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James Cromwell is an American film and television actor. Up until the 1990s, Cromwell mostly appeared on stage and television. Cromwell was born into a Hollywood family in Los Angeles in January 1940. His father was actor, director and producer John Cromwell (blacklisted during...Read more the McCarthy era), and his mother actress Kay Johnson. He originally planned to be a mechanical engineer, and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, then the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon), but got the acting bug after spending one summer on set with his father. Cromwell became a successful stage and television actor throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. He became well known for playing Farmer Hoggett in the family blockbuster “Babe” (1995), for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. His other notable appearances include “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996), “L.A. Confidential” (1997), “The Green Mile” (1999) as a prison warden, “Space Cowboys” (2000), “The Sum of All Fears” (2002), “The Queen” (2006) as Prince Philip, “W.” (2008) as George Bush Sr., Best Picture winner “The Artist” (2011), and popular TV series “Six Feet Under,” “24” and “American Horror Story: Asylum” (2012). Cromwell has a well-deserved reputation for being a dedicated character actor, adept at playing both the morally-centered nice guy, as well as the scum-of-the-earth antagonist. In 2013, he won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries for “American Horror Story: Asylum.”

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  • James Cromwell is an American film and television actor. Up until the 1990s, Cromwell mostly appeared on stage and television. Cromwell was born into a Hollywood family in Los...Read more Angeles in January 1940. His father was actor, director and producer John Cromwell (blacklisted during the McCarthy era), and his mother actress Kay Johnson. He originally planned to be a mechanical engineer, and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, then the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon), but got the acting bug after spending one summer on set with his father. Cromwell became a successful stage and television actor throughout the late 1970s and 1980s. He became well known for playing Farmer Hoggett in the family blockbuster “Babe” (1995), for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. His other notable appearances include “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996), “L.A. Confidential” (1997), “The Green Mile” (1999) as a prison warden, “Space Cowboys” (2000), “The Sum of All Fears” (2002), “The Queen” (2006) as Prince Philip, “W.” (2008) as George Bush Sr., Best Picture winner “The Artist” (2011), and popular TV series “Six Feet Under,” “24” and “American Horror Story: Asylum” (2012). Cromwell has a well-deserved reputation for being a dedicated character actor, adept at playing both the morally-centered nice guy, as well as the scum-of-the-earth antagonist. In 2013, he won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries for “American Horror Story: Asylum.”
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  • James Oliver Cromwell




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