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Net Worth:
$8 Million
Date of Birth:
Jan 27, 1940 (83 years old)
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles
6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
United States of America
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James Cromwell is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $8 million. James Cromwell won a Primetime Emmy for his performance as Dr. Arthur Arden/Hans Gruper on the FX anthology series "American Horror Story: Asylum" (2012–2013), and he earned an Academy Award nomination for the role of Farmer Arthur Hoggett in the 1995 film "Babe."

James has played Quentin Standard on "Easy Street" (1986–1987), George Sibley on "Six Feet Under" (2003–2005), Phillip Bauer on "24" (2007), Cardinal Michael Spencer on "The Young Pope" (2016), and Ewan Roy on "Succession" (2018–present). Cromwell has more than 190 acting credits to his name, including the films "The People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), "L.A. Confidential" (1997), "Deep Impact" (1998), "The Green Mile" (1999), "I, Robot" (2004), "The Queen" (2006), "Spider-Man 3" (2007), "W." (2008), "The Artist" (2011), and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (2018) and the television series "Hot l Baltimore" (1975), "The Nancy Walker Show" (1976–1977), "ER" (2001) "Citizen Baines" (2001), "My Own Worst Enemy" (2008), "Betrayal" (2013–2014), "Murder in the First" (2014–2015), "Halt and Catch Fire" (2015), and "The Detour" (2017–2019). James also produced the TV movie "Hit Factor" (2008), the films "A Lonely Place for Dying" (2009) and "Mondo Hollywoodland" (2019), and the documentaries "Imminent Threat" (2015) and "Running for Good: The Fiona Oakes Documentary" (2018). He has performed on Broadway as well, playing Montano in "Othello" (1970), Polonius in "Hamlet" (1992), and Bill in "Grand Horizons" (2019).

Early Life

James Cromwell was born James Oliver Cromwell on January 27, 1940, in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Kay Johnson, was an actress, and his father, John Cromwell, was an actor and director. Both of James' parents passed away in the 1970s. Kay and John divorced in 1946, and John was blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1950s though he claimed, "I was never anything that suggested a Red, and there never was the slightest evidence with which to accuse me of being one." James attended the Pennsylvania boarding school The Hill School, and after graduating in 1958, he enrolled at Middlebury College in Vermont. He later majored in theater at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania but left before earning his degree. Cromwell trained at New York City's HB Studio.


In 1974, James made his TV debut in an episode of "The Rockford Files" and had a recurring role as Stretch Cunningham on "All in the Family." In 1975, he starred in the lead role of Bill Lewis on ABC's "Hot l Baltimore," and from 1976 to 1977, he returned to the network to play Glen on "The Nancy Walker Show." Cromwell's first feature film was 1976's "Murder by Death," then he appeared in "The Cheap Detective" (1978), "Nobody's Perfekt" (1981), "Born to the Wind" (1982), "The Man with Two Brains" (1983), "Oh, God! You Devil" (1984), "A Fine Mess" (1986), and "Pink Cadillac" (1989). He also played Mr. Skolnick in "Revenge of the Nerds" (1984), "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise" (1987), "Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation" (1992), and "Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love" (1994). James guest-starred on "Police Story" (1977), "M*A*S*H" (1977), "Three's Company" (1977), "Barney Miller" (1977; 1979; 1981), "Maude" (1978), "Alice" (1978), "Diff'rent Strokes" (1979), "Little House on the Prairie" (1980), "Night Court" (1985), "Family Ties" (1985), "Hill Street Blues" (1985), "The Twilight Zone" (1985), and "Mama's Boy" (1988), and he had a recurring role as Gerald Kane on "Dallas" (1984–1985). From 1986 to 1987, he starred as Quentin Standard on the NBC sitcom "Easy Street" alongside Loni Anderson.

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In the '90s, Cromwell appeared in films such as "The Babe" (1992), "Romeo Is Bleeding" (1995), "The People vs. Larry Flynt" (1996), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), "L.A. Confidential" (1997), "The Education of Little Tree" (1997), "Species II" (1998), "Deep Impact" (1998), "The General's Daughter" (1999), "The Bachelor" (1999), "The Green Mile" (1999), and "Snow Falling on Cedars" (1999). He earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance as Farmer Arthur Hoggett in 1995's "Babe," and he had a cameo in the 1998 sequel "Babe: Pig in the City."

James guest-starred on "Matlock" (1990), "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1990; 1993), "L.A. Law" (1994), "Home Improvement" (1994), "Picket Fences" (1995), and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1995), and he received a Primetime Emmy nomination for his portrayal of William Randolph Hearst in the 1999 TV movie "RKO 281." In 2001, he had a recurring role as Bishop Stewart on "ER," then he appeared in the miniseries "Angels in America" (2003) and the films "The Sum of All Fears" (2002), "Blackball" (2003), "I, Robot" (2004), and "The Longest Yard" (2005). From 2003 to 2005, Cromwell played George Sibley on the HBO drama "Six Feet Under," earning an Emmy nomination in 2003. He portrayed Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in "The Queen" (2006), Virgil in "Dante's Inferno" (2007), and George H. W. Bush in "W." (2008), and he played Captain George Stacy in 2007's "Spider-Man 3."

