Don Johnson

Don Johnson

  • Highest Rated: 98% Knives Out (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
  • Birthday: Dec 15, 1949
  • Birthplace: Flat Creek, Missouri, USA
  • Born December 15th, 1949, film and television actor Don Johnson first studied his trade at the University of Kansas and the American Conservatory Theatre. A professional actor by his late teens, Johnson's earliest stage and screen assignments frequently found him cast as a fallen innocent. Johnson first gained national press coverage as the 20-year-old star of the counterculture comedy The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970). His next significant credit was the 1975 cult favorite A Boy and His Dog, based on a trenchant Harlan Ellison yarn. Personal and professional entanglements kept him alternately on and offscreen until 1984, when he staged a comeback as Sonny Crockett, a rough-shod yet impossibly hip, sailboat-dwelling Miami-area vice squad detective assigned to work opposite Detective Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas), in Michael Mann's seminal small-screen cop drama Miami Vice (1984-89). To call the program (and Johnson's role in it) "trend-setting" would be a massive understatement; the character of Crockett, with his pastel sports jackets worn atop scoop-neck t-shirts, dark sunglasses, pants without socks, and a two or three-day growth of unshaven beard, rewrote the rules of men's haute-couture for almost a decade and posited Johnson as one of American culture's top male sex symbols for a lengthy duration as well (for a time, it became seemingly impossible to look at the cover of GQ or Esquire without spotting the actor). As the series rolled on, it witnessed Crockett's character undergoing many life changes, including the violent deaths of numerous colleagues on the force and a strange, strange plot point in which he accidentally began to confuse his own identity with that of his drug-pushing alter ego in the Miami crime world. During this second flush of fame, Johnson also distinguished himself as a dependable TV-movie leading man (notably as Ben Quick in the 1985 remake of The Long Hot Summer) and a champion powerboat racer. He also played a series of interesting leading roles in films of extremely variable quality, including Dennis Hopper's post-noir thriller The Hot Spot (1990), Mary Agnes Donoghue's romantic drama Paradise (1991) (opposite longtime partner Melanie Griffith) and Kevin Costner's hard-living buddy in Ron Shelton's gentle sports-themed romantic comedy Tin Cup (1996). During the 1995-96 season, Johnson enjoyed another career renaissance that distinctly mirrored his Vice success, as star of the TV weekly Nash Bridges. On that program, Johnson played the title character, a tough-as-nails San Francisco cop working the beat as an inspector with the municipal police department's Special Investigators Unit. Episodes found him artnered up, from assignment to assignment, with the wiseacre Hispanic detective Joe Dominguez (Cheech Marin). With relentless devotion to the demands of the force and an ere-present jocularity, Bridges worked his way through a series of seemingly impossible criminal investigations over the course of five seasons. He also attempted to balance life on the squad with a difficult personal life that included a strained relationship with his ex (Annette O'Toole) and the provision of much-needed paternal guidance for his teenage daughter (Jodi O'Keefe). No matter where he has stood careerwise, Johnson has always proven good copy for the gossip columns and tabloids thanks to his on-again off-again marriage to actress Melanie Griffith, whom he wed and divorced twice over the course of twenty years; the two ended their union for the second time in 1996. Though he found little in the way of success, Johnson worked steadily through out the late nineties and early 2000s on films including Goodbye Lover (1999), Word of Honor (2003), and Moondance Alexander (2007). The actor also played a small role in the action thriller Machete in 2010.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

