James Cromwell

James Cromwell

Age
74
Birthday
Jan. 27th, 1940
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
Height
6' 5 1/2"

James Cromwell's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
American Horror Story TV Show
American Horror Story
Betrayal TV Show
Betrayal
Murder In The First TV Show
Murder In The First
Impact TV Show
Impact
Hot L Baltimore TV Show
Hot L Baltimore
Partners TV Show
Partners
The Nancy Walker Show TV Show
The Nancy Walker Show
Citizen Baines TV Show
Citizen Baines
 

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Still Mine
2010 - Secretariat
2009 - Surrogates
2008 - Tortured
2008 - W.
2007 - Becoming Jane
2007 - Spider-Man 3
2006 - The Queen
2005 - The Longest Yard
2004 - I, Robot
2003 - Blackball
2002 - The Sum of All Fears
2000 - Space Cowboys
1999 - The Bachelor
1999 - The Green Mile
1999 - The General's Daughter
1999 - Snow Falling on Cedars
1998 - Deep Impact
1998 - Babe: Pig in the City
1998 - Species II
1997 - L.A. Confidential
1996 - The People vs. Larry Flynt
1996 - Star Trek: First Contact
1996 - Eraser
1995 - Babe
1992 - The Babe
1989 - Pink Cadillac
1987 - Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
1986 - A Fine Mess
1985 - Explorers
1984 - Tank
1984 - Revenge of the Nerds
1984 - Oh, God! You Devil
1983 - The Man with Two Brains
1978 - The Cheap Detective
1976 - Murder by Death
1955 - Daddy Long Legs

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
George Sibley
27
Quentin Standard
22
Phillip Bauer
8
Alistair Trumbull
6
Bishop Stewart
4
Andrew W. Mellon
4
Gerald Kane
3
Roy's Doctor
2
Mr. Hamilton
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie Tech, James Cromwell - the son of noted film director John Cromwell (I) - studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays. He started doing TV in 1974, gaining some notice in a recurring role as Archie Bunker's buddy Stretch Cunningham in "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) and the surprise hit 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).


TRIVIA:
  • In _The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)_ (qv), he plays 'Charles Keating (II)' (qv), a publisher. Keating has the same first and last initials (CK) as Charles Kane, the character in 'Orson Welles' (qv)' _Citizen Kane (1941)_ (qv). In that movie, Charles (Foster) Kane is a newspaper publisher based, in no small part, upon real-life newspaper magnate 'William Randolph Hearst' (qv). Cromwell portrayed Hearst in the behind-the-scenes look at "Citizen Kane", entitled _RKO 281 (1999) (TV)_ (qv).
  • Besides his own appearances in the Star Trek series, ex-wife 'Julie Cobb' (qv) played Yeoman Thompson in "By Any Other Name" and daughter 'Rosemary Morgan (I)' (qv) played Piri in "The Chute.".
  • Was given the role of the Prison Warden in _The Longest Yard (2005)_ (qv) after negotiations with 'Gary Oldman' (qv) fell through.
  • Shares a birthday with actress 'Mimi Rogers' (qv), actress 'Rosamund Pike' (qv), Harrods owner 'Mohamed Al-Fayed' (qv), actor 'Alan Cumming' (qv) and actress 'Bridget Fonda' (qv).
  • In addition to having played four United States Presidents, he appears in _The Queen (2006)_ (qv) as 'Prince Philip' (qv), the husband of 'Queen Elizabeth II' (qv).
  • Former son-in-law of actor 'Lee J. Cobb' (qv).
  • Played a US President four times - fictional President Fowler in _The Sum of All Fears (2002)_ (qv) fictional President Newman in _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv), 'Lyndon B. Johnson' (qv) in the telemovie _RFK (2002) (TV)_ (qv), and George H.W. Bush in 'Oliver Stone (I)' (qv)'s film _W. (2008/I)_ (qv).
  • Stars in the remake of _'Salem's Lot (2004) (TV)_ (qv), based on 'Stephen King (I)' (qv) 's novel, and his wife, 'Julie Cobb' (qv), starred in the original 1979 version.


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