Season 5 of Barney & Friends aired in November 1998.
- Barney (Body: David Joyner / Voice: Bob West) [20/20]
- Baby Bop (Body: Jeff Ayers / Voice: Julie Johnson) [7/20]
- BJ (Body: Jeff Brooks / Voice: Patty Wirtz) [7/20]
- Hannah (Marisa Kuers) [8/20]
- Keesha (Mera Baker) [8/20]
- Robert (Angel Velasco) [8/20]
- Stephen (Chase Gallatin) [8/20]
- Curtis (Monte Black) [7/20]
- Danny (Jeffrey Hood) [7/20]
- Ashley (Monet Chandler) [6/20]
- Jeff (Austin Ball) [6/20]
- Kristen (Sara Hickman) [6/20]
- Chip (Lucien Douglas) [5/20]
- Emily (Hannah Owens) (debut) [5/20]
- Kim (Erica Rhodes) [5/20]
- Linda (Adrianne Kangas) (debut) [4/20]
- Alissa (Maurie Chandler) [1/20]
- Scooter McNutty (Todd Duffey) [20/20]
- Miss Etta Kette (Brice Armstrong) [20/20]
- Booker T. Bookworm (Earl Fisher) [4/20]
- The Marching Band Musicians (in Barney's Band)
- Riders In The Sky (in Howdy, Friends!)
- DeWayne Hambrick (played Old King Cole in A Royal Welcome)
- Saint Adeogba (played Aunt Rachel in Aunt Rachel Is Here!)
- Renee Micheal (played Ashley and Alissa's Mom in Aunt Rachel Is Here!)
- This season marks:
- Ashley and Alissa never made an appearance with Emily.
- The vocals for the Barney Theme Song were rerecorded, but the instrumental track remained the same from the previous season.
- In this season, Marisa Kuers (Hannah) does the fundings for the show.
- This is the last season to use the 1993 PBS Kids logo with the P Pals.