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'Barney' Actor David Joyner on Life as Big Purple Dinosaur

'Barney' Actor David Joyner on Life as Big Purple Dinosaur
David Joyner, the man who played Barney the Dinosaur for 10 years, has a lot of stories to tell about what life was like in the big purple dinosaur suit. In a recent interview with Business Insider, Joyner talked about the difficulties that came with the heavy, now-iconic costume and how he landed the role in the first place.

"When I was a kid, I wanted to be on television so bad," he said in a clip posted to Twitter Thursday. "I would stand in front of the television and basically lip sync.
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Barney Unmasked! Meet the Man Who ‘Loved’ Playing the Iconic Purple Dinosaur for a Decade

  • PEOPLE.com
Barney Unmasked! Meet the Man Who ‘Loved’ Playing the Iconic Purple Dinosaur for a Decade
Barney may be a dinosaur from our imagination, but David Joyner is the man who brought the childhood staple to life from 1991 to 2001.

Business Insider caught up with the 53-year-old actor to chat about his time in the big purple costume, and he revealed some crazy facts about the gig, which Joyner feels was meant for him.

“Being Barney was never an accident,” he said. “I was supposed to do this character.”

This man played Barney the dinosaur for 10 years — here's what it was like pic.twitter.com/RbdrQ5UxBD

— Business Insider (@businessinsider) June 7, 2017

In fact, the actor had a
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Get to Know the Man Behind The Big Purple Dinosaur: The Real-Life Barney

Get to Know the Man Behind The Big Purple Dinosaur: The Real-Life Barney
Meet David Joyner: He played Barney on the pop-culture phenomenon/PBS show Barney & Friends from 1991 to 2001. There are some things you probably don't know about the man behind (or rather inside) the Big Purple Dinosaur—like what he looks like. And now you do (if you keep scrolling that is). But that's not all we've got for you... Business Insider had a little meet up with the now-53-year-old and delved into some unexpected topics and we thought we'd share because let's face you're dying to dive into the background of the man who danced around to the words, "I love you, you love me, we're a happy family," for a decade. So here are some other fun facts about...
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Ever Wonder How the Guy Who Played Barney Took Bathroom Breaks?

Recently the guy who played Barney, David Joyner did an Ama on Reddit. While he was asked hundreds of questions, by far the most interesting concerned him taking a bathroom break. Think about it. David Joyner wore the big purple suit for more than a decade and you’d think that during that long run he’d run into some major complications. I mean you don’t want to scare the crap out of a kid with that suit off. What if you’re doing an event somewhere else and you have to go? When Joyned was asked the question, here’s what he had

Ever Wonder How the Guy Who Played Barney Took Bathroom Breaks?
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Josh Duhamel and The Lylas participate in Puma Run/Walk For Philippine Relief

When he's not showing off adorable pictures of his new son Axl, papa Josh Duhamel is busy helping those ess fortunate. Duhamel participated in Puma’s Walk/Run for Philippine's Relief this past week where hundreds of runners showed up to support of the Puma Philippine Relief Run hosted by The Lylas. The event took place at Santa Monica Beach. The goal was to raise funds for This Time Foundation and the Apl.De Ap foundation, who will distribute the funds raised to help the families in need, millions of whom have been left homeless and suffered terrible losses in the wake of the aftermath left behind by Typhoon Haiyan. Actor David Joyner acted as Mc for the event and
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Barney the Dinosaur - The Man Behind the Purple Mask

  • TMZ
The mystery is revealed! For the first time in the history of the universe (we might be guessing here) TMZ has obtained footage of Barney the purple dinosaur ... Unmasked!!! David Joyner -- who wore the famous purple Barney suit for 14 years -- crossed the finish line yesterday in Santa Monica after biking an incredible 4,000 km from Alberta Canada to L.A. It was all part of Ride for the Red -- a charity fundraiser to
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