Ever wonder what the guy who played 'Barney' (the purple dino) looks like?

June 9, 2017

If you were a little kid in the 90's, then you probably watched 'Barney and Friends'. And let's be honest, that show was AWESOME right?

But did you ever think about the fact that there was a dude inside the Barney costume the entire time? No, right? He was just...Barney. I think there was part of me that genuinely thought that maybe he really was a purple dinosaur. Idk. Leave me alone. 

Anywayyssssss, the man who played Barney is David Joyner and a video was just posted all about him on YouTube. He played Barney from 1991-2001, but before he was Barney he was a fricken software analyst. The dude has an engineering degree. Barney is smart!

He seems to have really liked the gig, and the money from residuals isn't bad either (he bought a house from it). Although the down side? The suit weighed 70 pounds and got up to 120 degrees! Yikes!! 

Today, he's back in costume but as a different character. He plays "Hip Hop Harry" on a YouTube kids' show. 

Watch the video below to learn more! 

P.S. Is it just me or is it weird that every memory you have of watching Barney...he was in the suit the entire time? It's like this dude was a major part of our childhood...and we DIDN'T. EVEN. KNOW IT.