Don Johnson Biography, Age, Spouse, Films, Miami Vice and Net Worth

Hollywood Actor, Don Johnson

Don Johnson Biography

Don Johnson, born as Donnie Wayne Johnson, is am actor, director, producer, songwriter as well as singer from the United States of America. Don is most famous for his role in the 80s series, Miami Vice as James “Sonny” Crockett. He even earned a Golden Globes award for the role.


Johnson also appeared on Nash Bridges as a lead actor. With his many years in the entertainment industry, Johnson is among the many Hollywood actors with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Don Johnson Age

The Miami Vice actor is 70 years old as of 2019. He was born in 1949 on December 15, in Flat Creek, Missouri, United States of America.

Don Johnson Wife (Spouse) and Daughter

Don has been married five times and had four wives. His first two marriages were to unknown women in 1968 and 1973, respectively. However, the marriages were annulled on the same years they began within days.

Don Johnson Melanie Griffith

Johnson’s third wife was the American stage and film actress Melanie Griffith. The two met when Melanie was 14 years old and she is the daughter Don’s co-star on Harrad Experiment, Tippi Hedren. They began living together within a year (when she was 15 years of age). When she turned 18, on her birthday, the lovebirds got engaged and in 1976, they tied the knot. However, they separated in July of the same year and managed to get divorced in November. In the late 80s, they reunited and their daughter, Dakota Johnson, was conceived in early 1989. In the same years, they got married again until 1996 when they got divorced.

Johnson’s fifth marriage was in 1999, to his current wife, Kelley Phleger. By the time they met, Phleger was a nursery school teacher and a San Fransisco socialite. They have since had three kids together, two sons and a daughter.

Don Johnson with his daughter, ex-wife and son
Don Johnson with his daughter, ex-wife and son

Don Johnson Children

Don is a father five. The first Johnson is Jesse Wayne (born on 7th December, 1982). His mother is actress Patti D’Arbanville who was in a relationship with the Miami Vice actor from 1981 to 1985. After getting back together with Melanie Griffith, the second Johnson was born, actress and model Dakota Johnson (born on December 7, 1982). The other three Johnsons are daughter Atherton Grace, (born in 1999), and sons Jasper Breckinridge (born in 2002) and Deacon (born in 2006).

Actor Don Johnson

Johnson began acting in the late 1960s with his first big role in Fortune and Men’s Eyes, a 1969 LA stage production in which he had the lead role. He remained on stage productions and soon joined television and film production. Some of his roles were in Zachariah (1971), The Harrad Experiment as well as A Boy and His Dog (1975).

Don Johnson Miami Vice

In 1984, Don began appearing on television series Miami Vice as Detective James “Sonny” Crockett. He had landed the starring role in which he was an undercover police detective. For his character, Don had drive a Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona, wore thousand-dollar Versace and Hugo Boss suits over pastel cotton T-shirts, also drove a Ferrari Testarossa, wore expensive timepieces by Rolex and Ebel, and lived on a 12-metre (40 ft) (later a 42-foot [13 m]) Endeavour yacht with his pet alligator, Elvis. He appeared on the series until 1989.

He also starred on Nash Bridges, a 1996-2001 television police drama alongside the likes of Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Jeff Perry, Cheech Marin, Jaime P. Gomez and James Gammon. His other roles include portraying the role of a lawyer on Just Legal, as Nathan Detroit on Guys and Dolls, on Lange Flate Ballær 2, and co-hosted WWE’s RAW with Jon Heder in January 2010.

Don Johnson Films/Movies and Television Shows

Other film and television roles that Johnson has had in his time as an actor are; (Note: the following list does not include all the roles Johnson has played)

2019 – Vault as Gerry
2019 – Watchmen as Chief Judd Crawford
2019 – Knives Out as Richard Drysdale
2018 – Book Club as Arthur
2018 – Daddy Issues as Roman
2018 – Dragged Across Concrete as Lt. G. Calvert

2017 – Vengeance: A Love Story as Jay Kirkpatrick
2015 – Blood & Oil as Hap Briggs
2015 – Alex of Venice as Roger
2014–2015 – From Dusk till Dawn: The Series as Sheriff Earl McGraw
2014 – Cold in July as Jim Bob Luke
2012 – Django Unchained as Spencer “Big Daddy” Bennett
2011 – Four Loko Vineyards as Mr. Four Loko

2010 – When in Rome as Mr. Martin
2010 – Machete as Lt. Von Jackson
2008 – Long Flat Balls II as Admiral Burnett
2007 – Moondance Alexander as Dante Longpre
2005–2006 – Just Legal as Grant H. Cooper

1998 – Goodbye Lover as Ben Dunmore
1996 – Tin Cup as David Simms
1993 – Born Yesterday as Paul Verrall
1993 – Guilty as Sin as David Edgar Greenhill
1991 – Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Robert Anderson/The Marlboro Man
1990 – The Hot Spot as Harry Madox

1989 – Dead Bang as Jerry Beck
1988; 2015 – Saturday Night Live as Himself
1988 – Sweet Hearts Dance as Wiley Boon
1987 – G.I. Joe: The Movie as Lieutenant Vincent R. Falcone/Lt. Falcon (voice)
1985 – Cease Fire as Tim Murphy
1982 – Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp as Wazir’s Son (voice)

1981 – Swan Lake as Benno (voice)
1975 – A Boy and His Dog as Vic
1974 – Lollipops, Roses and Talangka as Franky
1973 – The Harrad Experiment as Stanley Cole
1971 – Zachariah as Matthew
1970 – The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart as Stanley Sweetheart

Don Johnson Net Worth

The veteran actor reportedly has an estimated net worth of $40 million.

Don Johnson Twitter

You can find and follow Don Johnson on Twitter using the account name @DonJohnson