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James Westerfield



Character actor James Westerfield made comparatively few films, as his first love was the stage; he produced, directed and acted in a number of Broadway productions, and was the recipient of two New York Drama Critics awards. In films from 1941 (he's easily recognizable as a traffic cop in Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons), he was generally cast as villains, notably as a recurring rapscallion on the 1963 TV series The Travels of Jamie McPheeters. Disney fans will remember Westerfield as the flustered small-town police officer (variously named Hanson and Morrison) in such fanciful farces as The Shaggy Dog (1959), The Absent Minded Professor (1960) and Son of Flubber (1963). James Westerfield was married to actress Fay Tracy.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Ode to Billy Joe
  • Youth In Car
1976
No Score Yet Arde baby, arde (Dead Aim)
  • Appleby
1975
No Score Yet The Love God?
  • Rev. Wikerson
1969
90% True Grit
  • Judge Parker
1969
No Score Yet Smith!
  • Sheriff
1969
92% Hang 'em High
  • Prisoner
1968
No Score Yet Blue
  • Abe
1968
No Score Yet A Man Called Gannon
  • Amos
1968
No Score Yet Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
  • Jack Balter
1966
No Score Yet That Funny Feeling
  • Officer Brokaw
1965
100% The Sons of Katie Elder
  • Banker Vannar
1965
No Score Yet Bikini Beach
  • Second Officer
1964
64% Man's Favorite Sport?
  • Policeman
1964
86% Son of Flubber
  • Officer Hanson
1963
82% Birdman of Alcatraz
  • Jess Younger
1962
81% The Absent-Minded Professor
  • Officer Hanson
1961
78% Homicidal
  • Mr. Adrims
1961
No Score Yet The Plunderers
  • Mike Baron, Saloon Owner
1960
100% Wild River
  • Cal Garth
1960
No Score Yet The Gunfight at Dodge City
  • Rev. Howard
1959
No Score Yet The Hangman
  • Herb Loftus
1959
67% The Shaggy Dog
  • Officer Hanson
1959
No Score Yet The Proud Rebel
  • Birm Bates
1958
No Score Yet Cowboy
  • Mike Adams
1958
No Score Yet Decision at Sundown
  • Otis
1957
No Score Yet Jungle Heat
  • Actor
1957
No Score Yet Three Brave Men
  • O'Reilly
1956
No Score Yet Away All Boats
  • "Boots" Torgsson
1956
No Score Yet Man with the Gun
  • Drummer
1955
No Score Yet Chief Crazy Horse
  • Caleb Mantz
1955
No Score Yet The Scarlet Coat
  • Col. Jameson
1955
No Score Yet The Violent Men
  • Magruder
1955
80% The Cobweb
  • James Petlee
1955
No Score Yet Three Hours to Kill
  • Sam Minor
1954
98% On the Waterfront
  • Big Mac
1954
No Score Yet The Human Jungle
  • Capt. Harrison
1954
No Score Yet The Whistle At Eaton Falls
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet Westinghouse Studio One - "The Case of Karen Smith"
  • Actor
1951
83% Side Street
  • Patrolman
1950
No Score Yet Undercurrent
  • Henry Gilson
1946
No Score Yet The Chase
  • Job
1946
No Score Yet O.S.S.
  • Stout Man
1946
75% Since You Went Away
  • Convalescent on Rehab Steps
1944
No Score Yet Around the World
  • Bashful Marine
1943
91% The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Cop at Accident
1942
No Score Yet The Howards of Virginia
  • Friend
1940

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Bartender (O'Toole)

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