James Cromwell



Place of birth:

Los Angeles, California, USA:


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.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
Benjamin Lockwood
Marshall (2017)
The Judge
The Promise (2016)
Henry Morgenthau Sr.
50 Years of Star Trek (2016)
The Perfect Crime: Leopold & Loeb (2016)
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Professor Robert Callaghan (voice)
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Justice Sumpter
Still Mine (2012)
Craig Morrison
Soldiers of Fortune (2012)
Cowgirls n' Angels (2012)
Terence Parker
Hide Away (2012)
The Ancient Mariner
Memorial Day (2011)
Bud Vogel
The Artist (2011)
Farm to Fridge (2011)
Pope Pius XII (2010)
Pope Pius XII
Secretariat (2010)
Ogden Phipps
Surrogates (2009)
Dr. Lionel Canter
The Last Days of Lehman Brothers (2009)
Henry 'Hank' Paulson
Starz Inside - Unforgettably Evil (2009)
Impact (2009)
A Lonely Place for Dying (2009)
Howard Simons
W. (2008)
George Herbert Walker Bush
Tortured (2008)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Captain Stacey
Becoming Jane (2007)
Mr. Austen
The Queen (2006)
Prince Philip
King Leopold's Ghost (2006)
Avenger (2006)
Paul Devereaux
Pope John Paul II (2005)
Cardinal Adam Sapieha
Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005)
The Longest Yard (2005)
Warden Hazen
I, Robot (2004)
Dr. Alfred Lanning
Salem's Lot (2004)
Father Donald Callahan
Angels in America (2003)
Blackball (2003)
Ray Speight
The Snow Walker (2003)
Walter "Shep" Shepherd
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
President Robert Bob Fowler
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
The Colonel (voice)
Project Viper (2002)
MP 1
RFK (2002)
President Lyndon Baines Johnson
Raptor (2001)
Space Cowboys (2000)
Bob Gerson
Fail Safe (2000)
Gordon Knapp
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Judge Fielding
The Green Mile (1999)
Warden Hal Moores
RKO 281 (1999)
William Randolph Hearst
The Bachelor (1999)
The Priest
A Slight Case of Murder (1999)
John Edgarson
The General's Daughter (1999)
Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Farmer Arthur Hoggett
Deep Impact (1998)
Alan Rittenhouse
Species II (1998)
Senator Judson Ross
Owd Bob (1998)
Adam MacAdam
The Education of Little Tree (1997)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Cap. Dudley Liam Smith
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Dr. Zefram Cochrane
The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Charles Keating
Eraser (1996)
William Donohue
Babe (1995)
Farmer Arthur Hoggett
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Judge Pounders
The Shaggy Dog (1994)
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds In Love (1994)
Mr. Skolnick
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
The Babe (1992)
Brother Mathias
Miracle Landing (1990)
B.J Cocker
The Rescue (1988)
Adm. Rothman
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
Mr. Skolnick
Explorers (1985)
Mr. Müller
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Mr. Skolnick
Tank (1984)
Deputy Euclid Baker
The House of God (1984)
Officer Quick
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
The Rainmaker (1982)
Noah Curry
Barefoot In the Park (1982)
Harry Pepper
Nobody's Perfekt (1981)
Dr. Carson
A Christmas Without Snow (1980)
Reverend Lohman
Peeping Times (1978)
Bernard Mantee
Deadly Game (1977)
Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
Deadly Game (1977)
Deputy Malcom Rossiter Jr.
The Girl in the Empty Grave (1977)
Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
Once an Eagle (1976)
J.L. Cleghorne
Murder by Death (1976)
Daddy Long Legs (1955)
Extra (uncredited)
Night Vet ()
Dr. Abel Evergood
The Immortal ()