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|Born|| James Oliver Cromwell|
January 27, 1940
Los Angeles, California
He played Mr. Skolnick in the Revenge of the Nerds series appearing in four films. He is known for multiple roles in the Star Trek series appearing in minor roles on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. He played a major role in the film Star Trek: First Contact, a role he reprised on Enterprise.
Other notable works include The Rockford Files, All in the Family, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, M*A*S*H, Three's Company, The Nancy Walker Show, Diff'rent Strokes, Little House on the Prairie, Oh, God! You Devil , Night Court, Family Ties, Dallas, Knight Rider, Hill Street Blues, The Twilight Zone, Magnum, P. I., Easy Street, Pink Cadillac, Matlock, L. A. Law, The Shaggy Dog, Home Improvement, Babe, Eraser, The People vs. Larry Flynt, L.A. Confidential, Deep Impact, The Green Mile, Space Cowboys, ER, The Sum of All Fears, Angels in America, The West Wing, Salem's Lot, I, Robot, Six Feet Under, The Queen, Dante's Inferno, Captain George Stacy in Spider-Man 3, 24, W., The Artist, American Horror Story, Boardwalk Empire, Betrayal, Halt and Catch Fire, Murder in the First, The Young Pope, The Promise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Berlin Station, Counterpart, and Emperor.
In his career, he won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Actor for Still Mine and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for American Horror Story: Asylum. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Babe, four Emmy Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.