James Cromwell

BirthDay:

27 Jan 1940

BirthPlace:

Los Angeles, California, USA

BirthName:

James Oliver Cromwell

Bio:

Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell, the son of famous film director John Cromwell, studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays. He started doing television in 1974, gaining some notice in a recurring role as Archie Bunker's friend Stretch Cunningham on All in the Family (1971), made his film debut in 1976, and goes back to the stage periodically. Some of his more noted film roles have been in Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and the surprise classic about a charming pig, Babe (1995). He garnered some of the best reviews of his career (many of which said he should have received an Oscar) for his role as a corrupt, conniving police captain in L.A. Confidential (1997).
Filmography

Actor ( 176 credits )

A Crack in Everything (2017)
The Young Pope (2016)  Cardinal Michael Spencer (8 episodes, 2016)
Marshall (2016)
Big Hero 6 (2014) Robert Callaghan (voice)
In Between Songs (2014) Himself - Narrator
Murder in the First (2014)  Warren Daniels (7 episodes, 2014)
Hollywood In & About (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Halt and Catch Fire (2014)  Jacob Wheeler (8 episodes, 2015)
Night Vet (2014) Dr. Abel Evergood
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013) Justice Sumpter
Betrayal (2013)  Thatcher Karsten (13 episodes, 2013-2014)
Do No Harm (2013)  Dr. Phillip Charmelo (3 episodes, 2013)
Still Mine (2012) Craig Morrison
Soldiers of Fortune (2012) Samuel Haussman
Cowgirls 'n Angels (2012) Terence
Hide Away (2011) The Ancient Mariner
The Artist (2011) Clifton
Admissions (2011) The Clerk
Memorial Day (2011) Bud Vogel
American Horror Story (2011)  Dr. Arthur Arden (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Making Burros Fly (2010) Himself - Narrator
Secretariat (2010) Ogden Phipps
A .45 at 50th (2010) Himself
Skin Trade (2010) Himself
Boardwalk Empire (2010)  Andrew W. Mellon (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
The Many Faces of... (2010)  Prince Philip (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episod
MindFlux (2010) Himself
Beyond All Boundaries (2009) Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift / Fleet Admiral William Halsey (voice)
Surrogates (2009) Older Canter
A Lonely Place for Dying (2009) Howard Simons
W. (2008) George H.W. Bush
Full Court Press... Kucinich Campaign Update (2008) Himself
My Own Worst Enemy (2008)  Alistair Trumbull (6 episodes, 2008)
Becoming Jane (2007) Reverend Austen
Your Mommy Kills Animals! (2007) Himself - Actor
Spider-Man 3 (2007) Captain Stacy
Dante's Inferno (2007) Virgil (voice)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Looking for Else (2007)
King Leopold's Ghost (2006)
Sustainable Table: What's on Your Plate? (2006) Himself
Animal People: The Humane Movement in America (2006) Himself
The Queen (2006) Prince Philip
The Test of a Civilization (2006) Narrator
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005) Bob Whitebread (uncredited)
The Longest Yard (2005) Warden Hazen
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Hour (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
20 to 1 (2005)  Mr. Hoggart (1 episode, 2010)
In the Cutz (2005) (1 episode, 2006)
Eye on Entertainment (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Pope John Paul II (2005)  Cardinal Adam Sapieha
I, Robot (2004) Dr. Alfred Lanning
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Only in LA (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Salem's Lot (2004)  Father Donald Callahan (2 episodes, 2004)
Blackball (2003) Ray
The Snow Walker (2003) Walter Shepherd
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Panel (2003)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2007)
The Nazi (2002) Franz
The Sum of All Fears (2002) President Fowler
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) The Colonel (voice)
24 (2001)  Phillip Bauer (8 episodes, 2007)
Six Feet Under (2001)  George Sibley (27 episodes, 2003-2005)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)  Dr. Zefram Cochrane / ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 20
Space Cowboys (2000) Bob Gerson
Citizen Baines (2000)  Senator Baines (7 episodes, 2001)
The Green Mile (1999) Warden Hal Moores
The Bachelor (1999) The Priest
The General's Daughter (1999) Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) Judge Fielding
The West Wing (1999)  President D. Wire Newman (1 episode, 2004)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode)
Walking After Midnight (1999) (unknown episodes)
Babe: Pig in the City (1998) Farmer Arthur Hoggett
Deep Impact (1998) Alan Rittenhouse
Species II (1998) Senator Judson Ross
Owd Bob (1998) Adam MacAdam
The Education of Little Tree (1997) Granpa
L.A. Confidential (1997) Dudley Smith
Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Zefram Cochran
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996) Charles Keating
Eraser (1996) William Donohue
