James Westmoreland (actor)

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James Patrick Westmoreland

(1935-11-25)November 25, 1935
Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.
DiedSeptember 14, 2016(2016-09-14) (aged 80)
La Quinta, California, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Years active1954–1987
Spouse(s)Kim Darby

James Patrick Westmoreland (November 25, 1935 - September 14, 2016) was an American actor also known by the stage name Rad Fulton[1], who starred in such films as Don't Answer the Phone! and The Last Sunset (film), and had recurring roles in General Hospital and the ABC Western series The Monroes (1966 TV series).

Early life

Westmoreland was born in Dearborn, Michigan, the son of Mary (Chelarue) and James Westmoreland Sr. He had a younger brother, William.[2] He graduated from Cooley High School in 1953, and moved to New York City|New York, where he briefly worked as a model before being taken on by talent agent Henry Willson and moving to Hollywood, Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Willson gave Westmoreland the stage name Rad Fulton.[3]


Westmoreland appeared in a number of films as Rad Fulton in the late 1950s and early 1960s. However, after a falling out with Willson in 1963, Westmoreland was forced to relinquish the stage name, appearing in subsequent films under his birth name until his retirement from acting in the 1980s.[1]

Personal life

Westmoreland married the actress Kim Darby in 1970, but the marriage only lasted 3 months.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
1956 Come Next Spring Bob Storys (as Rad Fulton)
Hold Back the Night Radio operator Uncredited
Toward the Unknown Pilot Uncredited
The Girl He Left Behind Recruit Uncredited
The Women of Pitcairn Island Island Boy (as Rad Fulton)
1958 Lafayette Escadrille Wally Winter Uncredited
Marjorie Morningstar Actor as 'Romeo' Uncredited
No Time for Sergeants Inductee Uncredited
High School Confidential! Boy Uncredited
Joy Ride Paul (as Rad Fulton)
1959 The Young Philadelphians Airline Ticket Agent Uncredited
1960 Hell Bent for Leather Moon (as Rad Fulton)
The Crowded Sky Rocky Uncredited
1961 Journey Beneath the Desert Robert (as Rad Fulton)
The Last Sunset Julesburg Kid (as Rad Fulton)
No, My Darling Daughter Cornelius Allingham (as Rad Fulton)
1966 The Undertaker and His Pals Harry Glass
1973 Stacey Frank Elroy
1980 Don't Answer the Phone! Lt. Chris McCabe


Year Title Role Notes
1957 West Point Episode: "Flareup"
1958 Lux Playhouse Sean Episode: "The Four"
1958, 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lester / Ads in press receptionist 2 episodes
1959 The Restless Gun Frank Kolter Episode: "The Cavis Boy"
1960 Bronco Jim Younger Episode: "Shadow of Jesse James"
1960 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis Paisan Episode: "The Fist Fighter"
1960 Laramie Johnny Leach Episode: "Company Man"
1962 Route 66 Second Surfer Episode: "Ever Ride the Waves in Oklahoma?"
1966 Hank Male Patient Episode: "Operation Matriculation"
1966 The Wild Wild West Chandra Episode: "The Night of the Golden Cobra"
1966-1967 The Monroes Ruel Jaxon 12 episodes
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett Lafe Banner Episode: "First Love"
1972 General Hospital Teddy Holmes Recurring
1977 Emergency! Grip Foreman Episode: "Firehouse Quintet"
1982 The Young and the Restless Decker Recurring
1984 T. J. Hooker Paul Butler Episode: "Hot Property"
1987 The New Mike Hammer Saunders Episode: "Green Blizzard"


  1. 1.0 1.1 "James Westmoreland, Forced by His Agent to Ditch His Stage Name, Dies at 80". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 20, 2022.
  2. "Biography". Jim Westmoreland.com. Retrieved June 20, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "James Westmoreland (1935 – 2016)". legacy.com. Retrieved June 20, 2022.

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