Did you know that “Space Force,” the new Netflix comedy starring Steve Carell, also features a Gator: actor Jamison Webb (BSJ ’07)? The series premiered May 29.
Webb plays “Baxter,” who appears in the trailer (at the :40 second mark) and four of the first season’s 10 episodes.
The journalism alumnus from Fort Myers was an active member of UF’s improv club – Theater Strike Force – during his student days in Gainesville. Here are a few of Webb’s many UF memories.
Webb’s favorite …
College class: “I loved all of my journalism classes, but the Literary Journalism class I took in 2005 with Professor William McKeen stands out.”
Gainesville hangout: “Too tough to pick one! But coffee and board games at Maude’s, pizza at Satchel’s and wings at Miller’s Ale House were always a good time.”
Professor: “William McKeen and Mike Foley in the College of Journalism and Communications were memorable for sure. But honestly, any professor whose class I did not have to attend before 9 a.m.”
Activity: “Going to Florida Gator football games. No other answer is acceptable here.”
Jamison’s advice for other Gators who want to make it into showbiz: “I'm not qualified to give advice because I haven't truly made it yet, but I do feel qualified to give advice on how to try to make it in showbiz: Don't get discouraged. Don't get overconfident. Be nice. Be professional. Stay hydrated.”
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Catch more of Webb’s performances – and add his shows to your Netflix list – here:
Space Force: https://www.netflix.com/title/81021929