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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) ... (creator)
- Something Worth Dying For: Part 1 (1975) ... (creator)
- Dana Hall (1975) ... (creator)
- Gus Corbin (1975) ... (creator)
- Operation Action (1975) ... (creator)
 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) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Burglary: Baseball (1970) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Robbery: The Harassing Wife (1970) ... (creator - uncredited)
- I.A.D.: The Receipt (1970) ... (creator - uncredited)
- D.H.Q.: Night School (1970) ... (creator - 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)
 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 Reluctant Reindeer (1956) ... (creator)
- 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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Show Show Producer (34 credits)
Show Show Director (20 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (20 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (10 credits)

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Other Works:

(5/20/57) Guested on the daytime program "Club Sixty". 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:

Webb was named production head of Warner Bros. Television, but his tenure only lasted eight months before he was terminated and replaced by old friend William Conrad, whose background was similar to Webb's. Webb relocated his production unit at Universal. See more »

Trademark:

A buzzsaw flattop haircut. He first wore it for the title role of The D.I. (1957) and kept it for the rest of his career. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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