James Cromwell

James Cromwell

Highest Rated: 100% Mondo Hollywoodland (2021)

Lowest Rated: 9% Species II (1998)

Birthday: Jan 27, 1940

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Despite spending years honing his craft on stage and building a career on television and in film, actor James Cromwell spent the better part of two decades struggling to make his name in the shadow of his famous father, director John Cromwell. Though he found steady work on sitcoms like "All in the Family" (CBS, 1970-79) and on the big screen in films like "Murder by Death" (1976), Cromwell became so disillusioned trying to make it in show business that he spent 18 months trying to find himself; even hitchhiking across the Sahara Desert on his own. Cromwell began hitting his stride as a character actor in supporting roles in the 1980s, making his way in numerous made-for-television movies and miniseries, while earning some dubious acclaim as the nerdy father of an über-geek in "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984). He finally achieved critical acclaim and Academy Award recognition for his endearing performance in "Babe" (1995), which helped propel his career. But it was his portrayal of a murderous Machiavellian police captain in "L.A. Confidential" (1997) that made audiences aware of his diverse talents, which paved the way to more prominent roles in large-scale films like "The Green Mile" (1999), "The Sum of All Fears" (2002), "The Queen" (2006) and "W" (2008). He also landed high-profile television roles, most notably on "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05), which granted the ever-busy Cromwell the recognition he richly deserved.

Highest rated movies

Fail Safe
L.A. Confidential
Babe
The Queen
The Artist
RKO 281
Still
Star Trek: First Contact

