Richard Webb was a film, television and radio actor, originally from Bloomington, Illinois.
He appeared in more than fifty films, including many westerns and films noir including Out of the Past, Night Has a Thousand Eyes, I Was a Communist for the FBI and Carson City. Today, he may be best remembered as the star of the 1950s television series, Captain Midnight, based on a long-running radio program of the same name.
In 1954, Webb played the notorious gunfighter John Wesley Hardin in an episode of Jim Davis's Stories of the Century western anthology series. The segment shows Hardin shooting two Indians in the back, gunning down a sheriff in a saloon, and finally being outgunned himself by an El Paso officer attempting to arrest Hardin, then a lawyer, on a new murder warrant, possibly his 41st or 45th killing.
In 1958, Webb appeared in the episode "Wheel of Fortune" of the NBC western series, Jefferson Drum, starring Jeff Richads. That same year, he guest starred as agent James Foster in Bruce Gordon's short-lived NBC docudrama about the Cold War, Behind Closed Doors.
Webb in 1958 played the role of Rocky Norton in the episode "Dead Reckoning" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Colt .45, starring Wayde Preston. Jason Robards, Sr., and Lee Van Cleef appear in this episode as Judge Hesby and Devery, respectively.