Cromwell has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Babe (1995). There's a problem loading this menu right now. Cromwell has become a highly recognizable figure outside of Star Trek. Additional projects in which Cromwell appeared with other Star Trek performers include: Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. Cromwell also starred in the Masters of Science Fiction episode Watchbird, with Sally Kellerman voicing the title role. DS9 regular Alexander Siddig was also a member of the show's guest cast that season; other actors to appear in Cromwell's episodes include Michael Reilly Burke, Gregory Itzin, Natalia Nogulich and Maury Sterling. Cromwell would star as future disgraced United States Senator Charles Keating in the 1996 biopic The People vs. Larry Flynt costarring fellow TNG guest star Vincent Schiavelli. He guest starred on the sitcom Night Court, playing a mental patient, along with Predator actor Kevin Peter Hall. He studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon, and went into the theatre (like his parents) doing everything from Shakespeare to experimental plays. He subsequently became involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement,[23] and by the late 1960s, Cromwell was a member of the Committee to Defend the Panthers, a group organized to defend 13 members of the Black Panther Party who had been imprisoned in New York on charges of conspiracy. [40] However, they were released 3 days later on July 17. James Oliver Cromwell[1] (born January 27, 1940)[1] is an American character actor and activist. He garnered some of the best reviews of his career (many of which said he should have received an Oscar) for his role as a corrupt, conniving police captain in L.A. Some of his more noted film roles have been in Revenge of the Nerds (1984), Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and the surprise classic about a charming pig, Babe (1995). In 2008, Cromwell appeared as George Herbert Walker Bush in Oliver Stone's W, a biographical drama about former President George W. Bush. Cromwell was married to Ann Ulvestad from 1977[17] until their divorce in 1986; they had three children: Kate, John and Colin. Cromwell is also known for his performances in television such as Angels in America (2003), Six Feet Under (2003–2005), American Horror Story: Asylum (2012–2013), Boardwalk Empire (2012–2013), Halt and Catch Fire (2015), The Young Pope (2016), Succession (2018–2019), and Counterpart (2018–2019). He played Harve Miller, one of Almanzo Wilder's (Dean Butler) old friends. [citation needed], While Cromwell continued with regular television work throughout the 1980s, he made appearances in films for his supporting roles in the films Tank and Revenge of the Nerds (both 1984). He became a vegetarian in 1974 after seeing a stockyard in Texas and experiencing the "smell, terror and anxiety". He also acquired praise for playing a crooked police captain in the highly acclaimed 1997 neo-noir thriller L.A. He had starring roles in the 1990s critically acclaimed films Babe (1995), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), The Education of Little Tree (1997), L.A. Along with the rest of his castmates, he was also nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2005 and 2006.