Don Johnson Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Movies, Net Worth, Miami Vice

Don Johnson
Don Johnson

Don Johnson Biography

Don Johnson is a renowned American actor, producer, singer, director, and songwriter. He is quite known for his role as James “Sonny” Crockett in the 1980s television series Miami Vice. In this film, Don won a Golden Globe for his work in the role.

Johnson was born in Crane, Missouri but raised in Wichita, Kansas after his parents relocated when he was just six years old. He then joined Wichita South High School, where he actively participated in the high School’s program.
After graduating from high school in 1967, Don enrolled at the University of Kansas for a theatre course. However, he dropped out after one year of relocating to San Francisco, California to join the American Conservatory Theatre.

His first major role was in the 1969 Los Angeles films; Fortune and Men’s Eyes. These films opened him up for the 1970 film; The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart. He then moved on to work on stage, film, and television without a breakthrough.


In this period, Don’s notable films included; Zachariah of 1971, The Harrad Experiment of 1973, Lollipop and Roses of 1974, and A Boy and His Dog (1975).

Between 1996-2001, Don featured in the CBS-TV Nash Bridges alongside Cheech Marin, Jeff Perry, Jaime P. Gomez, Kelly Hu, Wendy Moniz, Annette O’Toole, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, and James Gammon.

In the fall of 2005, Johnson briefly featured in The WB courtroom television drama show Just Legal as a jaded lawyer with a very young and idealistic partner, Jay Baruchel. However, the show was canceled in October 2005 after three of eight produced episodes were aired.

On January 18, 2010, Johson and Jon Heder co-hosted WWE’s Raw. In the same year, he had a supporting role in Robert Rodriguez’s film, Machete. Later in October, he featured in the HBO series Eastbound & Down, playing Kenny Powers’ long-lost father. Recently, Don played Richard Drysdale in the 2019 Rian Johnson’s murder-mystery Knives Out.

Don Johnson Age|Birthday

Johnson was born on December 15, 1949, in Flat Creek, Missouri, the United States of America. He is 70 years old as of December 2019.

Don Johnson Wife|Spouse

Don is currently married to his wife, Kelley Phleger since 1999. However, he has been married and divorced twice. Between 1989 to 1996, Johnson was re-married, Melanie Griffith. This is the lady he had married in 1976 divorcing the same year.

Don Johnson Children|Kids|Daughter

Johnson is a father of five. His firstborn, Jesse Wayne was born on December 7, 1982. Jesse’s mother is actress Patti D’Arbanville who dated Don from 1981 to 1985. After remarrying Melanie Griffith, Don had his second-born, actress and model Dakota Johnson on December 7, 1982.

The other three are his daughter Atherton Grace born in 1999, and two sons; Jasper Breckinridge, and Deacon born in 2002 and 2006 respectively.

Don Johnson NetWorth

As of 2020, Don is estimated at a net worth of $50 million.

Don Johnson Miami Vice

In 1984, Johnson started featuring on the television series Miami Vice as Detective James “Sonny” Crockett. He played this starring role as an undercover detective. Don featured in the series until 1989.

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