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      James Cromwell

      James Cromwell

      Highest Rated: 100% Fail Safe (2000)

      Lowest Rated: 8% The Bachelor (1999)

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

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Prancer: A Christmas Tale Bud (Character) - 2022
      88% 86% Mondo Hollywoodland Executive Producer - 2021
      67% 60% Emperor John Brown (Character) - 2020
      46% 58% Never Too Late Jack Bronson (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
      80% 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 36% 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 No Score Yet Admissions The Clerk (Character) - 2011
      46% 36% A Year in Mooring The Ancient Mariner (Character) $29.6K 2011
      No Score Yet 63% Memorial Day Bud Vogel (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
      58% 42% W. George H.W. Bush (Character) $25.5M 2008
      No Score Yet 47% Tortured Jack (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 71% Dante's Inferno Virgil (Voice) - 2007
      58% 74% Becoming Jane Mr. Austen (Character) $18.7M 2007
      63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Capt. George Stacy (Character) $336.5M 2007
      No Score Yet 27% Avenger Paul Devereaux (Character) - 2006
      97% 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
      68% 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
      No Score Yet 30% The Magnificent Ambersons Major Amberson (Character) - 2002
      59% 49% The Sum of All Fears President Fowler (Character) $118.5M 2002
      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
      100% 78% Fail Safe Gordon Knapp (Character) - 2000
      78% 53% Space Cowboys Bob Gerson (Character) $90.4M 2000
      39% 67% Snow Falling on Cedars Judge Fielding (Character) $14.4M 1999
      92% 76% RKO 281 William Randolph Hearst (Character) - 1999
      21% 46% The General's Daughter Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell (Character) $102.7M 1999
      79% 94% The Green Mile Warden Hal Moores (Character) $136.8M 1999
      8% 28% The Bachelor The Priest (Character) $21.7M 1999
      No Score Yet 67% A Slight Case of Murder John Edgarson (Character) - 1999
      46% 43% Deep Impact Alan Rittenhouse (Character) $140.4M 1998
      65% 41% Babe: Pig in the City Farmer Hoggett (Character) $18.3M 1998
      9% 18% Species II Senator Judson Ross (Character) $19.2M 1998
      No Score Yet 50% Owd Bob Adam MacAdam (Character) - 1997
      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
      88% 80% The People vs. Larry Flynt Charles Keating (Character) $20.2M 1996
      92% 89% Star Trek: First Contact Dr. Zefram Cochrane (Character) $92.0M 1996
      42% 39% Eraser William Donohue (Character) $101.3M 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% 61% 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
      72% 66% Explorers Mr. Müller (Character) - 1985
      20% 47% Tank Deputy Euclid Baker (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The House of God Officer Quick (Character) - 1984
      77% 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 Deadly Game Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr. (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl in the Empty Grave Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr. (Character) - 1977
      65% 83% Murder by Death Marcel (Character) - 1976

      TV

      Credit
      93% 90% Julia John McWilliams (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 78% Law & Order: Organized Crime Miles Akman (Guest Star) 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Buffalo Unknown (Character) 2020
      94% 86% Succession Ewan (Guest Star) 2018-2019
      100% 89% Counterpart Yanek (Character) 2018-2019
      No Score Yet 80% Big Hero 6 The Series Professor Callaghan (Guest Voice) 2018
      No Score Yet 80% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Albert Fall (Guest Star) 2017
      80% 87% The Young Pope Cardinal Michael Spencer (Character) 2016
      90% 91% Halt and Catch Fire Jacob Wheeler (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 81% Murder in the First Warren Daniels (Character) 2014
      8% 71% Betrayal Thacher Karsten (Character) 2013-2014
      92% 95% Boardwalk Empire Andrew W. Mellon (Guest Star) 2012-2013
      78% 67% American Horror Story Dr. Arthur Arden (Character) 2012-2013
      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
      81% 96% 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 84% ER Bishop Stewart (Guest Star) 2001
      25% No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      38% 80% Partners Mr. Saxonhouse (Guest Star) 1995-1996
      100% No Score Yet Strange Luck Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Hanok (Guest Star) 1995
      82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 72% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      92% 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 76% 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 89% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1985
      No Score Yet 97% 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
      No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1974 1978
      No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet 92% 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 89% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1974