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This list contains information about celebrities who play in bands, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several actors are also talented musicians, and many of them play instruments in bands. Some of these famous folks are in successful rock bands, while others are in bands that fly under the radar. One famous actor was even in a band with a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Who is the most famous celebrity who plays in a band? Johnny Depp tops this list. Johnny Depp was a member of the group P, which also included Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Depp has also performed with Keith Richards, Joe Perry, and Marilyn Manson.

Several famous women also play in bands. Former child actress Jenny Lewis sang and played multiple instruments in the group Rilo Kiley. She has also released several solo albums and an album with the duo Jenny & Johnny. "Game of Thrones" actress Natalia Tena sings and plays accordion in the band Molotov Jukebox.

Which celebrities are you surprised to learn play in a band? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 35 Celebrities Who Play in a Band
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Johnny Depp was a member of the group P, which also included Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.

Age: 53

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor, + more

Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Also Ranked

#13 on The Best Actors Working Today

#26 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#21 on The Best Living American Actors

#2 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 35 Celebrities Who Play in a Band
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Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto sings and plays guitar, bass, and keyboards in the band Thirty Seconds to Mars.

Age: 45

Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Businessperson, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody, Artifact

Also Ranked

#45 on The Hottest Men Over 40

#20 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

#59 on The Sexiest Artists of All Time

#12 on Celebrity Men You Think You Might Have A Shot With

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Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 35 Celebrities Who Play in a Band
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Zooey Deschanel sings and plays the piano and ukulele in the band She & Him.

Age: 37

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor, + more

Credits: Elf, (500) Days of Summer, Yes Man, Almost Famous

Also Ranked

#29 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#12 on The Best Actresses Who've Never Won an Emmy (for Acting)

#40 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#48 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

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Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 35 Celebrities Who Play in a Band
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Kevin Bacon sings and plays guitar in his band The Bacon Brothers, alongside his brother Michael.

Age: 58

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: Footloose, Apollo 13, Mystic River, X-Men: First Class

Also Ranked

#27 on The Best Living American Actors

#42 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#58 on The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

#50 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

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