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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:
48
First Appeared:
In the movie Murder by Death 1976-06-23
Latest Project:
Movie The Promise 2017-04-21
Known For
Filmography
Movie The Promise 2017-04-21
Series Ο Νέος Πάπας Cardinal Michael Spencer 2016-10-21
Movie Οι Υπερέξι Professor Robert Callaghan (voice) 2014-10-24
Movie Ενοχα Ψέματα Justice Sumpter 2013-11-28
Movie Still Mine Craig Morrison 2012-09-10
Movie Memorial Day Bud Vogel 2011-06-06
Movie The Artist Clifton 2011-05-15
Movie Secretariat Ogden Phipps 2010-08-20
Movie Pope Pius XII Pope Pius XII 2010-10-31
Movie The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Henry 'Hank' Paulson 2009-09-09
Movie Αντικαταστάτες Dr. Lionel Canter 2009-09-24
Movie Ερωτευμένη Τζέιν Mr. Austen 2007-03-02
Movie Spider-Man 3 Captain Stacey 2007-05-01
Movie Avenger Paul Devereaux 2006-04-09
Movie Η Βασίλισσα Prince Philip 2006-09-15
Movie The Longest Yard Warden Hazen 2005-05-19
Movie Pope John Paul II Cardinal Adam Sapieha 2005-12-04
Movie Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy Narrator 2005-10-04
Movie Salem's Lot Father Donald Callahan 2004-06-20
Movie Εγώ, Το Ρομπότ Dr. Alfred Lanning 2004-07-15
Movie Angels in America Henry 2003-12-07
Movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron The Colonel 2002-05-24
Movie Project Viper MP 1 2002-05-15
Movie Απόλυτος Κίνδυνος President Robert Bob Fowler 2002-05-31
Series Six Feet Under George Sibley 2001-06-03
Movie Space Cowboys Bob Gerson 2000-07-31
Movie The Bachelor The Priest 1999-11-05
Movie Η κόρη του Στρατηγού Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell 1999-06-18
Movie RKO 281 William Randolph Hearst 1999-11-20
Movie Το Πράσινο Μίλι Warden Hal Moores 1999-12-10
Movie Species II Senator Judson Ross 1998-04-10
Movie Owd Bob Adam MacAdam 1998-01-01
Movie Ολέθρια Σύγκρουση Alan Rittenhouse 1998-05-07
Movie Babe: Pig in the City Farmer Arthur Hoggett 1998-11-25
Movie Λος Αντζελες: Εμπιστευτικό Cap. Dudley Liam Smith 1997-09-19
Movie The People vs. Larry Flynt Charles Keating 1996-10-12
Movie Star Trek: Πρώτη Επαφή Dr. Zefram Cochrane 1996-11-21
Movie Indictment: The McMartin Trial Judge Pounders 1995-01-01
Movie Μπέιμπ, το Ζωηρό Γουρουνάκι Farmer Arthur Hoggett 1995-07-18
Movie Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds In Love Mr. Skolnick 1994-05-09
Movie The Rescue Adm. Rothman 1988-08-05
Movie Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Mr. Skolnick 1987-07-10
Movie Tank Deputy Euclid Baker 1984-03-16
Movie Revenge of the Nerds Mr. Skolnick 1984-07-20
Movie Ζητείται Πονηρός Εγκέφαλος για... Σεξ Realtor 1983-06-10
Movie Barefoot In the Park Harry Pepper 1982-03-20
Movie Murder by Death Marcel 1976-06-23
Series The Nancy Walker Show 1976-09-30