James Cromwell

 

 

James Cromwell

Los Angeles, California, USA

James Oliver Cromwell is an American film and television actor, probably best known for his role as Dr. Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact. He has been nominated for an Oscar, three Emmy Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards during his career. Cromwell was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Manhattan, New York. He was adopted by actress Kay Johnson and actor, director and producer John Cromwell, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He was educated at The Hill School, Middlebury College and Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), where he studied engineering. Like both his parents, he was drawn to the theater, doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays. He has long been an advocate of leftist causes. In an October 2008 interview, he strongly attacked the Republican Party and the George W. Bush administration, saying their controversial foreign policy would "either destroy us or the entire planet." He became a vegetarian in 1974 after seeing a stockyard in Texas and experiencing the "smell, terror and anxiety." He became an ethical vegan while playing the character of Farmer Hoggett in the movie Babe in 1995. He frequently speaks out on issues regarding animal cruelty for PETA, largely the treatment of pigs. Cromwell was married to Anne Ulvestad from 1976 to 1986. They had three children. He married his second wife, Julie Cobb, on 29 May 1986.

 

Movies

Babe: Pig in the City
Farmer Arthur Hoggett
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy
Narrator
Pope Pius XII
Pope Pius XII
The Last Days of Lehman Brothers
Henry 'Hank' Paulson
Still Mine
Craig Morrison
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
The Colonel (voice)
The Rescue
Adm. Rothman
Salem's Lot
Father Donald Callahan
The Education of Little Tree
Nonno
RFK
President Lyndon Baines Johnson
RKO 281
William Randolph Hearst
Memorial Day
Bud Vogel
Night Vet
Dr. Abel Evergood
The Perfect Crime: Leopold & Loeb
Narrator
Farm to Fridge
Narrator
The Queen
Prince Philip
The General's Daughter
Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell
The Sum of All Fears
President Robert Bob Fowler
Tortured
Jack
The Snow Walker
Walter "Shep" Shepherd
Avenger
Paul Devereaux
Pope John Paul II
Cardinal Adam Sapieha
Hide Away
The Ancient Mariner
The Girl in the Empty Grave
Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
Owd Bob
Adam MacAdam
Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil
Himself
Deadly Game
Deputy Malcom Rossiter Jr.
The Rainmaker
Noah Curry
I, Robot
Dr. Alfred Lanning
L.A. Confidential
Cap. Dudley Liam Smith
Becoming Jane
Mr. Austen
A Slight Case of Murder
John Edgarson
Blackball
Ray Speight
A Christmas Without Snow
Reverend Lohman
A Lonely Place for Dying
Howard Simons
Surrogates
Dr. Lionel Canter
The Artist
Clifton
Cowgirls n' Angels
Terence Parker
The Trials of Cate McCall
Justice Sumpter
Miracle Landing
B.J Cocker
Deadly Game
Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
The Immortal
Grandfather
The Green Mile
Warden Hal Moores
Space Cowboys
Bob Gerson
The Babe
Brother Mathias
Project Viper
MP 1
Impact
Lloyd
Nobody's Perfekt
Dr. Carson
The Shaggy Dog
Charlie
The People vs. Larry Flynt
Charles Keating
The Bachelor
The Priest
Species II
Senator Judson Ross
Fail Safe
Gordon Knapp
Eraser
William Donohue
Babe
Farmer Arthur Hoggett
Barefoot In the Park
Harry Pepper
Marshall
The Judge
Tank
Deputy Euclid Baker
The House of God
Officer Quick
The Man with Two Brains
Realtor
Star Trek: First Contact
Dr. Zefram Cochrane
Spider-Man 3
Captain Stacey
Snow Falling on Cedars
Judge Fielding
W.
George Herbert Walker Bush
Deep Impact
Alan Rittenhouse
Secretariat
Ogden Phipps
Big Hero 6
Professor Robert Callaghan (voice)
Romeo Is Bleeding
Cage
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds In Love
Mr. Skolnick
Angels in America
Henry
Daddy Long Legs
Extra (uncredited)
Murder by Death
Marcel
Raptor
Benny
Soldiers of Fortune
Haussman
Explorers
Mr. Müller
Once an Eagle
J.L. Cleghorne
Revenge of the Nerds
Mr. Skolnick
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
Mr. Skolnick
Indictment: The McMartin Trial
Judge Pounders
The Promise
Henry Morgenthau Sr.
The Longest Yard
Warden Hazen
50 Years of Star Trek
himself

Tv

Pope John Paul II
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American Horror Story
Dr. Arthur Arden
Home Improvement
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The Little House on the Prairie
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China Beach
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Diff'rent Strokes
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Three's Company
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Scarecrow and Mrs. King
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ER
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Hot l Baltimore
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Police Story
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The White Shadow
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The Fugitive
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Partners
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Citizen Baines
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Angels in America
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Barbary Coast
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Impact
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Night Court
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Alice
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Family Ties
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Star Trek: The Next Generation
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American Dreamer
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M*A*S*H
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Flo
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The Twilight Zone
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All in the Family
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Matlock
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Knight Rider
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All's Fair
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Barney Miller
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Hill Street Blues
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Eight Is Enough
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Jake and the Fatman
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Hunter
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Masters of Science Fiction
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The Nancy Walker Show
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Foul Play
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Wildside
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The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
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The Last Days of Lehman Brothers
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Easy Street
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Apple Pie
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24
Phillip Bauer
Six Feet Under
George Sibley
The Detour
J.R.
The Young Pope
Cardinal Michael Spencer