Home   >   Movie Stars   >   C   >   James Cromwell

James Cromwell

James Cromwell received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his memorable performance as Farmer Hoggett in the smash-hit, Babe. Cromwell's recent motion picture work includes The Longest Yard; I, Robot; Space Cowboys; Frank Darabont's critically acclaimed The Green Mile; The General's Daughter; Snow Falling on Cedars; The Bachelor; The Sum of All Fears; DreamWorks SKG's Spirit: Stallion of The Cimarron; Stephen Frears' Oscar-nominated film The Queen; and Becoming Jane.

Additionally, he starred as Grandpa in The Education of Little Tree, and Police Captain Dudley Smith in L.A. Confidential. Among his many other films are Star Trek: First Contact, The People vs. Larry Flynt, and Babe: Pig in the City.

Cromwell can now be seen on Fox's 24 as Phillip Bauer. He earned Emmy nominations for his work on the HBO original series Six Feet Under, the HBO movie RKO 281, and the NBC drama ER. Cromwell also starred in TNT's A Slight Case of Murder. His body of work encompasses dozens of miniseries and movies-of-the-week, including a starring role in TNT's A Slight Case of Murder, a cameo appearance in HBO's Angels in America, The West Wing, Picket Fences, Home Improvement, L.A. Law, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Cromwell has also performed in many revered plays, including Hamlet, The Iceman Cometh, Devil's Disciple, All's Well That Ends Well, Beckett, and Othello in many of the country's most distinguished theaters, including the South Coast Repertory, the Goodman Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, the American Shakespeare Festival, Center Stage, the Long Wharf Theatre, and the Old Globe. He recently played A. E. Houseman in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love at A.C.T. in San Francisco.

Cromwell has directed at resident theaters across the country and was the founder and artistic director of his own company, Stage West, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He also co-directed a short film, which was shown at the London Film Festival.

Born in Los Angeles, Cromwell grew up in New York and Waterford, Connecticut, and studied at Carnegie Mellon University (then Carnegie Tech). His father, John Cromwell, an acclaimed actor and director, was one of the first presidents of the Screen Directors Guild. His mother, Kay Johnson, was a stage and film actress.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
Read earlier biographies on this page.

James Cromwell Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJanuary 27, 1940 (77)
SignAquarius
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height6' 7" (2m1)  How tall is James Cromwell compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Big Hero 6
Still Mine
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
I, Robot
W.
3:00 A.M.-4:00 A.M.
Deep Impact
Spider-Man 3
The Green Mile
Continue » Find more details on the James Cromwell Movies page