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Bob West (born June 25, 1956) is an American television actor best known as the voice of Barney in the hit children's show Barney & Friends. He has also appeared in several Barney-related shows such as concert tours. Out of all the voice actors of Barney, West's voice is the most well-known.
As Barney, West's voice was used on the television series, in a 70 market radio show, on Multi-Platinum and Multi-Gold albums, for a feature film, for CBS and NBC primetime specials, for touring performances, as a Daytime Emmy presenter, for toys, for educational games, and for "personal appearances". He also voiced interviews on The Today Show, Live With Regis & Kathy Lee, Oprah, The Phil Donahue Show, John & Leeza, Marilu, and appearances around the world.
In 2000, West retired from the role and was temporarily replaced by voice actor Duncan Brannan, who met him through their affiliation as the voices of Chuck E. Cheese. In 2002, Dean Wendt replaced Brannan as the purple dinosaur's voice. However, West's pre-recorded voice can still be heard in A Day In The Park With Barney at Universal Studios Florida, as it was recorded in 1995.
West has provided voices for various other characters, including Jasper and Pasqually in Chuck E. Cheese's locations with Duncan Brannan, TV and radio ads for Pepsi, Bud Light (English and Spanish), Coors Light, Frito-Lay, KFC, Armour Meats, Texas Monthly Magazine, and Texas Lottery.
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