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Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie-Mellon University, James Cromwell, the son of famous film director John Cromwell, studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays. He started doing television in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Green Mile
The Green Mile Warden Hal Moores
(1999)
L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential Dudley Smith
(1997)
I, Robot
I, Robot Dr. Alfred Lanning
(2004)
The Artist
The Artist Clifton
(2011)

Filmography

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 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (post-production)
Benjamin Lockwood
  The Immortal (Short) (post-production)
Grandfather
 2017 Marshall
Judge Foster
 2017 Life Zone (Short)
Father
 2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series)
Albert Fall
- Sinclair Broadcast Group (2017) ... Albert Fall
 2017 The Detour (TV Series)
J.R.
- The Ass (2017) ... J.R.
- The Mule (2017) ... J.R.
- The Trip (2017) ... J.R.
- The Dilemma (2017) ... J.R.
- The Job (2017) ... J.R.
 2016 The Young Pope (TV Series)
Cardinal Michael Spencer
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Cardinal Michael Spencer (credit only)
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... Cardinal Michael Spencer
- Episode #1.8 (2016) ... Cardinal Michael Spencer
- Episode #1.7 (2016) ... Cardinal Michael Spencer
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Cardinal Michael Spencer (credit only)
 2016/II The Promise
Ambassador Morgenthau
 2014-2015 Murder in the First (TV Series)
Warren Daniels
- Number Thirty Nine (2015) ... Warren Daniels
- Blunt the Edge (2014) ... Warren Daniels
- Family Matters (2014) ... Warren Daniels
- Win Some, Lose Some (2014) ... Warren Daniels
- Suck My Alibi (2014) ... Warren Daniels
 2015 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series)
Jacob Wheeler
- Heaven Is a Place (2015) ... Jacob Wheeler
- Kali (2015) ... Jacob Wheeler
- Limbo (2015) ... Jacob Wheeler
- Working for the Clampdown (2015) ... Jacob Wheeler
- 10Broad36 (2015) ... Jacob Wheeler
 2014 Big Hero 6
Robert Callaghan (voice)
 2013-2014 Betrayal (TV Series)
Thatcher Karsten
- ...A Better Place (2014) ... Thatcher Karsten
- Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth... (2014) ... Thatcher Karsten
- ...The Karsten Way (2014) ... Thatcher Karsten
- ...Number 16 (2013) ... Thatcher Karsten
- It's Just You and Me Now... (2013) ... Thatcher Karsten
 2014 Night Vet (Short)
Dr. Abel Evergood
 2013 The Trials of Cate McCall
Justice Sumpter
 2012-2013 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series)
Andrew W. Mellon
- William Wilson (2013) ... Andrew W. Mellon
- Margate Sands (2012) ... Andrew W. Mellon
- The Pony (2012) ... Andrew W. Mellon
- You'd Be Surprised (2012) ... Andrew W. Mellon
 2013 Do No Harm (TV Series)
Dr. Phillip Charmelo
- This Is How It Ends (2013) ... Dr. Phillip Charmelo
- You Made Me Do This (2013) ... Dr. Phillip Charmelo
- But I'm Allergic to Cats (2013) ... Dr. Phillip Charmelo
 2012-2013 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Dr. Arthur Arden
- Continuum (2013) ... Dr. Arthur Arden (credit only)
- Spilt Milk (2013) ... Dr. Arthur Arden (credit only)
- The Name Game (2013) ... Dr. Arthur Arden
- The Coat Hanger (2012) ... Dr. Arthur Arden
- Unholy Night (2012) ... Dr. Arthur Arden
 2012 Still Mine
Craig Morrison
 2012 Soldiers of Fortune
Samuel Haussman
 2012 Memorial Day
Bud Vogel
 2012 Cowgirls 'n Angels
Terence
 2011 Hide Away
The Ancient Mariner
 2011 Admissions (Short)
The Clerk
 2011/I The Artist
Clifton
 2010 Sotto il cielo di Roma (TV Movie)
Pope Pius XII
 2010 Secretariat
Ogden Phipps
 2009 Beyond All Boundaries (Short)
Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift / Fleet Admiral William Halsey (voice)
 2009 A Lonely Place for Dying
Howard Simons
 2009 Surrogates
Older Canter
 2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers (TV Movie)
