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Towering character actor James Cromwell was born Jan. 27, 1940, in Los Angeles, the son of veteran Hollywood director John Cromwell (Of Human Bondage, Dead Reckoning). Fans of television's "All in the Family" will remember James as Archie Bunker's drinking pal, Stretch Cunningham.

From TV, Cromwell went on to small roles in numerous 1970s and '80s films, including Murder by Death, The Cheap Detective, The Man with Two Brains, Revenge of the Nerds and Pink Cadillac. Ironically, he appeared in the 1992 film The Babe (the Babe Ruth biopic) but soared to fame three years later as Farmer Hoggett in Babe (the talking-pig family classic). Cromwell was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for that performance and repeated the role in the sequel Babe: Pig in the City.

Later roles include Star Trek: First Contact, Eraser, L.A. Confidential, The Green Mile, I, Robot and Angels in America.

James Cromwell in Secretariat

Secretariat

2010 PG

When Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's thoroughbred stable, she transforms from housewife to horse breeder -- and owner of the colt that will take the 1973 Triple Crown -- in this dramatic biopic.

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  • James Cromwell in Big Hero 6 Big Hero 6
  • James Cromwell in Cowgirls n' Angels Cowgirls n' Angels
  • James Cromwell in Still Mine Still Mine
  • James Cromwell in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
  • James Cromwell in The Queen The Queen
  • James Cromwell in American Horror Story American Horror Story
  • James Cromwell in Star Trek: First Contact Star Trek: First Contact
  • James Cromwell in The Sum of All Fears The Sum of All Fears
  • James Cromwell in The Green Mile The Green Mile
  • James Cromwell in Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 3
  • James Cromwell in Babe Babe
  • James Cromwell in The Artist The Artist
  • James Cromwell in Deep Impact Deep Impact
  • James Cromwell in I, Robot I, Robot
  • James Cromwell in Revenge of the Nerds Revenge of the Nerds
  • James Cromwell in The Snow Walker The Snow Walker
  • James Cromwell in Becoming Jane Becoming Jane
  • James Cromwell in Impact Impact
  • James Cromwell in Tank Tank
  • James Cromwell in Pink Cadillac Pink Cadillac
  • James Cromwell in Snow Falling on Cedars Snow Falling on Cedars
  • James Cromwell in Space Cowboys Space Cowboys
  • James Cromwell in Surrogates Surrogates
  • James Cromwell in The Longest Yard The Longest Yard
  • James Cromwell in W. W.
  • James Cromwell in Murder by Death Murder by Death
  • James Cromwell in The Babe The Babe
  • James Cromwell in Babe: Pig in the City Babe: Pig in the City
  • James Cromwell in Fail Safe Fail Safe
  • James Cromwell in Masters of Science Fiction Masters of Science Fiction
  • James Cromwell in Soldiers of Fortune Soldiers of Fortune
  • James Cromwell in The People vs. Larry Flynt The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • James Cromwell in Species II Species II
  • James Cromwell in Salem's Lot Salem's Lot
  • James Cromwell in Murder in the First Murder in the First
  • James Cromwell in Seventh Victim / Shadows in the Dark Seventh Victim / Shadows in the Dark
  • James Cromwell in Eraser Eraser
  • James Cromwell in The General's Daughter The General's Daughter
  • James Cromwell in The Magnificent Ambersons The Magnificent Ambersons
  • James Cromwell in The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (The 80s) The Twilight Zone: Season 1 (The 80s)
  • James Cromwell in Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love
  • James Cromwell in A Christmas Without Snow A Christmas Without Snow
  • James Cromwell in RKO 281 RKO 281
  • James Cromwell in Six Feet Under Six Feet Under
  • James Cromwell in Angels in America Angels in America
  • James Cromwell in Oscar Wilde: Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde: Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde
  • James Cromwell in Memorial Day Memorial Day
  • James Cromwell in The Wall The Wall
  • James Cromwell in Buffalo Bill: Seasons 1 & 2 Buffalo Bill: Seasons 1 & 2
  • James Cromwell in National Lampoon's Blackball National Lampoon's Blackball
  • James Cromwell in Avenger Avenger
  • James Cromwell in Dante's Inferno Dante's Inferno
  • James Cromwell in Tortured Tortured
  • James Cromwell in My Own Worst Enemy: The Complete Series My Own Worst Enemy: The Complete Series
  • James Cromwell in Hide Away Hide Away