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by Brian B. Carter, MS, LAc

Brian is the founder of the Pulse of Oriental Medicine, medical professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and author of Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind: How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure.

I like to call him 'Jack D'.
Of course, that's his son's name, too.

Who is Gilbert Grape? Hmm...

Who's the coolest actor from 21 Jumpstreet? Oops, too easy. Who's the actor with hair most like Robert Smith of the Cure? Hmm....

Who's amazingly successful in Hollywood and a real actor, not just another pretty face?

Oh! That's right... Johnny Depp.

Birthdate: John Christopher Depp II
Birth Name: June 9, 1963
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky
Occupation: Actor


  • "I'm going to do only the things that I want to do, interesting things and things that stimulate me."
  • "One of the most incredible moments I've ever had was sitting in Vincent [Price]'s trailer...I was showing him this first-edition book I have of the complete works of Poe--with really amazing illustrations. Vincent was going nuts over the drawings, and he started talking about The Tomb of Ligeia. Then he closed the book and began to recite it to me in this beautiful voice, filling the room with huge sounds. Such passion! I looked in the book later, and it was verbatim. Word perfect. It was a great moment. I'll never forget that." --movieline, October 1994

One more Johnny Depp picture for ya. Oh, and there's some other guy in it, too.

America's Acupuncturist still hasn't gotten Johnny to quit those cigarettes,
though at least he doesn't smoke around the kids. Matt kept commenting on my hair all night. I think he might have had more than just the martinis

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Johnny Depp's bio/history

  • Born John Christopher Depp in Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 9, 1963.
  • Raised in Florida, he dropped out of school at age 15 in 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 LA with his former wife, who introduced him to actor Nicolas Cage.
  • He made his film debut in 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street.
  • In 1987, he shot to fame when he replaced Jeff Yagher in the role of undercover cop Tommy Hanson in the popular TV series 21 Jump Street.
  • In 1990, after numerous roles in teen films, his first of a few great collaborations with director Tim Burton came about when he portrayed the title role in Edward Scissorhands.
  • Following the film's success, Depp carved a niche for himself as a serious, somewhat dark, idiosyncratic performer, consistently selecting roles that surprise 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.
  • In 1997, he played the undercover FBI agent in the factually based film, Donnie Brasco, opposite Al Pacino; in 1998 he appeared in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and then in 1999 he appeared in the Sci-fi horror, The Astronaut's Wife. The same year, he teamed up again with Burton in Sleepy Hollow, brilliantly portraying Ichabod Crane.

Johnny Depp as Inspector Fred Abberline in From Hell (2001)

  • Depp has played many characters in his career including another factually based character, Inspector 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) the same year as the marvelous family blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl playing a character that only the likes of Depp could pull off... Captain Jack Sparrow.
  • Depp has been announced as joining up again with Tim Burton in the screen adaptation of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Apart from his on-screen life Depp has dated several female celebrities off-screen, including failed engagements to Jennifer Gray, Winona Ryder and Kate Moss. He was married to Lori Anderson in 1983 but then divorced in 1985.
  • Currently Depp is living with French singer/actress Vanessa Paradis with whom he has two children; Lily-Rose Melody born in 1999 and Jack born in 2002.

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