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Best known for his starring role as Det. Sonny Crockett on the hugely successful TV series Miami Vice (1984), Don Johnson is one of the stars who really defined the 1980s. As James "Sonny" Crockett he went toe-to-toe with drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes, assassins, illegal arms-dealers and crooked cops on a weekly basis from 1984 to 1989, ... See full bio »

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 2015 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Don Johnson
- Dakota Johnson/Alabama Shakes (2015) ... Don Johnson (uncredited)
 2014 Alex of Venice
 2014 TripTank (TV Series)
Johnny Bahama
- The Director ... Johnny Bahama (voice)
 2014 Cold in July
Jim Bob
 2010-2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Grandpa Whitey
- Windfall (2011) ... Grandpa Whitey (voice)
- Bust 'Em Up (2010) ... Grandpa Whitey (voice)
- Vegas Strip (2010) ... (voice)
 2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Jerry Keppler (uncredited)
 2011 Four Loko Vineyards (Short)
 2011 A Mann's World (TV Movie)
Allan Mann
 2010 Southern Discomfort (TV Movie)
 2010 Machete
 2010 When in Rome
Beth's Dad (uncredited)
 2008 Long Flat Balls II
Admiral Burnett
 2008 Bastardi
Sante Patene
 2003 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Benjamin Tyson
 1998 Goodbye Lover
Ben Dunmore
 1996 Tin Cup
David Simms
 1991 Paradise
Ben Reed
 1990 Seriously... Phil Collins (TV Movie)
 1988 Sweet Hearts Dance
Wiley Boon
 1987 Heartbeat (Video)
Documentary Filmmaker
 1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie (Video)
Lt. Falcon (voice)
 1987 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Movie)
 1985 Cease Fire
Tim Murphy
 1985 The Long Hot Summer (TV Movie)
Ben Quick
 1985 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Reeve Baker
- People Don't Do Such Things (1985) ... Reeve Baker
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Terry Spence
- The Woman in White (1983) ... Terry Spence
 1983 Six Pack (TV Movie)
Brewster Baker
 1982 Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
Wazir's Son (English version, voice)
 1982 Melanie
 1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.
Jacob Gorch
 1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives (TV Movie)
Officer Andy Brady
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini-Series)
Bonard Davis
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
Judson Fletcher
 1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (TV Movie)
 1978 Pressure Point (TV Movie)
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
Daniel Easton
 1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (TV Movie)
 1978 The American Girls (TV Series)
Everett Simms
- A Crash Course in Survival (1978) ... Everett Simms
 1978 The Two-Five (TV Movie)
Charlie Morgan
 1978 Ski Lift to Death (TV Movie)
Mike Sloan
 1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)
- Class Crusader (1978) ... Edgar
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Lee Morgan
- Trigger Point (1977) ... Lee Morgan
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series)
- Gandy (1977) ... Gandy
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- Trial Marriage (1977) ... Doug
 1977 Cover Girls (TV Movie)
Johnny Wilson
 1977 Nashville 99 (TV Series)
Mike Watling
- Sing Me a Song to Die By (1977) ... Mike Watling
 1977 The City (TV Movie)
Sergeant Brian Scott
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Wayne Lockwood
- Renegade's Child (1976) ... Wayne Lockwood
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Off. Larry Wilson
- Hot Dog (1976) ... Off. Larry Wilson
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
 1975 Return to Macon County
Harley McKay
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Al Devering
- The Teacher (1974) ... Al Devering
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
- The Spirit-Helper (1973) ... Nashebo
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Ev Howard
- End Theme (1972) ... Ev Howard
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ted Thatcher
- The House Call (1972) ... Ted Thatcher
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Deloy Coopersmith
- The Combatants (1971) ... Deloy Coopersmith
 1971 Zachariah
 1970 The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart
Stanley Sweetheart
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1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 4 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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[on his hit single "Heartbeat"] I was in Los Angeles and I had been over to see Jesse (his then 2-year-old son) and Patti (the boy's mother). I went back to the hotel that night and the lyrics started pouring out. I can look at the song now and see this deep sense of yearning, this sense of loss in someone's life and I can certainly identify with that. See more »


Was the cause of much media frenzy and an uproar when he didn't wear socks to a meeting with then U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Johnson said in his defense: "I've always said that for me, a sports jacket over a t-shirt is good enough for meeting anyone, except the Queen. As for the socks, well, I must confess that I simply don't own a pair anymore. See, I live in Miami.". See more »


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