Donnie Wayne Johnson was born on December 15,1949 and is an American actor, producer and singer.
36 Facts About Don Johnson
Don Johnson played the role of James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television series Miami Vice, for which he won a Golden Globe, and received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his work in the role.
Don Johnson played the titular character in the 1990s series Nash Bridges.
Don Johnson has appeared in films such as A Boy and His Dog, Tin Cup, Machete, Django Unchained and Knives Out.
Don Johnson's cover version of "Heartbeat" peaked at No 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Don Johnson was born on December 15,1949, in Flat Creek, Missouri.
Don Johnson's father, Fredie Wayne Johnson, was a farmer.
Don Johnson was raised in poverty in Wichita, Kansas, where his parents relocated when he was six years old.
Don Johnson graduated from Wichita South High School, where he was involved in the high school's theater program.
Don Johnson subsequently relocated to San Francisco, California, to attend the American Conservatory Theater.
Don Johnson continued to work on stage, film and television without breaking into stardom.
In 1976, Don Johnson was the roommate of actor Sal Mineo at the time Mineo was murdered.
Don Johnson was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1985.
Between seasons on Miami Vice, Don Johnson gained further renown through TV miniseries such as the 1985 remake of The Long, Hot Summer.
Don Johnson portrayed the title role, an inspector for the San Francisco Police Department.
In Nash Bridges, Don Johnson was again paired with a flashy convertible car, a yellow 1971 Plymouth Barracuda.
In January 2007, Johnson began a run in the West End of London production of Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit.
The movie was launched on March 14,2008, in Norway, with Don Johnson making an appearance at the premiere.
Don Johnson next appeared in When in Rome with Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston and Kristen Bell.
Don Johnson had a supporting role in Robert Rodriguez's film Machete.
Don Johnson played Von Jackson, "a twisted border vigilante leading a small army".
Don Johnson reprised his role as Sonny Crockett for a Nike commercial with LeBron James in which the NBA player contemplates acting and appears alongside Johnson on Miami Vice.
Don Johnson had a supporting role in the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained, playing a southern plantation owner named Spencer 'Big Daddy' Bennett.
In 2014, Johnson starred as the character "Jim Bob" opposite Sam Shepard and Michael C Hall in Jim Mickle's critically acclaimed crime film, Cold in July.
In 2019, Don Johnson played the role of Richard Drysdale in Rian Don Johnson's murder-mystery Knives Out; and starred as Police Chief Judd Crawford in the HBO series Watchmen.
In 2021, Don Johnson co-starred on Kenan, until its cancellation in May 2022.
Don Johnson appeared in a Nash Bridges television film, with co-star Cheech Marin, on the USA Network in 2021.
Don Johnson released two albums of pop music in the 1980s.
Don Johnson won a 1,100-mile powerboat race up the Mississippi River from New Orleans to St Louis.
Circa 1971, Don Johnson lived with self-described "groupie", Pamela Des Barres.
When Griffith was 15 and Don Johnson was 23, she and Don Johnson began living together in a rented house in Laurel Canyon.
In 1980, Don Johnson dated Sally Adams, mother of actress Nicollette Sheridan.
Don Johnson next had a relationship with Barbra Streisand, lasting into at least September 1988.
Don Johnson and Griffith reunited close to the start of 1989, and gave birth to a daughter, Dakota Don Johnson was born on October 4,1989 and and were married again from that year until 1996.
Don Johnson was accompanied in his black Mercedes-Benz by three men: an investment adviser, a personal assistant, and a third unknown individual who could not be identified.
In May 2008, within hours of losing his Woody Creek, Colorado, home to foreclosure, Don Johnson paid off his $14.5 million debt.