- Washington, DC
- Pirate Entertainment
- Travels up to 60 miles
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The Washington DC Metro Area's most authentic Johnny Depp pirate entertainer. Looks, moves and talks just like the real thing. Available for hire of all types of events (birthday parties, corporate events, meet and greet, parades, etc). With 13 years of entertainment experience as a pirate performer, Val has excellent client references from his past performances. NOTE: only performs on weekends, no weekdays.
Captain Jack was amazing. He MADE the party. Everyone (adults included) ooh-ed and aah-ed about how fabulous he looked. He looks JUST like Captain Jack Sparrow. He gave a pirate show for my 6 year old son that had him and his 14 friends in a state of total joy for an hour. As the party planning mom, I can't say enough about how professional and easy to work with Captain Jack was. This is the best pirate that you could ever ask for.
Captain Jake kept all the kids, more than 25 busy at all times!! I could not think it was going to be possible but he did it. And my 6 years and 3 years old boys and his friends loved the party and all. He organized all sort of pirate games and kids really loved it.
Would definitely recommend him!
I hosted my 7th annual school picnic and every year we do a different theme. This year was Pirates and Mermaids so I thought Captain Jack Sparrow would be perfect! He came early and was a huge hit with the kids and parents. I would highly recommend him for any Pirate themed event! Looks just like the true Captain Jack Sparrow!
The Best there is!! We are the most happy repeat customers of the Captain! We first had him over for our son's 5th birthday in 2013 and 3 years later and 5 birthdays in, our boys are still asking every year "will Captain Jack be coming back"? The Captain is truly awesome with children and goes out of his way to draw all of them into the games and treasure hunt...leaving them exhausted at the end. Our adult guests have been nothing but vowed by him too with ohs and ahs everywhere when he walks in! He is an example of proffessionlism and dedication, a wonderful person and a true entertainer! Thank you Captain Jack and see you in 2017!! Claas
He was fantastic for my son's 6th birthday party. We were hoping to have the party (mostly) outside, but the weather did not cooperate, so I had 18 boys running around like wild Indians in the house. It was a great relief once Capt. Jack arrived and quickly got everyone under control. The kids were so excited and he jumped right into the routine/pirate activities which lasted at least 1 hour. The sword fighting was great - each child got a chance and he fell to the ground so hard each time...I don't know how he did it time and time again :) He also made sure that everyone was safe and no one got hurt. All of the pirate activities were great and we got lots of group photos as well as individual photos with each child. All of the parents commented on what a great party is was and most of them said they enjoyed Capt. Jack as much or more than the kids. He really was amazing - super authentic!! BETTER THAN Johnny Depp!
We were throwing a pirate themed party for adults. To get everybody into the spirit of the night we hired the JD impersonator, Tall Vall. He pulled off pirate J Depp amazingly. He looked and acted like the real thing.
We can't say enough good things about our experience with captain jack sparrow-he truly made the party! We were celebrating my son turning 5 and rented out a pirate ship boat along the Georgetown waterfront-we had captain jack be there to entertain the kids and greet guests as they arrived. It was poring down rain, truly a miserable day weather wise but that didn't dampen his spirits! He took the kids on a treasure hunt, walk the plank, pirate limbo and sword fighting. (He took it so serious that he even fell face first into the puddles along the sidewalk) it was great! His positive attitude and willingness to get wet under the rainy circumstances were greatly appreciated! Lastly, he looks amazing-his costume, hair, even gold teeth were true to captain jack sparrow form-poor guy was getting flash mobbed by a passing tour bus after the party-everyone wanted a picture of him! We are very thankful we found him-he really was a trooper and fantastic pirate! Thanks for making my sons birthday party exciting, unique and a fun success!!
We had Sparrow for my daughter's 5th birthday. It was money well spent. We had about 25-30 kids and as soon as he walked in he had their attention. He kept them entertained, happy and has left them all talking about the event ever since. He gave each child, and some adults, their very own pirate name to begin with. Which I found to be very unique and a special little bonus. They did sword fighting, walking the plank, treasure hunt, but my favorite and my daughters favorite thing was the tug of war. He first did a few rounds with just the children and then involved the adults. The laughter coming from the kids and grown ups will stay with me for a long time. I can not recommend booking Sparrow enough. I have received so many compliments on this party that I wish I could have him for every event I have. He will keep the children happy and entertained and he will also keep the parents just as entertained. Even if you aren't having a pirate themed party figure out how to work one in and give Sparrow a ping. You won't be disappointed!!
Quick side note- He does a excellent job with the booking process, helping you with finding supplies, letting you know exactly what to expect and answering any questions you may have. He was on time and went above and beyond what I was expecting. He made our daughters birthday extra special, and even though we paid him, we don't know how to properly thank him. She will remember this birthday for years to come.
