Westphall would make recurring appearances during that 6th and final season, including the series finale in which he was asked to take charge of St.
Portrayed by William Daniels Irritable and irascible, Dr.
Once again feeling burnt out and being pressured by the new hospital owners, Dr.
Westphall quit his job and left the hospital 3 episodes into Season 6.
Portrayed by Norman Lloyd (recurring 1982–1983; main cast 1983–1988); James Stephens as young Daniel in "Time Heals" episode, 1985 Dr. Eligius, and had ties to the hospital from its very beginning. He had been diagnosed with metastatic liver cancer shortly before the series began, and his long-term survival was not expected.
Fair and kind, he was well thought of by nearly everyone at St. He was the most approachable out of the three administrators because he was not uptight and serious like Dr. However, he underwent an intensive course of chemotherapy during season 2 and into season 3, which sent his cancer into remission.