Barney is the manager of the local Howdy's Market where Jimmy and Sabrina work. Shaped by a past battle with his weight and the devastation of his wife leaving him, Barney finds solace in his precious toy collection. He also takes pride in his work at the grocery store and tries hard to establish a sense of community and morale among his fellow grocery workers, whether it's inspiring them to compete in a commercial competition or having them dress in holiday outfits to spread joy around the market.
Barney may seem like he's all business, but his romantic past soon comes back to haunt him. When his ex-wife returns to town, the humble manager tries to step up his game ? trimming his nose hairs, sporting fancy duds, and donning a toupee. In the end Barney realized, with Sabrina's help, that he needs to find someone who will love him for who he really is.
When Barney decided to focus on his management skills, Burt gave up control of his own company to Barney but got more than he'd bargained for. Unhappy with the circus performers that Barney hired as additional employees, Burt took back the reins. And, with that, Barney was left to focus his attention solely on Howdy's Market once again.
Barney does, however, get to show off his creative side from time to time. He flexes his improv skills as a member of the Room for Improvement Players ? which came in handy for Jimmy, who hooked up with his fake girlfriend through the theater group. He used her and the company to finally win Sabrina's heart.
Gregg Binkley was born and raised in Topeka, KS. After receiving a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, he set out to Hollywood to pursue his dream of being a successful actor.
Once he arrived in California, Binkley quickly began booking film and TV roles. He appeared in Mel Brooks' "Dracula Dead and Loving It," the Coen brothers' "The Man Who Wasn't There" and Clint Eastwood's "The Changeling." He guest-starred on "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation," "Malcolm in the Middle," "Wizards of Waverly Place," "Gilmore Girls" and many other shows. He may be best known for his recurring role as "Kenny" on "My Name is Earl," where he worked with Greg Garcia. Earlier, he recurred on "Yes, Dear."
Binkley is also known for playing Don Knotts in "Behind the Camera: Three's Company," as well as portraying "Barney Fife, Jr." on "Into the Night with Rick Dees." Binkley was a Del Taco spokesperson from 2000-2006, during which time he played "Dan" in the popular television campaign.
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.