The Actor Who Played Barney Has Finally Been Revealed
June 12, 2017
Business Insider has finally unmasked everyone's favorite purple dinosaur!
Barney and Friends ran for 13 series from 1991 to 2001. But not many people know the man who played Barney on TV and in live performances during those 10 years.
Meet David Joyner.
In a new video from Business Insider, Joyner, 53, explains what it was like to play Barney, and how he got the job.
"Being inside this costume is pretty cool," he says. "Now Barney is about 70 pounds, and it can get over 120 degrees inside, so inside you're sweating profusely. It's a T-Rex, so you're basically up to your elbows in being able to move, and then also, Barney's feet were huge.
"I did have some sneakers on inside, that were glued to the bottom of the feet. The head doesn't come off, the head doesn't swivel. There's no facial expressions that can be made. I can only see a certain amount — when Barney's mouth is closed, I can't see anything."
Watch the full interview below.
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