|Don Johnson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||December 15, 1949|
Don Johnson is an American actor, producer, director, voice actor, singer, and songwriter. He is known for playing Detective James ‘Sonny’ Crockett in the NBC crime drama series Miami Vice, Private Jefferson ‘Jeff’ Davis Prewitt in the NBC drama series From Here to Eternity, Grant H. Cooper in The WB courtroom drama series Just Legal, Inspector/Captain Nash Bridges in the police procedural series Nash Bridges, ‘Hap’ Briggs in the ABC prime time soap opera Blood & Oil, Rick Noble in the sitcom Kenan, Robert Lee Edison/The Marlboro Man in the Western biker film Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Gerard ‘Gerry The Frenchman’ Ouimette in the crime drama thriller film Vault, and Sheriff Earl McGraw in the horror series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.
Donnie Wayne Johnson
Don, Johnson, The Don, DJ
Flat Creek, Missouri, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Don attended Wichita South High School in Kansas. After graduating from Wichita in 1967, he was enrolled at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas as a theater major. However, he dropped out after a year.
Johnson went on to study drama at the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco.
Actor, Producer, Director, Singer, Songwriter, Voice Actor
- Father – Fredie Wayne Johnson (Farmer)
- Mother – Nell (née Wilson) (Beautician)
- Siblings – Linda Johnson (Sister), Casey Johnson (Brother), Greg Johnson (Brother)
- Others – Darlene Johnson (Stepmother), Deanne Johnson (Half-Sister), Frederick Franklin Johnson (Paternal Grandfather), Lena Breckenridge (Paternal Grandmother), Marshall Venus Wilson (Maternal Grandfather), Florence Leatha Greenway (Maternal Grandmother)
Don Johnson has been signed with Patricola Public Relations, Inc., Public Relations Firm, Beverly Hills, California, United States.
Rock, Pop Rock
Epic Records, Sony Music Entertainment
His net worth had been $50 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
86 kg or 190 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Don Johnson has dated –
- Danielle Staub – Don had an encounter with the reality TV host Danielle Staub.
- Donna Rice – Don also had an encounter with the American model Donna Rice.
- Nancy Pfister – RUMOR
- Pamela Des Barres (1971–1972) – Don started dating Pamela Des Barres in 1971. The couple spent a year together before they parted ways.
- Lynn Whitfield (1976) – Don dated the American actor Lynn Whitfield for a short period.
- Tanya Tucker (1978) – Johnson also dated the Canadian singer Tanya Tucker.
- Sally Sheridan (1980) – He had a short-termed romance with Sally Sheridan in 1980.
- Patti D’ Arbanville (1981-1985) – Don and Patti were together for 4 years before they split up. They have one child Jesse James, born on December 7, 1982.
- Donya Fiorentino (1983) – Don had an encounter with Donya Fiorentino. At that time the actor was 34 and Donya was only 16.
- Cybill Shepherd (1985) – Johnson had an encounter with the American actor Cybill Shepherd.
- Susan Sarandon (1987) – In 1987, he went out with actor and activist Susan Sarandon. They also co-starred in the 1988 comedy-drama film Sweet Hearts Dance.
- Barbra Streisand (1988) – Johnson was in a short relationship with the American singer Barbra Streisand.
- Uma Thurman (1988) – In October 1988, he hooked up with actor, writer, producer, and model Uma Thurman.
- Melanie Griffith (1972-1976; 1988-1995) – Don met Melanie on the set of the movie The Harrad Experiment in 1972. They were dating for 15 years before they got married on June 26, 1989. Don and Melanie split in 1995 and officially separated on February 2, 1996. Don and Melanie have a child Dakota Mayi (born on October 4, 1989).
- Jennifer Connelly (1989) – It was RUMORed that he had an encounter with actor Jennifer Connelly in August 1989. They co-starred in the 1990 neo-noir film The Hot Spot.
- Tracy Richman (1991) – Don dated the TV presenter Tracy Richman for a brief period.
- Alexandra Kabi (1995) – Don dated the beautiful French model Alexandra Kabi.
- Kari Whitman (1995) – Don started dating the American model Kari Whitman.
- Jeanne Anderson (1995-1996) – Don dated the actor Jeanne Anderson for a year.
- Jodi Lyn O’Keefe (1997) – Don dated the American actor Jodi Lyn O’ Keefe in 1997.
- Yasmine Bleeth (1998) – There were RUMORs that he had an affair with actor Yasmine Bleeth in 1998. They were co-stars in the police procedural television series Nash Bridges.
- Sofia Gucci (2006) – Despite being married, he had an encounter with the Romanian porn star Sofia Gucci. The couple met on the set of Bacardi in southern Italy and spent a romantic night together.
- Kelley Phleger (1997-Present) – Don started dating the American socialite Kelley Phleger in November 1997. After two years spent in a relationship, Don and Kelly got married on April 29, 1999. Don and Kelly have 3 children together – Atherton Grace Johnson (born December 28, 1999), Jasper Breckenridge (born June 6, 2000), and Deacon (born April 29, 2006).
Race / Ethnicity
Don Johnson is of English, with some Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and German, remote Dutch and French Huguenot descent.
- Blue eyes
- Specific smile
- Blonde hair
Don has appeared in a TV commercial for Pepsi (1986), Diet Coke (1989), Bavaria Beer (the early 90s), and Nike Footwear (2010) with LeBron James.
Best Known For
His roles as James ‘Sonny’ Crockett in the TV series Miami Vice (1984 – 1990) and Nash Bridges (1996 – 2001).
Johnson first appeared in the movie The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart in 1970. The movie is about campus unrest in which Don Johnson played the role of Stanley Sweetheart.
First TV Show
Johnson first appeared on television back in 1971 in the TV series Serge. He played the role of Deloy Coopersmith in one episode.
Heartbeat is Johnson’s debut album that was released on November 11, 1986, by Epic Records. The album consists of 10 tracks and its length is 42 minutes and 16 seconds. The title track ‘Heartbeat‘ reached the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Don Johnson never exercised.
Don Johnson Facts
- When Don was born, his mother was 19 and his father 17.
- When he was six, his family moved to Wichita, Kansas.
- As a kid, Don wanted to become a professional bowler.
- During the late 60s and 70s, Don had two marriages that were annulled.
- He is an ex-son-in-law of Peter Griffith and Tippi Hedren.
- Don has a family in Colorado and he often celebrates Christmas with them.
- A music group from Finland known as Don Johnson Big Band is named after him.
- He often vacationed in the Tuscany area of Italy.
- He owns a small island on the south coast of Vietnam.
- In 1988, Don won the APBA Offshore World Cup in Superboat class.
- As an appreciation of his work in the series Miami Vice, Don was gifted a Ferrari Testarossa by Enzo Ferrari.
- Most of the time, Johnson used to come to the set of the Miami Vice (1984-1990) in his boat, which was called My Vice.
- He is a Democrat.
- Don is good friends with the well-known actor Nick Nolte.