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Jack Webb

John Randolph "Jack" Webb, also known by the pen name John Randolph, was an American actor, television producer, director, and screenwriter, 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 Limited.  Born in Santa Monica, California, he grew up in the Bunker Hill section of Los Angeles as the child of a single mother after his father left home before he was born. During World War II, Webb enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces, but he "washed out" of flight training and was granted a hardship discharge to care for his family.  Following his discharge, he moved to San Francisco, where a wartime shortage of announcers led to a temporary appointment to his own half-hour comedy radio show on ABC's KGO Radio in 1946. By 1949, he had abandoned comedy for drama, and starred in numerous radio shows until finding success in film and television in the late 1950s.   Webb had a featured role as a crime lab technician in the 1948 film He Walked by Night, athinly-fictionalized recounting of the 1946 Walker crime spree.  This experience gave Webb the idea for Dragnet: a recurring series based on real cases from LAPD police files, featuring authentic depictions of the modern police detective, including methods, mannerisms, and technical language.  Following the success of Dragnet, Webb appeared in numerous television shows and specials, including the well-known 1972 series Emergency!   During his work on a revival of Dragnet in 1982 Webb suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 62.  His funeral was given full police honors, and then LAPD Chief Daryl Gates retired the badge number 714 used by Webb’s Joe Friday of Dragnet fame.  


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Родился:
Apr 2, 1920 в Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
23
Впервые появился:
на movie Three on a Match 1932-10-29
Последний проект:
Series Chesterfield Sound Off Time 2016
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Сети зла
Poster of Appointment with Danger
Poster of Dark City
Poster of Час комедии от Колгейт
Фильмография
Series Chesterfield Sound Off Time Unknown 2016
Series The Partners Unknown 1971-09-18
Series Облава 1967 1967-01-01
Series General Electric True Unknown 1962-09-30
Кино The John Glenn Story Narrator 1962-01-01
Кино A Force in Readiness 1961-05-25
Кино The Last Time I Saw Archie William 'Bill' Bowers 1961-05-27
Кино -30- Sam Gatlin 1959-11-11
Кино The D.I. Gunnery Sgt. Jim Moore 1957-05-30
Кино Сети зла Sgt. Joe Friday 1954-09-04
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Series Облава Sgt. Joe Friday 1951-12-16
Кино Halls of Montezuma Correspondent Dickerman 1951-01-04
Кино You're in the Navy Now Ens. Anthony 'Tony' Barbo 1951-02-23
Кино Appointment with Danger Joe Regas 1951-05-09
Кино The Men Norm 1950-07-20
Кино Бульвар сансет Artie Green 1950-08-10
Series Час комедии от Колгейт Unknown 1950-09-10
Кино Dark City Augie 1950-10-17
Series Шоу Эда Салливана Unknown 1948-06-20
Кино Он бродил по ночам Lee Whitey 1948-11-24
Кино Three on a Match Boy in Schoolyard (uncredited) 1932-10-29