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BJ (born January 1, 1986) is a 7-year-old yellow male Protoceratops who has been on the show since Season 2 (1993). He is a good friend of Barney's and is the older brother of Baby Bop, whom he frequently calls "Sissy", though on rare occasions, he does call her by name. He is also Riff's cousin and his best friend. His theme song is none other than "BJ's Song" and a seven-year-old protoceratops & a older brother of Baby Bop from Barney and Friends. He's also Woog's nephew.


BJ is a good friend of Barney's and the older brother of Baby Bop, whom he frequently calls "Sissy", though on rare occasions, he does call her by name. He is also Riff's cousin and his best friend. BJ also likes to run, jump, and ride around on his red scooter. Although he loves baseball, basketball and soccer, it's safe to say that BJ has never met a sport he didn't like.

BJ's theme song is none other than the titular "BJ's Song".


The writers on Barney & Friends added BJ because they wanted a sibling relationship to work with (as characters Barney and Baby Bop are just friends) in order to have more relatable stories that children watching could understand and relate to.

BJ was named after Sheryl Leach's father, B.J. Stamps.


In his early appearances on the show, BJ was slightly taller than Barney and had a much deeper voice. He was redesigned in season three; his height was shrunken to better suit his age of six (and later seven) years old.

BJ always wears his red baseball cap with his red and white sneakers. He has three hairs on his head that goes in front of his baseball cap.


Body Costume Performance



  • BJ, along with Barney, Baby Bop, and Riff, will reveal how they met Ryan, Pooh and the rest of the gang in Kids World's Adventures Series.
  • BJ's first appearance was in the season two episode "Look at Me, I'm 3!".
  • To avoid questions about what B.J. stands for, the name was reduced to simply BJ starting in Barney's Fun & Games.
  • Originally, BJ had a trademark whistle that would let the audience know of his arrival. Although it was not heard in Barney Safety or Barney's Fun & Games, it was officially discontinued in Barney's Musical Scrapbook.
  • Pickles are his favorite food and because of that, he actually has had them in different ways like pickles (also with pepperoni, peppers, pineapple and peanut butter) on a pizza (as seen in Barney's Adventure Bus) or in mac-and-cheese (as mentioned in "E-I-E-I-O").
  • He also has a superhero persona, known as Captain Pickles.
  • Sometimes, he says stuff to hide his fears. For example, in Barney's Halloween Party, he was shocked by the paper spiders. After learning they were fake, he replied "I knew that, sort of."
  • BJ's catchphrase is "Ai-yi-yi!"


Barney & Friends

  1. Look at Me, I'm 3! (first appearance)
  2. My Favorite Things
  3. Stop, Look and Be Safe!
  4. An Adventure in Make Believe
  5. A Very Special Delivery! (cameo) 
  6. If the Shoe Fits...
  7. I Can Be a Firefighter!
  8. Twice Is Nice!
  9. On the Move
  10. Gone Fishing!
  11. It's Raining, It's Pouring...
  12. Who's Who on the Choo Choo?
  13. Hats Off to BJ!
  14. Up We Go! (cameo)
  15. First Day of School
  16. We've Got Rhythm
  17. Tick Tock Clocks!
  18. Let's Build Together
  19. Going on a Bear Hunt
  20. Let's Eat
  21. Good, Clean Fun!
  22. Easy, Breezy Day!
  23. Oh, Brother...She's My Sister
  24. E-I-E-I-O
  25. Trading Places
  26. Circle of Friends
  27. Colors All Around
  28. Seven Days a Week
  29. First Things First!
  30. Easy Does It!
  31. A Package of Friendship
  32. Stick with Imagination!
  33. Itty Bitty Bugs
  34. Grandparents Are Grand (cameo)
  35. You've Got to Have Art
  36. Count Me In!
  37. Good Job!
  38. It's Home to Me
  39. Here Comes the Firetruck!
  40. Ready, Set, Go!
  41. Tea-riffic Manners
  42. Puppy Love
  43. Bunches of Boxes (cameo)
  44. Play for Exercise!
  45. Come Blow Your Horn!
  46. Numbers! Numbers!
  47. This Way In! This Way Out!
  48. Play It Safe!
  49. It's a Happy Day!
  50. Splish! Splash!
  51. BJ's Really Cool House
  52. Sharing Is Caring!
  53. It's Hot! It's Cold!
  54. Day and Night
  55. Play Piano with Me! (cameo)
  56. A Picture of Friendship
  57. Squares, Squares Everywhere!
  58. Let's Go for a Ride!
  59. That Makes Me Mad!
  60. It's Your Birthday, Barney!
  61. It's Showtime!
  62. Everybody's Got Feelings
  63. Caring Hearts
  64. Let's Make Music!
  65. Movin' Along
  66. Let Your Creativity Fly!
  67. Imagine That!
  68. All About Me
  69. My Baby Brother
  70. Keep On Truckin'
  71. I'm A Builder
  72. Coming On Strong
  73. Let's Play Games!
  74. You Can Count on Me!
  75. A Wonderful World of Colors and Shapes
  76. Easy as ABC
  77. Look What I Can Do!
  78. Making a Move!
  79. Home, Safe Home
  80. On the Road Again
  81. My Friends, The Doctor and the Dentist
  82. Welcome, Cousin Riff
  83. Special Skills
  84. Airplanes
  85. Boats
  86. Butterflies
  87. Bugs
  88. Shapes
  89. Colors
  90. Seeing
  91. Hearing
  92. Arts
  93. Movement
  94. BJ's Snack Attack
  95. Counting
  96. Letters
  97. Pets
  98. Winter
  99. Summer
  100. Caring
  101. Rhythm
  102. Playing Games
  103. Fun with Reading
  104. Making Mistakes
  105. Separation
  106. Days of the Week
  107. Sharing
  108. Rabbits
  109. Ducks and Fish
  110. Mother Goose
  111. Fairy Tales
  112. Dancing (cameo)
  113. Singing
  114. Neighborhoods
  115. China
  116. Pistachio
  117. Full Team Ahead
  118. The Magic Words
  119. Bop 'til You Drop
  120. The Sleepless Sleepover
  121. Little Red Rockin' Hood
  122. The Whole Truth
  123. The Wind and the Sun
  124. The New Kid
  125. The Big Garden
  126. Lost and Found
  127. Pot Full of Sunshine
  128. Trail Boss Barney
  129. Get Happy!
  130. For the Fun of It
  131. Starlight, Star Bright
  132. No, No, No!
  133. The Emperor's Contest
  134. Guess Who?
  135. Sweet Treats
  136. Best in Show
  137. That's What a Mommy Is
  138. The Shrinking Blankey
  139. The Awful Tooth
  140. The Blame Game
  141. BJ The Great
  142. Gift of the Dinos
  143. Way to Go!: A Travel Adventure
  144. Riff to the Rescue!: A Wild West Adventure
  145. Lights! Camera! Action!: A Movie Adventure
  146. To Catch a Thief: A Mystery Adventure
  147. The Amazing Captain Pickles: A Hero Adventure
  148. A Game for Everyone: A Sports Adventure
  149. The Reluctant Dragon: A Fairy Tale Adventure
  150. Bienvenido, Barney: Mexico
  151. Big Brother Rusty: China
  152. The Music Box: Switzerland
  153. The Good Egg: Kenya
  154. Home Sweet Earth: The Rainforest

