James Cromwell

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James Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American television and film actor. He is sometimes credited as Jamie Cromwell.

He was born John Oliver Cromwell in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Manhattan, New York. He was the adopted son of John Cromwell and actress Kay Johnson. Cromwell was educated at Middlebury College and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University. He went into the theater (like both his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays. He started doing television in 1974, made his film debut in 1976, and goes back to the stage periodically.

His most notable roles include Dr. Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) (the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly" later reused some of this footage [1] (http://www.trektoday.com/news/270405_02.shtml)) and farmer Arthur Hoggett in Babe (1995). He also played U.S. President Robert "Bob" Fowler in The Sum of All Fears (2002) and the role of a former President D. Wire Newman in an episode of The West Wing.

In the 2004 movie I, Robot, he played Dr. Alfred Lanning, creator of modern robots and inventor of the Three Laws of Robotics.

Cromwell currently stars as a series regular on the HBO original series Six Feet Under, where he plays George Sibley, Ruth Fisher's geologist husband.

James Cromwell is also an ethical vegan and frequently speaks out on issues regarding animal cruelty.

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