(2008), that chronicles the rise to power of his son up until the 2003 invasion of Iraq.In an interview, Cromwell revealed that Stone had originally offered the role to Warren Beatty and Harrison Ford.In 1975, he took his first lead role on television as Bill Lewis in the short-lived Hot l Baltimore, appeared on M*A*S*H as Captain Leo Bardonaro, in the episode "Last Laugh" in Season 6 and a year later he made his film debut in Neil Simon's classic detective spoof Murder by Death.In 1980, Cromwell guest-starred in the two-part episode "Laura Ingalls Wilder" of the long-running television series Little House on the Prairie.That same year he received the King Vidor Memorial Award from the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival for his artistic achievements in film.More recently, Cromwell played George Herbert Walker Bush in Oliver Stone's W.He also voiced The Colonel in Dreamworks' Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.
James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor.
The following year, Cromwell played Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in The Queen (2006), that earned Helen Mirren an Academy Award for Best Actress.
He also guest starred as Phillip Bauer, father of lead character Jack, in the sixth season of the Fox thriller drama series 24.
He is the son of actress Kay Johnson (1904–1975) and actor and director John Cromwell (1887–1979), who was blacklisted during the Mc Carthy era.
He was educated at The Hill School, Middlebury College, and Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied architecture until he left to pursue acting.