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James Cromwell

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.


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Born:
Jan 27, 1940 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
85
First Appeared:
In the movie The Immortal
Latest Project:
movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018-06-06
Known For
Poster of American Horror Story
Poster of I, Robot
Filmography
Movie The Immortal Grandfather 2019
Movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Benjamin Lockwood 2018-06-06
Movie Marshall The Judge 2017-10-13
Movie 50 Years of Star Trek himself 2016-08-14
Movie The Perfect Crime: Leopold & Loeb Narrator 2016-02-09
Series The Young Pope Cardinal Michael Spencer 2016-10-21
Movie The Promise Henry Morgenthau Sr. 2016-12-02
Movie Night Vet Dr. Abel Evergood 2015-02-13
Movie Big Hero 6 Professor Robert Callaghan (voice) 2014-10-24
Movie The Trials of Cate McCall Justice Sumpter 2013-11-28
Movie Cowgirls n' Angels Terence Parker 2012-05-25
Movie Soldiers of Fortune Haussman 2012-06-07
Movie Still Mine Craig Morrison 2012-09-10
Movie Hide Away The Ancient Mariner 2012-05-25
Movie Memorial Day Bud Vogel 2011-06-06
Movie The Artist Clifton 2011-06-26
Series American Horror Story Dr. Arthur Arden 2011-10-05
Movie Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XII 2010-10-31
Movie Secretariat Ogden Phipps 2010-08-20
Movie A Lonely Place for Dying Howard Simons 2009-01-01
Series Impact Lloyd 2009-02-14
Movie Impact Lloyd 2009-06-21
Movie Surrogates Dr. Lionel Canter 2009-09-24
Movie Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil Himself 2009-07-26
Movie The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Henry 'Hank' Paulson 2009-09-09
Movie W. George Herbert Walker Bush 2008-10-17
Movie Tortured Jack 2008-09-10
Movie Becoming Jane Mr. Austen 2007-03-02
Movie Bis zum Ellenbogen Unknown 2007-11-01
Movie Are We Done Yet? 2007-04-04
Movie The Queen Prince Philip 2006-09-15
Movie Avenger Paul Devereaux 2006-04-09
Series Handy Manny Judge Fielding 2006-09-16
Series Lovers Mr. Skolnick 2006-11-08
Movie The Longest Yard Warden Hazen 2005-05-27
Movie Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy Narrator 2005-10-04
Movie Pope John Paul II Cardinal Adam Sapieha 2005-12-04
Movie Salem's Lot Father Donald Callahan 2004-06-20
Movie I, Robot Dr. Alfred Lanning 2004-07-15
Movie The Snow Walker Walter "Shep" Shepherd 2003-01-01
Movie Blackball Ray Speight 2003-05-18
Series Angels in America Henry 2003-12-07
Series NCIS President Robert Bob Fowler 2003-09-23
Movie RFK President Lyndon Baines Johnson 2002-01-01
Movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron The Colonel (voice) 2002-05-24
Movie Project Viper MP 1 2002-05-15
Movie A Death in the Family Joel Lynch 2002-01-01
Series Six Feet Under George Sibley 2001-06-03
Movie Raptor Benny 2001-11-06
Series 24 Phillip Bauer 2001-11-06
Movie Fail Safe Gordon Knapp 2000-04-09
Movie Space Cowboys Bob Gerson 2000-07-31
Movie The Green Mile Warden Hal Moores 1999-12-10
Series The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Unknown 1999-03-30
Movie RKO 281 William Randolph Hearst 1999-11-20
Movie Owd Bob Adam MacAdam 1998-01-01
Movie Babe: Pig in the City Farmer Arthur Hoggett 1998-11-25
Movie Species II Senator Judson Ross 1998-04-10
Movie The Education of Little Tree Nonno 1997-12-25
Movie L.A. Confidential Cap. Dudley Liam Smith 1997-09-19
Movie Eraser William Donohue 1996-06-21
Movie Babe Farmer Arthur Hoggett 1995-07-18
Movie Indictment: The McMartin Trial Judge Pounders 1995-01-01
Movie Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds In Love Mr. Skolnick 1994-05-09
Movie The Shaggy Dog Charlie 1994-11-12
Movie Romeo Is Bleeding Cage 1993-09-13
Movie The Babe Brother Mathias 1992-04-17
Series Hey Dude The Priest 1989-07-14
Movie Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Mr. Skolnick 1987-07-10
Movie Explorers Mr. Müller 1985-07-12
Movie The House of God Officer Quick 1984-01-01
Movie Tank Deputy Euclid Baker 1984-03-16
Movie The Man with Two Brains Realtor 1983-06-10
Movie The Rainmaker Noah Curry 1982-10-23
Movie Nobody's Perfekt Dr. Carson 1981-08-07
Movie A Christmas Without Snow Reverend Lohman 1980-12-09
Movie Deadly Game Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr. 1977-12-01
Movie The Girl in the Empty Grave Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr. 1977-09-20
Series The Ghosts of Motley Hall Captain Stacey 1976-04-28
Movie Once an Eagle J.L. Cleghorne 1976-12-02
Movie Murder by Death Marcel 1976-06-23
Series The Nancy Walker Show 1976-09-30
Series Once an Eagle J.L. Cleghorne 1976-12-02
Series Hot l Baltimore 1975-01-24
Movie Daddy Long Legs Extra (uncredited) 1955-05-05