Johnny Depp was born on June 9 1963 in Qwnsboro Kentucky USA as John Christopher Depp.

With his chiseled looks, thick hair and sleepy-smoky looks Depp achieved teen idol status as officer Tom Hanson in Stephen J Cannell's "21 Jump Streeet" (Fox, 1987-90). The delicate featured Johnny Depp played with over 15 rock bands before turning to acting. While he could have been a conventional leading man, the charismatic actor has, instead, often chosen unusual odd roles. Although he has proven to be " big box office" for these quirky choices, Depp had nevrtheless won the respect of Hollywood and the crorics as a serious and dedicated actor.

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.



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