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Babe (1995) Farmer Arthur H. Hoggett
The Client (1995)  Officer Joe Denton (1 episode, 1996)
Strange Luck (1995) (1 episode, 1996)
Partners (1995)  Mr. Saxonhouse (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Hawkeye (1994)  Longsworth (1 episode, 1995)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
ER (1994)  Bishop Stewart (4 episodes, 2001)
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993) Cage
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)  Hanok (1 episode, 1995)
Hollywood Beat (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
The Babe: The Making of a Legend (1992) Himself
The Babe (1992) Brother Mathias
Picket Fences (1992)  The Bishop (1 episode, 1995)
Renegade (1992)  Jeremy Silimen (1 episode, 1995)
Home Improvement (1991)  Fred (1 episode, 1994)
In a Child's Name (1991)  Official (uncredited) (unknown episodes)
American Dreamer (1990)  Terry (1 episode, 1990)
The Runnin' Kind (1989) Uncle Phil
Pink Cadillac (1989) Motel Desk Clerk
Life Goes On (1989)  Bill Henderson (1 episode, 1990)
The Young Riders (1989) (1 episode, 1991)
Christine Cromwell (1989)  Arthur (1 episode, 1989)
The Rescue (1988) Adm. Rothman
China Beach (1988)  Ambassador at Large Roland Weymouth (1 episode, 1988)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The American Experience (1988) (1 episode, 2012)
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987) Mr. Skolnick
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)  Jaglom Shrek / ... (3 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jake and the Fatman (1987)  Russell Havilland (1 episode, 1991)
Mama's Boy (1987)  Lucky (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
A Fine Mess (1986) Detective Blist
Matlock (1986)  Judge Raymond Price (1 episode, 1990)
L.A. Law (1986)  Vedder's Attorney (1 episode, 1994)
The Last Precinct (1986)  Chief Bludhorn (1 episode, 1986)
Easy Street (1986)  Quentin Standard (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Explorers (1985) Mr. Müller
The Twilight Zone (1985)  Obediah Payne (segment "A Message from Charity") (1 ep
Amazing Stories (1985)  Francis (1 episode, 1986)
Mr. Belvedere (1985)  Roy Gallagher (1 episode, 1988)
Wildside (1985)  Fake Buffalo Bill (1 episode, 1985)
The House of God (1984) Officer Quick
Oh, God! You Devil (1984) Priest
Revenge of the Nerds (1984) Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)
Tank (1984) Deputy Euclid
Night Court (1984)  Alan (1 episode, 1985)
Hunter (1984)  Seymour Robbins (1 episode, 1985)
Riptide (1984)  Joey Dietz (1 episode, 1985)
The Man with Two Brains (1983) Realtor
Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983)  Gregory (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Hardcastle and McCormick (1983)  Jake Fellows (1 episode, 1985)
Buffalo Bill (1983)  Staunton McMoller (1 episode, 1984)
Family Ties (1982)  John Hancock (1 episode, 1985)
Knight Rider (1982)  Curtis (1 episode, 1985)
Born to the Wind (1982)  Fish Belly
Nobody's Perfekt (1981) Dr. Carson
Hill Street Blues (1981)  Lowenhandler (1 episode, 1985)
Gimme a Break! (1981)  Russell Cosgrove (1 episode, 1984)
Father Murphy (1981)  Farley Webster (2 episodes, 1982)
Nurse (1981)  Paul Moore (1 episode, 1982)
Magnum, P.I. (1980)  French Policeman, at Airport (uncredited) (1 episode,
Flo (1980)  Leon (2 episodes, 1980)
I'm a Big Girl Now (1980)  Bartender (1 episode, 1980)
Flatbush (1979)  Sonny (1 episode, 1979)
The Cheap Detective (1978) Schnell
Dallas (1978)  Gerald Kane (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Diff'rent Strokes (1978)  Father O'Brien (1 episode, 1979)
The White Shadow (1978)  Art Commings / ... (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Apple Pie (1978)  Driscoll (1 episode, 1978)
Three's Company (1977)  Detective Lannigan (1 episode, 1977)
Eight Is Enough (1977)  Coach Pollard (1 episode, 1979)
Murder by Death (1976) Marcel
Alice (1976)  Det. Ralph Hilton (1 episode, 1978)
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976)  Reverend Buryfield (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
All's Fair (1976)  Shaw (1 episode, 1977)
The Nancy Walker Show (1976)  Glen (13 episodes, 1976-1977)
Hot L Baltimore (1975)  Bill Lewis (13 episodes, 1975)
Barbary Coast (1975)  Roy (1 episode, 1975)
The Rockford Files (1974)  Terry (1 episode, 1974)
Little House on the Prairie (1974)  Harve Miller (2 episodes, 1980)
Barney Miller (1974)  Dr. Edmund Danworth / ... (4 episodes, 1977-1981)
Police Story (1973)  Lutz (1 episode, 1977)
M*A*S*H (1972)  Leo Bardonaro (1 episode, 1977)
Maude (1972)  Alfie / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1978)
All in the Family (1971)  Stretch Cunningham (3 episodes, 1974)
Insight (1960)  George Spelvin / ... (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Daddy Long Legs (1955) Extra (uncredited)
The Promise (0)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Imminent Threat (2015) executive producer
A Lonely Place for Dying (2009) executive producer