My son just celebrated his 6th birthday party this weekend and let me just say that Captain Jack made the party! I never thought I would spend money for an impersonator but I will do it again in a heart beat for this Tall Pirate! I figured since my son was a middle child I wanted to do something special to make him feel special and this Pirate did just that! His voice, vocab, walk, run, everything is so much like the Johnny Depp character that you feel like you are making a Pirates of the Caribbean movie! His wonderful communication was awesome leading up to the party and then when he arrived I already had guest in the parking lot (adults!) that were posing with him for pictures!!! Once he made his grand entrance the kids faces (about 30 of them) had wide open mouths! He immediately introduced himself and gave all the kids their own special pirate name. Then we all went outside since it was such a beautiful day and began the lesson in walking the plank :) All the kids enjoyed it and there was some that would cut in line just to keep having more turns! Then on to the treasure hunt! We hid a treasure with the kids goodie bags in it and told Jack were it was when he first arrived. He took them on a hunt and each time they stopped he would talk to them about pirate life, what would they name their ship, etc. After they found the loot, he did an incredible sword fight...first with the birthday boy, then with EACH child! He fell down EVERY time after they pretended to strike him, I know he had to be so tired, but kept on! Then he had a longer sword fight with just my son at the end, Caden giggled the entire time cause it wasn't as easy to get Captain Jack the 2nd time around! Then he did tug of war a few times and the kids loved that, followed by Pirate Limbo with his sword because he had enough time (or made time because that's how nice he is!) After all the games, he took individual pictures with each kid and families! Every parent at the party said this was the best kids party they had ever been to because of how impressed they were with Captain Jack! He also had so much patients with the kids, it was amazing! You will not be disappointed one bit for hiring him and will be so glad you did after! He made my job so much easier because I normally get so stressed with my kids parties and he did all the work which is worth it's weight in gold that this mom also got to enjoy a party. These memories are truly priceless that this Tall Pirate made! I can't wait to have another party to hire him again!!!
Totally awesome, realistic. Perfect value added to my kids pirate party. Seeing the excitement on there faces was priceless. Will recommend to everyone. Could not have asked for anything more from him. He made the whole experience worth all the time and effort that was put into it. Very kind and friendly to all the children and adults. Could not have asked for anything better.
“Best Birthday Party!”
We had my daughter's 7th birthday party At Creek Seneca Park(Germantown). It was Pirates Party and it was the best Birthday Party! Capitan Jack appeared unexpected and everybody was in shock - it was Johnny Depp. Capitan Jack is amazing, friendly, fun. He kept the children fully involved. There was a total of 17 children between the ages of 5-8; each one of them had a great time. The children played pirate games, they found a treasure chest under Capitan Jack direction, they were able to keep some loot from the treasure chest! They were so happy! This was truly an amazing experience and worth every penny. If you want to impress your guest this is the children's party to do, you cant compare to any other party around. You can find an imitation for less but don't waste your time or money Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
P.S. I have been to a lot of kids activities, events, parties and shows and I must say this is a winner!
Captain Jack from the first time I spoke with him was professional, courteous and engaged! He was prompt and amazing as Captain Jack himself! My son and his friends were in awe and Captain Jack easily kept them entertained and involved...he really knows how to get their attention and engage them in the activities! He was willing to do as many pictures as we wanted..which were a lot!! I'd recommend him to anyone!!
Captain Val was amazing for my son's birthday!!! He had my guests doing a double take... Captain Sparrow:) He did many activities with the kids (walking the plank, sword fight, tug of war, and more!! My party is still the talk of the town!!!
Our cub scout pack has used Tall Pirate for a couple of get togethers and he has not disappointed at all. The kids get excited when they hear about his journey and what he has planned for them. He is very professional and great with adults and kids.
Val (aka Captain Jack) provided pirate entertainer services for my son's fourth birthday party in my home. Prior to the event he had excellent communciations: immediate follow up on my quote request, clear outline of services provided, easy to work with for bookings and preparations a few days before the event. On the day of the party, he arrived early to make sure he knew where we lived as well as to leave a cushion for the terrible traffic in the DC metro region.
During the party itself, Val was great with the children, organizing fun games and events, and taking great care not to scare some of the more timid kids. The kids loved the sword fight and tug of war games in particular! Parents and kids alike had a great time and I received many complements on our fun Pirate Party. Val also makes a truly authentic looking and sounding Johnny Depp/Captain Jack.
My only complaint is that I don't know how I could possibly top this for next year! A big thank you to "Captain Jack" for making our party so special and memorable.
Wonderful experience, always in character and was the life of the party. I highly recommend
I work for a boat company that does public pirate cruises one Saturday of each month - May - October and hired Val for the first one to see what he was all about. Shortly after the first cruise was over and I heard all of the rave reviews about him - it was a no brainer that I wanted to ask him if he would be interested in committing to doing the rest of the pirate cruises for the season and luckily he said yes! Val has been enthusiastic and professional from the get go and he basically is about as good as it gets in regards to looking like Captain Jack/Johnny Depp! His outfit/costume is pretty amazing and extremely well done. He is extremely communicative and is always open to new ideas or suggestions and also offering you his own thoughts or input if you ask! He is a bit on the pricey side - but, if you can swing it - I definitely recommend making it work because you won't find a better pirate in the area! He is always on time and usually even arrives a bit early to get himself acclimated which was a major plus in my book. I don't have a bad thing to say about him and I urge anyone looking for a pirate for their next party to hire Val!
I almost didn't hire Val because the price was a bit more than I intended to spend for a child's birthday party, but I'm VERY glad I went ahead and gave him a try. He's a terrifically professional, accommodating performer who's superb with kids, and the adults thoroughly got a kick of out his antics... several asked for his contact information. If my daughter is still into pirates in a year from now, I'll definitely call Val for another event!
He was fantastic. My boy said it was the best party he'd ever had! He had his activities planned very well. We had a blast!
Captain Jack was Great! The kids enjoyed him and couldn't stop talking about him after he left. He was on time... actually early... he was well prepared and gave a great performance. My boy definitely enjoyed his 7th birthday party. The parents enjoyed him as well and if I could get away with having him every year, I would! My family was very pleased.
We hired Tall Pirate Val / Captain Jack for my son's 5th Birthday Party and were so impressed. First, he was a pleasure to work with. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat. He looked so authentic - the adults were as amazed and entertained as the kids were. He completely mesmerized and entertained a band of about 20 kids - they were in awe of him, had a blast and really took his "pirate training" seriously. My Mom said he was like the Pied Piper with them - they were very engaged. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat. My only problem is now that I have set the bar so high with Captain Jack, I am struggling with what to do at my son's 6th Birthday Party since he does not want a pirate theme again. For anyone looking for a pirate impersonator or entertainer...hire this guy. You will not be disappointed!!!
