Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

438 Fans
Jun. 9th, 1963
Born in
Owensboro, Kentucky, USA
5' 10

Johnny Depp's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
21 Jump Street TV Show
21 Jump Street

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Mortdecai
2014 - For No Good Reason
2014 - Into the Woods
2014 - Lucky Them
2014 - Tusk
2012 - 21 Jump Street
2012 - The Lone Ranger
2012 - Dark Shadows
2011 - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2011 - Pearl Jam Twenty
2011 - Rango
2011 - Rango
2010 - The Rum Diary
2010 - A Nightmare on Elm Street duplicate
2009 - The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2009 - Public Enemies
2008 - Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
2007 - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2007 - Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
2006 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
2005 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2005 - Corpse Bride
2004 - The Libertine
2004 - Finding Neverland
2004 - Secret Window
2004 - Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
2003 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2003 - Breakfast with Hunter
2003 - Once Upon a Time in Mexico
2002 - Lost in La Mancha
2001 - From Hell
2001 - Blow
2000 - Before Night Falls
2000 - The Man Who Cried
2000 - Before Night Falls
2000 - Chocolat
1999 - Sleepy Hollow
1999 - The Ninth Gate
1998 - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1997 - Donnie Brasco
1997 - Donnie Brasco
1997 - The Brave
1995 - Don Juan DeMarco
1995 - Dead Man
1995 - Nick of Time
1994 - Ed Wood
1990 - Edward Scissorhands
1990 - Cry-Baby
1986 - Platoon
1985 - Private Resort

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, and musician. Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was raised in Florida. He dropped out of school at age 15 in the hopes of becoming a rock musician. He fronted a series of garage bands including The Kids, which once opened for 'Iggy Pop'. Depp got into acting after a visit to Los Angeles, California, with his former wife, Lori Anne Allison ('Lori A. Depp'), who introduced him to actor 'Nicolas Cage'. He made his film debut in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). In 1987 he shot to stardom when he replaced 'Jeff Yagher' in the role of undercover cop Tommy Hanson in the popular TV series 21 Jump Street (1987).

In 1990, after numerous roles in teen-oriented films, his first of a handful of great collaborations with director 'Tim Burton' came about when Depp played the title role in Edward Scissorhands (1990). Following the film's success, Depp carved a niche for himself as a serious, somewhat dark, idiosyncratic performer, consistently selecting roles that surprised critics and audiences alike. He continued to gain critical acclaim and increasing popularity by appearing in many features before re-joining with Burton in the lead role of Ed Wood (1994).

In 1997 he played an undercover FBI agent in the fact-based film Donnie Brasco (1997), opposite Al Pacino; in 1998 he appeared in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), directed by Terry Gilliam; and then, in 1999, he appeared in the sci-fi/horror film The Astronaut's Wife (1999). The same year he teamed up again with Burton in Sleepy Hollow (1999), brilliantly portraying Ichabod Crane.

Depp has played many characters in his career, including another fact-based one, Insp. Fred Abberline in From Hell (2001). He stole the show from screen greats such as Antonio Banderas in the finale to Robert Rodriguez's "mariachi" trilogy, Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003). In that same year he starred in the marvelous family blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), playing a character that only the likes of Depp could pull off: the charming, conniving and roguish Capt. Jack Sparrow. Now Depp is collaborating again with Burton in a screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), the most recent being Dark Shadows (2012).

Depp played the former Heath Ledger character in the 2009 film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus along with Jude Law and Colin Farrell. All three actors gave their salaries from the film to Ledger's daughter, Matilda. He portrayed the Mad Hatter in Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and the protagonist of Rango.

Off-screen, Depp has dated several female celebrities, and has been engaged to Jennifer Grey, Winona Ryder, Sherilyn Fenn and Kate Moss.

Depp was married to Lori Anne Allison in (1983) but they divorced her in (1985). Depp began a relationship with Vanessa Paradis, a French actress and singer whom he met while filming The Ninth Gate. After months of media speculation, Depp and Paradis announced their separation in June 2012. They have two children, daughter Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born 1999) and son John "Jack" Christopher Depp III (born 2002). Depp has been dating actress and model 'Amber Heard' since 2012 after the pair met on the set of the film The Rum Diary. The couple became engaged on Christmas Eve in 2013.

  • Apparently conceived his portrayal of 'Edward D. Wood Jr.' (qv) as a cross between 'Ronald Reagan (I)' (qv) (the wobbly-headed thing), the Tin Man from _The Wizard of Oz (1939)_ (qv), and the voice of 'Casey Kasem' (qv).
  • Has twice recorded with British band 'Oasis (I)' (qv). Most notably, he plays lead slide guitar on the track "Fade In-Out", from the 1997 album Be Here Now. 'Noel Gallagher (II)' (qv), Oasis's lead guitarist, was allegedly too drunk to perform it himself, so celebrity pal Depp stepped in and nailed the lead on one take.
  • Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2001.
  • Made a voice message for 17-year-old British girl who has been in a coma for five months. Parents of the girl asked him to tape a voice message because he's the favorite actor of their daughter and they will play that message to her everyday hoping she'll wake up. Depp was touched by the letter and he said that he'll do whatever he can to help. (25 March 2008).
  • Has portrayed a real-life character in ten films: 'Edward D. Wood Jr.' (qv) in _Ed Wood (1994)_ (qv), Lt. Victor/Bon Bon in _Before Night Falls (2000)_ (qv), 'Hunter S. Thompson' (qv) in _Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)_ (qv), Insp. Fred Abberline in _From Hell (2001)_ (qv), 'Joseph Pistone' (qv)/Donnie Brasco in _Donnie Brasco (1997)_ (qv), George Jung in _Blow (2001)_ (qv), 'J.M. Barrie' (qv) in _Finding Neverland (2004)_ (qv), 'John Wilmot, The Second Earl of Rochester' in _The Libertine (2005)_ (qv), 'Jack Kerouac' (qv) in _The Source (1999) (TV)_ (qv), and 'John Dillinger (I)' (qv) in _Public Enemies (2009)_ (qv).
  • Adopted Goldeneye, the one-eyed Andalusian horse who played Gunpowder, Ichabod Crane's steed in _Sleepy Hollow (1999)_ (qv), thereby saving him from the glue factory.
  • He has said in interviews that he is of Cherokee, Irish, and German descent, with some Navajo as well. Asked the origin of his last name by James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, Johnny Depp said his name means "idiot" in German.
  • A movie buff (with a somewhat encyclopedic knowledge of older films), he admits he watches few movies any more, other than the children's films that his "kiddies" prefer. He also enjoys most of them.

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