98% Knives Out Actor 2019
No Score Yet Vault Gerry 2019
75% Dragged Across Concrete Lt. Calvert 2019
No Score Yet Justice brutale Actor 2019
54% Book Club Arthur 2018
91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 Warden Tuggs 2017
No Score Yet Vengeance: A Love Story Jay Kirkpatrick $5K 2017
74% Alex of Venice Roger 2015
83% Cold in July Jim Bob 2014
25% The Other Woman Frank $77.9M 2014
86% Django Unchained Big Daddy $162.9M 2012
0% Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Miles Deep $2.4M 2011
35% A Good Old Fashioned Orgy Actor $0.2M 2011
72% Machete Von $26.3M 2010
No Score Yet Lange flate ballær II (Long Flat Balls II) Admiral Burnett 2008
No Score Yet Moondance Alexander Dante 2007
No Score Yet Zachariah Matthew 2003
No Score Yet Word of Honor Benjamin Tyson Producer Executive Producer 2003
29% Goodbye Lover Ben Dunmore 1998
70% Tin Cup David Simms 1996
No Score Yet In Pursuit of Honor Sgt. Major John Libbey 1995
38% Guilty as Sin David Greenhill 1993
25% Born Yesterday Paul Verrall 1993
36% Paradise Ben Reed 1991
22% Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Marlboro 1991
71% The Hot Spot Harry Madox 1990
33% Dead Bang Jerry Beck 1989
50% Sweet Hearts Dance Wiley Boon 1988
43% G.I. Joe: The Movie Lt. Falcon 1986
No Score Yet Don Johnson: Heartbeat Actor 1986
No Score Yet Cease Fire Tim Murphy 1985
No Score Yet Miami Vice 2 - The Prodigal Son Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Long Hot Summer Ben Quick 1985
No Score Yet Melanie Carl Daniel 1982
No Score Yet Soggy Bottom U.S.A. Jacob Gorch 1981
No Score Yet Beulah Land Bonard Davis 1980
No Score Yet Revenge of the Stepford Wives Officer Andy Brady 1980
No Score Yet The Rebels Actor 1979
No Score Yet First You Cry Daniel Easton 1978
No Score Yet Ski Lift to Death Mike Sloan 1978
No Score Yet The City Actor 1977
No Score Yet Law of the Land Actor 1976
No Score Yet Return to Macon County (The Last Escape) Harley McKay 1975
75% A Boy and His Dog Vic 1975
No Score Yet The Harrad Experiment Stanley Cole 1973
No Score Yet The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart Stanley Sweetheart 1970
No Score Yet Good Morning & Goodbye Ray 1967

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

50% LA to Vegas
2018
Jack Silver
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
63% Blood & Oil
2015
Producer Executive Producer Hap Hap Briggs
  • 2015
No Score Yet From Dusk Till Dawn
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
2014-2016
Earl McGraw Sheriff Earl McGraw
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Appearing
  • 2012
91% Eastbound & Down
2009-2013
Eduardo Sanchez
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Glenn Martin, DDS
2009-2011
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Nash Bridges
1996-2001
Producer Nash Bridges
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Brother's Keeper
1998-1999
  • 1999
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Director Det. Sonny Crockett
  • 1999
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Kung Fu
1972-1975
Indian Lad
  • 1973
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Reeve Baker
No Score Yet Watchmen
2019

QUOTES FROM Don Johnson CHARACTERS

Marlboro
The older the bull the stiffer the horn.
Vic
Hell, they didn’t have to cut her! She could have been used two or three more times
Blood
Ah, war is hell.
Von
There's nothing I'd like more than to see that Mexican dance the Bolero at the end of a rope.
Big Daddy
And I'm gonna personally strip and clip that garboon myself.
Big Daddy
Damn. I can't see fucking shit out of this thing.
Big Daddy
Django isn't a slave. Django is a free man. You understand? You can't treat him like any of these other niggers around here, cause he ain't like any of these other niggers around here. Ya got it?
Betina
You wan' I should treat him like white folks?
Big Daddy
No. That's not what I said.
Betina
Then I don't know what'cha want, Big Daddy.
Big Daddy
Yes… I can see that.
Big Daddy
Did I say we ain't wearing bags? It's a raid! Who cares if you can see! Can the Horses see!? That's all that matters!
Bag Head #2
I think we all think the bags was a nice idea. But, not pointing any fingers, they could of been done better. So how â??bout, no bags this time, but next time, we do the bags right, and then go full regalia
Bag Head #2
I think we all think the bags was a nice idea. But, not pointing any fingers, they could of been done better. So how bout, no bags this time, but next time, we do the bags right, and then go full regalia.
Big Daddy
Wait a minute! I didn't say no bags!
Big Daddy
Did I say we aint wearing bags? It's a raid! Who cares if you can see! Can the Horses see!? Thats all that matters!
Miles Deep
Your dick has cuddly eyes?