Anthony De La Torre

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Anthony De La Torre
Born (1993-11-24) November 24, 1993 (age 26)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • guitarist
Years active2008–present

Anthony De La Torre (born November 24,[2] 1993)[3] is an American actor, singer, songwriter and guitarist, known for his roles as young Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) and Jan Axel Blomberg in Lords of Chaos (2018).

Early life[edit]

De La Torre was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, to Cuban parents.[4] His mother, Esther Garcia, is a Spanish teacher at Bowling Green High School, and also owns a cleaning business.[5] His parents divorced shortly after De La Torre's birth.[6] He has one older brother, Nicolas, and one older sister, Angelica.[6] De La Torre attended St. Aloysius Elementary and Junior High School in Bowling Green,[5] before enrolling in online schooling via Ohio Virtual Academy.[7]

As a teen, De La Torre performed as a Justin Bieber impersonator, for which he would make between $300–$600 an hour,[7] and also worked for his mother's cleaning business.[1] In 2012, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee to work on his music project with songwriter and producer Desmond Child.[8] The following year, he relocated to Los Angeles, California.[1]

Career[edit]

De La Torre began his acting career with a voice role in Go, Diego, Go! as Willie the Whistling Duck, for which he was credited as Antonio Cabrera.[5] He also appeared in a print advertisement for Del Monte ketchup.[5] He had a recurring role in two episodes of Nickelodeon's 100 Things to Do Before High School, portraying a Latino actor named Anthony Del Rey.[9]

In 2017, De La Torre starred as the young Jack Sparrow in the blockbuster fantasy film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. His appearance as the character was merged with Johnny Depp's via CGI.[10] In July 2017, he replaced Toby Rand as the frontman for The Fell, a rock band consisting of Mike Krompass, Randy Cooke, and Billy Sheehan.[11]

He portrayed Jan Axel Blomberg / Hellhammer in Jonas Åkerlund's thriller Lords of Chaos, alongside Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen and Jack Kilmer. De La Torre also appeared as Hellhammer in the music video for Metallica's "ManUNkind".[12] The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. De La Torre is set to star in the title role in the low budget horror film Johnny Gruesome, directed by Greg Lamberson.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

Since August 2015, De La Torre has been in a relationship with Lana Condor.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Young Jack Sparrow
2018 Lords of Chaos Jan Axel Blomberg
Johnny Gruesome Johnny Grissom

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Go, Diego, Go! Willie the Whistling Duck 2 episodes
2015–2016 100 Things to Do Before High School Anthony Del Rey
2018 Vida Jackson Episode 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "De La Torre, Latin Pop From the Heartland". Music Connection. November 22, 2013.
  2. ^ Condor, Lana (Nov 24, 2019). "It's my Bday!". lanacondor. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Feehan, Jennifer (May 20, 2017). "Bowling Green native lands dream role in 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film". Toledo Blade. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. ^ Quintana, Anna (May 24, 2017). "We're Only Watching 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' for Young Jack Sparrow Actor Anthony De La Torre!". Life & Style.
  5. ^ a b c d Feehan, Jennifer (August 15, 2006). "Acting bug's bite gives 7th grader a fever for stage". Toledo Blade.
  6. ^ a b Ragogna, Mike (June 11, 2017). "Young Jack Sparrow And More: Chats With Anthony De La Torre And Ray Scott, Plus A Legion Exclusive And A Paul Simon CD/DVD Review". HuffPost. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Feehan, Jennifer (October 3, 2011). "B.G. youth induces swoons as he impersonates Bieber". Toledo Blade. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  8. ^ Bliss, Jessica (July 6, 2017). "How path to playing a young Johnny Depp started with a blind date to a Nashville prom". The Tennessean. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  9. ^ Grace, Madison (June 28, 2016). "Exclusive interview with De La Torre". Odyssey. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  10. ^ Simonot, Suzanne (May 12, 2017). "US actor confirms his role as Young Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales". Gold Coast Bulletin.
  11. ^ Jones, Patricia (July 29, 2017). "The Fell re-release single 'Footprints' with new front man Anthony De La Torre". AXS. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  12. ^ Rosenberh, Axl (November 17, 2016). "Did You Spot the Lords of Chaos Cast in Metallica's "ManUNkind" Video?". MetalSucks. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  13. ^ Wells, Mitchell (July 27, 2016). "Lamberson Casts Anthony De La Torre And Michael DeLorenzo In JOHNNY GRUESOME". Horror Society. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  14. ^ Couch, Aaron (June 28, 2017). "Young Jack Sparrow Actor Is Vengeful Killer in 'Johnny Gruesome' Trailer". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  15. ^ Jung, Helen (February 5, 2019). "'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Star Lana Condor Covers Cosmopolitan March 2019 Issue". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved March 2, 2019.

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