We had the privilege of having Captain Jack at our elementary school carnival and he was a HUGE hit with the boys and girls. He is the most authentic pirate I have ever met and I've been in the special event business for 14 years! He is truly one of a kind. Professional, kind, wonderful with kids, and parents love him too!!
I'm a HUGE pirates fan, and so my mom and sister decided to throw me a pirate-themed bridal shower. Somehow, they managed to keep it all a secret from me, until I was standing on a dock and heard the Pirates music playing, then turned to see Captain Jack coming towards me on the bow of a party boat decked out like a pirate ship. He hopped up on the deck, introduced himself in a perfect Captain Jack voice and then literally swept me off my feet while my fiance waved goodbye! I can officially check "Get kidnapped by 18th century movie pirate" off my bucket list :)
He did a wonderful job - his costume was perfect and he looked like he'd stepped right off the Pirates set. His voice and mannerisms were spot-on, and he never broke character. He was also SO nice and so accommodating! He let us take a million pictures and even judged our paper towel wedding dress contest and lead a pirate toast in my honor. He was the best part of a perfect afternoon, and the party wouldn't have been the same without him!
tall Pirate Val was the highlight of our entire charity event. He is amazing, always stays in character and is an incredible DJ!!!!!!!!!
We just had Captain Tall Pirate on our daughter 6th birthday. We had a great time and the kids LOVED him. I have to give him credit because the space was a bit small for the amount of kids and parents that attended the birthday but he made it work and more important the kids had a lot of fun. The most important part, beside the kids having fun, was the communication before the party...it was great to have the peace of mind that he was a very professional and responsible performer that knew what he was doing. It was a great experience and I will have him again on any pirate activity that I plan...savvy!!!!
Captain Jack did an amazing job at our son's 6th birthday party. He got the kids to listen, follow directions, participate in all of the activities. The best part about the party, though, was that the kids had an amazing time with Pirate Jack. He was funny and entertaining to the kids and adults. A few moms have even commented that it was the best winter party that they had ever been too. Even with snow on the ground the kids were able to enjoy the weather. A few activities were held inside and a few outside. Glad we had this party!
Val did a great job as Captain Jack. My daughter and her friends were entertained for the entire party. They had a blast. Great Great Great.
Val was amazing, simply put. The kids had such a fantastic time with him. The highlights were, of course, sword fighting, and tug of war. His energy and enthusiasm kept every kid engaged. Val was also very easy to work with in advance of the party for scheduling and payments, etc. I highly recommend him to anyone planning a birthday party, or anything pirate-themed. End-to-end professional and fun. And, the parents enjoyed him as much as the kids did!
The Nebel/Hawes wedding had such a large eclectic group of guests that it would have been a definite challenge to anyone else. He created the perfect atmosphere that not only kept the party moving from Cocktail Hour through Reception, but kept everyone entertained and dancing the entire night. I highly recommend DJ Val for any and all events.
We hired Capt. Val for my grandsons' birthday party. The expressions on the faces of both adults and children when they saw Capt. Val was priceless. When the sword fight started, my 8-year-old grandson looked at us as if to say "Your want me to do what?!" My 3-year-old grandson was laughing so hard that I thought he was going to fall down. We had a tough group of kids ranging in age from 20 months to 9 years, but every one of them was included and could participate in the activities (including one who was wheelchair bound).
Our party started at noon and the last guest left around 6 p.m. One child refused to leave and my son called us around 9:45 to say that even after they left, the boys were still excited. The weather was not the greatest, but we did manage to do most of the activities out doors until the rains came. We then moved indoors for pirate limbo. I think the party was a great success and we will have many pictures to look at and laugh about. Kids are a tough crowd and Capt. Val held his own.
We booked Valentino for my son's 9th birthday party and boy was I surprised when he showed up! It was like the real "Jack Sparrow" himself! Of course my son and all of his friends are huge fans of Jack so they riddled him with questions and he had a come back for every one of them. After giving the kids their pirate names and explaining the "Pirates Code" they all enjoyed treasure hunts, tug of war, walk the plank, and even a little sword play at the end. The man was exhausted after having sooo many 9 and 10 year olds give him a hard time. I don't know who was more surprised my son, his friends, or his friends parents who were rolling with laughter the entire time. We saw sooo many mobile uploads on fb immediately following the party as all of my sons friends and parents were all uploading their personal pictures taken with "Jack Sparrow". So much fun, really couldn't recommend anything better for your children and their friends. Thanks for everything, Jane
"Captain Jack came to my son's 6th birthday party. We had over 100 guests (40 children).
He did a great job of making the birthday boy feel special and entertaining the kids. He
was in true character the entire time. He took time to meet and greet the adults and pose
for photos. All of our guests complemented his authentic costume. He looked as though
he had just stepped off the ship. He was definitely worth it! Captain Jack was very
professional from the moment I contacted him. He arrived on time and fulfilled every
We had him for our 25th wedding renwal. He showed up early introduced himselfand was very proffessional. Upon entering the church we were impressed with the performance.Our guest had a great time and everyone loved him. He is as close as your going to get to the real one. We would use him again without a second thought, great job.
We hired Val for my sons 6th birthday party and he was an instant hit! The kids and adults alike were captivated by his character and he did a great job of keeping seven 6 year olds entertained for over an hour.
