Don Johnson

Actor / Film Producer / Songwriter / Film Director | * 12/15/1949 (74) | Flat Creek, Missouri (United States of America (USA))
Don Wayne Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer and singer. He 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. He also played the titular character in the 1990s series Nash Bridges. Johnson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996. Johnson has appeared in films such as A Boy and His Dog (1975), Tin Cup (1996), Machete (2010), Django Unchained (2012) and Knives Out (2019). As a singer, he released the albums Heartbeat (1986) and Let It Roll (1989). His cover version of "Heartbeat" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard... ()
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Donnie Wayne Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter. He's most known for his role as Det. James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television series Miami Vice, winning a Golden Globe for his work in the role.In 1984, after years of struggling to establish himself as a TV actor, Johnson landed a starring role as undercover police detectiveSonny Crockettin theMichael Mann/Universal Televisioncop series,Miami Vice (1984-1990). Miami Vicemade him "a major international star".According toRolling Stone, "No one had more swagger in the Reagan era than Don Johnson.Johnson's work onMiami Viceearned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama, in 1986, and he was nominated for the same award in 1987.He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1985. He reprised his in Miami Vice TV movies.Between seasons onMiami Vice, he gained further renown through TV miniseries such as the 1985 remake ofThe Long, Hot Summer. In 1996, he had a supporting role in Tin Cup, along with Kevin Costner, Rene Russo and Cheech Marin. Johnson received a star on theHollywood Walk of Famein 1996.Johnson later starred in the 1996–2001 CBS-TV police dramaNash Bridges with Cheech Marin,Jeff Perry,Jaime P. Gomez,Kelly Hu, Wendy Moniz,Annette O'Toole, Jodi Lyn O'Keefeas his daughter Cassidy, andJames Gammonas his father Nick.In October 2010, he began appearing on theHBOseriesEastbound & Down, playingKenny Powers' long-lost father, going by the alias "Eduardo Sanchez". He also reprised his role as Sonny Crockett for aNikecommercial withLeBron Jamesin which the NBA player contemplates acting and appears alongside Johnson on Miami Vice.Johnson had a supporting role in the 2012 Quentin Tarantino filmDjango 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 2014, he had a supporting role in the film The Other Woman as Cameron Diaz's character's father. In 2015, Johnson began starring in the ABC prime time soap operaBlood & Oil.In 2018, he starred as the character of Arthur, the love interest of Vivian, played byJane Fondain Bill Holderman's romantic-comedyBook Club.In 2019, Johnson played the role of Richard Drysdale inRian Johnson's murder-mysteryKnives Out; and starred as Police Chief Judd Crawford in the HBO seriesWatchmen.In 2021, Johnson co-starred onKenan, until its cancellation in May 2022. He also appeared in aNash Bridgestelevision film, with co-starCheech Marin, on theUSA Networkin 2021.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Don Johnson

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama Saturn Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Movies with Don Johnson as Actor(69)

as T. Wasserman2023 A Little White Lie
as Liam2023 The Collective
as Ray2022 High Heat
as Nash Bridges2021 Nash Bridges
as Gerry2019 Vault
as Richard Drysdale2019 Knives Out
as Chief Lt. Calvert2018 Dragged Across Concrete
as Arthur2018 Book Club
as Warden Tuggs2017 Brawl in Cell Block 99
as Jay Kirkpatrick2017 Vengeance: A Love Story
as Roger2015 Alex of Venice
as Jim Bob2014 Cold in July
as Frank2014 The Other Woman
as Himself (archive footage)2013 Blood of 1000 Virgins
as Spencer "Big Daddy" Bennett2012 Django Unchained
as Jerry Keppler2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
as Von Jackson2010 Machete
as Beth's Dad2010 When in Rome
as Sante Patene2008 Bastardi
as Admiral Burnett2008 Long Flat Balls II
as Dante2007 Moondance Alexander
as Benjamin Tyson2003 Word of Honor
as Ben Dunmore1998 Goodbye Lover
as David Simms1996 Tin Cup
as Sgt. John Libbey1995 In Pursuit of Honor
as Paul Verrall1993 Born Yesterday
as David Greenhill1993 Guilty as Sin
as Ben Reed1991 Paradise
as Robert Lee Anderson / The Marlboro Man1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
as Harry Madox1990 The Hot Spot
as Jerry Beck1989 Dead Bang
as Det. James “Sonny” Crockett1989 Miami Vice: Freefall
as Wiley Boon1988 Sweet Hearts Dance
as Documentary Filmmaker1987 Heartbeat
as Lt. Falcon (voice)1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie
as Det. James "Sonny" Crockett1985 Miami Vice: Calderone's Return
as Tim Murphy1985 Cease Fire
as James Crockett1985 Miami Vice: Golden Triangle
as himself1985 Live Aid
as Det. James “Sonny” Crockett1985 Miami Vice: The Prodigal Son
as Det. James “Sonny” Crockett1984 Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper
as Carl1982 Melanie
as Jacob Gorch1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.
as Elvis Presley1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen
as Officer Andy Brady1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives
as Judson Fletcher1979 The Rebels
as Mike Sloan1978 Ski Lift to Death
as Daniel Easton1978 First, You Cry
as Charlie Morgan1978 The Two-Five
as Sgt. Brian Scott1977 The City
as Johnny Wilson1977 Cover Girls
as Quirt1976 Law of the Land
as Harley McKay1975 Return to Macon County
as Stanley Cole1973 The Harrad Experiment
as Frank1971 Lollipops and Roses
as Matthew1971 Zachariah
as Stanley Sweetheart1970 The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart

TV Shows/Series with Don Johnson as Actor(34)

as Rick2021 Kenan
as Prince Humperdinck2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride
as Judd Crawford2019 Watchmen
as Kenny West2017 Sick Note
as Hap Briggs2015 Blood & Oil
as himself2010 Conan
as Eduardo Sanchez2009 Eastbound & Down
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Grant Cooper2005 Just Legal
as himself2001 Richard & Judy
as Defense Attorney1999 Judging Amy
as himself1997 Leute heute
as Self (archive footage)1997 Classic Albums
as Nash Bridges1996 Nash Bridges
as himself1995 MADtv
1993 WWE Raw
as Sonny Crockett1984 Miami Vice
as himself1982 Champs-Elysées
as Jefferson 'Jeff' Davis Prewitt1980 From Here to Eternity
as Bonard Davis1980 Beulah Land
as Reeve Baker1979 Tales of the Unexpected
as Deloy Coopersmith1971 Sarge

Movies with Don Johnson as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Producer2021 Nash Bridges
Writing/Writer1987 Heartbeat

TV Shows/Series with Don Johnson as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1995 The Marshal
Directing/Director1984 Miami Vice

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Don Johnson
Born: Thursday, 12/15 1949 (December) in Flat Creek, Missouri (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 74 years + 214 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: University of Kansas, Wichita South High School
Spouses (current/former): Melanie Griffith, Kelley Phleger
Children: Jesse Johnson, Dakota Johnson, Grace Johnson
Other names for Don Johnson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Donnie Wayne Johnson"
Don Johnson frequently works together with these people:
Will Ferrell (8x, Actor)
Michael Douglas (8x, Actor)
Vince McMahon (8x, Crew)
Charles Warrington (8x, Actor)
Hugh Jackman (7x, Actor)
Kim Cattrall (7x, Actress)
Giancarlo Esposito (7x, Actor)
Paul Heyman (7x, Actor)
Hayley Erin (7x, Actress)
S. Craig Zahler (6x, Crew)
Bill Holderman (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1690, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/12/2024