James had a recurring role on Fox's "24" as Phillip Bauer, the father of Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer, in 2007, and in 2008, he played Alistar Trumble on NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy." He appeared in the films "Secretariat" (2010), "Admissions" (2011), "The Artist" (2011), "Still Mine" (2012), "Soldiers of Fortune" (2012), "The Promise" (2016), "Marshall" (2017), "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (2018), "Never Too Late" (2020), and "Emperor" (2020), and he voiced Robert Callaghan / Yokai in the 2014 Disney movie "Big Hero 6," which grossed $657.9 million at the box office. From 2012 to 2013, Cromwell had a recurring role as Andrew W. Mellon on "Boardwalk Empire" and gave an Emmy-winning performance as Dr. Arthur Arden/Hans Gruper on "American Horror Story: Asylum." He played Thatcher Karsten on ABC's "Betrayal" (2013–2014), Warren Daniels on TNT's "Murder in the First" (2014–2015), Jacob Wheeler on AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire" (2015), Cardinal Michael Spencer on HBO's "The Young Pope" (2016), J.R. on TBS' "The Detour" (2017–2019), and Douglas Coe on Netflix's "The Family" (2019), and he has earned two Emmy nominations for his performance as Ewan Roy on HBO's "Succession" (2018–present). In recent years, James has had recurring roles on the Epix drama "Berlin Station" (2018–2019) and the Starz sci-fi thriller "Counterpart" (2018–2019) and guest-starred on "Law & Order: Organized Crime" (2022), "Julia" (2022), and "Star Trek: Lower Decks" (2022).

Personal Life

James married Anne Ulvestad on November 27,1976, and they welcomed daughter Kate and sons John and Colin before divorcing in 1986. James and John have played the same character at different stages of life in the film "Memorial Day" an the TV shows "American Horror Story: Asylum" and "Betrayal," and John is one inch taller than his father's height of 6 feet 7 inches. Cromwell then wed actress Julie Cobb, and they were married from May 29, 1986, until 2006. On New Year's Day in 2014, James married actress Anna Stuart. Anna played Donna Love on the soap opera "Another World" from 1983 to 1999, and her wedding to James took place at the home of her former co-star Charles Keating.

In 1964, Cromwell took part in a theatre tour through the Deep South, and it inspired him to become an activist. His former high school football teammate Mickey Schwerner was a civil rights worker who was murdered by Ku Klux Klan members in Mississippi in June 1964. James got involved with the  anti-Vietnam War movement, and by the end of the decade, he had joined the Committee to Defend the Panthers, which was formed to defend members of the Black Panthers who had been charged with conspiracy in New York. Cromwell is an advocate of animal rights and became a vegetarian in the mid-1970s after he experienced the "smell, terror and anxiety" of animals at a Texas stock yard, and when he was filming "Babe," he began following a vegan diet. In 2017, James was arrested while participating in a PETA protest against SeaWorld. He had previously been arrested for protesting against the University of Wisconsin's alleged mistreatment of animals (2013), the construction of a New York natural gas power station (2015), and underground gas storage in New York salt caverns (2016). In May 2022, Cromwell made headlines when he superglued his hand to the counter of a Starbucks in Manhattan to protest the fact that the coffee chain charged extra for plant-based milks.

Awards and Nominations

In 1996, Cromwell earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "Babe." James has received six Primetime Emmy nominations, winning for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for "American Horror Story" in 2013. His other nominations were for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for "RKO 281" (2000) and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "ER" (2001), "Six Feet Under" (2003), and "Succession" (2020 and 2022). Cromwell also earned Online Film & Television Association Award nominations for "RKO 281," "ER," "American Horror Story," and "Succession," taking home the prize for "ER" (2001) and "Succession" (2019, 2020, and 2022), and he received a Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series nomination for "The Young Pope" in 2017. In 2003, "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" (which he voiced The Colonel in) won a Western Heritage Award for Theatrical Motion Picture, and in 2007, James received the King Vidor Memorial Award at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival.

Cromwell won a Special Jury Award for "Admissions" at the 2012 International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality, and in 2013, "Still Mine" earned him a Canadian Screen Award for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and a Seattle International Film Festival Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor. He won an Accolade Competition award for Actor: Leading for "Never Too Late" in 2020, and he received International Online Cinema Awards for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "Succession" in 2019 and 2020. He has earned Screen Actors Guild Award nominations as a member of the  casts of "L.A. Confidential" (1998), "The Green Mile" (2000), "Six Feet Under" (2005 and 2006), and "The Artist" (2012), and he received a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice Movie Bad Guy for "The Longest Yard" in 2005.

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