He has many activities that he runs through that keeps them occupied for the entire time and certainly wears them all out. Not a single child was bored and even the shy ones were drawn into the fun. Being outside and running around beats a day in at Chuck E. Cheese anytime! The sword fight with Capt. Jack leaves the parents wondering how he musters all the energy to "fight" so many youngins lol
I would certainly recommend Val to anyone looking for a great pirate party for their child. Well worth the money!
It's a few weeks later, and people are still talking about the pirate at our son's 4th bday party. Val's a deadwood ringer for Captain Jack, and he is great with the kids. He's got a bunch of fun activities that the kids loved. Sword fighting was a riot. If your kid loves pirates, they'll love Val. Thanks Val!
It all started with my 7 year old son getting a Pirates of the Caribbean hat that he got from our Disney trip. That one purchase changed his birthday theme from Monster Truck to Pirate. While thinking about our Pirate Party I decided to I needed a Pirate - I found the Tall Pirate Capt Jack Sparrow. Once I saw his web site I was sold and began looking forward to meeting Capt Jack myself. Jackson invited several friends over to his party and suggested that they all dress like Pirates. After some Pirate Pizza - Capt Jack Sparrow himself made his appearance. He then took the young Pirates on a Pirate Adventure with some special Pirate training. There was learning to walk the plank, sword skills, and a real treasure hunt. The entire time Capt Jack Sparrow was an excellent Pirate Leader for our young Pirate Crew. Capt Jack Sparrow was an excellent addition to our Pirate Party. And of course Capt Jack was kind enough to pose with the Pirates for a memoriable picture.
We had a great expirience booking Val for my son's 5th birthday party, I will never forget the face of my son when Captain Jack Sparrow came into the house for his pirate themed birthday party, not only kids but adults were impresed!. The weather wasn't very good that day, so we had to do some of the games inside and he worked very well on a very small space crowded with kids and parents, he moves, runs and talks just like the real deal :), I highly recomend him he's for sure the best! Thanks Val!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU HIRE HIM. I hired Captain Jack to be the surprise entertainment for the annual banquet for our Cub Scout pack of 33 boys. Total attendance was over 100 (evenly divided btwn adults & children). The first 30 minutes included activities from his standard birthday party routine. He was high energy and the kids (and many adults) were very excited. I had him stay beyond his scheduled one-hour so that he could help hand out awards to each scout and have individual photos taken with each of them. Paying for the additional half-hour was money well-spent. Several adults expressed interest in hiring him for birthday parties and similar events.
I met Jack at a Ren Faire in Fredericksburg, VA over the summer of 2011. At the time, I thought he was a fantastic impersonator and he gave me his card. I contacted him shortly after so that we could discuss pricing for a party I'd be throwing for my son several months later. Over the coming months, he worked with me to set a date, and kept in communication with me as the time for the party grew closer. He was willing to drive quite a long way to make my son's birthday party a success, and it was definitely awesome.
Jack is professional, courteous and prompt, and the best impersonator of any kind that I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He has a way with kids, and he has a routine that works for all ages. The kids at my son's party were so engaged, and even the parents had a great time. I was complimented by every parent at the party, and had several people ask for his information so that they could either look into hiring him or pass along the information to a friend. I even had a few people at work come to me saying they'd heard how great Jack was and they wanted his information.
I think Jack's prices are great, especially considering how above and beyond he goes to prepare and travel to a venue, as well as how fantastically talented he is. I plan on hiring him again for another party over the summer, at the request of my daughter and of several parents and children who will be coming to that party as well.
My Daughters face was priceless. We thought about getting her some new electronic device and realized she would never remember that gift years to come. The memorys of seeing Jack Sparrow in person would last a life time. And not just for her, for all of us! This was one of the best gifts she could ever get and well worth every penny!
2 weeks ago, as a belated christmas present to my boss, one of his good friends hired Cap't Jack to inteview for a job. In the middle of the afternoon, Cap't Jack walked into our office and pulled off the most entertaining gift giving I have seen in years! The performace was spot on, from the accent, mannerisms, and costume. I would recommend him for anyone who want the "real" Cap't Jack to stop by!
He was very professional and prompt through out all of my interactions. He was genuinely interested in doing a quality performance/job and because of that it was a pleasure to have him perform at our wedding reception. Great Job!
Our main concern when booking Val for our five year old's birthday was that the kids would be scared. Val did a great job toning down any "scary pirate" aspects and was fun and gentle. We had a lot of mouths hanging open, for sure, but no tears! Val also did a great job with the range of ages we had (from two to seven) -- kind of a tough crowd. Overall, a fun party success. Thank you!
You don't need to host a party he IS the party. The look on my boy's face when he saw "Jack" Sparrow said it all. He'll definitely remember this one for a long time! Guests were also very impressed not only because of the uncanny resemblance but for engaging the kids and keeping the party going which can be difficult when dealing with 4-6 year olds.Very Professional, courteous and most important.... ON TIME!! For any Pirate theme ANYTHING.... this is your guy.
it was a surprise...hence everyone was somewhat in 'shock' when Jack Sparrow walked in as they had no idea who and why. eventually, everyone was happy and enjoying taking pictures while having friendly/funny conversations. when capt. Jack left, we got a BID applause mainly just because of Jack Sparrow AKA tall-pirate was in the house!!! highly recommended!
Jack Sparrow added entertainment to our night and delighted our kids.
I don't even really remember how, but we settled on a pirate-themed surprise party for my husband's 40th birthday. I think it was to help remind him of Gasparilla and home -- Tampa. At any rate, Val is top-notch! He was the hit of the party right alongside the party wench hostesses of course. Music was spot-on, tailored to our tastes and he stayed in character throughout the evening, and he really does look JUST like Johnny Depp! I strongly recommend Capt Jack/Johnny Depp impersonator.
