A. J. Calloway (born August 29, 1974) is an American television personality, best known for being the first and former host of the popular BET music video countdown show 106 & Park. After co-hosting the show for five years with Free (Marie Wright), he left the show on July 28, 2005. Calloway decided to leave the show to pursue other endeavors. He can now be seen on the entertainment TV show Extra. Calloway attended Saint Benedict's Prep in Newark, New Jersey. In October 2010, He made a comeback for the 106 & Park 10 year anniversary show in which he reunited with former co-host, Free after 5 years of leaving the show.