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John Cromwell is an American actor and producer.


John Cromwell is an actor and producer and is most well known for his acts in Memorial Day (2012), Dust of War (2013), Sweethearts (2014) and his work on American Horror Story, playing the young Arthur Arden. He stands an inch taller than his father, actor and AHS co-star James Cromwell. He and his father have played the same character the same time, three times: In Memorial Day, which aired in 2012, American Horror Story: Asylum, which was in 2012, however, he went on to portray the character again in another season without his father, and Betrayal, a TV series which played within the course of 2013 - 2014.

Work on American Horror Story[]

John Cromwell portrayed a young Hans Grüper, a Nazi scientist and the real identity of Dr. Arthur Arden in two installment of the series. First in Asylum and subsequently in Freak Show, where the backstory of the character is further developed.


  • John Cromwell is one of the twenty-five cast members that portrayed the same character in different seasons.


Episode appearances for John Cromwell
Story or Series Character Episodes
Asylum Hans Grüper I Am Anne Frank: Part 1
Freak Show Hans Grüper Show Stoppers