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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Miami Vice Detective James Crockett
(1984-1990)
Django Unchained Big Daddy
(2012)
(1975)
Machete Von
(2010)

Filmography

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 2019 Knives Out (filming)
Morris Bristow
 2019 Watchmen (TV Series) (filming)
- Episode #1.10 (2019)
- Episode #1.9 (2019)
- Episode #1.6 (2019)
- Episode #1.7 (2019)
- Episode #1.5 (2019)
 2018 Vault (post-production)
Gerry
 2018 Dragged Across Concrete
Lt. Calvert
 2018 Daddy Issues (TV Movie)
Roman
 2018/I Book Club
Arthur
 2018 LA to Vegas (TV Series)
Jack Silver
- Jack Silver (2018) ... Jack Silver
 2017 Sick Note (TV Series)
Kenny West
- Chicken Soup (2017) ... Kenny West
- Airplane Mode (2017) ... Kenny West
- The Golden Grain (2017) ... Kenny West
- Janina Kolkiewicz (2017) ... Kenny West
- Playing Ball (2017) ... Kenny West
 2017 Brawl in Cell Block 99
Warden Tuggs
 2017 Vengeance: A Love Story
Jay Kirkpatrick
 2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV Series)
Sir
- The Miserable Mill: Part One (2017) ... Sir
- The Miserable Mill: Part Two (2017) ... Sir
 2016 TripTank (TV Series)
Johnny Bahama
- The Director (2016) ... Johnny Bahama (voice)
 2015 Blood & Oil (TV Series)
Hap Briggs
- Departures (2015) ... Hap Briggs
- Art of the Deal (2015) ... Hap Briggs
- Rats, Bugs and Moles (2015) ... Hap Briggs
- Fight or Flight (2015) ... Hap Briggs
- Convergence (2015) ... Hap Briggs
 2014-2015 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)
Sheriff Earl McGraw
- Bizarre Tales (2015) ... Sheriff Earl McGraw
- The Take (2014) ... Sheriff Earl McGraw (credit only)
- Place of Dead Roads (2014) ... Sheriff Earl McGraw
- Self-Contained (2014) ... Sheriff Earl McGraw
- Let's Get Ramblin' (2014) ... Sheriff Earl McGraw
 2014 Alex of Venice
Roger
 2014 The Other Woman
Frank
 2014 Cold in July
Jim Bob
 2012 Django Unchained
Big Daddy
 2010-2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Eduardo Sanchez
- Chapter 21 (2012) ... Eduardo Sanchez
- Chapter 19 (2012) ... Eduardo Sanchez
- Chapter 18 (2012) ... Eduardo Sanchez
- Chapter 11 (2010) ... Eduardo Sanchez
- Chapter 10 (2010) ... Eduardo Sanchez
 2011 A Mann's World (TV Movie)
Allan Mann
 2010-2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Grandpa Whitey
- Windfall (2011) ... Grandpa Whitey (voice)
- A Very Martin Christmas (2010) ... 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)
 2010 Southern Discomfort (TV Movie)
 2010 Machete
Von
 2010 When in Rome
Beth's Dad (uncredited)
 2008 Lange flate ballær II
Admiral Burnett
 2008 Bastardi
Sante Patene
 2007 Moondance Alexander
Dante Longpre
 2005-2006 Just Legal (TV Series)
Grant Cooper
- The Bar (2006) ... Grant Cooper
- The Code (2006) ... Grant Cooper
- The Rainmaker (2006) ... Grant Cooper
- The Heater (2006) ... Grant Cooper
- Body in the Trunk (2006) ... Grant Cooper
 2003 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Benjamin Tyson
 1996-2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Insp. Nash Bridges
- Fair Game (2001) ... Insp. Nash Bridges
- Cat Fight (2001) ... Insp. Nash Bridges
- Change Up (2001) ... Insp. Nash Bridges
- Kill Joy (2001) ... Insp. Nash Bridges
- Quack Fever (2001) ... Insp. Nash Bridges
 1998 Goodbye Lover
Ben Dunmore
 1996 Tin Cup
David Simms
 1995 In Pursuit of Honor (TV Movie)
Sgt. John Libbey
 1993 Guilty as Sin
David Edgar Greenhill
 1993 Born Yesterday
Paul Verrall
 1991/I Paradise
Ben Reed
 1990 The Hot Spot
Harry Madox
 1984-1990 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Detective James Crockett
- Too Much, Too Late (1990) ... Detective James Crockett
- Leap of Faith (1989) ... Detective James Crockett
- Miracle Man (1989) ... Detective James Crockett
- World of Trouble (1989) ... Detective James Crockett
- Freefall (1989) ... Detective James Crockett
