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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:
71
First Appeared:
In the movie The Immortal
Latest Project:
Movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018-06-06
Known For
Poster of Pope John Paul II
Poster of Salem's Lot
Filmography
Movie The Immortal Grandfather 2020
Movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Benjamin Lockwood 2018-06-06
Movie Marshall The Judge 2017-10-13
Series Counterpart Yanek 2017-12-10
Movie The Perfect Crime: Leopold & Loeb Narrator 2016-02-09
Series The Detour J.R. 2016-04-11
Series The Young Pope Cardinal Michael Spencer 2016-10-21
Movie The Promise Henry Morgenthau Sr. 2016-12-02
Movie 50 Years of Star Trek himself 2016-08-14
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 Hide Away The Ancient Mariner 2012-05-25
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 Farm to Fridge Narrator 2011-02-01
Movie The Artist Clifton 2011-06-26
Movie Memorial Day Bud Vogel 2011-06-06
Series American Horror Story Dr. Arthur Arden 2011-10-05
Movie Secretariat Ogden Phipps 2010-08-20
Movie Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XII 2010-10-31
Movie A Lonely Place for Dying Howard Simons 2009-01-01
Movie Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil Himself 2009-07-26
Series Impact Lloyd 2009-02-14
Movie Surrogates Dr. Lionel Canter 2009-09-24
Movie The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Henry 'Hank' Paulson 2009-09-09
Series The Last Days of Lehman Brothers 2009-09-09
Movie W. George Herbert Walker Bush 2008-10-17
Movie Tortured Jack 2008-09-10
Movie Dante's Inferno Virgil (voice) 2007-01-01
Series Masters of Science Fiction Unknown 2007-08-03
Movie Spider-Man 3 Captain Stacey 2007-05-01
Movie Becoming Jane Mr. Austen 2007-03-02
Movie Avenger Paul Devereaux 2006-04-09
Movie The Queen Prince Philip 2006-09-15
Movie King Leopold's Ghost 2006-05-28
Movie The Longest Yard Warden Hazen 2005-05-27
Series Pope John Paul II Cardinal Adam Sapieha 2005-12-04
Movie Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy Narrator 2005-10-04
Series Salem's Lot 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
Movie A Death in the Family Joel Lynch 2002-01-01
Movie The Sum of All Fears President Robert Bob Fowler 2002-05-31
Movie RFK President Lyndon Baines Johnson 2002-01-01
Movie Project Viper MP 1 2002-05-15
Movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron The Colonel (voice) 2002-05-24
Series Citizen Baines 2001-09-29
Series Six Feet Under George Sibley 2001-06-03
Series 24 Phillip Bauer 2001-11-06
Movie Raptor Benny 2001-11-06
Movie Space Cowboys Bob Gerson 2000-07-31
Movie The Green Mile Warden Hal Moores 1999-12-10
Movie Owd Bob Adam MacAdam 1998-01-01
Movie Babe: Pig in the City Farmer Arthur Hoggett 1998-11-25
Movie L.A. Confidential Cap. Dudley Liam Smith 1997-09-19
Movie Eraser William Donohue 1996-06-21
Movie Star Trek: First Contact Dr. Zefram Cochrane 1996-11-21
Movie Babe Farmer Arthur Hoggett 1995-07-18
Movie The Shaggy Dog Charlie 1994-11-12
Movie Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Mr. Skolnick 1987-07-10
Movie Explorers Mr. Müller 1985-07-12
Movie Revenge of the Nerds Mr. Skolnick 1984-07-20
Movie The House of God Officer Quick 1984-01-01
Movie A Christmas Without Snow Reverend Lohman 1980-12-09
Movie The Girl in the Empty Grave Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr. 1977-09-20
Movie Deadly Game Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr. 1977-12-01
Series Once an Eagle J.L. Cleghorne 1976-12-02