The Man Who Played Barney Now Has A Very Adult Job And Nothing Will Be OK Again

Childhood won't be the same

So there’s something I have to tell you that might mess you up for a day or two. I know that when I found out I was shocked a bit, I also felt a little weird. Mourned the innocence in the world. Then I got over it like the adult I am. Because that’s what we do when we find out weird news about our favorite dinosaur — Barney.

It can be hard to realize that people on TV are real life people. Seeing anyone famous or partly famous in real life is as weird as it was to see your teacher outside of the school when you were a kid. Children stars we see on television grow up. They become real people beyond who they played on the screen. It’s hard and weird to see the character apart from the actor. Sometimes that’s easier said than done. And it’s especially true for stars we loved as children.

Like you know — Barney the Dinosaur. He was a staple in our childhood. We watched him and loved him, which was weird because it was a dinosaur. He sung and danced and gave us life lessons and made us feel all sorts of loved.

Well, it seems the dude inside the Barney costume is doing something pretty similar to what he was doing years ago. But, one big difference…

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Devan McGuinness

Devan McGuinness is the Managing Editor of Moms and she's has an odd obsession with useless movie and TV trivia. She's one of the weird ones that reads IMDb trivia instead of watching the movie. When she's not at work you can hear her answering the question "why" twenty-billion times thanks to her four kids. Got something to say? Send me an email at

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