The Brief: A Willy Wonka impersonator who goes by the username @willywonkatiktok is making sweet videos on TikTok.
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.
when the chocolate buisness dies down #willywonka
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.
Teaching @tybottofficial about my factory. (and yes, you can eat the grass) #willywonka
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.