Depp's professional break came in 1987 with the premiere of 21 Jump Street, a television police series that starred Depp as Officer Tom Hanson, a young cop who frequently went undercover in high schools and colleges to catch troubled youths. The show was a hit, though Depp resented his promotion as a teen heartthrob. As far as the public knows, Johnny has never been diagnosed with a speech impediment such as a stutter. According to HITC, fans thought Johnny could possibly have a stutter based on the way he was talking during the 2022 trial. For his role as the swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, Depp underwent extensive gold capping of his teeth. He held onto the gold caps until filming closed on Pirates 3 after which he endured the painful process of removing the caps. Johnny Depp has a total of 37 tattoos. His first tattoo was a Cherokee headdress tattoo which he got inked when he was 17, to honour his Indian heritage, as his great-grandmother was a Cherokee. Another tattoo includes the name of his mother, Betty Sue, which he got done by artist Jonathan Shaw in 1988.