August 03, 2007

Actor who inspired Adam

Beach family brings suicide prevention message to Native youth with 'Kigeet'Much of his inspiration comes not only from his father Chris and his wife and children, but also from the actor who originally inspired and still inspires him: Johnny Depp.

"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.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
There is another marker here, and it is this: Johnny Depp's springboard into eventual acting fortunes came directly from his 'starring' role on the long-ago series, 21 JUMP STREET, a teenage cop show. How's that for an Adam Beach parallel possibly of great meaning?
All Best
Russ Bates