Professional, entertaining and an all around nice guy. The kids were thrilled...Made an impressive entrance...overcame a minor weather issue and kept kids and parents alike entertained. Trustworthy and reliable...highly recommend.
Captain Jack was ridiculously good at this gig. He looks just like the Johnny Depp character in the movies. His style is on point and he is courteous and charming. We had all ages at our Fall Festival event, and everyone loved him and took pictures with him. Truly talented, and I would recommend him 150%.
Great presence and crowd pleaser.
I had the pleasure of first speaking to Val after a friend of mine referred him to me and knew him personally. I hired him for my daughter's Pirate Princess birthday party after speaking to him several times and seeing him in person when he appreared at the theatre for the opening day of the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides" where Val was there in full costume as Capt. Jack Sparrow. My husband, daughter and I met Val and took some pictures with him and we could not believe how much he not only looked like Johnny Depp/Capt. Sparrow but the costume from head to toe and his actions and words were almost identical to that of Johnny Depp/Capt. Sparrow.
When meeting Val in person we knew he would be great for our daughter's Pirate princess birthday party. The girls at our party ranged in ages from 7-11 and most were dressed in their pirate costumes.
When (Val) Capt. Jack walked into our backyard with the pirate music he made for me on CD playing in the background the girls went crazy!!! What an awesome performace! They believed and still do, that he indeed was the real Capt. Jack Sparrow.
Captain Sparrow was definately the hit of my party! I can't imagine having another party without the Captain coming to it! Anyone wanting to have a Pirate themed party I highly recomment to hire Val as Capt. Sparrow. His performance was so exciting and full of energy and he was able to impersonate Captain Jack Sparrow beyond my expectations.
He had all of us adults and children very entertained for the whole time he was there. He had the girls do a tug of war, they went all around the area of our backyard for a treasure hunt, walk the plank game and of course the sword fights against Capt. Sparrow which the girls LOVED!!!
Val was definately professional, friendly and just has the best personality especially being so patient around all the children!!! The next day everyone was talking about my daugther's birthday party and the parents could not believe his performance!!
Thanks again Val for making my daughter's Pirate princess birthday a great day and a party to remember for years! She loved her party and we could not have done it all without you!!!
I found him on the internet and got engaged with his pictures and reviews. I wanted to hired a pirate for my son's birthday party. Since I talked to him on the phone I felt confident with his profesionalism. The kids had a great time and my older kids and parents too. Everyone enjoyed him. He was truly dedicated to the children from the very first. I highly recommend him. !! You will be a child again!!!!
We hired Captain Jack to perform for our sons' 3rd and 5th birthday party celebration. Captain Jack was a professional from the very first inquiry until the end of the party. I was impressed the first time I spoke with him and with all of the activities he has designed especially for young party-goers. My boys love pirates, Jack Sparrow in particular, and Captain Jack made all of the activities very "piratey", yet not scary for younger participants. Captain Jack was also very accommodating when we had to reschedule our event due to poor weather. He was able to move us to the following weekend without any problems. He phoned a few days ahead to firm-up the details and he arrived on time, in character and ready to wow our guests. Thank you, Captain Jack, for making our sons' birthdays a spectacular celebration they, and their guests, will remember always!
"Captain Jack" arrived on time, in excellent costume, interacted well wtih children and adults alike, and had 'in character' responses for all questions ("Where is your ship?" "How did you get here?"). Prior to the event, he was sensitive to my audience (verifying if he should keep the pistols as part of his costume since it was a children's event) and prepared in advance to make it a great time for all. Professional and very convincing as an impersonator! I look forward to working with him again.
Val is great! From a parent perspective - dependable, great communication, arrived early, had everything planned, entertained the kids, and was patient even when a bunch of 6 year olds were a little crazy. From a kids point-of-view- they loved him! Funny, lots of good activities, gave them each an ample amount of quality sword-fighting time. He made my son's pirate birthday party absolutely perfect. Would totally recommend!
I hired Valentin the same day that we were having the hurricane Irene, we had to change the time of the party, well he came on time, the kids were impressed and delighted with him, he kept the whole audience busy. I would recommend Valentin he is very professional. Thanks Valentin.
Awesome DJ, had the whole crowd dancing and moving! I would definitely hire him for an event!
By far, one of the best wedding DJ's we have ever experienced. He was easy to approach and we could actually dance to his music selection. Our only complaint was that he couldn't stay longer!
Captain Jack came to visit our school and the kids had a blast, he did an amazing job. The kids all got to have a sword fight with him and go on a treasure hunt. We got lots of great pictures and we would definately have him again!!!
My son just had to have a Pirates of the Caribbean party for his 6th birthday, so I googled Pirate impersonators and was pleasantly surprised to find Captain Val! Wow, from my first email to even after the party--he was a true professional. He was incredibly responsive, professional and great to work with. He checked in with us before the event to set expectations, making sure he knew my son's name and how many other kids would be in attendance. He prepared name tags for all the kids giving them personal pirate names--the kids loved it. I loved being able to turn the party over to Captain Jack and just watch my son and all his friends have so much fun. They played some great games--used the map and a compass to find a buried treasure--the one my husband hid earlier in the day :). They played tug of war and had some really cool sword fights too. My son loved it and had a super time--one of his close friends said, wow, that was the real Captain Jack Sparrow. Thanks so much Captain Val for making the birthday party a success. I would hire Captain Jack again anytime!