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Mondo Hollywoodland Executive Producer - 2021
55% 62% Never Too Late Jack Bronson (Character) - 2020
67% 61% Emperor John Brown (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Countdown to Year Zero Self - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running For Good: The Fiona Oakes Documentary Executive Producer - 2018
47% 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Benjamin Lockwood (Character) $416.7M 2018
81% 84% Marshall Judge Foster (Character) $10.0M 2017
51% 92% The Promise Ambassador Morgenthau (Character) $8.0M 2016
No Score Yet 67% Imminent Threat Executive Producer - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Between Songs Narrator - 2014
90% 91% Big Hero 6 Professor Robert Callaghan (Voice) $222.5M 2014
No Score Yet 35% The Trials of Cate McCall Justice Sumpter (Character) - 2013
92% 82% Still Craig Morrison (Character) $1.2M 2012
14% 9% Soldiers of Fortune Haussman (Character) $38.8K 2012
No Score Yet 79% Cowgirls 'n Angels Terence Parker (Character) $119.8K 2012
No Score Yet 63% Memorial Day Bud Vogel (Character) - 2011
46% 36% A Year in Mooring The Ancient Mariner (Character) $29.6K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Admissions The Clerk (Character) - 2011
95% 87% The Artist Clifton (Character) $44.7M 2011
64% 76% Secretariat Ogden Phipps (Character) $59.7M 2010
No Score Yet 67% A Lonely Place for Dying Howard Simons (Character) - 2009
37% 38% Surrogates Older Canter (Character) $38.5M 2009
No Score Yet 47% Tortured Jack (Character) - 2008
58% 42% W. George H.W. Bush (Character) $25.5M 2008
No Score Yet 71% Dante's Inferno Virgil (Voice) - 2007
63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Capt. George Stacy (Character) $336.5M 2007
58% 74% Becoming Jane Mr. Austen (Character) $18.7M 2007
No Score Yet 28% Avenger Paul Devereaux (Character) - 2006
96% 76% The Queen Prince Philip (Character) $56.4M 2006
31% 62% The Longest Yard Warden Hazen (Character) $158.1M 2005
56% 70% I, Robot Dr. Alfred Lanning (Character) $144.8M 2004
50% 48% Salem's Lot Father Donald Callahan (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in America Roy's Doctor (Character) - 2003
41% 42% Blackball Ray Speight (Character) - 2003
86% 79% The Snow Walker Shepherd (Character) - 2003
69% 77% Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron The Colonel (Voice) $73.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Death in the Family Joel Lynch (Character) - 2002
59% 49% The Sum of All Fears President Fowler (Character) $118.5M 2002
No Score Yet 31% The Magnificent Ambersons Major Amberson (Character) - 2002
78% 53% Space Cowboys Bob Gerson (Character) $90.4M 2000
100% 79% Fail Safe Gordon Knapp (Character) - 2000
9% 28% The Bachelor The Priest (Character) $21.7M 1999
78% 94% The Green Mile Warden Hal Moores (Character) $136.8M 1999
No Score Yet 67% A Slight Case of Murder John Edgarson (Character) - 1999
39% 67% Snow Falling on Cedars Judge Fielding (Character) $14.4M 1999
21% 46% The General's Daughter Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell (Character) $102.7M 1999
93% 76% RKO 281 William Randolph Hearst (Character) - 1999
9% 18% Species II Senator Judson Ross (Character) $19.2M 1998
45% 43% Deep Impact Alan Rittenhouse (Character) $140.4M 1998
65% 41% Babe: Pig in the City Farmer Hoggett (Character) $18.3M 1998
99% 94% L.A. Confidential Capt. Dudley Liam Smith (Character) $64.6M 1997
59% 75% The Education of Little Tree Granpa (Character) $320.7K 1997
No Score Yet 50% Owd Bob Adam MacAdam (Character) - 1997
38% 39% Eraser William Donohue (Character) $101.3M 1996
92% 89% Star Trek: First Contact Dr. Zefram Cochrane (Character) $92.0M 1996
88% 80% The People vs. Larry Flynt Charles Keating (Character) $20.2M 1996
97% 67% Babe Farmer Arthur Hoggett (Character) $63.6M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shaggy Dog Charlie "the robber" Mulvihill (Character) - 1994
27% 62% Romeo Is Bleeding Cage (Character) $3.3M 1993
No Score Yet 22% Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation Mr. Skolnick (Character) - 1992
47% 37% The Babe Brother Mathias (Character) $17.0M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle Landing B.J. Cocker (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christine Cromwell: Things That Go Bump in the Night Arthur (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 69% The Rescue Adm. Rothman (Character) $5.8M 1988
74% 66% Explorers Mr. Müller (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of God Officer Quick (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 47% Tank Deputy Euclid Baker (Character) - 1984
76% 64% The Man With Two Brains Realtor (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 86% The Wall Francisek (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nobody's Perfekt Dr. Carson (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 40% A Christmas Without Snow Reverend Lohman (Character) - 1980
50% 57% The Cheap Detective Schnell (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in the Empty Grave Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr. (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Game Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr. (Character) - 1977
65% 83% Murder by Death Marcel (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020
92% 90% Succession Ewan (Guest Star) 2018-2019
100% 90% Counterpart Yanek (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 78% Big Hero 6 The Series Professor Callaghan (Guest Voice) 2018
98% 80% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Albert Fall (Guest Star) 2017
79% 87% The Young Pope Cardinal Michael Spencer (Character) 2016
90% 91% Halt and Catch Fire Jacob Wheeler (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 82% Murder in the First Warren Daniels (Character) 2014
8% 71% Betrayal Thacher Karsten (Character) 2013-2014
92% 96% Boardwalk Empire Andrew W. Mellon (Guest Star) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2013
79% 73% American Horror Story Dr. Arthur Arden (Character) 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012
73% No Score Yet My Own Worst Enemy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters Unknown (Character) 2007
87% 87% 24 Phillip Bauer (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pope John Paul II Unknown (Character) 2005
81% 97% Six Feet Under George Sibley (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem's Lot Father Donald Callahan (Character) 2004
75% 95% The West Wing President D. Wire Newman (Guest Star) 2004
90% 95% Angels in America Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Elliott Baines (Character) 2001
No Score Yet 83% ER Bishop Stewart (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
17% 80% Partners Mr. Saxonhouse (Guest Star) 1995-1996
100% No Score Yet Strange Luck Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Hanok (Guest Star) 1995
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Renegade Jeremy Silimen (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 69% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Jaglom Shrek (Guest Star) 1990 1993
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Easy Street Quentin Standard (Character) 1986-1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Precinct Chief Bludhorn (Character) 1986
No Score Yet 100% Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Lowenhandler (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Seymour Robbins (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 99% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
30% No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Dr. Edmund Danworth (Guest Star) 1977 1981
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
56% 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1974 1978
No Score Yet 100% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet 94% M*A*S*H Leo Bardonaro (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot L Baltimore Bill Lewis (Character) 1975
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1974