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Born in Los Angeles but raised in Manhattan and educated at Middlebury College and Carnegie Mellon-University, James Cromwell - the son of noted film director John Cromwell
  • studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon. He went into the theater (like
both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays. He started doing television in 1974,... See full bio »

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 2014 Murder in the First (TV Series)
Warren Daniels
- Blunt the Edge (2014) ... Warren Daniels
- Family Matters (2014) ... Warren Daniels
- Win Some, Lose Some (2014) ... Warren Daniels
- Suck My Alibi (2014) ... Warren Daniels
- Punch Drunk (2014) ... Warren Daniels
 2013 The Trials of Cate McCall
Justice Sumpter
 2013 Do No Harm (TV Series)
Dr. Phillip Charmelo
- This Is How It Ends (2013) ... Dr. Phillip Charmelo
- You Made Me Do This (2013) ... Dr. Phillip Charmelo
- But I'm Allergic to Cats (2013) ... Dr. Phillip Charmelo
 2012-2013 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Dr. Arthur Arden
- Madness Ends (2013) ... Dr. Arthur Arden (credit only)
- Continuum (2013) ... Dr. Arthur Arden (credit only)
- Spilt Milk (2013) ... Dr. Arthur Arden (credit only)
 2012 Still Mine
Craig Morrison
 2012 Soldiers of Fortune
Samuel Haussman
 2012 Cowgirls n' Angels
Terence
 2011 Admissions (Short)
The Clerk
 2011/I The Artist
Clifton
 2010 Pope Pius XII (TV Movie)
Pope Pius XII
 2009 A Lonely Place for Dying
Howard Simons
 2009 Impact (TV Mini-Series)
Lloyd
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Lloyd
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Lloyd
 2009 Strikeout (TV Short)
Director
 2008/I W.
George H.W. Bush
 2008/I Tortured (Video)
Jack
 2008 Hit Factor (TV Movie)
Orson Fierce
 2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Mini-Series)
Randolph Ludwin
- Watchbird (2007) ... Randolph Ludwin
 2007 Dante's Inferno
Virgil (voice)
 2006 Avenger (TV Movie)
Paul Devereaux
 2005 Pope John Paul II (TV Movie)
Cardinal Adam Sapieha
 2003-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
George Sibley
- Static (2005) ... George Sibley
- All Alone (2005) ... George Sibley
- Ecotone (2005) ... George Sibley
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... George Sibley (credit only)
 2003 A Carol Christmas (TV Movie)
Ghost of Christmas Future (uncredited)
 2003 Blackball
Ray
 2002 A Death in the Family (TV Movie)
Joel Lynch
 2002 The Nazi (Short)
Franz
 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie)
Gordon Knapp
 1999 RKO 281 (TV Movie)
William Randolph Hearst
 1999 The Bachelor
The Priest
 1999 A Slight Case of Murder (TV Movie)
John Edgarson
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Judge Fielding
 1998 Species II
Senator Judson Ross
 1996 The Client (TV Series)
Officer Joe Denton
- The High Ground (1996) ... Officer Joe Denton
 1996 Strange Luck (TV Series)
- Healing Hands (1996)
 1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Hanok
- Starship Down (1995) ... Hanok
 1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial (TV Movie)
Judge Pounders
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
The Bishop
- Saint Zach (1995) ... The Bishop
 1995 Hawkeye (TV Series)
Longsworth
- The Visit (1995) ... Longsworth
 1995 Renegade (TV Series)
Jeremy Silimen
- Stalker's Moon (1995) ... Jeremy Silimen
 1994 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Fred
- My Dinner with Wilson (1994) ... Fred
 1994 The Shaggy Dog (TV Movie)
Charlie 'the robber' Mulvihill
 1994 Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (TV Movie)
Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Vedder's Attorney
- McKenzie, Brackman, Barnum & Bailey (1994) ... Vedder's Attorney
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding
Cage
 1990-1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Jaglom Shrek / Prime Minister Nayrok
- The Hunted (1990) ... Prime Minister Nayrok
