Gerald Webb is a Daytime Emmy nominated and Telly Award winning producer, actor, casting executive and managing partner of DeInstutionalized, LLC. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Sicklerville, New Jersey and has been involved in the entertainment business since he was a teenager. From his humble beginnings as a young DJ, mentored by Jam Master Jay of RUN DMC, Gerald has gone on to produce 25+ films, cast 100+ films and has appeared in over 150 films and television show roles. Gerald was born a performer. As far back as anyone can remember Gerald was telling stories or jokes, break dancing, rapping, acting or DJing. In grade school his teachers would ask him to do his President Jimmy Carter impersonation and in high school he dreamed of hosting Jeopardy or of being the anchorman on the local Philly news.
Gerald ended up setting his sights on the Disc Jockey industry and took off like a rocket. In the 1990s he garnered an international reputation as a DJ including being named the American DJ Association's 2004-2005 Night Club DJ of the Year. Gerald pushed the technological edge of the industry; gaining him the attention of companies like Pioneer, American Audio and Technics (Panasonic) who tapped him as a national spokesman and endorsee. In addition to representing these companies Gerald consulted on the design of several top selling DJ products still on the market today. His innovations in the DJ world led him to be named the "world's first digital turntablist" for creating the first method for DJs to scratch a CD like a vinyl record. In the late 90's Gerald formed a friendship with legendary hip hop icon Jam Master Jay (RIP). Jay asked Gerald to appear in his upcoming instructional DJ DVD. After seeing the final product the executives at Warner Brothers Publications signed Gerald to his own DVD (DJ Styles series: The DJing with CDs) and book deal (The Digital DJ).
Jam Master Jay also influenced Gerald's pursuit of acting when he asked Gerald to audition for "Espia" a pilot for the Showtime Network. Gerald read and landed a role at what was his first acting audition! This proved to be a pivotal moment that changed the direction of Gerald’s career and life. He chose to fully embraced his love of performance and began seriously acting in the late 1990s. He started in the Philadelphia market creating a solid foundation in dozens of industrial films and commercials. After developing his acting chops on the Philly scene, he decided to make the big leap to LA in 2006.
Since arriving in Los Angeles, producer, actor, production company cofounder and casting executive Gerald “G.” Webb is moving fast. His 130+ TV and film acting credits include: HBO’s Barry, CBS’ Bull, Criminal Minds, True Blood, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Franklin and Bash, CBS’ Intelligence, Comedy Central’s Workaholics, Fox’s Rake recurring on NBC’s Law and Order: Los Angeles, Sharknado 2, 10+ Lifetime network, and a dozen+ Syfy network films. His standout performances have been recognized with a Best Actor nomination at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival for his performance in A House Is Not A Home, the 2011 Looney Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Syfy’s 2012: Ice Age, the 2011 Golden Cob Award for Best Rising Movie Actor for his performance in Syfy’s Battle of Los Angeles.
In 2009, at the behest of a director friend, Gerald was ask to help cast a movie for The Asylum Film Studio (www.TheAsylum.cc). The producers of the film were so impressed with his casting and acting instincts they quickly hired him as their in-house casting director. In 2011 Gerald was promoted to the executive position as the Director of Talent for the studio responsible for all star name attachments and overseeing general casting for the studio’s 20+ films per year. In this position and in conjunction with his own company, Transformation Films, Gerald cast over 100 films! He’s the casting guru behind the studio’s smash pop culture success Sharknado 1-3. Gerald also oversaw the series regular and guest star talent casting for the Asylum’s first television series, Z-Nation, distributed by Syfy Network. Under five years of Gerald's guidance, star name casting for their films grew by 380% and diversity in casting across all categories more than doubled. As an actor and executive of color, Gerald was committed to making a difference for other's who were under represented
In 2011 Gerald also began producing. He has produced 25+ films and series. A year later in 2012, Gerald co-founded DeInstitutionalized, LLC. The company has produced and delivered films to reputable partners like: Reel One Entertainment, Lionsgate, MarVista Entertainment, Syfy Network, Lifetime Network, ION Television and Cinetel.
Gerald also executive produced Deinstitutionalized’s new scripted series, FraXtur. The eight-episode, post-apocalyptic, digital series stars Brittany Curran (The Magicians), Denise Richards, Karl Yune, Leon Thomas III (Victorious), Camille Winbush (The Bernie Mac Show) and is currently in post production.
Gerald Webb was nominated for the 2019 Daytime Emmy award for “Outstanding Daytime Digital Series” as a producer on Amazon’s THE BAY by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He produced CIRCUS KANE which was recognized with seven 2018 Telly Awards. The Burbank International Film Festival awarded A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME Best Horror Feature which Gerald produced and starred alongside Aurora Perrineau, Bill Cobbs, Eddie Steeples and Richard Grieco.
When asked how he transitioned from Philly/NJ DJ to studio executive, award winning producer and actor in Hollywood, Gerald replied: “Become a decision maker not the passive result of the decisions being made and be willing to work harder than you’ve ever imagined to expand your knowledge, talent and skill sets.”
Gerald is a member in good standing of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, The Screen Actors Guild (SAG/AFTRA) and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) and he still roots for his hometown Philadelphia Eagles, Sixers, Phillies and Flyers!