Don Johnson Birthday (December 15th)

Don Johnson Birthday (December 15th)

Don Johnson an American actor was born on 15th December, 1949 in Flat Creek, Missouri. Don Johnson is famous for his job in movies and television. Don Johnson made his screen premier in 1970 movie The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart. Don Johnson played the main character of Sonny Crockett in the accepted 1980s TV cop series, Miami Vice, which guided him to giant fame and success. Don Johnson played the main role in 1990s cop series, Nash Bridges. Don Johnson is a Golden Globe winning artist for his character in Miami Vice, a victor of APBA Offshore World Cup. Don Johnson has got a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Besides being an artist, Don Johnson is a songwriter, director, producer, and singer.

Biography of Don Johnson

Don Johnson Early life and Education

Don Johnson mother was a beautician and while his father is a farmer. When Don Johnson was 6 years old, Don Johnson shifted from Missouri to Wichita, Kansas. Don Johnson completed his graduation from the South High School in Wichita, Kansas in 1967. Then Don Johnson joined the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Don Johnson is of the English origin. In late 1960s, Johnson was considered the popular contestant on the famous TV show The Dating Game.

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Don Johnson Acting

Early years of Don Johnson

Don Johnson studied the drama at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. And his first leading character was in 1969 Los Angeles stage making of Fortune and Men's Eyes in which Don Johnson played the main role of Smitty. This publicity led him to the 1970 movie The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart. Don Johnson carried on working on television, film and staging without getaway into the stardom. And his famous movies from the period were Zachariah (1971) The Harrad Experiment (1973) and A Boy and His Dog (1975).

Miami Vice

In 1984, Don Johnson did a starring role of Sonny Crockett in an admired cop series, Miami Vice. And in this character, Don Johnson played the role of covertly police detective. Miami Vice was distinguished for its innovatory use of imagery, cinematography and music with a more ostentatious enlist the police drama type. Don Johnson gained additional popularity through various television miniseries, such as 1985 television re-establish of The Long Hot Summer.

Nash Bridges

Later Don Johnson starred in 1996-2001 play Nash Bridges with Jodi Lyn O'Keefe and Cheech Marin. Don Johnson played the lead role of the Nash Bridges; Don Johnson became a detective for San Francisco Police Department.


In late 2005s, Don Johnson temporarily starred in The WB courtroom TV stage show Just Legal as a fed-up lawyer with an idealistic and young protegé/partner (Jay Baruchel); and after three episodes in October 2005, the show was disregarded. Don Johnson started a run in London West End making of Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit.

Don Johnson also has a character in Norwegian humor "Lange flate baler 2" (Long, flat balls 2), produced by Herald Zwart. And the film was launched on 13th March, 2008 in Norway with Don Johnson for making a form at premier.


Don Johnson unconfined 2 albums of the rock music in 1980s, first in 1986 and second in 1989. And his single “Heartbeat”, it reached at #5 on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Formerly, Don Johnson worked with Dickie Betts and Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers, co-writing the song "Can't Take It with You" and "Blind Love" with Dickie Betts, which appeared on their 1979 album, Enlightened Rogues.


  • Heartbeat album (1986)
  • o Heartbeat - Full Length Video VHS (1987)
  • Let It Roll album (1989)
  • "Till I Loved You" (duet with Barbra Streisand and title track from her 1990 album)
  • The Essential album (2003)
  • Untitled Album

Don Johnson Private Life

Relationships and Family

At the age of 22, Don Johnson connected with 14-years-old Melanie Griffith, and they emerged in The Harrad Experiment. Don Johnson wedded with Melanie in 1976 but they remained together from 1976-1996. And then Don Johnson wedded with San Francisco socialite and earlier kindergarten teacher Kelley Phleger.

Don Johnson had a connection with Barbra Streisand. Don Johnson formed a solo with her named, “Till I Loved You" in late 1980s.

Don Johnson had a link with Jeanne Anderson in 1996.

Don Johnson has 5 kids

  • With D'Arbanville, a son, Jesse Wayne Johnson (born on December 7, 1982)
  • With Griffith, a daughter, Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989)
  • With Phleger, a daughter, Atherton Grace Johnson (born on December 28, 1999), and two sons, Jasper Breckinridge Johnson (born on June 6, 2002) and Deacon Johnson (born on April 29, 2006).


Awards & Recognitions of Don Johnson

Year Result Award Category TV/Film
1974 Winner The Saturn Award Best Actor A Boy and his Dog
1985 Nominated Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Miami Vice
1986 Winner Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
1987 Nominated Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
1988 Won APBA Offshore World Cup Super boat class -
1996 Awarded Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -

In popular traditions

  • The Finnish music cluster Don Johnson Big Band is named after him.
  • In Calvin and Hobbes comedian, when Calvin and Hobbes are getting ready to go to a dinner with Calvin's parents, Hobbes asks, "Do you think I should shave?", to which Don Johnson replies "Nah, go for the Don Johnson fuzzy look."
  • The Don Johnson is an admired Miami Vice premise drink prepared from gin, vodka, Curacao, and orange juice.
  • In 2002 movie Showtime, Eddie Murphy's character, Officer Trey Sellers, states upon inflowing Det. Mitch Preston's (Robert De Niro) recently renovated apartment, "Maybe we should call Don Johnson and tell him we found his apartment."