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Characters / Barney And Friends Dinosaurs And Adults

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Voiced by Bob West originally. Now voiced by Dean Wendt
Performed by David Joyner, then Carey Stinson

A purple Tyrannosaurus rex who comes to life through the imaginations of young children. Starting out as a plush toy, when the kids imagine, Barney arrives and helps the children learn various lessons on life.


Baby Bop

Voiced by Julie Johnson
Performed by Jenny Dempsey (1992), Jeff Ayers (1993-2008), and Lauren Mayeux (2009-present)

A three year old green triceratops, who is BJ's younger sister and one of Barney's best friends.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling
  • Baby Talk: Most notably in her early appearances, but still pops up from time to time.
    Baby Bop: [singing Home on the Range] Where the deer and the cantaloupe play...
  • Large Ham: When she's not shy...
  • Palette Swap: Of Barney himself.
  • Start My Own: How she responded to learning that she was too young for the elementary school.



Voiced by Patty Wirtz
Performed by Jenny Dempsey (1993), Jeff Brooks (1994-2000), Kyle Nelson (2002-2009), Jared Harris (2010)

BJ is a seven year old yellow protoceratops who is Baby Bop's older brother.


Voiced by Michaela Dietz
Performed by Adam Brown (2006-2007) and Jerad Harris (2008 to present)

A six year old orange hadrosaur that is BJ and Baby Bop's cousin. He loves music and inventing new things.

Professor Tinkerputt

Mr. Boyd

  • Embarrassing First Name: Averted. Mr. Boyd's first name is Grady, as revealed by his niece Colleen. This surprises the other kids, but it doesn't embarass him at all.
    Colleen: Oh, Uncle Grady...
    Rest of the kids: Grady!?
    Mario: I thought your first name was "Mister."
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: While Mr. Boyd's main professions were being a janitor and a park keeper, he has also been a beach store owner and a bee keeper, as well as a talented musician. In The Best of Barney, he returns to visit Barney and co, now a photographer.



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