Jack Webb

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  • Fittingly, considering both actors' legendary methods of "deadpan thespianism", Webb was born just one day after "cinematic samurai" Toshiro Mifune - in the same month of the same year.

  • On August 11, 2009, Sergeant Joe Friday appeared on a .44-cent ($0.44) United States postage stamp commemorating Dragnet and Jack Webb as part of the Post Offices Early TV Memories Stamp Collection.

  • Webb narrated a training film for the United States Postal Service titled Is It Worth It? The training film laid out details for Poster Workers should not tamper with mail or steal from the Post Office.

  • Webb was a close friend of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry. While Webb was doing Dragnet, Roddenberry was an L.A.P.D. officer and would submit treatments to Webb of real cases for Webb to make into episodes.

  • Webb is buried in the Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetary in Los Angeles.

  • Webb's personal politics were very conservative and this was reflected in the tone of his shows.

  • Webb's character, Sgt. Joe Friday, never said, "Just the facts, ma'am."

  • Webb briefly served as head of production for the TV unit of Warner Brothers in 1962.

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