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10 Things The Guy Who Played Barney Just Revealed In An Epic New Interview

Waiiiit, Barney was a T. rex?

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I'm going to let you in on a little secret: Contrary to popular belief, Barney wasn't actually a magical life-sized dinosaur toy.

It's true. There was an actual human being inside that big ol' Barney costume and his name was David Joyner. Business Insider just did an interview with the 53-year-old actor and it'll make you laugh, cry, and go, "Wait, whaaaat?!"

This man played Barney the dinosaur for 10 years — here's what it was like


Here's all the Barney scoop that just made my day a little brighter:

3. The feet of the costume were so big that Joyner had sneakers glued to the bottom of them.


Here he is with young Selena Gomez, but I'm just busy thinking about the sneakers glued to those dino feet.

4. The head of the costume didn't move at all and it was very difficult for him to see while he was in costume, so he'd practice walking around his apartment as though he was blind.


5. A different guy played the voice of Barney, so they did a thing called "dinosync" where Joyner listened to all the dialogue over a headset and matched his movements to that.

8. But now he's back in the costume game in a YouTube series called Hip Hop Harry:

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