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JAMES CROMWELL (President Fowler) received a Best Supporting Actor OscarĀ® nomination for his memorable performance as Farmer Hoggett in the smash-hit. "Babe." Cromwell's recent motion picture work includes "Space Cowboys," Frank Darabont's critically acclaimed "The Green Mile," "The General's Daughter," "Snow Falling on Cedars" and "The Bachelor."

Additionally, he starred as Grandpa in "The Education of Little Tree," and Police Captain Dudley Smith in "L.A. Confidential." Among his many other films are "Star Trek: First Contact," "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and "Babe: Pig in the City."

Cromwell's most recent television work includes the starring role in John Wells' former CBS series, "Citizen Baines." He also portrayed William Randolph Hearst in the HBO movie, "RKO 281," for which he received an Emmy nomination, and he starred in TNT's "A Slight Case of Murder." His body of work encompasses dozens of miniseries and movies-of-the-week, as well as roles on such popular series as "ER," for which he received an Emmy nomination, "Picket Fences," "Home Improvement." "L.A. Law" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

Cromwell has also performed in many revered plays, including "Hamlet," "The Iceman Cometh," "Devil's Disciple," "All's Well That Ends Well," "Beckett" and "Othello" in many of the country s most distinguished theatres, including the South Coast Repertory, the Goodman Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, the American Shakespeare Festival, Center Stage, the Long Wharf Theatre and the Old Globe. He recently played A. F. Houseman in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love" at A.C.T. in San Francisco.

Born in Los Angeles, Cromwell grew up in New York and Waterford. Connecticut, and studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University (then Carnegie Tech). His father, John Cromwell, an acclaimed actor and director, was one of the first presidents of the Screen Directors Guild. His mother, Kay Johnson, was a stage and film actress. Cromwell is married to actress and director Julie Cobb, daughter of the late Lee J. Cobb.


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