Birth Name: James Oliver Cromwell
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 27, 1940
Ethnicity: German, Irish, English, Scottish
James Cromwell is an American actor. He is the son of John Cromwell (Elwood Dager Cromwell), an actor, director, and producer, and Kay Johnson (Catherine Townsend Johnson), an actress.
James’s paternal grandfather was George O. Cromwell (the son of Peter Cromwell and Mary Shottenkirk). Peter’s father was English, and his mother’s name was Zrilley. Mary was born in Scotland, to English parents.
James’s paternal grandmother was Helen Mary Sheeler (the daughter of Christian Sheeler and Elizabeth Kaldenbaugh). Helen was of German descent. Elizabeth was the daughter of Jacob Kaldenbaugh and Mary Spaar.
James’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Robert Johnson (an architect, the son of Thomas Brown Johnson and Agnes Margaret Wilson). James’s grandfather Thomas was born in Ontario, Canada. James’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Thomas Johnson and Hannah Dennis.
James’s maternal grandmother was named Catharine. Catharine was Irish.
Sources: Genealogy of James Cromwell – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of James Cromwell (focusing on his father’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of James Cromwell (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
James’s mother on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org