Man Who Played Barney the Dinosaur REVEALS SECRETS of His Performance

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  • We love to hear about the process of many of our greatest thespians — how Robert DeNiro had to gain all that weight to play Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull, or how Robin Williams had to work with Robert Altman to get that perfect Popeye performance in the live action Popeye movie — but we got one of our favorite examples of this yet with this video released of David Joyner. David Joyner played Barney from 1991 – 2001.

    David discusses his past as a live mannequin, his work as an engineer — but much more interesting is David’s foray into the spiritual. David discusses how the night before his audition he had a dream of saving Barney’s life by giving him mouth to mouth resuscitation, and how a tantric philosophy — not to do with sex, he assures you, but with spreading love, and demands you see the deeper meaning in Barney’s song “I love you”, and really listen to it!

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