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.
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