The costume and acting alone are well worth the booking: he looks and acts just like Captain Jack Sparrow from the movies. But above and beyond that, he really does a great job entertaining the kids: they go on a treasure hunt, walk the plank (forward, backwards, and blindfolded), engage in a sword fight (each kid gets a turn fighting the pirate), and other pirate-related, swashbuckling fun. After all that, Captain Jack is still happy to pose for photos. Fun will be had by all.
We had a great day with Cap't Jack! Hunt for Treasure Chests. Sword fights. Tug of war. Pirates in training. It was such a relief to focus on the food, family and adult guests, while the Captain kept the kids entertained. Worked out perfect. The kids said it was the best birthday party they ever went to. My daughter was so pleased! Highly recommend the Captain!
We hired Captain Jack to perform at my son's five year birthday party and he did a terrific job. There were fifteen kids at the party ages 3-8 and he did a great job of keeping them interested and entertaining for a good hour. He was also very professional with scheduling and confirming the dates and times. Would definitly recommend to any pirate fans.
Wow. We were blown away by the Captain at our function. He was professional, well prepared, and ready for action as soon as he arrived at our home. It's one thing to keep 5 year old children entertained, but something entirely different to keep a group of adults riveted. He excelled on both fronts. If you are looking for a pirate for your party, you can't go wrong. Great job.
Well all I can say is wow! Unbelievable character and interaction with the kids. The day was extremely hot and Val was able to pull off a flawless performance while keeping the children and adults fully entertained. I was very busy during the party and Val made sure things were going smoothly. His creativity in character and during the kids activities is artistically perfected, super fun and engaging. More importantly Val really cares about you and the guests giving personal attention to everyone. My advice if you book Val make sure you are not so busy during the party as I was since I feel like I missed out on the pirate experience.
Valentin responds promptly, arrives early, and performs flawlessly. 100% throughout the party he is in character. I tried to break him outta character and he wouldn't budge. He is truly a professional performer. The guests as well as myself are very satisfied with his politeness, elaborate costume, and his performance. Nothing but positive feedback from everyone.
This particular birthday party was for 3 children. My 2 nieces, and my daughter. 11, 7, and 2 year olds.
The children and the guests couldn't believe their eyes! They were not expecting a Captain Jack Sparrow at a birthday party especially for girls. My niece played the 20 question game on the "Captain" to see if he is the true Captain Jack Sparrow. She couldn't stump him. She ended up singing the "Star Spangled Banner" song to him too all within a 1/2 hour of his arrival.
We enjoyed 3 hours with the "Captain" I can honestly say any less then 3 hours wouldn't have made the party as eventful. He is very patient with the children. He lets them know at any moment what is and is not acceptable politely in a way a child could understand.
He is most definitely witty and comical with his responses.
My mother: "This isn't rum in my bottle; it's tea."
Captain: "Well, you could have fooled me."
Sword fights, walking the plank, treasure hunt, tug of war, bouncing in the moon bounce, doing the limbo under a pirate sword, endless photos taken. All while having a separate DJ setting the Caribbean mood. What a party!
We didn't hire Valentin for Dj-ing services mostly because I wanted him to exclusively interact with the children and not worry about his equipment and such.
I highly recommend. Only positive comments were said about Valentin and his performance. Bravo!!!
"Captain Jack" went above and beyond anything necessary to help us out, and to be there for our event. He was as professional as could be, extremely easy going around all the (mostly preschool aged) kids, tolerant, patient, and looked PHENOMENAL. I highly recommend him, and won't hesitate to hire him for our event again next year.
This person stayed in character for more then 6 hours. He was always appropriate with younger people and carried himself like a true pirate. He was always happy to have his photo taken and had many conversations (as Capt. Jack) with fair patrons. Best of luck to you.
Captain Aisha Hassan of the Red Jackal.
Oh my gosh, he was spot on! Looked, mannered and sounded just like Captain Sparrow. I'm trying to talk my daughter into a Pirate grad party now! Gotta love him! Thank you
“Captain Jack Sparrow” was a very nice performance at my son’s Birthday. It was entertaining for kids age 7 through 14. Captain looked and acted like Johnny Depp. Some kids were sure he was real Johnny Depp.
He was patient with kids even when they tried to take over the command.
Valentine was easy to reach and was on time to surprised kids.
Later my 9 years old son told me: “Mom, it was the best Birthday ever!”
I highly recommend this pirate for your kid's party!
Captain Jack appeared at our elementary school fun fair and he was a real hit with the kids. He did meet&greet and posed for photos with the children. He was very professional and courteous and the kids were impressed and amazed that we had the "real" Capt. Jack Sparrow at our school event!
What an awesome performace! Captain Jack Sparrow was the hit of my party! I can't imagine having another party without the Captain coming to it! Unbelievable performance and able to impersonate Captain Jack Sparrow beyond my expectations!
Captain Jack Sparrow certainly made my son's 6th birthday party a success!!! Everyone had a great time and loved the performance! Two thums up! :)
Our party extended from inside the house to the backyard and Captain Jack filled all spaces with great entertainment and fun. The kids at the party never seemed to enjoy themselves that much at any other event given by me. It was a great experience and I recommend Captain Jack to anyone.
Our convention has worked with many DJ's in the past, and DJ SpeedDemon is arguably one of the easiest I have had the pleasure to deal with. He was in constant contact with our Event Director leading up to the convention, finalizing all of the details. Even when certain equipment incompatibilities arose, he was willing and able to adjust his format to accommodate us. We will definitely be inviting him back for our 2011 show.
Awesome job! Valentin was able to entice everyone to dance and not stop until the end of the evening. His Jack Sparrow costume was incredible, and if he was eligible to win the Halloween Costume prize, he would have taken first prize. He was professional and right on time. I would hire him to entertain my guests again in the future.
