Basic Information About James Cromwell
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1940-01-27 (83 years old)|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Deep gravelly voice|
Frequently plays men with positions of authority, who are often corrupt or bluntly unethical
Towering height and slender frame
|Spouse||1 January - Anna Stuart ( 2014 - present)|
Julie Cobb - (29 May 1986 - 2006) (divorced)
27 November - Anne Ulvestad ( 1976 - 1986) (divorced) (3 children)
|Height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did James Cromwell win?
James Cromwell awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Bronze Wrangler - Theatrical Motion Picture||Winner||Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron||2003|
|ACCA - Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominee||Babe||1995|
|OFTA Television Award - Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series||Winner||ER||2001|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominee||Six Feet Under||2006|
|Actor - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominee||Six Feet Under||2005|
James Cromwell roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|The Longest Yard||Warden Hazen|
|The Sum of All Fears||President Fowler|
|I, Robot||Dr. Alfred Lanning|
|The Green Mile||Warden Hal Moores|
|The Queen||Prince Philip|
|Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom||Benjamin Lockwood|
|Deep Impact||Alan Rittenhouse|
|Spider-Man 3||Captain Stacy|
|L.A. Confidential||Dudley Smith|
|Big Hero 6||Robert Callaghan (voice)|
|The Promise||Ambassador Morgenthau|
|Revenge of the Nerds||Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)|
|Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron||The Colonel (voice)|
|Star Trek: First Contact||Zefram Cochrane|
|The Laundromat||Joe Martin|
|The General's Daughter||General Campbell|
|The People vs. Larry Flynt||Charles Keating|
|Space Cowboys||Bob Gerson|
|Murder by Death||Marcel|
|Becoming Jane||Reverend Austen|
|Romeo Is Bleeding||Cage|
|Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise||Mr. Skolnick|
|Species II||Senator Ross|
|Babe: Pig in the City||Farmer Arthur Hoggett|
|W.||George H.W. Bush|
|The Man with Two Brains||Realtor|
|Barney Miller||Dr. Edmund Danworth / ... 4 episodes, 1977-1981|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Jaglom Shrek / ... 3 episodes, 1990-1993|
|Enterprise||Dr. Zefram Cochrane (uncredited) unknown episodes|
|Knight Rider||Curtis 1 episode, 1985|
|The West Wing||President D. Wire Newman 1 episode, 2004|
|Night Court||Alan 1 episode, 1985|
|Made in Hollywood||Self 2 episodes, 2011-2017|
|Berlin Station||Gilbert Dorn 4 episodes, 2018-2019|
|Dallas||Gerald Kane 3 episodes, 1984-1985|
|ER||Bishop Stewart 4 episodes, 2001|
|The White Shadow||Art Commings / ... 2 episodes, 1979-1980|
|China Beach||Ambassador at Large Roland Weymouth 1 episode, 1988|
|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Hanok 1 episode, 1995|
|Counterpart||Yanek 6 episodes, 2018-2019|
|Little House on the Prairie||Harve Miller 2 episodes, 1980|
|M*A*S*H||Leo Bardonaro 1 episode, 1977|
James Cromwell's Quotes
- [on his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Babe (1995)] Andy Warhol said everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame. And if this is mine, I couldn't imagine a better 15 minutes.
- [on the Black Panthers movement of the 1960s] The goal of the government was to get all the leaders of the Black Panther Party in jail so that they could be killed systematically through prison violence, and that way they could stop what was a very powerful and evolving movement. I don't think we would have the kind of prison population now and what happens in this country with the gangs if the Panthers had been allowed to continue what they decided to do, which was basically empower black communities to take back their self-control and reestablish the dignity of being a black person in this country.
- I was embarrassed by the director, Blake Edwards, who looked at me and said, "What am I supposed to do with THAT?". I was a little hurt to be referred to as an inanimate object at an audition. I was told by my agent that a number of big stars won't work with anyone two inches taller than them and most of them are under six feet, so you have to be prepared to have trouble.
- Making the movie Babe (1995) opened my eyes to the intelligence and the inquisitive personalities of pigs. These highly social animals possess an amazing capacity for love, joy and sorrow that makes them remarkably similar to our beloved canine and feline friends.
- [on the story of The Promise (2016)] The love story is a way of getting people to begin the process, to feel for the characters, and then understand... can we not have compassion for people who are suffering around the world today? If we can have compassion for them, we can have compassion for the Armenians. If we can have compassion for the Armenians, then we have compassion for the Native Americans, and it goes on... it's to open the heart. 
James Cromwell: An American Actor and Producer with a Notable Career
James Cromwell is an Emmy and Academy nominated actor and producer with over 190 acting credits. He has won critical acclaim for his performances on the big screen as well as television. Known for appearing in a variety of films including ‘Babe,’ ‘The Green Mile,’ and ‘The Queen,’ James is a fan favorite. In this article, we will delve into Cromwell’s early life, career, his net worth, and awards he has received.
born on January 27, 194, in Los Angeles, California, James Cromwell’s mother, Kay Johnson was an actress, while his father John Cromwell was an actor and director. James’s parents were both successful in the entertainment industry; nevertheless, they passed away in the 70s. Kay and John divorced in 1946, and James attended Pennsylvania’s The Hill School and later Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania to study theatre.
