Ian Kelly is a 12-year-old kid with a kind of imagination that goes "cut" in the night. He thinks that his life is a stage and that he is the director! With his Spielberg-like imagination, he often tends to get himself into many strange situations! But somehow he manages to walk away frome each "set" with a sense of acomplishment, or a detention!
Being Ian is created by Ian James Corlett, a voiceover legend, animation writer, and co-creator of YTV's Yvon of the Yukon. Loosely based on Ian's real life growing up in a suburb of Vancouver it is designed by internationally acclaimed independent filmmaker Marv Newland, whose work includes Bambi Meets Godzilla. Studio B is an award-winning animation studio that has produced original series such as Yvon of the Yukon, What About Mimi? and D'Myna Leagues, which currently air in over 22 countries around the world.
Ian - Ian is the star of the show, he has a marvelous imagination and enjoys spending his time being comical and making home movies. Ian can be quite funny at times and slightly bizarre at others.
Ken - Ken Kelly is Ian's dad. He owns his own piano/keyboard store and is very very comical. Ken may seem a little odd at times and most of the time a little thick-headed
Vicky - Vicky Kelly is Ian's Mom. She is the smartest in the house and has a knowledge of the world around her. Vicky is the co-owner of the piano/keyboard store her husband has opened. If Ken makes a mistake, she's there to help him fix it!-or make it harder for him.
Korey - Korey is Ian's older brothers. He loves to set traps and pull pranks on his younger brother. When they were younger, Korey and Ian made home movies together and pulled pranks together, But now that he's older, he doesn't do a lot of that anymore.
Kyle - Kyle is the oldest of the three brothers. He is seventeen and he can drive, is allowed to stay out late and has girlfriends. Kyle stays away from Ian because there is a six year difference between them, but Kyle says it's because he doesn't want any geek rubbing off on him. Kyle and Korey pull pranks on Ian together and ask their dad for money every chance they get.
Grandma Kelley - Grandma Kelley is Ken's mother. She can be wiry, witty and wrinkly, Grandma Kelley helps Ian when he's in a jam or needs help Grandma Kelley give him some interesting advice.
Grandma Menske - Grandma Menske is Vicky's Mom. She is very nice, can make pancakes, and can surprisingly, play hockey!