James Cromwell

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Biography

  • Birth Name: James Oliver Cromwell
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/27/1940, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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James Cromwell Fast Facts:
  • Came from a family of entertainers: His father was noted film director John Cromwell (Since You Went Away, Abe Lincoln in Illinois) and his  mother, Kay Johnson, was an actor.
  • First major TV role came in 1974, when he won the part of Archie Bunker's pal Jerome "Stretch" Cunningham on the sitcom All in the Family.
  • Made his big-screen debut in the 1976 mystery spoof Murder by Death.
  • Had difficulty getting roles early in his career because of his height (nearly 6' 7"); however, in 1995, he became the tallest actor ever nominated for an Academy Award.
  • Has been arrested several times for his political activism: at a 1971 anti-Vietnam War demonstration where he grabbed a police officer who allegedly assaulted a woman; and in 2001, for trespassing during an animal-rights demonstration against Wendy's restaurants in Virginia.
  • Is an outspoken advocate for animal rights.
  • James Cromwell Relationships:
  • John - Son
  • Rosemary Morgan - Stepdaughter
  • Colin Cromwell - Son
  • John Cromwell - Father
  • Anne Ulvestad - Ex-wife
  • Julie Cobb - Ex-wife
  • Kay Johnson - Mother
  • Ruth Nelson - Stepmother
  • Kate Cromwell - Daughter
  • James Cromwell Awards:
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Canadian Screen Awards: Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT; attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA

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