Cromwell started his journey to television in 1974 when he first appeared on ‘The Rockford Files.” After that, he bagged various roles, leading to his first starring gig on T.V., on ABC’s sitcom ‘Hot l Baltimore.’ From there, James got cast regularly on shows like ‘The Nancy Walker Show’ and had a recurring role on ‘All in The Family.’ In later years he became more established in the entertainment industry. Pearce in ‘All the Money in the World,’ Frank Woods in ‘The Longest Yard,’ Warden Hazen in ‘Hurricane’, Father Benedictus in ‘The Sum of All Fears’, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in ‘The Queen’, Benjamin Schreiber in ‘Still Mine,’ NYPD Captain Sullivan in ‘Spider-Man 3’, Dr. Zefram Cochrane in ‘Star Trek: First Contact the evergrim Godwin Forde in ‘The Artist,’ and George Sibley on ‘Six Feet Under’ are some exemplary Cromwell performances. The series ‘American Horror Story’ earned him an Emmy nomination for his portrayal and sparked a dialogue about the value of older actors in Hollywood.
Awards and Nominations
James Cromwell received an Academy Award nomination for his performance in ‘Babe’ as Farmer Arthur Hoggett. Besides, throughout his lengthy career, he’s garnered multiple nominations and awards. Besides his Emmy win, he received nominations for playing Hazel Motes in John Huston’s ‘Wise Blood,’ Henry Hackett in the short-lived CBS drama ‘Citizen Baines,’ George Sibley in ‘Six Feet Under.’ In addition to this, he has won countless off-Broadway and regional prizes such as the Obie, Drama Desk, and Helen Hayes Awards.
What is James Cromwell’s Net Worth?
James Cromwell is a successful actor and producer with an estimated net worth of $8 million. As one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, Cromwell has films like ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ and TV shows like ‘Succession and American Horror Story.’ He has worked on various movie projects and contributing to a significant chunk of his earnings.
Cromwell lives a secret life and prefers to keep his family and relationships out of the public eye. However, we do know he was married twice – the first time to actress Anne Ulvestad from 1976 to 1986 and the second to actress Julie Cobb from 1986 to 2006. Additionally, the actor is active in social activism, campaigning for animal rights and against fracking, air pollution, and elections’ favouritism towards corporations.
Major Highlights and Career Achievements
- Emmy Award winner (2013) for American Horror Story
- Obie award Winner (1997)
- Academy Award For Best Supporting Actor Nominee (1996); for Babe
- Nominated for Emmy award under outstanding actor in mini-series category (1995)
- Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play winner(2009)
James Cromwell’s contributions to the film industry are incomparable. His numerous nominations for awards such as the Oscar and Emmy and winning accolades throughout are a testament to his abilities. His passion for activism and preserving the earth’s natural resources only goes on to make us love him more.
Interesting Facts about James Cromwell
- Son of actress Kay Johnson and director/actor John Cromwell.
- Attended Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University. He would later go on to play Carnegie-Mellon's co-founder Andrew W. Mellon on Boardwalk Empire (2010).
- Besides his own appearances in the Star Trek series, his ex-wife Julie Cobb played Yeoman Leslie Thompson in Star Trek: By Any Other Name (1968) and his ex-stepdaughter Rosemary Morgan played Piri in Star Trek: Voyager: The Chute (1996).
- Is a believer in non-terrestrial intelligence.
- Celebrity sponsor of the Great American Meatout on March 20, 2001.
- On July 3, 2001, he was arrested for trespassing during an animal rights demonstration in Virginia, targeting the Wendy's fast food chain. He and four other PETA protesters refused to leave after urging patrons to boycott the restaurant. Cromwell was released on his own recognizance after about five hours. He was ordered to stay out of all Wendy's restaurants in Virginia unless he intends to eat there.
- Is the only actor to ever utter the words "Star Trek" on Star Trek itself. In the film Star Trek: First Contact (1996), his character Zefram Cochrane said to the crew, "...and you're all astronauts on... some kind of star trek?".
- Has played a US President four times: fictional President Fowler in The Sum of All Fears (2002), fictional President Newman on The West Wing (1999), Lyndon B. Johnson in the television film RFK (2002), and George H.W. Bush in Oliver Stone's film W. (2008).
- At 6' 6.5", he is the tallest Oscar-nominated actor of all time (he was nominated for his Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Babe (1995)).
- Was given the role of the prison warden in The Longest Yard (2005) after negotiations with Gary Oldman fell through.
- He struggled somewhat early in his career due to his height and the fact that few producers wanted someone towering over their leading men. Many of his early roles show him seated or leaning on something.
- Worked with the Black Panthers in the 1960s.
- Known to be a passionate liberal who openly supports several progressive political causes. Is most outspoken about the protection of animals.
- Stepson of actress Ruth Nelson. Ex-son-in-law of actor Lee J. Cobb.
- Has starred in the remake of Salem's Lot (2004), based on Stephen King's novel, and his ex-wife, Julie Cobb, starred in the original 1979 version.
- Attended the prestigious Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, the alma mater of Harry Hamlin and Oliver Stone.
- In addition to having played four United States Presidents, he appears in The Queen (2006) as Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Has played a fictional President in The Sum of All Fears (2002) and real-life President Lyndon B. Johnson. Donald Moffat, who has also played Johnson, played the fictional President in Clear and Present Danger (1994).
- Was an outspoken opponent of US President George W. Bush's administration. Ironically, he has portrayed Bush's father, George Bush, on film.
- Studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, New York City.