Joe Friday
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"Detective Sergeant Joe Friday" is a fictional detective in the Los Angeles Police Department. The character was created by Jack Webb as the lead for his Dragnet (franchise)/Dragnet series, and first appeared on June 3, 1949 in the premiere of the NBC Radio Network/NBC radio drama that launched the franchise. Webb played the character on radio and later television from 1949-1959 and again from 1967-1970, also appearing as Friday in a 1954 theatrical release and a 1966 made-for-TV film that aired three years later.

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