Henry 'Hank' Paulson
 2009 Impact (TV Mini-Series)
Lloyd
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Lloyd
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Lloyd
 2009 Strikeout (TV Short)
Director
 2008 My Own Worst Enemy (TV Series)
Alistair Trumbull
- Henry and the Terrible... Day (2008) ... Alistair Trumbull
- Love in All the Wrong Places (2008) ... Alistair Trumbull
- Down Rio Way (2008) ... Alistair Trumbull
- That Is Not My Son (2008) ... Alistair Trumbull
- Hello, Henry (2008) ... Alistair Trumbull
 2008/I W.
George H.W. Bush
 2008/I Tortured (Video)
Jack
 2008 Hit Factor (TV Movie)
Orson Fierce
 2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Series)
Randolph Ludwin
- Watchbird (2007) ... Randolph Ludwin
 2007 24 (TV Series)
Phillip Bauer
- Day 6: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (2007) ... Phillip Bauer
- Day 6: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (2007) ... Phillip Bauer
- Day 6: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2007) ... Phillip Bauer
- Day 6: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2007) ... Phillip Bauer
- Day 6: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2007) ... Phillip Bauer
 2007 Spider-Man 3
Captain Stacy
 2007 Becoming Jane
Reverend Austen
 2007 Dante's Inferno
Virgil (voice)
 2006 The Queen
Prince Philip
 2006 Avenger (TV Movie)
Paul Devereaux
 2005 Pope John Paul II (TV Mini-Series)
Cardinal Adam Sapieha
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Cardinal Adam Sapieha
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Cardinal Adam Sapieha
 2003-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
George Sibley
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... George Sibley
- Static (2005) ... George Sibley
- All Alone (2005) ... George Sibley
- Ecotone (2005) ... George Sibley
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... George Sibley (credit only)
 2005 The Longest Yard
Warden Hazen
 2004 I, Robot
Dr. Alfred Lanning
 2004 Salem's Lot (TV Series)
Father Donald Callahan
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... Father Donald Callahan
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Father Donald Callahan
 2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
President D. Wire Newman
- The Stormy Present (2004) ... President D. Wire Newman
 2003 Angels in America (TV Mini-Series)
Roy's Doctor
- Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003) ... Roy's Doctor
- Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003) ... Roy's Doctor
- Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003) ... Roy's Doctor
- Perestroika (2003) ... Roy's Doctor
- Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003) ... Roy's Doctor
 2003 A Carol Christmas (TV Movie)
Ghost of Christmas Future (uncredited)
 2003 The Snow Walker
Walter Shepherd
 2003 Blackball
Ray
 2002 A Death in the Family (TV Movie)
Joel Lynch
 2002 RFK (TV Movie)
President Lyndon Baines Johnson
 2002 The Nazi (Short)
Franz
 2002 The Sum of All Fears
President Fowler
 2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
The Colonel (voice)
 2002 The Magnificent Ambersons (TV Movie)
Major Amberson
 2001 Citizen Baines (TV Series)
Senator Baines
- Out in the Rain (2001) ... Senator Baines
- Lost and Found (2001) ... Senator Baines
- The Appraisal (2001) ... Senator Baines
- Three Days in November (2001) ... Senator Baines
- Days of Confusion (2001) ... Senator Baines
 2001 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)
Dr. Zefram Cochrane
- Broken Bow: Part 1 (2001) ... Dr. Zefram Cochrane (uncredited)
 2001 ER (TV Series)
Bishop Stewart
- The Crossing (2001) ... Bishop Stewart
- A Walk in the Woods (2001) ... Bishop Stewart
- Thy Will Be Done (2001) ... Bishop Stewart
- Rock, Paper, Scissors (2001) ... Bishop Stewart
 2000 Space Cowboys
Bob Gerson
 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie)
Gordon Knapp
 1999 The Green Mile
Warden Hal Moores
