James Joshua "Josh" Martin (born March 4, 1975) was the fifth Barney costume actor, playing the Barney suit from 1996 until 2009. He also was the Blue-Jay puppeteer in Come on Over to Barney's House and the polar bear in "Riff's Musical Zoo". He performed Barney in most of the last episodes of Season 4 and It's Time For Counting while David Joyner and Bob West both left to film Barney's Great Adventure.

Appearances as Barney

  1. Tree-Mendous Trees
  2. Good, Clean Fun!
  3. Easy, Breezy Day!
  4. Oh, Brother...She's My Sister
  5. Once a Pond a Time
  6. E-I-E-I-O
  7. It's Time for Counting
  8. Clean Up, Clean Up!


  • During production of Good, Clean Fun!, during one take of The Popcorn Song, while Josh Martin was in the Barney suit, the wire of one of the batteries in the head (the one that controls the fan) grounded out on a bolt and rubbed the insulation off, causing smoke to come out of the mouth and the rest of the suit. He survived the incident and kept the exploded battery as a trophy when he left the show.
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