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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: Own On? Rating
Tank 1984 Don't Remember Digital ***
Babe 1995 w/ Suzy & Kendra on video Digital *** 1/2
Star Trek: First Contact 1996 On DVD DVD *** 1/2
L.A. Confidential 1997 At Mini-Cine Digital **** 1/2
Babe: Pig in the City 1998 Hanna on DVD Digital *** 1/2
Deep Impact 1998 Digital ** 1/2
The Green Mile 1999 Hoyts Branford with Jean Balay DVD **** 1/2
The Bachelor 1999 w/ suzy at home on HBO ** 1/2
Space Cowboys 2000 Showcase Orange w/ Neil and Bill Olsen Digital ***
The Sum of All Fears 2002 at Showcase North Haven **
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002 Hanna and Suzy Digital ***
I, Robot 2004 w/ Suzy on DVD ** 1/2
The Queen 2006 Suzy on DVD ***
Becoming Jane 2007 Suzy & Hanna Digital ** 1/2
Surrogates 2009 Digital ** 1/2
Secretariat 2010 Suzy Digital ** 1/2
The Artist 2011 Suzy Digital ***
Big Hero 6 2014 Suzy and Hanna in Middletown *** 1/2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 2018 Suzy and Hanna Digital * 1/2