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
William Randolph Hearst
 1999 The Bachelor
The Priest
 1999 A Slight Case of Murder (TV Movie)
John Edgarson
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Judge Fielding
 1999 The General's Daughter
General Campbell
 1998 Babe: Pig in the City
Farmer Arthur Hoggett
 1998 Deep Impact
Alan Rittenhouse
 1998 Species II
Senator Judson Ross
 1998 Owd Bob
Adam MacAdam
 1997 L.A. Confidential
Dudley Smith
 1996 Star Trek: First Contact
Zefram Cochran
 1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt
Charles Keating
 1996 Eraser
William Donohue
 1996 The Client (TV Series)
Officer Joe Denton
- The High Ground (1996) ... Officer Joe Denton
 1995-1996 Partners (TV Series)
Mr. Saxonhouse
- Can We Keep Her, Dad? (1996) ... Mr. Saxonhouse
- Do We Have to Write You a Check? (1995) ... Mr. Saxonhouse
 1996 Strange Luck (TV Series)
- Healing Hands (1996)
 1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Hanok
- Starship Down (1995) ... Hanok
 1995 Babe
Farmer Arthur H. Hoggett
 1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial (TV Movie)
Judge Pounders
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
The Bishop
- Saint Zach (1995) ... The Bishop
 1995 Hawkeye (TV Series)
Longsworth
- The Visit (1995) ... Longsworth
 1995 Renegade (TV Series)
Jeremy Silimen
- Stalker's Moon (1995) ... Jeremy Silimen
 1994 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Fred
- My Dinner with Wilson (1994) ... Fred
 1994 The Shaggy Dog (TV Movie)
Charlie Mulvihill
 1994 Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (TV Movie)
Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Vedder's Attorney
- McKenzie, Brackman, Barnum & Bailey (1994) ... Vedder's Attorney
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding
Cage
 1990-1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Jaglom Shrek / Prime Minister Nayrok
- Birthright: Part II (1993) ... Jaglom Shrek
- Birthright: Part I (1993) ... Jaglom Shrek
- The Hunted (1990) ... Prime Minister Nayrok
 1992 Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (TV Movie)
Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)
 1992 The Babe
Brother Mathias
 1991 In a Child's Name (TV Mini-Series)
Official (uncredited)
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Russell Havilland
- It Never Entered My Mind (1991) ... Russell Havilland
 1991 The Young Riders (TV Series)
Jacob
- The Peacemakers (1991) ... Jacob
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Judge Raymond Price
- Nowhere to Turn (1990) ... Judge Raymond Price
 1990 American Dreamer (TV Series)
Terry
- Guys Just Wanna Have Fun (1990) ... Terry
 1990 Miracle Landing (TV Movie)
B.J. Cocker
 1990 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Bill Henderson
- Thacher and Henderson (1990) ... Bill Henderson
 1989 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Arthur
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) ... Arthur
 1989 The Runnin' Kind
Uncle Phil
 1989 Pink Cadillac
Motel Desk Clerk
 1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Roy Gallagher
- Fat Cats (1988) ... Roy Gallagher
 1988 The Rescue
Adm. Rothman
 1988 China Beach (TV Series)
Ambassador at Large Roland Weymouth
- Pilot (1988) ... Ambassador at Large Roland Weymouth
 1987-1988 Mama's Boy (TV Series)
Lucky
- Mickey's Song (1988) ... Lucky
- Molly's Night Out (1987) ... Lucky
- Bachelor of the Year (1987) ... Lucky
 1987 Alison's Demise (TV Movie)
Humboldt Hobson
 1986-1987 Easy Street (TV Series)
Quentin Standard
- Spring Fever (1987) ... Quentin Standard
- Maid in Italy (1987) ... Quentin Standard
- The Country Club (1987) ... Quentin Standard
- Our Kind of People (1987) ... Quentin Standard
- Too Many Cooks (1987) ... Quentin Standard
 1986 A Fine Mess
Detective Blist
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
Maj. Gen. David Hunter
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... Maj. Gen. David Hunter
