James Cromwell

27 Jan 1940

Actor

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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Filmography (60 titles)

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Benjamin Lockwood)
(movie, 2017)
···Marshall
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as The Judge)
(movie, 2017)
···The Promise
Genre: Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Henry Morgenthau Sr.)
(movie, 2014)
···Big Hero 6
Genre: Adventure, Family, Animation, Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Professor Robert Callaghan (voice))
(movie, 2013)
···The Trials of Cate McCall
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Justice Sumpter)
(movie, 2012)
···Still Mine
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Craig Morrison)
(movie, 2012)
···Soldiers of Fortune
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Haussman)
(movie, 2012)
···Cowgirls n' Angels
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Terence Parker)
(movie, 2011)
···Memorial Day
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Family, War
Role: Actor (as Bud Vogel)
(movie, 2011)
···The Artist
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Clifton)
(movie, 2010)
···Secretariat
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ogden Phipps)
(movie, 2009)
6.8Surrogates
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Lionel Canter)
(movie, 2009)
···Impact
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Role: Actor (as Lloyd)
(movie, 2009)
···A Lonely Place for Dying
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Role: Actor (as Howard Simons)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Henry 'Hank' Paulson)
(movie, 2008)
···W.
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as George Herbert Walker Bush)
(movie, 2008)
···Tortured
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack)
(movie, 2008)
···A Lonely Place for Dying
Genre: Action, War, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Howard Simons)
(movie, 2007)
···Spider-Man 3
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Captain Stacey)
(movie, 2007)
···Becoming Jane
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mr. Austen)
(movie, 2006)
···The Queen
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Prince Philip)
(movie, 2006)
···Avenger
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Paul Devereaux)
(movie, 2005)
···The Longest Yard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Warden Hazen)
(movie, 2005)
···Pope John Paul II
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Cardinal Adam Sapieha)
(movie, 2004)
···I, Robot
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Alfred Lanning)
(movie, 2004)
···Salem's Lot
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Father Donald Callahan)
(movie, 2003)
···Angels in America
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Henry)
(movie, 2003)
···Blackball
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Role: Actor (as Ray)
(movie, 2003)
7.5The Snow Walker
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Walter Shepherd)
(movie, 2002)
···The Sum of All Fears
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as President Robert Bob Fowler)
Genre: Western, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as The Colonel (voice))
(movie, 2002)
···RFK
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as President Lyndon Baines Johnson)
(movie, 2000)
···Space Cowboys
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Bob Gerson)
(movie, 2000)
···Fail Safe
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gordon Knapp)
(movie, 1999)
···Snow Falling on Cedars
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Judge Fielding)
(movie, 1999)
7.6The Green Mile
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Warden Hal Moores)
(movie, 1999)
···RKO 281
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as William Randolph Hearst)
(movie, 1999)
···The Bachelor
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as The Priest)
(movie, 1999)
···The General's Daughter
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell)
(movie, 1999)
···A Slight Case of Murder
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as John Edgarson)
(movie, 1998)
···Babe: Pig in the City
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Farmer Arthur Hoggett)
(movie, 1998)
···Deep Impact
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Alan Rittenhouse)
(movie, 1998)
6.8Species II
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Horror
Role: Actor (as Senator Judson Ross)
(movie, 1998)
···Owd Bob
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Adam MacAdam)
(movie, 1997)
···L.A. Confidential
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cap. Dudley Liam Smith)
(movie, 1997)
···The Education of Little Tree
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Granpa)
(movie, 1996)
···Star Trek: First Contact
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dr. Zefram Cochrane)
(movie, 1996)
···The People vs. Larry Flynt
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Charles Keating)
(movie, 1996)
···Eraser
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as William Donohue)
(movie, 1995)
7.5Babe
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Farmer Arthur Hoggett)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mr. Skolnick)
(movie, 1994)
···The Shaggy Dog
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Charlie 'the robber' Mulvihill)
(movie, 1985)
···Explorers
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Mr. Müller)
(movie, 1984)
···Revenge of the Nerds
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mr. Skolnick)
(movie, 1982)
···The Rainmaker
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Noah Curry)
(movie, 1981)
···Barefoot in the Park
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Harry Pepper)
(movie, 1980)
···A Christmas Without Snow
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Reverend Lohman)
(movie, 1977)
···Deadly Game
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.)
(movie, 1977)
···The Girl in the Empty Grave
Genre: Mystery
Role: Actor (as Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.)
(movie, 1976)
···Murder by Death
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marcel)