Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

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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 - Secret Window
2004 - Finding Neverland
2004 - Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin
2004 - The Libertine
2003 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2003 - Once Upon a Time in Mexico
2003 - Breakfast with Hunter
2002 - Lost in La Mancha
2001 - From Hell
2001 - Blow
2000 - Before Night Falls
2000 - The Man Who Cried
2000 - Chocolat
2000 - Before Night Falls
1999 - The Ninth Gate
1999 - Sleepy Hollow
1998 - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1997 - Donnie Brasco
1997 - The Brave
1995 - Don Juan DeMarco
1995 - Dead Man
1995 - Nick of Time
1994 - Ed Wood
1990 - Cry-Baby
1990 - Edward Scissorhands
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.

  • Reportedly based his portrayal of "Ichabod Crane" in _Sleepy Hollow (1999)_ (qv) on "Withnail" from _Withnail & I (1987)_ (qv), as played by 'Richard E. Grant' (qv).
  • Was People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2003.
  • Friend of 'Christina Ricci' (qv).
  • In 2007, it was reported by Forbes Magazine that his earnings for the year 2006 were estimated to be $92 million.
  • His performance as Captain Jack Sparrow in _Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)_ (qv) is ranked #79 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • With 'Chuck E. Weiss' (qv), Depp reportedly paid US $350,000 for the Central Nightclub in Los Angeles, California, and turned it into the Viper Room at 8852 Sunset Blvd. Other stars in contention to buy the club in 1993 included 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' (qv) and, separately, 'Frank Stallone (I)' (qv).
  • His performance as Edward Scissorhands in _Edward Scissorhands (1990)_ is ranked #65 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
  • His performance as Edward Scissorhands in _Edward Scissorhands (1990)_ is ranked #22 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

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