Jack Webb

Jack Webb
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Jack Webb Biography

John Randolph "Jack" Webb (April 2, 1920 – December 23, 1982) was an Emmy-nominated American actor, television producer, director, and writer who is most famous for his role as Sergeant Joe Friday in the radio and television series Dragnet. He was also the founder of his own production company, Mark VII Productions.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Webb grew up poor in the Bunker Hill slum section of Los Angeles to a Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother; he was reared Roman Catholic. He was a sickly child and studied art as a young man. One of the tenants in the rooming house run by his mother was an ex-jazzman who imbued Webb with a lifelong interest in jazz when he gave him a recording of Bix Beiderbecke's "At the Jazz Band Ball." He was a graduate of Belmont High School in Los Angeles. Read Full Bio >>

Jack Webb Awards

2006 TV Land Awards Coolest Crime Fighting Team "Dragnet 1967" (1967). Won
2005 TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper "Dragnet" (1951) and "Dragnet 1967" (1967). Nominated
2003 TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper in a Drama "Dragnet" (1951) and "Dragnet 1967" (1967). Won
2000 PGA Awards "Dragnet" (1951). Won
1960 Walk of Fame Radio Won

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