Brian Eppes played Michael, one of the orginal characters from Barney and Friends from the age of 10 After Barney, he decided not to continue 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 fishing hunting watching sports on TV, and playing his guitar.
- His first appearance was in the Barney and the Backyard Gang video "The Backyard Show" (1988).
- His sister Amy only appeared in the Backyard Gang series.
- His cousin is Jason played by Kurt Dykhuizen.
- He likes to play basketball.
- His last television appearance was in the Season 2 episode Having Tens of Fun! (1993).
- His final appearance was in the episode video Just Imagine with Barney (1997).
- In Four Seasons Day, Michael chooses the season of summer because it's his favorite season!