrooms, afterschool programs and at home.[5] Each episode has a specially designed curriculum with activities, reviews and tests, all of which comply with the National Endowment for Financial Education standards. Five core Biz Kid$ lesson plans are available in Spanish.


  1. ^ Davila, Florangela. "PBS series features local business whiz kids Archived January 9, 2009, at the Wayback Machine", 17 February 2008.
  2. ^ Biz Kid$ at IMDb
  3. ^ Archived November 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ ""Biz Kid$",". Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2009-02-11.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Biz Kid$ Teacher Professional Development Kit",