Donnie Wayne Johnson was born on December 15, 1949. He is an American actor, singer, and producer. He’s widely known for his roles on TV shows and in movies. One of his famous roles was as James “Sonny” Crockett on the 1980s TV series Miami Vice.
He played an undercover police detective and won a Golden Globe for his performance. He also got an Emmy nomination for the same role. Another show where he starred was Nash Bridges in the 1990s, where he played the main character. He even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Besides TV, Johnson has been in various movies. You might recognize him from films like A Boy and His Dog, Tin Cup, Machete, Django Unchained, and Knives Out. He’s not only an actor but also a singer. He released two albums named Heartbeat and Let It Roll in the 1980s. His cover of “Heartbeat” even made it to the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Donnie Johnson was born in Flat Creek, Missouri. His parents were young when he was born, and he grew up in Wichita, Kansas, facing financial difficulties. He went to Wichita South High School, where he got involved in theater. After high school, he attended the University of Kansas but dropped out after a year to study acting in San Francisco.
His acting journey started with stage roles, and he gradually moved to movies and TV shows. One of his breakthrough moments was when he starred as Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice. His character was known for his stylish clothes, cool car, and love for music. The show brought him fame and awards.
Later, Johnson starred in Nash Bridges, playing an inspector for the San Francisco Police Department. He also took on roles in movies and TV shows like Django Unchained and Watchmen. Besides his acting career, Johnson also had a passion for powerboat racing, even winning championships.
Donnie Johnson’s personal life has been quite colorful. He has been married multiple times and has kids from different relationships. He was married to Melanie Griffith twice and has a daughter named Dakota Johnson, who also became an actress.
Don Johnson Age
He was born on December 15, 1949 in Flat Creek, Missouri. He is 73 years old as of 2023.
Don Johnson Siblings
He has one sibling, a younger sister named Linda Johnson.
Don Johnson Parents
His parents were Wayne Fred Johnson and Nell Wilson, who divorced when he was six years old.
Don Johnson Net Worth & More
He has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of 2021. He earned most of his wealth from his acting career, especially from Miami Vice and Nash Bridges.
He is also a singer and has released two albums: Heartbeat in 1986 and Let It Roll in 1989.