Brian Eppes was Michael, one of the orginal characters from Barney & Friends, from the age of 8 until he was 13. After Barney, he decided not to continue with acting. He grew up in Texas and graduated summa cum laude from Arlington High School. Brian played baseball and football in school and was active in the student council. During the summer breaks, he worked for his father's company, Southwest Networks, as a lead technician installing fiber optic and data cable systems. Brian also worked for the Texas rangers Baseball team. He is now attending college and majoring in meteorology. He is an advanced scuba Diver, who also enjoys snow skiiing, fishing, hunting, watching sports on TV, and playing his guitar.