Barney Calhoun
During the Uprising
Vital statistics
Title Captain Civil Protection
Security Guard Level 3 Black Mesa Research Facility
Gender Male
Race Human, Caucasian
Faction Black Mesa Security
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Status Unknown
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Actor Ian Riley (Freeman's Mind, Barney's Mind, Shephard's Mind et al)
Michael Shapiro (Freeman's Mind 2)
"About that beer I owe you."
―Barney Calhoun to Gordon Freeman[[Freeman's Mind 2 Episode 1|[src]]]

Barney Calhoun is a resistance leader against the Combine and former security guard at the Black Mesa Research Facility.



Barney Calhoun, an undecided major after two years at Martinson College, is employed as a mid-level security officer at the Black Mesa Research Facility, with Level 3 security clearance and is accommodated in the Area 8 Topside Dormitories.[3] He is friends with Gordon Freeman and Isaac Kleiner, who are also employees of Black Mesa.

As a Black Mesa security guard, he is tasked with duties including guarding assigned sections, performing general maintenance, and assisting the science team when required, though he stresses that the security personnel aren't trained in fixing the various technical problems plaguing the station and therefore shouldn't be responsible for having to fix them.

At the time of the Incident, he was in a long-distance relationship with a girl, Lauren. He was considering ending the relationship.

Black Mesa Incident Edit

Prior to Freeman's return Edit

The Uprising Edit


Barney's Roommate, T. C. Arlen, tries unsuccessfully to wake Barney.