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BN TV: Meet the Man Who Played Barney for 10 Years!



Ever wondered who was behind the famous Barney in Barney and Friends? Well, there were several persons and one of them is David Joyner, a graduate of Electronic Engineering Technology who played the role for 10 years (1991 to 2001).

Speaking about the experience, he mentioned how he dreamt about being a television star until he got the call for the Barney audition where he finally was able to show his capabilities.

Before then, he was a human mannequin that would move to the children’s amazement mechanically in malls.

Although Bob West was Barney’s voice, David said they had a Dino-sync technology that allowed him to hear even the breath of Bob through his headphones and made him know almost exactly what Bob was about to say.

He mentioned that apart from the constant sweat under the heavy costume, he also had to learn how to pick things and move around with eyes shut because he couldn’t see anything most of the time.

He has also starred in 24, ER, Shameless, 70s show, The Young & Restless among others.

The 53-year old and has since moved on to become the Hip Hop Harry Break-Dancing Teddy Bear.



  1. lifeisbeautiful

    June 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    He’s 53!?!?!??!?! Dang he looks good.

  2. Jwezee

    June 9, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Aww that was sweet to watch

  3. chychy

    June 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    oh how nice..

  4. Jo

    June 9, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    “Hello again to all my friends, i’m glad you came to play. Our fun and learning never ends, here’s what we did today!”

    Wow! I still remember this after almost 20 years. Well, it was one of my favourite shows growing up.

  5. Danjay

    June 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Wow! That’s was nice

  6. Princess

    June 9, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you for making my childhood fun?

  7. nene

    June 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    didnt know Barney was black. Barney was fun and entertaining

  8. Betty

    June 9, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Why am i tearing up *lmao* This was great to watch and i love you Barney

  9. blackbeatle

    June 9, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    i never liked barney

  10. Bekky

    June 9, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Ooooh! Loved Barney. @Blackbeatle… what was the reason!

  11. Aa

    June 10, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Barney this left me emotional, I love u u love me………
    Sometimes it’s not what u studied but ur passion that will take u far. Loved Barney. For kids now, it’s dolly

  12. Nnomsie

    June 12, 2017 at 9:08 am

    My Son’s favorite show… Love the way my son hugs everyone and shout I love you at the end. Went for a kiddies party and he kept feeding Barney his popcorn as in best friends tingy…totally ignored other ones.

  13. nonye inspired

    June 12, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Am just having this silly smile on my face..Ijust remembering my childhood days..every wednesday by 5pm on NTA was barney..

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