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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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Jan 27, 1940 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Rebel Ridge
Latest Project:
Series Easy Street 2022
Known For
Series Easy Street 2022
Movie Rebel Ridge 2022
Movie Emperor John Brown 2020-08-18
Movie The Laundromat Joseph David Martin 2019-09-27
Series The Family Douglas Coe 2019-08-09
Movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Benjamin Lockwood 2018-06-06
Movie Marshall The Judge 2017-10-13
Movie The Promise Henry Morgenthau Sr. 2016-12-02
Movie 50 Years of Star Trek himself 2016-08-14
Series The Young Pope Cardinal Michael Spencer 2016-10-21
Movie Big Hero 6 Professor Robert Callaghan (voice) 2014-10-24
Movie The Trials of Cate McCall Justice Sumpter 2013-11-28
Movie La classe américaine Self 2012-10-05
Movie Cowgirls n' Angels Terence Parker 2012-05-25
Movie The Artist: The Making of an American Romance Himself 2012-06-26
Movie Still Mine Craig Morrison 2012-09-10
Movie A Night at the Movies: Hollywood Goes to Washington Himself 2012-10-05
Movie The Artist Clifton 2011-10-08
Movie Secretariat Ogden Phipps 2010-08-20
Series Impact Lloyd 2009-02-14
Movie Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil Himself 2009-07-26
Movie Beyond All Boundaries Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift / Fleet Admiral William Halsey 2009-11-09
Movie Surrogates Dr. Lionel Canter 2009-09-24
Movie The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Hank Paulson 2009-09-09
Movie Tortured Jack 2008-09-10
Movie W. George Herbert Walker Bush 2008-10-17
Movie Dante's Inferno Virgil (voice) 2007-01-01
Movie Spider-Man 3 Captain Stacey 2007-05-01
Movie King Leopold's Ghost 2006-05-28
Movie The Queen Prince Philip 2006-09-15
Movie The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird Himself 2006-10-03
Series Pope John Paul II Cardinal Adam Sapieha 2005-12-04
Movie The Longest Yard Warden Hazen 2005-05-27
Series Salem's Lot Donald Callahan 2004-06-20
Movie I, Robot Dr. Alfred Lanning 2004-07-15
Movie Blackball Ray Speight 2003-05-18
Series Angels in America Henry 2003-12-07
Movie RFK President Lyndon Baines Johnson 2002-01-01
Movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron The Colonel (voice) 2002-05-24
Movie The Sum of All Fears President Robert Bob Fowler 2002-05-31
Movie Project Viper MP 1 2002-05-15
Movie Raptor Benny 2001-11-06
Movie RKO 281 William Randolph Hearst 2000-04-07
Movie Walking the Mile: The Making of The Green Mile Himself / Warden Hal Moores 2000-06-13
Movie Fail Safe Gordon Knapp 2000-04-09
Movie Space Cowboys Bob Gerson 2000-08-04
Movie The General's Daughter Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell 1999-06-18
Movie A Slight Case of Murder John Edgarson 1999-09-19
Movie The Green Mile Warden Hal Moores 1999-12-10
Movie The Bachelor The Priest 1999-11-05
Movie Species II Senator Judson Ross 1998-04-10
Movie Deep Impact Alan Rittenhouse 1998-05-08
Movie L.A. Confidential Dudley Smith 1997-09-19
Movie Eraser William Donohue 1996-06-21
Movie The People vs. Larry Flynt Charles Keating 1996-12-25
Movie Star Trek: First Contact Dr. Zefram Cochrane 1996-11-22
Movie Babe Farmer Arthur Hoggett 1995-07-18
Movie The Shaggy Dog Charlie 1994-11-12
Movie Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds In Love Mr. Skolnick 1994-09-10
Movie Romeo Is Bleeding Cage 1993-09-13
Movie Miracle Landing B.J Cocker 1990-02-11
Movie Pink Cadillac 1989-05-26
Movie Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Mr. Skolnick 1987-07-10
Movie A Fine Mess Detective Blist 1986-08-08
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 Oh, God! You Devil Priest 1984-11-07
Movie The Man with Two Brains Realtor 1983-06-10
Movie The Wall Francisek 1982-02-16
Movie A Christmas Without Snow Reverend Lohman 1980-12-09
Movie Deadly Game Deputy Malcom Rossiter Jr. 1977-12-01
Movie The Girl in the Empty Grave Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr. 1977-09-20
Movie Murder by Death Marcel Cassette 1976-06-23
Movie Daddy Long Legs Extra (uncredited) 1955-05-05