started his career in the band, the kids. His band struggled among the competitive West-coast market, Depp (under suggestion from his wife) decided to try acting. An introduction to Nicolas Cage
reluctantly persuaded Depp to audition. Depp had his film debut in A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984). The Kids split-up soon after the release and Depp left his first love, music, to follow a life of acting. A small role in Platoon (1986) by Oliver Stone
followed. Unwilling at first, Fox pursued Depp to star in a new series entitled 21, Jump Street. Although Depp though the show not good, it actually catapulted his success as an actor and turned him into a teenybopper idol.