James Cromwell

James Cromwell


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 27-01-1940
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Jim Crowell
    Jamie Cromwell

  • Popularity: 5.65
  • Homepage: N/A


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.




Year Movie Character
1998 Babe: Pig in the City as Farmer Arthur Hoggett
2005 Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy as Narrator
2010 Pope Pius XII as Pope Pius XII
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers as Hank Paulson
2012 Still Mine as Craig Morrison
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron as The Colonel (voice)
1988 The Rescue as Adm. Rothman
1997 The Education of Little Tree as Nonno
2002 RFK as President Lyndon Baines Johnson
1999 RKO 281 as William Randolph Hearst
2011 Memorial Day as Bud Vogel
2015 Night Vet as Dr. Abel Evergood
2016 The Perfect Crime: Leopold & Loeb as Narrator
2011 Farm to Fridge as Narrator
2007 Dante's Inferno as Virgil (voice)
2020 Never Too Late as Jack Bronson
2012 The Artist: The Making of an American Romance as Himself
2012 Hollywood as Character: The Locations of The Artist as Himself
2006 The Queen as Prince Philip
1999 The General's Daughter as Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell
2002 The Sum of All Fears as President Robert Bob Fowler
2008 Tortured as Jack
2003 The Snow Walker as Walter "Shep" Shepherd
2003 Blackball as Ray Speight
2006 Avenger as Paul Devereaux
2012 Hide Away as The Ancient Mariner
1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave as Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
1998 Owd Bob as Adam MacAdam
2013 The Trials of Cate McCall as Justice Sumpter
2009 Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil as Himself
1990 Miracle Landing as B.J Cocker
1977 Deadly Game as Deputy Malcom Rossiter Jr.
1982 The Rainmaker as Noah Curry
2004 I, Robot as Dr. Alfred Lanning
1997 L.A. Confidential as Dudley Smith
2007 Becoming Jane as Mr. Austen
1999 A Slight Case of Murder as John Edgarson
1980 A Christmas Without Snow as Reverend Lohman
2009 A Lonely Place for Dying as Howard Simons
2009 Surrogates as Dr. Lionel Canter
2011 The Artist as Clifton
2012 Cowgirls n' Angels as Terence Parker
1977 Deadly Game as Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
2019 The Immortal as Grandfather
2006 King Leopold's Ghost
2002 A Death in the Family as Joel Lynch
2020 Emperor as John Brown
1999 The Green Mile as Warden Hal Moores
2000 Space Cowboys as Bob Gerson
1992 The Babe as Brother Mathias
2002 Project Viper as MP 1
1981 Nobody's Perfekt as Dr. Carson
1994 The Shaggy Dog as Charlie
2017 Marshall as The Judge
2007 Looking For Else as Self
1984 Oh, God! You Devil as Priest
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt as Charles Keating
1999 The Bachelor as The Priest
1998 Species II as Senator Judson Ross
2000 Fail Safe as Gordon Knapp
1996 Eraser as William Donohue
1995 Babe as Farmer Arthur Hoggett
1982 Barefoot In the Park as Harry Pepper
1983 The Man with Two Brains as Realtor
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as Benjamin Lockwood
2009 Beyond All Boundaries as Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift / Fleet Admiral William Halsey
1970 Rebel Ridge
2000 Walking the Mile: The Making of The Green Mile as Himself / Warden Hal Moores
1984 Tank as Deputy Euclid Baker
1984 The House of God as Officer Quick
1996 Star Trek: First Contact as Dr. Zefram Cochrane
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars as Judge Fielding
1998 Deep Impact as Alan Rittenhouse
2010 Secretariat as Ogden Phipps
2012 Soldiers of Fortune as Haussman
2014 Big Hero 6 as Professor Robert Callaghan (voice)
2012 A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington as Himself
1993 Romeo Is Bleeding as Cage
2008 W. as George Herbert Walker Bush
1994 Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds In Love as Mr. Skolnick
1978 Peeping Times as Bernard Mantee
2007 Spider-Man 3 as Captain Stacey
2006 The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird as Himself
2001 Raptor as Benny
1982 The Wall as Francisek
1976 Murder by Death as Marcel
1985 Explorers as Mr. Müller
2012 La classe américaine as Self
1984 Revenge of the Nerds as Mr. Skolnick
1955 Daddy Long Legs as Extra (uncredited)
1989 The Runnin' Kind as Uncle Phil
1987 Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise as Mr. Skolnick
2005 The Longest Yard as Warden Hazen
1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial as Judge Pounders
2016 The Promise as Henry Morgenthau Sr.
1986 A Fine Mess as Detective Blist
2003 A Carol Christmas as Ghost of Christmas Future (uncredited)
1989 Pink Cadillac
2019 The Laundromat as Joseph David Martin
2016 50 Years of Star Trek as himself
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2011 American Horror Story (13 episode) as Arthur Arden
1991 Home Improvement (1 episode) as Fred
1974 Little House on the Prairie (2 episode)
1988 China Beach (2 episode)
1978 Diff'rent Strokes (1 episode)
1977 Three's Company (1 episode)
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (2 episode)
1994 ER (4 episode)
1975 Hot l Baltimore (13 episode)
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1978 The White Shadow (2 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode)
1995 Partners (2 episode)
2001 Citizen Baines (9 episode)
2003 Angels in America (6 episode)
1975 Barbary Coast (1 episode) as Roy
2009 Impact (2 episode) as Lloyd
1984 Night Court (1 episode)
1976 Alice (1 episode)
1982 Family Ties (1 episode)
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1 episode) as Prime Minister Nayrok
1990 American Dreamer (1 episode)
1972 M*A*S*H (1 episode)
1980 Flo (1 episode)
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1971 All in the Family (3 episode)
1986 Matlock (1 episode)
1982 Knight Rider (1 episode) as Curtis
1976 All's Fair (1 episode)
1975 Barney Miller (4 episode)
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1977 Eight Is Enough (1 episode)
1987 Jake and the Fatman (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
2007 Masters of Science Fiction (1 episode)
1976 The Nancy Walker Show (12 episode)
1981 Foul Play (1 episode)
1985 Wildside (1 episode)
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1 episode)
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers (1 episode)
1986 Easy Street (22 episode)
2001 24 (8 episode) as Phillip Bauer
2001 Six Feet Under (18 episode) as George Sibley
2016 The Detour (2 episode) as J.R.
2016 The Young Pope (10 episode) as Cardinal Michael Spencer
2004 Salem's Lot (2 episode) as Donald Callahan
1999 The West Wing (1 episode) as President D. Wire Newman
2003 Angels in America (6 episode) as Henry
1976 Once an Eagle (7 episode) as J.L. Cleghorne
2005 Pope John Paul II (2 episode) as Cardinal Adam Sapieha
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Terry
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation (2 episode) as Jaglom Shrek
2017 Counterpart (10 episode) as Yanek
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1 episode) as Hanok
2008 My Own Worst Enemy (6 episode) as Alistair Trumbull
2014 Halt and Catch Fire (8 episode) as Jacob Wheeler
2019 The Family (5 episode) as Douglas Coe
2018 Succession (3 episode) as Ewan Roy
2020 Operation Buffalo (6 episode) as Cranky

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