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Was the “Real” Jack Sparrow hanging out at NY Comic Con? You decide!

Did he or didn't he? (Photo collage by Jonathan Wolk for Pop Culture Uncovered)

As I go through the nearly 3000 photos I took this weekend at New York Comic Con, I came across this photo of a group of cosplayers in Pirate gear. I spotted them as I was heading to Artists alley and paused to take their picture because I liked look of the group. Plus, I thought, that is a decent Jack Sparrow.

A group of Pirates at NYCC 2015, but is one not like the others? (Photo by Jonathan Wolk for PopCultureUncovered.com)

A group of Pirates at NYCC 2015, but is one not like the others?
(Photo by Jonathan Wolk for PopCultureUncovered.com)

I then took one of just Captain Jack himself, and as I looked it over this morning, I started to feel that the resemblance is uncanny. So I went to the interwebs to get some comparisons…and, well, I THINK that was none other than Johnny Depp walking around the con in character as Captain Jack Sparrow!

Is it him? The picture I took at NYCC (Photo Credit: Jonathan Wolk forPop Culture Uncovered)

Is it him? The picture I took at NYCC (Photo Credit: Jonathan Wolk forPop Culture Uncovered)

The real deal (Photo courtesy of Stella Pictures)

The real deal
(Photo courtesy of Stella Pictures)

He has done this before in Australia, to visit sick children, and at D23, just to name a few, so it is not entirely out of the question…

So look these over and tell me what YOU think in the comments below…

Meanwhile we will reach out to Disney for Confirmation.

About Jonathan "Evilboy" (26 Articles)
Jonathan "Evilboy" Wolk is a married father of one and owner of Used Future Workshop. He makes replica props and displays for costumers and collectors and is a proud member of the 501st Legion. He has been a contributor to Pop Culture Uncovered since 2013.

7 Comments on Was the “Real” Jack Sparrow hanging out at NY Comic Con? You decide!

  1. Nope. Different Chin, Different Nose and this guy has a few 50 pounds on Depp.

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  2. Doug Toyryla // October 12, 2015 at 2:02 pm //

    I hate to break it to you, dude; but the facial structure of this guy (while a fantastic likeness) is a bit different. This guy’s jaw is wider than Depp’s, and his brow is set a bit lower.

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  3. Well mate, I am flattered that you would think it. However I am not Mr. Depp (though I have met him). My performer name is Get Captain Jack and I can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/GetCaptainJacksPage

    Our crew, the Rogues’ Armada, https://www.facebook.com/TheRoguesArmada, was fortunate enough to have been invited to perform at the Family HQ at NYCC training the children to be pirates, and we had a fantastic time.

    As for being 50 pounds heavier, I would say 30, maybe 29 and a half more than when he was 10 years ago. And fortunately most of it is muscle under three layers of clothes . 🙂

    Cheers!

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  4. Doug got it right it’s was not the real McCoy you was seeing but a very close match I know the people on the left of the group photo they are out of Boston Mass he has done children partys and pirate faire and Con’s though out New England

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  5. Actually, this IS the real jack sparrow, mr depp merely plays him in the films.

    seriously, if you ever get to interact with this jack sparrow in character, you will be convinced that ohnny learned to play jack from him. es, he has a different build from depp, but he has EVERY! LAST! MANNERISM! DOWN! PERFECTLY! Every vocal inflection, every gesture, every woozy gaze.

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  6. He is the head of the Rogues Armada group, out of the Salem/Boston area, as I’m part of the group, and also his friend, I will only say that he IS Jack Sparrow, and there are pictures of him with Johnny Depp, and the actual side by side is uncanny!

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