Johnny Depp will play the character Barnabas Collins in the movie version of Dark Shadows...a 1960's supernatural soap opera. Jonathan Frid, the actor who originally played Barnabas Collins, has past away at the age of 87. He died ironically on Friday the 13th. Frid also made a cameo in the up coming Dark Shadows movie. Check this video of Frid in the original Dark Shadows series.