James Cromwell, best known to Star Trek fans for his role of Dr. Zefram Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact, will receive a career achievement award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival this Friday.
As reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Cromwell will receive his award this Friday, April 24th, at 7 P.M. at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.A veteran of over one hundred and forty projects, Cromwell started his acting career late, at the age of thirty-four. In addition to playing Cochrane, Cromwell appeared in three Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes: The Hunted, Birthright Part I, Birthright Part II, as well as one Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode: Starship Down.
Cromwell was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as Farmer Hoggett in 1995’s Babe. He reprised the role in the sequel, Babe: Pig in the City. Cromwell appeared in other movies such as L.A. Confidential, Revenge of the Nerds, Deep Inpact, The Green Mile, I, Robot and Spider Man 3.
His television roles include shows such as Angels in America miniseries, HBO’s Six Feet Under (which earned him an Emmy nomination,) E.R. and 24, where he played the father of Jack Bauer.