James Cromwell played the part of Father Donald Callahan  Salem's Lot


Date of birth 27 January 1940

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth name John Oliver Cromwell

Height 6' 7" (2.01 m)


James Cromwell was originally going to be mechanical engineer, after attending both Vermont's Middlebury College and the Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University.   After a summer spent on a movie set with his father, the acting bug bit, and Cromwell decided to become an actor.  He started out in regional theatre, acting and directing in a variety productions for ten years.