- Dream West (1986) ... Maj. Gen. David Hunter
 1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
French Policeman, at Airport
- Photo Play (1986) ... French Policeman, at Airport (uncredited)
 1985-1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Gregory
- Wrong Number (1986) ... Gregory (as Jamie Cromwell)
- Tail of the Dancing Weasel (1985) ... Gregory
 1986 The Last Precinct (TV Series)
Chief Bludhorn
- Pilot (1986) ... Chief Bludhorn
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Francis
- One for the Road (1986) ... Francis
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Obadiah Payne (segment "A Message from Charity")
- Examination Day/A Message from Charity (1985) ... Obadiah Payne (segment "A Message from Charity")
 1985 Explorers
Mr. Müller
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Seymour Robbins
- Sniper (1985) ... Seymour Robbins
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Lowenhandler
- Grin and Bear It (1985) ... Lowenhandler
 1985 Wildside (TV Series)
Fake Buffalo Bill
- Buffalo Who? (1985) ... Fake Buffalo Bill
 1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Curtis
- Ten Wheel Trouble (1985) ... Curtis (as Jamie Cromwell)
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Jake Fellows
- Undercover McCormick (1985) ... Jake Fellows
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Joey Dietz
- Girls Night Out (1985) ... Joey Dietz
 1984-1985 Dallas (TV Series)
Gerald Kane
- Bail Out (1985) ... Gerald Kane
- Lockup in Laredo (1985) ... Gerald Kane
- Deja Vu (1984) ... Gerald Kane
 1985 Family Ties (TV Series)
John Hancock
- Philadelphia Story (1985) ... John Hancock
 1985 Night Court (TV Series)
Alan
- Nuts About Harry (1985) ... Alan
 1984 Oh, God! You Devil
Priest
 1984 Revenge of the Nerds
Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)
 1984 Earthlings (TV Movie)
Simon Ganes
 1984 Spraggue (TV Movie)
Lt. George Hurley
 1984 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Russell Cosgrove
- Class of '84 (1984) ... Russell Cosgrove
 1984 The House of God
Officer Quick
 1984 Tank
Deputy Euclid
 1984 Buffalo Bill (TV Series)
Staunton McMoller
- Jerry Lewis Week (1984) ... Staunton McMoller
 1983 The Man with Two Brains
Realtor
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Farley Webster
- The Reluctant Runaway: Part 2 (1982) ... Farley Webster
- The Reluctant Runaway: Part 1 (1982) ... Farley Webster
 1982 The Rainmaker (TV Movie)
Noah Curry
 1982 Born to the Wind (TV Series)
Fish Belly
 1982 Barefoot in the Park (TV Movie)
Harry Pepper
 1982 The Wall (TV Movie)
Francisek
 1982 Nurse (TV Series)
Paul Moore
- A Place to Die (1982) ... Paul Moore
 1977-1981 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Dr. Edmund Danworth / Jason Parrish / Neil Spencer / ...
- Stress Analyzer (1981) ... Dr. Edmund Danworth
- Liquidation (1981) ... Jason Parrish
- Strip Joint (1979) ... Neil Spencer
- Group Home (1977) ... Sgt. Wilkinson
 1981 Nobody's Perfekt
Dr. Carson
 1980 A Christmas Without Snow (TV Movie)
Reverend Lohman
 1980 I'm a Big Girl Now (TV Series)
Bartender
- Singles Bar (1980) ... Bartender
 1980 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Harve Miller
- Laura Ingalls Wilder: Part 2 (1980) ... Harve Miller
- Laura Ingalls Wilder: Part 1 (1980) ... Harve Miller
 1980 Flo (TV Series)
Leon
- Take My Sister, Please (1980) ... Leon
- Homecoming (1980) ... Leon
 1979-1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Art Commings / Mr. Hamilton
- The Death of Me Yet? (1980) ... Art Commings
- Mainstream (1979) ... Mr. Hamilton
 1980 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
John Purdy
- Chains (1980) ... John Purdy
 1979 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Father O'Brien
- Arnold's Hero (1979) ... Father O'Brien
 1979 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Coach Pollard
- The Better Part of Valor (1979) ... Coach Pollard
 1979 Flatbush (TV Series)
Sonny
- Kar Kannibals (1979) ... Sonny
