Northern James Calloway (January 22, 1948 – January 9, 1990) was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, best known for playing David on Sesame Street from 1971 through 1989, and he also voiced Muppet characters, including Same Sound Brown.
On Sesame Street, his character David was studying to be a lawyer, but when Mr. Hooper died, David took over Hooper's Store. He was a favorite among the many viewers of Sesame Street during his time on the show, but his later career was increasingly hampered by a serious decline in his mental health until he had to be dismissed from the show and later institutionalized.
On January 9, 1990, Calloway died of cardiac arrest before his 42nd birthday.
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“I have found that anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque by the Northern reader, unless it is grotesque, in which case it is going to be called realistic.”
—Flannery OConnor (19251964)