James Cromwell

American actor and activist (born 1940)

James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American movie and television actor. He is mostly known for his roles in Babe, for which he earned a nomination for an Academy Award of Best Supporting Actor, Babe: Pig in the City, Star Trek: First Contact, L.A. Confidential, The Green Mile, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The Sum of All Fears, The Queen, The Artist, Big Hero 6, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Cromwell is also known for his television role in Six Feet Under that ran from 2003 until 2005, and Sugar. He has been nominated for an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards during his 39-year career.

Cromwell in 2010

Cromwell is also known for his height which is 6 ft and 7 in., this makes Cromwell the tallest actor to receive an Academy Award nomination.[1] Cromwell won his first Emmy Award in 2013.

Cromwell was born on January 27, 1940 in Los Angeles, California to Kay Johnson and John Cromwell.[2] He was raised in Manhattan, New York. Cromwell was educated at Middlebury College and at Carnegie Mellon University.

Cromwell was married to Anne Ulvestad from 1976 until they divorced in 1986, they had three children. Lastly he married Julie Cobb from 1986 until they divorced in 2005. He currently lives in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.

He supported the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.[3]




  1. "James Cromwell". Movie Actors.com. Archived from the original on November 7, 2012. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  2. "Cover Biography for August 2005: James Cromwell", Current Biography, August 2005
  3. "James Cromwell on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved August 11, 2018.

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