This may come as a surprise, but a lot of your favorite stars actually got their start on the show Barney & Friends! Yep, you guys are not going to believe how many many big actors and actresses appeared in the series when they were younger.

Just take Selena Gomez, for example. Long before she starred in Wizards of Waverly Place, the Disney starlet acted in the kids show for two years as a girl named Gianna. As fans know, she then went on to become one of the most successful actresses and singers in Hollywood!

What about Demi Lovato?! We bet you didn’t know that she too acted in Barney as a little kid, and that’s actually where she and Selena first met! Who would have thought they’d both end up on Disney Channel together all those years later?!

And they’re not the only ones. So many other stars also appeared in Barney when they were younger. From Debby Ryan to Madison Pettis, scroll through our gallery to see them all!

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