Don Johnson is a well-known American actor who is best known for appearing as James “Sonny” Crockett in the TV series ‘Miami Vice’. He began his career in 1969 as a stage actor. He is also a singer, songwriter, director, and producer. In 1988, Johnson was the World Champion of the Offshore World Cup of the American Power Boat Association. Here is a quick summary of Don Johnson’s net worth, career, and earnings.
Don Johnson Early Life
Donald Wayne Johnson was born in Flat Creek, Missouri on December 15, 1949, to his parents Wayne Fred Johnson and Nell Johnson. He grew up in Wichita, Kansas.
He completed his schooling at Wichita South High School in 1967. In school, Johnson used to perform in the theatre program and has appeared in the lead role in ‘West Side Story.’ He also went to the University of Kansas and had studied drama in San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.
Don Johnson’s first two marriages got annulled in a few days. In the 1970s, he used to live with Pamela Des Barres. In January 1976, he got married to Melanie Griffith but got divorced in July of the same year. They were again remarried from 1989 to 1996. In 1980, Johnson had a relationship with Sally Adams. From 1981-1985, he was living with Patti D’Arbanville. They have a son named Jesse Wayne.
In 1999, he got married to Kelley Phleger. They have three children together named Atherton Grace, Jasper Breckinridge, and Deacon.
Don Johnson Career
Don Johnson began his career in 1969 by appearing in the stage production, ‘Fortune and Men’s Eyes.’ This made him appear in the 1970 film ‘The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart.’ He has also appeared in the Filipino film ‘Lollipops, Roses, and Talangka’ in 1974.
Johnson has appeared in the films ‘’Return to Macon County’, ‘Cease Fire’, ‘The Hot Spot’, ‘Paradise’, ‘Born Yesterday’, ‘Guilty as Sin’, ‘Goodbye Lover’, ‘Machete’, ‘Django Unchained’, ‘Cold in July’, ‘The Other Woman’, ‘Alex of Venice’, and ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’.
He has guest-appeared in several television shows. In 1979, he appeared in the miniseries ‘The Rebels’. He then went on to appear in ‘From Here to Eternity.’ In 1984, Johnson became a cast of ‘Miami Vice.’ In 1996, he became the actor and executive producer of ‘Nash Bridges.’ He has also appeared in the TV shows ‘Just Legal,’ ‘Eastbound & Down,’ ‘Blood & Oil’, and ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events.’
He has also released two studio albums and one compilation album. Johnson has also appeared in several TV films.
Awards & Achievements
In 1975, Don Johnson won the Saturn Award for Best Actor. He is also the winner of the 1986 Golden Globe Award for his role in ‘Miami Vice.’ In 1988, Johnson won the APBA Offshore World Cup. He was nominated for the 1985 Emmy Awards. In 1996, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Net Worth of Don Johnson
Don Johnson has an estimated net worth of more than $40 million. He made this fortune by appearing in some films and television shows. He was also awarded a lawsuit worth $23.2 million against Rysher Entertainment in 2010. He later received $19 million for the lawsuit.
Don Johnson is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. He found considerable success by appearing in ‘Miami Vice.’ He has also successfully appeared in ‘Nash Bridges.’ His popularity made him to guest-host WWE Raw in 2010. Additionally, he has also released two music albums and has been the executive producer of two television shows. He continues to remain a popular actor and will be next seen in the 2018 film ‘Book Club’.