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
Det. Ralph Hilton
- Who Ordered the Hot Turkey? (1978) ... Det. Ralph Hilton
 1978 Apple Pie (TV Series)
Driscoll
- Fast Eddie Slows Down (1978) ... Driscoll
 1978 The Cheap Detective
Schnell
 1974-1978 Maude (TV Series)
Dr. Farrington / Alfie
- The Obscene Phone Call (1978) ... Dr. Farrington
- Last Tango in Tuckahoe (1974) ... Alfie
 1977 Deadly Game (TV Movie)
Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
 1977 Three's Company (TV Series)
Detective Lannigan
- Chrissy's Night Out (1977) ... Detective Lannigan
 1976-1977 Insight (TV Series)
George Spelvin / Norman
- Christmas 2025 (1977) ... George Spelvin
- Jesus B.C. (1976) ... Norman
 1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Leo Bardonaro
- Last Laugh (1977) ... Leo Bardonaro
 1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave (TV Movie)
Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
 1976-1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Reverend Buryfield
- Episode #2.190 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (credit only)
- Episode #2.186 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (uncredited)
- Episode #2.150 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (credit only)
- Episode #2.149 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (uncredited)
- Episode #2.90 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (credit only)
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Lutz
- Ice Time (1977) ... Lutz
 1977 All's Fair (TV Series)
Shaw
- Save the Yak (1977) ... Shaw
 1976-1977 The Nancy Walker Show (TV Series)
Glen
- The Reunion (1977) ... Glen
- The Partners (1977) ... Glen
- Kenneth's Memoirs (1976) ... Glen
- Terry's Depression (1976) ... Glen
- Rival Agents (1976) ... Glen
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
J.L. Cleghorne
- Part 4 (1976) ... J.L. Cleghorne
- Part 3 (1976) ... J.L. Cleghorne
- Part 2 (1976) ... J.L. Cleghorne
- Part 1 (1976) ... J.L. Cleghorne
 1976 Murder by Death
Marcel
 1976 Stranded (TV Movie)
Jerry Holmes
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Roy
- The Ballad of Redwing Jail (1975) ... Roy
 1975 Hot L Baltimore (TV Series)
Bill Lewis
- Ainsley's Secret (1975) ... Bill Lewis
- Suzy's Problem (1975) ... Bill Lewis
- Ainsley Loves April (1975) ... Bill Lewis
- Historic L Baltimore (1975) ... Bill Lewis
- Bingham's Con (1975) ... Bill Lewis
 1974 All in the Family (TV Series)
Stretch Cunningham
- Archie and the Miracle (1974) ... Stretch Cunningham
- Archie Is Missing (1974) ... Stretch Cunningham
- The Bunkers and Inflation: Part 4 (1974) ... Stretch Cunningham
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Terry
- The Countess (1974) ... Terry
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Alternate Names:

Jamie Cromwell

Height:

6' 6½" (1.99 m)
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[on his Oscar campaign for Babe (1995)] That year they had huge films and I said to the studio, 'I want to go for supporting actor,' and they said, 'No, your name comes first.' I said, 'Yeah, it comes first because you can't say, "Babe, starring the pig and James Cromwell." Of course you had to put me first.' You know, they didn't help me at all. No campaign, no advertising, no nothing. It cost ... See more »

Trivia:

His Star Trek: First Contact (1996) character, Zefram Cochrane, first appeared on the original series episode "Metamorphosis" with Leonard Nimoy. Cromwell himself has never worked with Nimoy, but two of his other roles have connections to the role of Spock. Cromwell later appeared on American Horror Story with Zachary Quinto. The film L.A. Confidential (1997) features the historical character of ... See more »

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Towering height and slender frame See more »

Nickname:

Jamie

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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