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DON JOHNSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Don Johnson was born on December 15th, 1949 in Flat Creek, Missouri with the birth name Donnie Wayne Johnson.  His father, Wayne, worked as a farmer and his mother, Nell, was employed as a beautician.  As a child he had aspirations of growing up and pursuing a career as a professional bowler, however as he grew older he began to develop an interest in acting.
 
Johnson graduated from South High School in Kansas and that was where he was initially exposed to acting, participating in a number of school productions.  After earning his high school diploma he went on to study at the University of Kansas on a full drama scholarship, and later studied drama at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
 
Don was part of a rock group called, "Horses" in the late 1960's and they had a record released in 1969 and the same record was later released in 2004 and again in 2005 by a total of three different labels.  Later in his music career he had a total of three Billboard Hot 100 singles, "Heartbeat" (1986), "Heartache Away" (1986) and "Til I Loved You" (1989) which was a duet with Barbra Streisand
 
After the band broke up, he began working as a stage actor appearing in such productions as, "Twelfth Night" and "Fortune and Men's Eyes" (1969).  It did not take long for the film industry to develop an interest in him and he was cast in the film, "The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart" (1970), followed by roles in such films as, "Zachariah" (1971), "The Harrad Experiment" (1973), "Lollipop and Roses" (1974) and "A Boy and His Dog" (1975).
 
Along with working as a film actor he also continued to appear on stage and a number of television series such as, "Sarge", "Young Dr. Kildare" and "Kung Fu".  He became most well known for his role as an undercover police officer, Sonny Crockett, on the television series, "Miami Vice" (1984-1990), for which he appeared in 110 episodes total and won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in 1986 and also won an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1985.
 
Johnson had reached the level of popularity he was after and he added to his resume credits on such series as, "The Long, Hot Summer" (1985), "Tales of the Unexpected" (1985) and "Matt Houston" (1983).
 
He also returned back to his initial love of entertainment with his music and released two albums.  Not neglecting his acting he continued to pursue television, stage and film roles and when "Miami Vice" came to an end, Johnson re-directed his focus on his film career and appeared on the big screen in such films as, "Dead Bang" (1989), "The Hot Spot" (1990), "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" (1991) and the Italian film, "Bastardi" (2008).
 
At one point he also created and produced his own television series, "Nash Bridges" (1996) which he also starred in.  Some of his latest roles have been in, "When in Rome" (2010), "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" (2011) and soon to release in 2013, "Vineyard Haven".
 
His personal life has had some up's and downs.  Don has had occasional run-in's with the law and a number of marriages.  He was married twice to two different woman for which the marriages were annulled and their names were never released to the public.  He was also twenty two years old when he was involved in a relationship with then, Melanie Griffith, who was only fourteen years old at the time.  The couple actually married for six months.  When that marriage came to an end he fathered a son with actress, Patti D'Arbanville but never proceeded with marriage.  In 1989 he returned back to wed Griffith for a second time and they had a daughter together, but in 1996, this marriage again ended in divorce.  He is now currently married to Kelly Phleger whom he wed in 1999 and they have three children together and reside in Los Angeles, California. 

 
Filmography

2013 Vineyard Haven 
2012 Django Unchaine
2010-2011 Glenn Martin DDS 
2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy 
2011 Four Loko Vineyards
2011 Mann's World 
2010 Eastbound & Down
2010 Machete 
2010 When in Rome 
2010 Southern Discomfort
2008 Torno a vivere da solo 
2008 Long Flat Balls II 
2008 Bastardi 
2007 Moondance Alexander 
2005-2006 Just Legal 
2003 Word of Honor 
1996-2001 Nash Bridges 
1998 Goodbye Lover
1996 Tin Cup
1995 In Pursuit of Honor
1993 Guilty as Sin 
1993 Born Yesterday 
1991 Paradise 
1990 The Hot Spot
1984-1990 Miami Vice 
1989 Dead Bang 
1988 Sweet Hearts Dance 
1987 Heartbeat 
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie 
1985 Cease Fire
1985 The Long Hot Summer 
1985 Tales of the Unexpected
1983 Matt Houston 
1983 Six Pack 
1982 Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp 
1982 Melanie 
1981 The Two Lives of Carol Letner
1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. 
1981 Swan Lake
1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen 
1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives 
1980 Beulah Land 
1980 From Here to Eternity 
1979 The Rebels 
1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill 
1979 Tales of the Unexpected
1978 First, You Cry 
1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold 
1978 The American Girls 
1978 The Two-Five
1978 Ski Lift to Death
1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65?
1978 Pressure Point
1977 Police Story 
1977 Eight Is Enough 
1977 Big Hawaii 
1977 Cover Girls 
1977 Nashville 99
1977 The City
1976 Barnaby Jones
1976 The Streets of San Francisco 
1976 Law of the Land 
1975 Return to Macon County 
1975 A Boy and His Dog
1974 The Rookies 
1973 Kung Fu 
1973 The Harrad Experiment 
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors
1972 Young Dr. Kildare 
1971 Sarge 
1971 Lollipops, Roses and Talangka 
1971 Zachariah 
1970 The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart 





Matinee Classics - Nash Bridges starring Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Jeff Perry, Jaime Gomez, James Gammon and Ronald Russell


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