Home Videos

  1. Barney Live! In New York City
  2. Imagination Island
  3. Barney Safety
  4. Barney's Fun & Games
  5. Barney's 1-2-3-4 Seasons
  6. Barney's Sense-Sational Day
  7. Barney's Musical Scrapbook
  8. Camp WannaRunnaRound
  9. Barney's Adventure Bus
  10. Barney in Outer Space
  11. My Party with Barney
  12. Barney's Big Surprise
  13. Barney's Halloween Party
  14. Barney's Great Adventure (cameo) 
  15. Sing and Dance with Barney
  16. What a World We Share
  17. Walk Around the Block with Barney
  18. Let's Play School
  19. Barney's Night Before Christmas
  20. More Barney Songs
  21. Barney's Rhyme Time Rhythm
  22. Super Singing Circus
  23. Come on Over to Barney's House
  24. Be My Valentine, Love Barney
  25. Barney's Dino Dancin' Tunes
  26. Barney's Musical Castle
  27. Let's Go to the Zoo
  28. Barney's Pajama Party
  29. You Can Be Anything
  30. Barney's Beach Party
  31. Round and Round We Go
  32. Barney's Christmas Star
  33. Barney Songs From the Park
  34. Read with Me, Dance with Me
  35. Barney's Best Manners: Your Invitation to Fun!
  36. Barney's Colorful World!
  37. Let's Go to the Farm
  38. The Land of Make-Believe
  39. Can You Sing That Song?
  40. Let's Make Music
  41. Let's Go to the Fire House
  42. Barney's Dino-Mite Birthday
  43. Celebrating Around the World
  44. Barney's Animal ABC's
  45. Hi! I'm Riff!
  46. The Best of Barney
  47. Once Upon a Dino Tale
  48. Barney's Top 20 Countdown
  49. Let's Go on Vacation
  50. Barney's Jungle Friends
  51. Let's Play Outside
  52. A Counting We Will Go
  53. Best Fairy Tales
  54. I Can Do It!
  55. A Very Merry Christmas
  56. I Love My Friends

Live Shows

  1. Barney Live! In New York City
  2. A Day in the Park with Barney
  3. Barney's Big Surprise
  4. Barney's Musical Castle
  5. Barney's Colorful World
  6. Barney Live - The Let's Go Tour 
  7. Barney's Let's Imagine 
  8. Barney's Space Adventures
  9. Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash! 
  10. Barney Live! World Tour - A Celebration! 
  11. Barney's Greatest Hits - Live On Stage

See Also

  • Images of BJ
  • BJ Through the Years
  • Alternate BJ Costumes
  • Captain Pickles



  1. In Alvin & Friends played by Arthur Read.
  2. In Artemis & Friends played by Danny.
  3. In Genie & Friends played by Aladdin.
  4. In Bernard and Friends played by Jake.
  5. In Fievel & Friends played by Basil.
  6. In Papa Bear & Friends played by Toaster.
  7. In Anna & Friends, he is played by Elsa the Snow Queen.
  8. In Leap & Friends , he is played by Tad .
  9. In Bear & Friends, he is played by Franklin the Turtle.
  10. In The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Friends, he is played by Hoho.

Voice Actors:

  1. Patty Wirtz (1993-present) - English

Costume Actors:

  1. Jenny Dempsey (1993)
  2. Jeff Brooks (1994-2002)
  3. Adam Brown (1997) (who would later perform for Riff)
  4. Kyle Nelson (2002-present)
  5. Jared Harris (2011-present)