The Brief: A Willy Wonka impersonator who goes by the username @willywonkatiktok is making sweet videos on TikTok.

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Known for his videos cosplaying as Johnny Depp’s Willy Wonka from the 2005 movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the TikToker @willywonkatiktok has over 4.9 million followers. He wears the buggy sunglasses, red coat, top hat, and wig that the 2005 movie version of Willy Wonka is known for, and does a spot-on Wonka impression.

@willywonkatiktok

when the chocolate buisness dies down #willywonka

♬ original sound – velogrande

This online persona is created by Duke Depp (no relation to Johnny Depp) who can also be found on Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, and OnlyFans (with SFW content).

Duke Depp/@willywonkatiktok’s videos consist of classic TikTok content including dance videos, short skits, duets, and thirst traps (he’s sometimes referred to as “hot Willy Wonka”). This character is a sensation on TikTok where videos associated with the hashtag #WillyWonka have been viewed over 775 million times.

@willywonkatiktok

Teaching @tybottofficial about my factory. (and yes, you can eat the grass) #willywonka

♬ original sound – willywonkatiktok

As he gains followers and likes on the platform, Willy Wonka has obtained a small cult following where other creators duet his videos, create their own Wonka-themed content, and openly stan his character/persona. @willywonkatiktok sells merch featuring his signature catchphrase “haha, yeah” and images of his Wonka look.

Duke Depp also has a non-Wonka themed TikTok @dukedepp where he performs as himself. This account has over 1.3 million followers.

@willywonkatiktok

#duet with @jasecadet – My oompa loompas are so talented ❤️ #willywonka

♬ Oompa Loompa – Sig