The versatile American actor who rose to fame with his performances in the TV series '21 Jump Street' (1987-1991) 'Alice in Wonderland' (2010), and 'Pirates of the Caribean' movies (2003-). In addition, he was noticed for appearing in the movie 'Edward Scissorhands' (1990).
June 9, 1963
Johnny Depp is critically acclaimed for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow. He habitually brings his costume wherever he goes and would occasionally sneak in local hospitals while staying in character to perk children up. While filming in London, he received a letter from a schoolgirl insisting for help to mobilize a mutiny against her teacher. He happily complied and showed up at her school garbed in full Captain Jack Sparrow attire to support the student.
Johnny Depp lived a nomadic life as a kid who moved to 20 different homes before finally settling in Miami, Florida in the 1970s. He lived a tough teenage life when his parents divorced when he was 15. At 16, he dropped out of school to pursue acting and lived in a ’67 Chevy Impala for a month.