We Finally Meet the Guy Who Played Barney

We Finally Meet the Guy Who Played Barney
 Nelius Stackpoole
Nelius Stackpoole

9 Jun 2017

Lets face it Barney was part of all our childhood!

Barney and Friends ran for 13 series from 1991 to 2001. YES we're feeling old today.

And the man behind the the big purple dinosaur has now been revealed. Please meet David Joyner!

David caught up with Digital Spy to explain how he got the job and what it was like playing Barney:

"Being inside this costume is pretty cool," he began. "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," he continued. "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."

Now after all these years we finally know who the man behind the costume!

 

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