James Cromwell is a very talented American actor known for films like ‘American Horror Story’. Read on to know five facts about him, including his net worth.
Who is James Cromwell?
James Oliver Cromwell was born on January 27th, 1940. He is an established American actor who has done notable work in films like, Babe (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), The Sum of All Fears (2002), I, Robot (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), The Queen (2006), Secretariat (2010), The Artist (2011), Big Hero 6 (2014), and Marshall (2017), as well as the television series Angels in America (2003), Six Feet Under (2003–2005), 24 (2007), and Halt and Catch Fire (2015). The talented actor Cromwell has received nominations for four Primetime Emmy Awards and also four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Babe (1995). He received a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in American Horror Story: Asylum (2012) and also a Canadian Screen Award for his work in the movie, Still Mine (2013). Cromwell was born in Los Angeles, California but raised in Manhattan, New York. He was born to actress Kay Johnson (1904–1975) and actor and director John Cromwell (1887–1979). His famous actor/director father was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Cromwell studied at The Hill School, Middlebury College, and later at the Carnegie Mellon University, where he was learning architecture until he left it to pursue acting. Like his parents, he too was interested in theater and he used to perform in everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays during his youth. Cromwell married to Ann Ulvestad from 1976 but they got divorced in 1986. The couple had three children. Cromwell again married for the second time to actress Julie Cobb, on May 29, 1986. This marriage too did not last long and they divorced in 2005. On January 1, 2014, Cromwell got married to actress Anna Stuart. Cromwell is popular for his tall stature as he has a good height of 6 ft 6.5 in. He is the tallest actor nominated for an Academy Award.
Career of the actor
Jame’s Cromwell has had a very successful career in the film industry. His career graph can be divided into five phases: 1. Television Debut: Cromwell made a television debut in 1974 in an episode of ‘The Rockford Files’. He played the part of Terry, a tennis instructor. A few weeks later, Cromwell filmed his recurring role as Stretch Cunningham on ‘All in the Family’. In 1975, he bagged his first lead role on television as Bill Lewis in the short-lived ‘Hot l Baltimore’. 2. Entry into films: A year later, Cromwell made his film debut in the film, ‘Murder by Death’. After making his debut into films, Cromwell continued to do his regular television work throughout the 1980s. Meanwhile he also made appearances in films for his supporting roles in the films like, Tank and Revenge of the Nerds (both 1984). 3. Peak of his career: 1990’s saw him work extensively both in films and in television. He had lead roles in the 1990s critically acclaimed films Babe (1995), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile (1999), and Snow Falling on Cedars (1999). He also appeared in the movie, Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and the Star Trek: Enterprise pilot episode “Broken Bow”. He also appeared in other Star Trek roles on the television series such as The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. 4. Awards: Cromwell was always nominated and awarded for his outstanding work on television throughout his career. His work in the television film ‘RKO 281’ got him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie. The year later, he got his second Emmy Award nomination for the medical drama series ‘ER’. Cromwell also played George Sibley in the HBO drama series, ‘Six Feet Under’, which got him his third Emmy Award nomination in 2003. Cromwell was also nominated along with his team for two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2005 and 2006. 5. Recent and upcoming work: In 2000, Cromwell featured in the film, Space Cowboys. Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space drama film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. The story revolves around a retired engineer. When he is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space. In 2005, James Cromwell appeared in the movie, ‘The Longest Yard’. The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film and a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. It is the story about a famous professional football player who lands up in jail where the warden is a football fan. He asks him to put a football team together consisting of prison inmates to challenge the prison guards. Cromwell will next be seen in the film, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ which is stated to release in June this year. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is an upcoming American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. The film is a sequel to Jurassic World (2015) and is the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series.
The popular actor has earned a net worth of $8 million dollars.