Don Johnson

Born Dec 15, 1949

Donnie Wayne "Don" Johnson is an American actor known for his work in television and film. He played the lead role of James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s TV cop series, Miami Vice, which led him to huge success. He also played the lead role in the 1990s cop series, Nash Bridges. More recently, Johnson played Kenny Powers' father on the HBO series, Eastbound & Down.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Don Johnson.


1949 Birth Johnson was born December 15, 1949 in Flat Creek, Missouri. … Read More


1967 17 Years Old A 1967 graduate of South High School, he was involved in the high school's theatre program. … Read More
1969 19 Years Old Johnson studied drama at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. His first major role was in the 1969 Los Angeles stage production of Fortune and Men's Eyes, in which he played Smitty, the lead role. … Read More


1976 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1976, Johnson was roommates with actor Sal Mineo when Mineo was murdered outside their West Hollywood, California apartment. … Read More


1980 30 Years Old In 1980, he dated Sally Adams (then using the pseudonym Sally Savalas), mother of actress Nicollette Sheridan. … Read More
1985 35 Years Old Between seasons, Johnson gained further renown through several TV miniseries, such as the 1985 TV remake of The Long, Hot Summer. … Read More
1986 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Johnson released two albums of pop music in the 1980s, one in 1986 and the other in 1989. … Read More
…  Johnson is a Golden Globe-winning actor for his role in Miami Vice, the American Power Boat Association's 1988 World Champion of the Offshore World Cup, and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1989 39 Years Old They reunited and conceived a daughter close to the start of 1989, Dakota Johnson (born October 4, 1989) and were married again from that year until 1996.


1995 45 Years Old In 1995-1996 Johnson was briefly engaged to Jodi Lyn O'Keefe who played his daughter on Nash Bridges.
1999 49 Years Old On April 29, 1999, he married San Francisco socialite and Montessori nursery school teacher Kelley Phleger, then 30, at the Pacific Heights mansion of Ann and Gordon Getty. … Read More


2002 52 Years Old In November 2002, German customs officers at the Swiss-German border performed a routine search of Johnson's car. … Read More
2008 58 Years Old In May 2008, Johnson came within hours of losing his Woody Creek, Colorado, home to foreclosure; he paid off his $14.5 million debts less than 24 hours before a scheduled auction of the property.


2010 60 Years Old In July 2010, a Los Angeles jury awarded Johnson $23.2 million in a lawsuit against production company Rysher Entertainment, from whom Johnson sought a share of profits commensurate with his ownership of half the copyright of Nash Bridges. … Read More
2013 63 Years Old In January 2013, after recalculating interest and avoiding an additional appeal, Rysher paid Johnson $19 million to end the lawsuit.
2015 65 Years Old In 2015, Johnson began starring in the ABC prime time soap opera, Blood & Oil.
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