Johnny Depp

Mostly Credited As: Johnny Depp
Birth Name: John Christopher Depp II
Date Of Birth: June 09, 1963 (Age 52)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Owensboro, Kentucky
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Johnny Depp

John Christopher Depp II was born June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is the youngest son of John and Betty Depp. They moved to Florida with his 3 siblings after the death of his Grandfather whom he was very close to. Johnny soon dropped out of school and hung out in his garage learning to play guitar and delving into the world of drugs ad rock n roll with his garage band called The Flame. The band later changed it's name to The Kids and toured with Iggy Pop. The band looking to make it big moved to Los Angeles but soon broke up.

He then had a short-lived marriage to make-up artist Lori Allison who introduced him to actor Nicholas Cage who saw something in Johhny and got him a part in the horror flick A Nightmare on Elm Street. After a starring role in the campy Private Resort, a bit part in 1986's Platoon, and acting lessons at L.A.'s Loft Studio, Depp was cast as Officer Tom Hanson in the teen crime drama, 21 Jump Street. Johnny first turned down the role but soon accepted and remained on there for 3 seasons. He tired of being known as a teen heart throb and quit to pursue a movie career.

Depp was given the opportunity to prove his worth as the eccentric title role in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, in 1990. He starred in Cry-Baby that same year, and even made an appearance in the final installment of Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, in which he was credited as Oprah Noodlemantra.

Despite the oddball, wacky characters he usually portrayed, as seen in 1993's Benny & Joon and 1994's Ed Wood. Depp made Hollywood and critics take notice with his incredible portrayal of a guy tired of his small-town lifestyle in 1993's What's Eating Gilbert Grape. His work in 1995's Don Juan DeMarco and Nick of Time didn't gather much attention, Depp was highly praised for his role as an FBI undercover agent who infiltrates the mob opposite Al Pacino, in 1997's Donnie Brasco. He also took time to write, direct and star in The Brave that year.

In 1998, Depp starred as the alter ego of buddy Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, co-starring Benicio Del Toro, and tried his hand at sci-fi in 1999's The Astronaut's Wife, along with gorgeous Charlize Theron. He re-teamed with Tim Burton to star in the magnificently gothic adaptation of the Halloween legend, 1999's Sleepy Hollow, in a brilliant portrayal of constable Ichabod Crane. Depp also had roles in The Man Who Cried (co-starring good friend Christina Ricci), Before Night Falls, and Chocolat, as a gypsy who falls for Juliette Binoche.

Johnny curently resides in France with long time love French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children: Lily-Rose Melody, born in 1999 and Jack, born in 2002.

Movie Credits

Pirates of the Caribbean 3 (2007) - Jack Sparrow
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - Jack Sparrow
Corpse Bride (2005) (voice) - Victor Van Dort
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - Willy Wonka
The Libertine (2004) - Rochester
Finding Neverland (2004) - Sir James Matthew Barrie
Secret Window (2004) - Mort Rainey
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) - Sands
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) - Jack Sparrow
From Hell (2001) - Inspector Frederick Abberline
Blow (2001) - George Jung

... and many more.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
21 Jump Street (1987)As: Officer Thomas "Tom" Hanson (S01-S04)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Johnny Depp 13x281: (May/20/2016) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Miranda Lambert 11x135: (Apr/11/2014) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Johnny Depp, Kathryn Hahn, MuteMath 13x115: (Sep/10/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard, Kandace Springs 13x07: (Jan/15/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Johnny Depp, Jessica Pare, Chuck E. Weiss 12x119: (Apr/07/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Johnny Depp, Rebecca Romijn, Steve Martorano 11x103: (Jul/01/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  January 22, 2015 01x190: (Jan/22/2015) As Himself 
  January 21, 2015 01x189: (Jan/21/2015) As Himself 

