“For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will long to return.”

—Leonardo da Vinci

Life #1: A native of Savannah, Georgia, Dep practiced law, as an infant ADA, then privately, and ultimately as Chief Assistant District Attorney in Savannah. He was also cross designated as a federal prosecutor. 

Next, he ran a State Agency under Georgia’s Governor, litigating utility issues on behalf of the public, then headed to Washington where he designed, built, and ran the first Anti-Piracy Task Force for the satellite television industry, supervising a national network of some 60 former FBI agents. Next came a stint doing advance political and legal work for The Edison Project, a revolutionary concept for innovative, cutting-edge, schools in America.

During his legal career, Dep  was a member of the Georgia and D.C. Bar Associations and was admitted to practice before various state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Cue Life #2: Dep was eventually lured away from the legal field by his dream of carving a path in the creative arts, and took off for New York City where he studied for several years with the legendary Fred Kareman at Kareman/Handman Studios in Carnegie Hall. Dep has studied extensively in both New York and Los Angeles, where his work as actor, writer, director, and producer has been seen on stage,  screen, and television.

As Chairman of Isle of Hope Entertainment, Dep acts, writes, directs, and produces for all entertainment mediums.