I hired Captain Jack for my sons 4th Birthday Party. Everything was amazing. His arrival at the party was a complete suprise for everyone.
( except for me) The kids were a little taken back with him but they soon warmed up and fun was had for all!!! He was very proffessional and never came out of character once. He was patient with the kids who not always listened to directions. Everyone loved having him there (especially some of the women) He was a great touch for my sons pirate themed party. I hope he likes pirates next year so I can have him back.
My son loved having Captain Jack Sparrow at his 6th birthday party. The kids had fun and were entertained the whole time. He was great with the kids and was very professional! It was easy to book and easy to stay in concact with each other. Everyone was happy and had a great time!
Hired Capt. Jack for my son's 5th birthday party. He was GREAT! Very professional...made calls prior to event, arrived on time, and kept the kids entertained. Would hire him again. Thanks, Capt. Jack for a party my son will "treasure" forever.
We hired Captain Jack for my son's 4th birthday party and the kids loved him. We recently had him back for my son's 5th birthday, at my son's insistence, and once again he was the hit of the party. Thanks Captain Jack!
Captain Jack Sparrow did a great job for my 16 yr daughter's going away to Spain party! He's does the mannerisms, voice, accent and Captain Jack/Johnny Depp appearance perfectly. Easy to work with, arrived on time, totally reliable, and he has sense of humor! Would definitely hire again!
He did a great two minute video of Jack Sparrow sending birthday salutations to my mother that we projected at her 80th birthday party. It was a surprise party and his video greeting was one of the best surprises of all. He did a super job right down to the mannerisms and everything. I would hire him again in a heartbeat for another video greeting or live performance.
Captain Jack was great! My son and all the kids LOVED him. He was very entertaining and kep the kids going for the entire hour! Great job!!
I hired this performer the first time - over a year ago to assist my company with entertainment at an elite client's celebration. He was astounding and was commented to be as "Capt. Jack" as Capt. Jack himself! We continue to use him and refer clients to him as he never fails to impress us or them.
I have worked with Valentin as a DJ for many years and would like to add my thoughts on my experiences. Valentin has always been the epitome of professional. He was never late for a gig, always had a backup plan and demonstrated a "can do" attitude with both the party goer and the hiring party. His positive attitude is what sets him apart from other entertainers.
We hired Valentin to come as Captain Jack Sparrow for our son's 4th birthday party. He was extremely easy to coordinate the details of the party with and returned phone calls and emails very promptly. Valentin showed up early and came prepared to entertain children of all ages with a variety of games. He looks and sounds just like Captain Jack Sparrow and never broke character once. He has a great personality and a lot of energy with the children and is a tremendous amount of fun. I would recommend him and hire him again. Fabulous job!!!
Captain Sparrow was incredible, the kids and adults enjoyed his performance. He really has the charcater perfected. I highly recommend valentin.
We hired Valentin (aka Captain Jack) as a DJ for a dance party for our daughter's 5th birthday at a local restaurant. He offered to come as a pirate, but we let him off the hook (so to speak). Valentin was a fine DJ, and very responsive and professional throughout the process. He returned all calls and e-mails promptly; he worked well with my wife on the playlist; he showed up well in advance of the event start so he could set up; and he coordinated just fine with the restaurant management. During the event, he kept the music going, responded to requests, and was very accommodating on getting the right volume level.
All-in-all, the experience was satisfactory,and I would hire Valentin again if I needed a DJ for a party or event.
Val was great. Although the wedding was a bit disorganized, Val kept his cool and had the crowds dancing.
DJ Speed Demon came to Nashville and played a show for me in 1999 and he did nothing but make the crowd go crazy. I can't recommend him enough for his professionalism and know how. Highly recommended.
He was a pleasure to work with, great set that really got the crowd moving, and he dressed as Capt. jack sparrow. That was fun! He has a great sense of professionalism and really sinks himself into whatever role he is filling.
I have the pleasure of saying I worked alongside of Capt. Jack. He and I did a few shows together at a few local venues in the Loudoun County area. While The Capt was on the turn tables I played a long side with my Congas/bongo’s. The times we preformed were filled with electricity and fantastic rhythms. I’ve rarely seen or heard anyone else that has the talent this guy has... His way of mixing music and bringing the crowed together in superb.
DJ Speeddemon was amazing--a joy to work with--so professional and easy going yet his dj'ing got the whole party going! Everyone, of all ages from 4 to 82 was up and dancing! He made it an amazing night.
DJ SpeedDemon DJ'd a 80's themed private party in SF I attended last weekend. He is amazing~! His song choices were excellent and he kept them rolling so that the dance floor was constantly packed. Great transitions between songs to keep you on the floor and just the right amount of modern scratching that made you realize there was an artist there actually spinning the records! He was NOT dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow, but did a mean Freddy Mercury in the spirit of the 80's theme. I'd hire him in a second. Great job!
Capt. Jack very generously volunteered his time at the Fairfax Barnes & Noble about a year ago, coming in full costume, to read the story "If I Were a Pirate" to a group of preschoolers at story time. He was amazing! The parents loved him just as much as the kids did. He stayed completely in character the entire time despite having to fold his tall frame into a little tiny chair and managed to be a complete pirate without scaring the little ones. He's a definite recommend for anyone looking for a swash-buckling, handsome pirate!
T-MODE is an anime and gaming convention, and Valentin performed for us as a DJ during our Saturday night dance event. He was actually a last minute replacement and he exceeded my expectations. I was impressed with his professionalism and he maintained constant communication to properly prepare for the event. We were also blown away with his Captain Jack Sparrow impersonation. At an event were mostly everyone is already in costume, that's quite a feat!
