"Johnny Depp has been my acting influence until now and still now," Beach said. "His integrity is bar none out of this world, and he takes risks with his characters. That really tests his acting levels."
Still, Beach has yet to meet Depp, and is looking forward to doing so.
"I'm sure I'll meet him one of these days and--you know--cry and tell him he changed my life," Beach said as he laughed.
Most recently, Beach joined the cast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," where he will play Detective Chester Lake from Brooklyn, a character that Beach describes as "very witty, very emotionally attached to all of the crimes," he said. "He doesn't like it when people undermine him or question his authority." Lake will be a partner to Ice-T's character, Detective Odafin Tutuola, and Beach and Ice-T are also working on creating a production company together. "We're going to diversify some film ideas that we have," Beach said.