Don Johnson

Don Johnson


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 15-12-1949
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Flat Creek, Missouri, United States
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  • Popularity: 15.11
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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 detective Sonny Crockett in the Michael Mann/Universal Television cop series, Miami Vice (1984-1990). Miami Vice made him "a major international star". According to Rolling Stone, "No one had more swagger in the Reagan era than Don Johnson. Johnson's work on Miami Vice earned 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 on Miami Vice, he gained further renown through TV miniseries such as the 1985 remake of The 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 the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996. Johnson later starred in the 1996–2001 CBS-TV police drama Nash Bridges with Cheech Marin, Jeff Perry, Jaime P. Gomez, Kelly Hu, Wendy Moniz, Annette O'Toole, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as his daughter Cassidy, and James Gammon as his father Nick. In October 2010, he began appearing on the HBO series Eastbound & Down, playing Kenny Powers' long-lost father, going by the alias "Eduardo Sanchez". He also 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. 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 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 opera Blood & Oil. In 2018, he starred as the character of Arthur, the love interest of Vivian, played by Jane Fonda in Bill Holderman's romantic-comedy Book Club. In 2019, Johnson played the role of Richard Drysdale in Rian Johnson's murder-mystery Knives Out; and starred as Police Chief Judd Crawford in the HBO series Watchmen. In 2021, Johnson co-starred on Kenan, until its cancellation in May 2022. He also appeared in a Nash Bridges television film, with co-star Cheech Marin, on the USA Network in 2021.




Year Movie Character
1975 A Boy and His Dog as Vic
1989 Dead Bang as Jerry Beck
1988 Sweet Hearts Dance as Wiley Boon
1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives as Officer Andy Brady
1995 In Pursuit of Honor as Sgt. John Libbey
1985 Cease Fire as Tim Murphy
1984 Miami Vice: Brother's Keeper as Det. James “Sonny” Crockett
1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen as Elvis Presley
1970 The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart as Stanley Sweetheart
1987 Heartbeat as Documentary Filmmaker
2003 Word of Honor as Benjamin Tyson
1985 Miami Vice: The Prodigal Son as Det. James “Sonny” Crockett
1985 Miami Vice: Calderone's Return as Det. James "Sonny" Crockett
2021 Nash Bridges as Nash Bridges
1989 Miami Vice: Freefall as James “Sonny” Crockett
1985 Miami Vice: Golden Triangle as Det. James “Sonny” Crockett
1978 The Two-Five as Charlie Morgan
1993 Guilty as Sin as David Edgar Greenhill
2007 Moondance Alexander as Dante
1975 Return to Macon County as Harley McKay
1990 The Hot Spot as Harry Madox
1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. as Jacob Gorch
1979 The Rebels as Judson Fletcher
1977 The City as Sgt. Brian Scott
2014 Cold in July as Jim Bob
1981 The Two Lives of Carol Letner as Bob Howard
1976 Law of the Land as Quirt
2015 Alex of Venice as Roger
1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man as Robert Lee Anderson / The Marlboro Man
1970 Unit 234
2022 High Heat as Ray
1996 Tin Cup as David Simms
1973 The Harrad Experiment as Stanley Cole
1993 Born Yesterday as Paul Verrall
1971 Zachariah as Matthew
2017 Brawl in Cell Block 99 as Warden Tuggs
2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star as Miles Deep
1991 Paradise as Ben Reed
1982 Melanie as Carl
1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill as Cowboy
2008 Bastardi as Sante Patene
1978 Katie: Portrait of A Centerfold as Gunther
1978 First, You Cry as Daniel Easton
2014 The Other Woman as Frank
1978 Ski Lift to Death as Mike Sloan
2013 Blood of 1000 Virgins as Himself (archive footage)
2017 Vengeance: A Love Story as Jay Kirkpatrick
1971 Lollipops and Roses as Frank
2019 Vault as Gerry
1970 Rebel Ridge
2008 Torno a vivere da solo as Nico
2019 Knives Out as Richard Drysdale
2008 Long Flat Balls II as Admiral Burnett
2018 Book Club as Arthur
2023 Book Club 2 - The Next Chapter as Arthur
2010 Machete as Von Jackson
1998 Goodbye Lover as Ben Dunmore
1977 Cover Girls as Johnny Wilson
2005 Pennis from Heaven as Self
2023 A Little White Lie as T. Wasserman
2011 WWE: DX: One Last Stand as Himself
2012 Django Unchained as Spencer "Big Daddy" Bennett
2018 Dragged Across Concrete as Chief Lt. Calvert
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie as Lt. Falcon (voice)
2010 When in Rome as Beth's Dad
2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy as Jerry Keppler
2001 Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy as Himself
1985 Live Aid as Self
2021 Nash Bridges
1987 Heartbeat
Photo Name Department
1996 Nash Bridges (122 episode) as Nash Bridges
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (1 episode) as Self
1999 Judging Amy (1 episode) as Defense Attorney
2005 Just Legal (9 episode) as Grant Cooper
1971 Sarge (14 episode) as Deloy Coopersmith
2009 Glenn Martin, DDS (1 episode)
2015 Blood & Oil (10 episode) as Hap Briggs
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (1 episode) as Self
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode) as Reeve Baker
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
2001 Richard & Judy (1 episode) as Self
1977 Eight Is Enough (1 episode)
1995 MADtv (1 episode) as Self
1985 The Long Hot Summer (2 episode) as Ben Quick
1980 From Here to Eternity (12 episode) as Jefferson 'Jeff' Davis Prewitt
1973 Police Story (1 episode)
1982 Matt Houston (1 episode)
1977 Big Hawaii (1 episode)
1980 Beulah Land (3 episode) as Bonard Davis
1977 What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? (1 episode)
1984 Miami Vice (111 episode) as Sonny Crockett
2014 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (10 episode) as Earl McGraw
2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events (2 episode) as Sir
2017 Sick Note (6 episode) as Kenny West
1993 WWE Raw (1 episode)
1982 Champs-Elysées (1 episode) as Self
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Himself
2019 Watchmen (9 episode) as Judd Crawford
1997 Leute heute (1 episode) as self
2010 Conan (1 episode) as Self
2021 Kenan (19 episode) as Rick
1977 Nashville 99 (1 episode) as Mike Watling
2014 Late Night with Seth Meyers (1 episode) as Self
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride (1 episode) as Prince Humperdinck
2009 Eastbound & Down (5 episode) as Eduardo Sanchez
1984 Miami Vice (3 episode) Directing as (Director)
1995 The Marshal (1 episode) Directing as (Director)

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