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James Cromwell
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Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan, Cromwell studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. Besides stage, tv, and film acting, Cromwell also is an occasional cartoonist, and he is currently working on a sci-fi novel dealing with the Roswell Incident.



Son of actress Kay Johnson and director/actor John Cromwell

Step-son of actress Ruth Nelson.

Sometimes credited as "Jamie Cromwell"

Educated at Carnegie Institute of Technology

STAR TREK fans note that, besides his own appearances on the series, his wife Julie Cobb played Yeoman Thompson in "By Any Other Name" and daughter Rosemary Morgan played Piri in "The Chute."

A believer in non-terrestrial intelligence.

Celebrity sponsor of the Great American Meatout, March 20, 2001.

(3 July 2001) Was arrested for trespassing during an animal rights demonstration in Virginia, targeting the Wendy's fast food chain. He and four other PETA protesters refused to leave after urging patrons to boycott the restaurant. Cromwell was released on his own recognizance after about five hours.

Personal quotes

"Andy Warhol said everybody gets their fifteen minutes of fame. And if this is mine, I couldn't imagine a better fifteen minutes." (in reference to his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Babe")

"I was absolutely appalled at the clumsy and grotesque slaughter of several chickens and a wild pig in Australia duing the taping of a recent episode of 'Survivor'." - in a letter to CBS Entertainment President Nancy Tellem

James Cromwell stared in:

Title Year Saw with/at: Scene On Rating
Tank 1984 Don't Remember 0000-00-00 ***
Babe 1995 w/ Suzy & Kendra on video 2002-05-12 *** 1/2
Star Trek: First Contact 1996 On DVD 0000-00-00 *** 1/2
L.A. Confidential 1997 At Mini-Cine 0000-00-00 **** 1/2
Deep Impact 1998 2019-03-28 ** 1/2
Babe: Pig in the City 1998 Hanna on DVD 2007-10-27 *** 1/2
The Green Mile 1999 Hoyts Branford with Jean Balay 0000-00-00 **** 1/2
The Bachelor 1999 w/ suzy at home on HBO 2001-12-17 ** 1/2
Space Cowboys 2000 Showcase Orange w/ Neil and Bill Olsen 2000-08-12 ***
The Sum of All Fears 2002 at Showcase North Haven 2002-05-31 **
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 Hanna and Suzy 2011-11-04 ***
I, Robot 2004 w/ Suzy on DVD 2005-01-01 ** 1/2
The Queen 2006 Suzy on DVD 2007-07-22 ***
Becoming Jane 2007 Suzy & Hanna 2008-07-18 ** 1/2
Surrogates 2009 2010-12-04 ** 1/2
Secretariat 2010 Suzy 2011-01-08 ** 1/2
The Artist 2011 Suzy 2012-03-09 ***
Big Hero 6 2014 Suzy and Hanna in Middletown 2014-11-28 *** 1/2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 Suzy and Hanna 2018-09-07 * 1/2