 1992 Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (TV Movie)
Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)
 1992 The Babe
Brother Mathias
 1991 In a Child's Name (TV Movie)
Official (uncredited)
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Russell Havilland
- It Never Entered My Mind (1991) ... Russell Havilland
 1991 The Young Riders (TV Series)
- The Peacemakers (1991)
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Judge Raymond Price
- Nowhere to Turn (1990) ... Judge Raymond Price
 1990 American Dreamer (TV Series)
Terry
- Guys Just Wanna Have Fun (1990) ... Terry
 1990 Miracle Landing (TV Movie)
B.J. Cocker
 1990 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Bill Henderson
- Thacher and Henderson (1990) ... Bill Henderson
 1989 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Arthur
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) ... Arthur
 1989 The Runnin' Kind
Uncle Phil
 1989 Pink Cadillac
Motel Desk Clerk
 1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series)
Roy Gallagher
- Fat Cats (1988) ... Roy Gallagher
 1988 The Rescue
Adm. Rothman
 1988 China Beach (TV Series)
Ambassador at Large Roland Weymouth
- Pilot (1988) ... Ambassador at Large Roland Weymouth
 1987-1988 Mama's Boy (TV Series)
Lucky
- Mickey's Song (1988) ... Lucky
- Molly's Night Out (1987) ... Lucky
 1987 Alison's Demise (TV Movie)
Humboldt Hobson
 1986 A Fine Mess
Detective Blist
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
Maj. Gen. David Hunter
 1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
French Policeman, at Airport
- Photo Play (1986) ... French Policeman, at Airport (uncredited)
 1985-1986 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series)
Gregory
- Wrong Number (1986) ... Gregory (as Jamie Cromwell)
 1986 The Last Precinct (TV Series)
Chief Bludhorn
- Pilot (1986) ... Chief Bludhorn
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Francis
- One for the Road (1986) ... Francis
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Obediah Payne (segment "A Message from Charity")
- Examination Day/A Message from Charity (1985) ... Obediah Payne (segment "A Message from Charity")
 1985 Explorers
Mr. Müller
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Seymour Robbins
- Sniper (1985) ... Seymour Robbins
 1985 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Lowenhandler
- Grin and Bear It (1985) ... Lowenhandler
 1985 Wildside (TV Series)
Fake Buffalo Bill
 1985 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Curtis
- Ten Wheel Trouble (1985) ... Curtis (as Jamie Cromwell)
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Jake Fellows
- Undercover McCormick (1985) ... Jake Fellows
 1985 Riptide (TV Series)
Joey Dietz
- Girls Night Out (1985) ... Joey Dietz
 1984-1985 Dallas (TV Series)
Gerald Kane
- Bail Out (1985) ... Gerald Kane
- Deja Vu (1984) ... Gerald Kane
 1985 Family Ties (TV Series)
John Hancock
- Philadelphia Story (1985) ... John Hancock
 1985 Night Court (TV Series)
Alan
- Nuts About Harry (1985) ... Alan
 1984 Oh, God! You Devil
Priest
 1984 Revenge of the Nerds
Mr. Skolnick (as Jamie Cromwell)
 1984 Earthlings (TV Movie)
Simon Ganes
 1984 Spraggue (TV Movie)
Lt. George Hurley
 1984 Tank
Deputy Euclid
 1984 Buffalo Bill (TV Series)
Staunton McMoller
- Jerry Lewis Week (1984) ... Staunton McMoller
 1983 The Man with Two Brains
Realtor
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Farley Webster
- The Reluctant Runaway: Part 2 (1982) ... Farley Webster
- The Reluctant Runaway: Part 1 (1982) ... Farley Webster
 1982 The Rainmaker (TV Movie)
Noah Curry
 1982 Born to the Wind (TV Series)
Fish Belly
 1982 The Wall (TV Movie)
Francisek
 1982 Nurse (TV Series)
Paul Moore
- A Place to Die (1982) ... Paul Moore
 1977-1981 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Dr. Edmund Danworth / Jason Parrish / Neil Spencer / ...
- Stress Analyzer (1981) ... Dr. Edmund Danworth
- Liquidation (1981) ... Jason Parrish
- Strip Joint (1979) ... Neil Spencer
- Group Home (1977) ... Sgt. Wilkinson