Valentin was awesome as Captain Jack Sparrow at our wedding reception. My wife loves the Pirates movies so I hired Valentin to make a surprise appearance as Cap'n Jack at our wedding reception. He was extraordinarily professional and flexible to work with and he put in a lot of prep time working with me on how and when to do the entrance, which was a huge hit! He was wonderful with guests of all ages, from entertaining the kids to dancing with my aunts and of course my amazed bride! I can't say enough good things about Valentin's professionalism and skills. My family still talks about his appearance and his presence, performance, and involvement made a special day exponentially more unique, fun, and special for everyone!
What an amazing DJ he is. He played at our wedding reception where EVERYONE was up and dancing! He is so talented and passionate at what he does. He was very professional and answered all of our questions. He answered all of my messages and e mails in a timely manner. He had many wonderful suggestions and worked so well with us. I highly recommend him to all of my friends.
Closest physical resemblance to Jack Sparrow I have ever seen, down to the swagger and mannerisms. Kids really enjoyed him and thought he was the real thing. Even the older kids (8 and older) were convinced he was in fact Johnny Depp!
While organizing a summer fundraiser for Pleasant Valley Preschool the owner of a local bookstore recommended Valentin. I had never seen him in action but he came highly recommended. He was wonderful with the children, mostly (3-5 years old) and very patient while posing for pictures. Captain Jack Sparrow was a huge hit! I sold out the event and everyone was pleased with his performance. Not only were the children impressed but so were the moms! Valentin was also very helpful during the planning stages and easy to work with.
Valentin was the DJ at our Middle School Dance. It is not easy to get Middle Schoolers to dance together in an appropriate way - valentin was a master. There were no wall-flowers and lots of smiles! Great Job!
We met Captain Jack at a fundraiser for a local school. We own Picture Party Photography. He was great with the kids and we got some good photos. The we hired him as entertainment for a Pirates of the Caribbean theamed party for young kids. Though he's tall and portrays a pirate, the kids felt comfortable with his warm and gentle personality, and were fired up and excited by his skill as an impersonator, as well as the fun activities he provided. We subsequently photographed him and his family. All in all it has been a great relationship and one we deeply value. Thanks Capt'n Jack!
My 4 year old son loved "Captain Jack" and still talks about how happy he was that Captain Jack was at his party. The kids all loved him, and he provided a lot of entertainment for them. I was especially pleased that he was able to entertain all the kids despite that they ranged in age. I think that it says a lot that my six year old boy, who argues that all characters are just real people in a costume, really believed that Captain Jack was in his house. We would definitely book "Captain Jack" again.
Captain Jack provided a very convincing performance of Capt. Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series for a birthday party we had. He didn't missed a single detail... from his pirate attire, the famous Jack Sparrow swagger, to his voice. He's perfect! We plan on hiring him again.
Valentin made my wedding reception unbelievable. His personality and his love for music is out of this world. If you want a professional, fun, energetic DJ Valentin is the man. You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend him and believe he is by far the best DJ I have ever seen at any event.
Captain Jack Sparrow is amazing. After watching the short video of Captain Sparrow at gigsalad.com I had a good idea from his mannerisms he was going to be good. I emailed Captain Sparrow, who responded very quickly, explaining I wanted to hire him for my daughter's 8th birthday party.
I found out quickly that planning and attention to detail is what sets
Captain Sparrow apart from the others. I must of sent him at least 10 emails
in a week, he always responded quickly and always with some great ideas.
He is very flexible, affordable and very organized.
At the party, watching Captain Sparrow in action, there are no words that would truly describe just how good he is. The look on my daughter's face: priceless.We had him show up to a restaurant, the entire place loved him. Normally Captain Sparrow needs a little more room to work his magic, however he quickly adapted to crowded restaurant. Every kid, parent and staff member was impressed. He was incredible with he kids, they loved him. Captain Sparrow made me the best Dad in the universe :)
Finally, we will no doubt hire Captain Sparrow again. I already have plans
to hire him in June as Captain Sparrow. We may also hire him as a DJ in June for the same party as I know he will have the same in depth planning and attention to detail. Bottom line is he is a wonderful person, very honest, organized, loves what he does and is really amazing ! He has Captain Sparrow's walk, mannerisms, humor and is quite the entertainer ! He has made quite an impression on my family since then, as well as many others at restaurant.
Also please note, my first contact with Captain Sparrow was around 10 days
before the party. I had never seen him in action (other than quick videos at gigsalad.com) or talked with him.
What to Expect
Professional Johnny Depp pirate impersonation (appearance, voice/accent and gestures). Witty humor and entertainment for kids birthday parties, corporate events, special events and more. Pirate performance for children's birthday parties include the following activities: Walk the Plank, Treasure Hunt, Swordfight Tutorial and Tug-of-War activities. Walkaround/Mingle entertainment can be provided for adult events (Family-friendly humor)
As a DJ, I will customize MP3 playlist to the client's needs, while providing a large library of songs in MP3 format. Will bring self-owned DJ equipment (speakers, turntables, microphone, etc) and work the crowd and keep them dancing. Client is responsible for providing me a table and chair for setting up DJ gear.
Deposits are Non-Refundable and are made to secure the date and time of the booking in my booking schedule, as well as applied towards the total booking fee.
NOTE: all inquiries should be for weekend events only (Saturday & Sunday) unless there's a holiday which lands on a weekday. Please contact for exceptions
Performer does NOT take bookings for bar-hopping or escorting party events.
For all DJ performances, parking must be reserved/fully validated in order for setup/tear down of DJ equipment at the venue.
Past Booked Events
|October 07, 2017 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 21, 2017 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 07, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Campus Event|