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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) ... (uncredited)
- Killing Fields (2004) ... (uncredited)
- Retribution (2004) ... (uncredited)
- Frame of Mind (2004) ... (uncredited)
- Abduction (2004) ... (uncredited)
 1990-1991 The New Adam-12 (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- The Bully (1991)
- Addictions (1991)
- Missing (1991)
- No Mercy (1991)
 1989 Dragnet (TV Series)
 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)
  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)
- The Big Byron (1959)
- The Big .38 (1959)
- The Big Appetite (1959)
 1959 Pete Kelly's Blues (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Poor Butterfly Story (1959) ... (teleplay)
  Noah's Ark (TV Series) (1 episode, 1956) (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)
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Other Works:

Radioi: Starred (as "Pete Kelly") in the series "Pete Kelly's Blues". 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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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

When he approached young and unknown actor Randolph Mantooth to play the role of Johnny Gage in Emergency! (1972), Mantooth--like his future co-star Robert Fuller--also politely turned down the role. Webb also wouldn't take no for an answer, and told Mantooth what he told Fuller: "Sit down and shut up!". See more »

Trademark:

Rapid-fire delivery of lines See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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