Meet the Man Who Played Barney

By Anthony Donatelli

Meet David Joyner.

A 53-year old former software analyst from Illinois, who once had a job as a live mannequin. Oh, and he was also Barney for 10 years.

That’s right, the man in the big purple dinosaur costume has finally been revealed.

According to The Business Insider, Joyner said “Being Barney was never an accident, I was supposed to do this character.”

Watch the video below and you’ll get his full take on what it was like being the lovable children’s character for 10 years.

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