 1989 Don Johnson: Tell It Like It Is (Video short)
 1989 Dead Bang
Jerry Beck
 1988 Sweet Hearts Dance
Wiley Boon
 1987 Heartbeat (Video)
Documentary Filmmaker
 1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie (Video)
Lt. Falcon (voice)
 1986 Don Johnson: Heartbeat (Video short)
Don Johnson
 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 Six Pack (TV Movie)
Brewster Baker
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Terry Spence
- The Woman in White (1983) ... Terry Spence
 1982 Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
Wazir's Son (English version, voice)
 1982 Melanie
Carl
 1981 The Two Lives of Carol Letner (TV Movie)
Bob Howard
 1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A.
Jacob Gorch
 1981 Swan Lake
Benno (English version) (voice)
 1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Movie)
Elvis Presley
 1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives (TV Movie)
Officer Andy Brady
 1980 Beulah Land (TV Mini-Series)
Bonard Davis
- Part III (1980) ... Bonard Davis (credit only)
- Part II (1980) ... Bonard Davis (credit only)
- Part I (1980) ... Bonard Davis
 1980 From Here to Eternity (TV Series)
Jefferson 'Jeff' Davis Prewitt
- Pearl Harbor (1980) ... Jefferson 'Jeff' Davis Prewitt
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
Judson Fletcher
 1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (TV Movie)
Cowboy
 1978 Rupan sansei
Scientist (1978 Frontier Dub) (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
Daniel Easton
 1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (TV Movie)
Gunther
 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)
Edgar
- Class Crusader (1978) ... Edgar
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Lee Morgan
- Trigger Point (1977) ... Lee Morgan
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series)
Gandy
- Gandy (1977) ... Gandy
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Doug
- 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)
Quirt
 1975 Lollipops and Roses at Burong Talangka
Franky, Cocoy Laurel's friend
 1975 Return to Macon County
Harley McKay
 1975 A Boy and His Dog
Vic
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Al Devering
- The Teacher (1974) ... Al Devering
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
Nashebo
- The Spirit-Helper (1973) ... Nashebo
 1973 The Harrad Experiment
Stanley Cole
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ted Thatcher
- House Call (1972) ... Ted Thatcher
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Ev Howard
- Endtheme (1972) ... Ev Howard
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Deloy Coopersmith
- The Combatants (1971) ... Deloy Coopersmith
 1971 Zachariah
Matthew
 1970 The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart
Stanley Sweetheart
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Other Works:

Album: Co-wrote (w/Dickey Betts) "Blind Love" and "Can't Take It With You" on The Allman Brothers Band album "Enlightened Rogues". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 4 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Anybody, any actor, any director, will tell you that the hardest job in show business is doing a weekly series, because you work 16, 14, 15 hours a day, five days a week. See more »

Trivia:

During pre-production of Miami Vice (1984), he wanted Sonny Crockett to be "more of a cowboy", and suggested "a lot of denim, V-neck sweaters and cowboy boots". He was really unsure about how the heavy use of pastel and bright colors would fit the macho, no-nonsense persona of his character, but producer Michael Mann and costume designer Jodie Lynn Tillen managed to convince him. They saw ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays policemen

Nickname:

The Don See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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