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.
In just eight years in Los Angeles, producer, actor and casting executive Gerald “G.” Webb is moving fast. His 80+ TV and film acting credits include: 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, four Lifetime network films (A Snow Globe Christmas, Born Bad and Adopting Terror and Layover), 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 has attached the likes of: Tara Reid, Bill Duke, Ving Rhames, Mario Van Peebles, Danny Trejo, Dennis Haysbert, Ernie Hudson, Burt Reynolds, Nick Tuturro, Michael Beach, Carl Weathers, Sean Astin, Taryn Manning, Mark McGrath, Shannon Elizabeth, Marlee Matlin, Jamie Kennedy, Kelly Osbourne, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Ne-Yo, Penn & Teller and a host of other star name talents to the studio’s films. He’s the casting guru behind the studio’s smash pop culture success Sharknado. In addition each of the 75+ movies G has overseen casting or attached star talent has been sold and distributed worldwide. Under Gerald’s guidance, The Asylum is receiving numerous accolades for its films diversity in casting. Proving that diversity can sell and can make money. Gerald is currently overseeing the series regular and guest star talent deals for the Asylum’s first television series, Z-Nation, distributed by Syfy Network..
In 2011 Gerald also began producing. His producing credits include Hamlet and Hutch with Burt Reynolds, On Angel’s Wings with Robin Givens, Reginald Veljohnson and Bill Cobbs, They Want Dick Dickster with Tim Russ, the pilot She’s Not My Sister directed by Kel Mitchell (Keenan and Kel Show), and the multiple award winning web series Silicon Assassin starring Battlestar Gallactica’s Richard Hatch. In 2012 Gerald partnered with director Christopher Ray to form DeInstitutionalized Films. The company’s first feature film A House Is Not A Home starring Gerald, Bill Cobbs, Eddie Steeples and Richard Grieco won Best Horror Feature at the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival and five Matchflick.com Flicker Awards including most anticipated Film and Best Horror Feature. DeInstitutionalized is currently in post production for the feature film Minutes To Midnight starring William Baldwin, Richard Grieco, Christopher Judge, Dominique Swain, and John Hennigan. Gerald is producing the project.
When asked how he transitioned from Philly/NJ DJ to studio executive, award winning producer and award winning actor in just eight years 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.”