John David Bennett II
John David Bennett II

Full name

John David Bennett II

Date of birth

August 10, 1983 (aged 34)

Place of birth

Dallas, Texas, U.S.


Child actor

Years active


John David Bennett II (born August 10, 1983) is an American former child actor who played the role of Shawn in the first three seasons of Barney & Friends and 1991-1992 videos of Barney & the Backyard Gang.

Like Pia Hamilton, he auditioned for Barney & Friends in the same year as her, and eventually got into the role of Shawn. He appeared in a total of 41 episodes, making him the second most number of appearances in the first 3 seasons of Barney & Friends after Min.

He is now married and works as a chef in Dallas, Texas.


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