James Taylor (b. 1948) is a folk singer who has appeared on Sesame Street during season 14. He sang "That Grouchy Face" (reworking his own "Your Smiling Face) and "Up on the Roof." He wrote and performed "Jellyman Kelly" specifically for Sesame Street, with lyrics by wife Carly Simon and daughter Sally Taylor on backup.
His brother is Livingston Taylor, also a singer/songwriter.
- In The Muppets episode "Going, Going, Gonzo", Scooter says his mom wakes him up by playing James Taylor music.