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Duncan Brannan

Duncan Ray Brannan (born July 25, 1970 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American voice actor, writer, speaker, director, fine arts consultant and pastor who has provided voices for a number of mainstream children's entertainment characters, English-language versions of Japanese anime, and other commercial properties.

Brannan was the voice for Chuck E. Cheese in chains across the U.S. and the English and Spanish voice in national commercials seen on PBS, Nickelodeon, from 1993 to 2012 and was replaced when Chuck E. Cheese was revamped. He is also known for his work with on the children's TV series Barney & Friends from 1998 to 2002, having provided Barney's character and singing voice for a handful of home video releases, his singing voice for the PBS series and other home video releases, as well as his voice for numerous public relations spots on radio and television and various forms of merchandise, such as plush toys, games, compact discs, and more. He was also his speaking voice in "My Party with Barney", the Barney video that was personalized while Bob West, Barney's original actor did the singing.

Brannan has also voiced commercials and industrials for both secular and religious markets. Some of his notable credits are: Taco Bueno, Martha Stewart, Just Brakes, The Department of Defense, Brinker’s International (for Chili's, Maggiano's, On the Border, and Romano's Macaroni Grill), Methodist Health Systems, Leslie’s Pool Supplies, Cambien Voyager, New Horizons, Stop Her Now, K Havnanian Homes, First United Bank, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chuck Swindoll, Lone Star College System, Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, JPI Realtors, Okratron 5000, and Funimation.

Brannan also works as a freelance writer, speaker, director and fine arts consultant.

Barney Filmography

NOTE: In most roles, Brannan only supplies Barney's singing voice, while dialogue is voiced by Tim Dever.


  1. My Party with Barney (1998) (Speaking only, some dialogue)
  2. Barney's Super Singing Circus (2000) (Singing only)
  3. Come On Over To Barney's House (2000) (Singing only)
  4. Barney's Dino Dancin' Tunes (2000) (Singing only)
  5. Be My Valentine, Love Barney (2000) (Singing only)
  6. Let's Go to the Zoo (2001) (Singing only)
  7. You Can Be Anything (2002) (Singing only)
  8. Barney's Beach Party (2002) (Some speaking dialogue and Singing role)
  9. Round and Round We Go (2002) (Singing only)


  1. Barney Rocks! (2000) (Entire role)

Mall Tours

  1. Barney's Open House (2000) (Entire role)
  2. Barney's Zoo Tour (2001) (Singing role)

Live Attraction

  1. Barney's Theatre (2000-2002) (Entire role)


  • Duncan Brannan's voice for Barney sounds similar to Bob's, but higher-pitched.
  • He voiced Barney when he appeared on KNTV.
  • Brannan provided the voice of Barney at the La Brea Tar Pits April 8, 1998 which was in commemoration of the debut of Barney's Great Adventure. He also voiced Barney in the 1999 and 2000 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.
  • Brannan has provided voices for the Chuck E. Cheese's chain of pizza restaurants for their animatronic shows, playing the titular character until 2012.