The Insider (2004) 
  Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt 11x62: (Nov/25/2014) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Johnny Depp, Joseph Arthur 21x114: (Apr/03/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Johnny Depp, Marc Maron, Dawes 20x156: (Jun/27/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Johnny Depp, Foster the People 19x31: (Oct/27/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Johnny Depp, Ra Ra Riot, George Benson 18x51: (Dec/07/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Daybreak (2010) 
  August 5, 2013 03x234: (Aug/05/2013) As Himself 
  July 23, 2013 03x225: (Jul/23/2013) As Himself 
  November 8, 2011 02x47: (Nov/08/2011) As Himself 
  December 8, 2010 01x68: (Dec/08/2010) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 3, Show 234 03x234: (Aug/05/2013) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 175 01x175: (May/09/2011) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 117 01x117: (Feb/15/2011) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  July 29, 2013 14x210: (Jul/29/2013) As Himself 
  November 7, 2011 12x311: (Nov/07/2011) As Himself 
  May 18, 2011 12x138: (May/18/2011) As Himself 
  January 18, 2008 09x18: (Jan/18/2008) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Lois Comes Out of Her Shell 11x06: (Nov/25/2012) Voiced  Edward Scissorhands 

Hackney 2012 (2012) 
  Jay-Z Live @ Hackney 2012 01x03: (Jun/23/2012) As Himself (Audience Member), [Uncredited]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Michelle Pfeiffer, Bear Grylls, Snow Patrol 20x79: (May/07/2012) As Barnabus Collins (Footage from ‘Dark Shadows’), [Uncredited]
  Johnny Depp, Eva Mendes, Shout Out Louds 13x186: (Jul/13/2005) As Himself 
  Johnny Depp, Ricky Martin 11x242: (Jun/27/2003) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Johnny Depp, Ricky Gervais, Carey Mulligan, Ed Byrne 10x03: (Nov/04/2011) As Himself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 181 01x181: (Nov/04/2011) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 58 01x58: (May/13/2011) As Himself 

Channel 4's Comedy Gala (2010) 
  Comedy Gala 2010 01x01: (Apr/05/2010) As Himself 

GMTV (1993) 
  March 1, 2010 18x60: (Mar/01/2010) As Himself 

SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) 
  SpongeBob vs. The Big One 06x36: (Apr/17/2009) Voiced  Jack Kahuna Laguna 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards 65x01: (Jan/13/2008) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Sweeney Todd:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Johnny Depp; Kate White 08x190: (May/25/2007) As Himself 

Attack Of The Show! (2005) 
  Pirates of the Caribbean, Emmy Nominations 02x121: (Jul/06/2006) As Himself 
  John Landis, Superman Returns 02x115: (Jun/26/2006) As Himself 

Rove Live (2000) 
  Johnny Depp 06x29: (Aug/23/2005) As Himself 

Kids' Choice Awards (US) (1988) 
  18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 18x01: (Apr/02/2005) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 77th Annual Academy Awards 53x01: (Feb/27/2005) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 76th Annual Academy Awards 52x01: (Feb/29/2004) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 66th Annual Academy Awards 42x01: (Mar/21/1994) As Presenter, [Featuring]

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Hank's Back 08x20: (May/09/2004) Voiced  Yogi Victor, [Special Guest Stars]

On Air With Ryan Seacrest (2004) 
  3/1/04 01x37: (Mar/01/2004) As Himself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 10x01: (Feb/22/2004) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Bl) 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Johnny Depp 08x08: (Nov/23/2003) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Johnny Depp 08x19: (Sep/08/2002) As Himself 

The Fast Show (1994) 
  The Last Fast Show Ever (1) (Dec/26/2000) As Himself 

Hotel (1983) 
  Unfinished Business 04x15: (Feb/04/1987) As Rob Cameron 

Lady Blue (1985) 
  Beasts of Prey 01x03: (Oct/10/1985) As Lionel Viland 

Depp's maternal great-grandmother, Minnie, was a full-blooded Cherokee and Depp also has Cherokee ancestry on his father's side.

Depp is a longtime fan of Hunter S. Thompson's work.

Depp owns the gun and ammunition Thompson used to kill himself.

Johnny took in $18,000,000 for his appearance in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).

Johnny Depp: (on director Tim Burton) He can ask me everything. If he wants me to have sex with an aardvark in one of his next movies, then I will do that.

Johnny Depp: On a film you start to get closer and closer with the people you're working with, and it becomes like this circus act or this travelling family.

Johnny Depp: The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.'

In 1994, Johnny was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for: Benny & Joon (1993).

In 2004, Johnny won the Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Liar for: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

Johnny appeared in the documentary The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl in 2005.

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