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Jack Webb (I) (1920–1982)


John (Jack) Randolph Webb's father left home before he was born; Webb would never know him. He was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother in dire poverty that preceded the Depression. Making things worse, Webb suffered from acute asthma from age six until adulthood, somewhat surprising for a man whose cigarette intake reached three packs a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2003-2004 Dragnet (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Riddance (2004) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Killing Fields (2004) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Retribution (2004) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Frame of Mind (2004) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Abduction (2004) ... (creator - uncredited)
 1990-1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- The Bully (1991) ... (creator)
- Addictions (1991) ... (creator)
- Missing (1991) ... (creator)
- No Mercy (1991) ... (creator)
- Homeless in America (1991) ... (creator)
 1989 Dragnet (TV Series) (creator)
 1987 Dragnet (radio and television series - uncredited)
 1977 Sam (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.0 (1977) ... (written by)
  Adam-12 (TV Series) (created by - 174 episodes, 1968 - 1975) (written by - 1 episode, 1968)
- Something Worth Dying For: Part 2 (1975) ... (created by)
- Something Worth Dying For: Part 1 (1975) ... (created by)
- Dana Hall (1975) ... (created by)
- Gus Corbin (1975) ... (created by)
- Operation Action (1975) ... (created by)
 1971-1972 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Operation: Smokescreen (1972) ... (creator)
- Operation: Good Citizen (1972) ... (creator)
- Operation: Mr. Felix (1972) ... (creator)
- Operation: Rake-Off (1972) ... (creator)
- Operation: Dorias (1972) ... (creator)
  Dragnet 1967 (TV Series) (created by - 98 episodes, 1967 - 1970) (written by - 1 episode, 1967)
- D.H.Q.: The Victims (1970) ... (created by - uncredited)
- Burglary: Baseball (1970) ... (created by - uncredited)
- Robbery: The Harassing Wife (1970) ... (created by - uncredited)
- I.A.D.: The Receipt (1970) ... (created by - uncredited)
- D.H.Q.: Night School (1970) ... (created by - uncredited)
  Dragnet (TV Series) (269 episodes, 1951 - 1959) (radio play - 3 episodes, 1952 - 1954) (writer - 3 episodes, 1953) (original radio play - 1 episode, 1953) (radio script - 1 episode, 1953) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1952)
- The Big Red (1959) ... (creator)
- The Big Counterfeit (1959) ... (creator)
- The Big Byron (1959) ... (creator)
- The Big .38 (1959) ... (creator)
- The Big Appetite (1959) ... (creator)
  Noah's Ark (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Friendly Lion (1956) ... (writer)
- The Mascot (1956) ... (writer)
- The Toothless Monkey (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Kill (1956) ... (story)
 1954 Dragnet (screenplay - uncredited) / (television series - uncredited)
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Other Works:

(1970s) Narrated a training film for the US Postal Service entitled "Is It Worth It?", which detailed why Postal Service employees should not tamper with mail or steal from the US Postal Service See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Randolph

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Of Julie London]: Julie was a hell of an actress - people forget - before she became a singer.

Trivia:

Despite being unhappy with an article Jack Jones had written about "Dragnet", Webb insisted on paying for Barbara Stewart's wedding to Jones after she told Webb that she had just returned from performing for the military in Europe. See more »

Trademark:

Deep gravelly voice See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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