James Westerfield Overview:

Character actor, James Westerfield, was born James A. Westerfield on Mar 22, 1913 in Nashville, TN. Westerfield died at the age of 58 on Sep 20, 1971 in Woodland Hills, CA .



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James Westerfield Quotes:

Big Mac: The only arithmetic he ever got was hearing the referee count up to ten.

Tom Milford: [Tom bumped into officer] I'm sorry, officer, my eyes were on that girl.
Officer Brokaw: Well, just glue them back in your head and keep moving.

Schmidt, the Hangman: You haff last request?
Prisoner: Sure would like me a chaw of tobacco. Whats the matter, hangman; afraid I'll choke to death and you'll lose your hangin' fee?
[Schmidt gives him a chew]
Prisoner: Umm! Put it in my pocket
[Schmidt complies and starts to put the hood over the prisoner's head]
Prisoner: Umm! Umm!
[spits out tobacco juice and then nods]

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James Westerfield Facts
Played tough, blue-collar types, often cops, bartenders or thugs. His best-remembered film role is probably that of "Big Mac" in the classic On the Waterfront (1954).

Character heavy primarily from Broadway who won two New York Drama Critics awards and produced and directed several plays on the summer theater circuit.

Spent a large part of his career on the stage, not only as actor, but as set designer, producer and director. He won two New York Drama Critics Awards for acting.

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