 1981 Nobody's Perfekt
Dr. Carson
 1980 A Christmas Without Snow (TV Movie)
Reverend Lohman
 1980 I'm a Big Girl Now (TV Series)
Bartender
- Singles Bar (1980) ... Bartender
 1980 Flo (TV Series)
Leon
- Take My Sister, Please (1980) ... Leon
- Homecoming (1980)
 1979-1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Art Commings / Mr. Hamilton
- The Death of Me Yet? (1980) ... Art Commings
- Mainstream (1979) ... Mr. Hamilton
 1979 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
Father O'Brien
- Arnold's Hero (1979) ... Father O'Brien
 1979 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Coach Pollard
- The Better Part of Valor (1979) ... Coach Pollard
 1979 Flatbush (TV Series)
Sonny
- Kar Kannibals (1979) ... Sonny
 1978 Alice (TV Series)
Det. Ralph Hilton
- Who Ordered the Hot Turkey? (1978) ... Det. Ralph Hilton
 1978 Apple Pie (TV Series)
Driscoll
- Fast Eddie Slows Down (1978) ... Driscoll
 1978 The Cheap Detective
Schnell
 1974-1978 Maude (TV Series)
Dr. Farrington / Alfie
- The Obscene Phone Call (1978) ... Dr. Farrington
- Last Tango in Tuckahoe (1974) ... Alfie
 1977 Deadly Game (TV Movie)
Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
 1977 Three's Company (TV Series)
Detective Lannigan
- Chrissy's Night Out (1977) ... Detective Lannigan
 1976-1977 Insight (TV Series)
George Spelvin / Norman
- Christmas 2025 (1977) ... George Spelvin
- Jesus B.C. (1976) ... Norman
 1977 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Leo Bardonaro
- Last Laugh (1977) ... Leo Bardonaro
 1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave (TV Movie)
Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
 1976-1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Reverend Buryfield
- Episode #2.190 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (credit only)
- Episode #2.186 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (uncredited)
- Episode #2.150 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (credit only)
- Episode #2.149 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (uncredited)
- Episode #2.90 (1977) ... Reverend Buryfield (credit only)
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Lutz
- Ice Time (1977) ... Lutz
 1977 All's Fair (TV Series)
Shaw
- Save the Yak (1977) ... Shaw
 1976-1977 The Nancy Walker Show (TV Series)
Glen
- The Reunion (1977) ... Glen
- The Partners (1977) ... Glen
- Kenneth's Memoirs (1976) ... Glen
- Terry's Depression (1976) ... Glen
- Rival Agents (1976) ... Glen
 1976 Once an Eagle (TV Mini-Series)
J.L. Cleghorne
 1976 Stranded (TV Movie)
Jerry Holmes
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Roy
- The Ballad of Redwing Jail (1975) ... Roy
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Terry
- The Countess (1974) ... Terry
 1955 Daddy Long Legs
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Occasional Op-Ed cartoons for the Lancaster(PA) New Era See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Jamie Cromwell

Height:

6' 6½" (1.99 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was embarrassed by the director, Blake Edwards, who looked at me and said, "What am I supposed to do with THAT?". I was a little hurt to be referred to as an inanimate object at an audition. I was told by my agent that a number of big stars won't work with anyone two inches taller than them and most of them are under six feet, so you have to be prepared to have trouble. See more »

Trivia:

In The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), he plays publisher Charles Keating. Keating has the same first and last initials (CK) as Charles Kane, the character in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane (1941). In that movie, Charles (Foster) Kane is a newspaper publisher based, in no small role, upon real-life newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Cromwell portrayed Hearst in the behind-the-scenes look at ... See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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