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Man Behind the Dinosaur Opens Up About What It’s Like to Play Barney for Ten Years

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Learn what it was like to play everyone's favorite purple dinosaur.

David Joyner played the titular purple dinosaur on Barney & Friends for an entire decade from 1991 to 2001. The character actor is finally sharing what it was like inside the suit.

In a new video from Tech Insider, Joyner revealed the inner workings of the dinosaur sensation who spread a message of positivity for PBS. Among the things he shared were insights to his life before and after Barney, how he worked around the unwieldy suit and how he feels about the legacy of the show that’s taught millions of children to sing “I love you.”

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