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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 »

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Miami Vice
Miami Vice Detective James Crockett
Django Unchained
Django Unchained Big Daddy
A Boy and His Dog
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 2018 Daddy Issues (TV Movie) (pre-production)
 2018 Watchmen (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2018 Vault (post-production)
 2018 Book Club
 2018 LA to Vegas (TV Series)
Jack Silver
 2017 Sick Note (TV Series)
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)
 2016 TripTank (TV Series)
Johnny Bahama
 2015 Blood & Oil (TV Series)
Hap Briggs
 2014-2015 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series)
Sheriff Earl McGraw
 2014 Alex of Venice
 2014 The Other Woman
 2014 Cold in July
Jim Bob
 2012 Django Unchained
Big Daddy
 2010-2012 Eastbound & Down (TV Series)
Eduardo Sanchez
 2011 A Mann's World (TV Movie)
Allan Mann
 2010-2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Grandpa Whitey
 2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Jerry Keppler (uncredited)
 2011 Four Loko Vineyards (Short)
 2010 Southern Discomfort (TV Movie)
 2010 Machete
 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
 2003 Word of Honor (TV Movie)
Benjamin Tyson
 1996-2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
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
 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
 1983 Six Pack (TV Movie)
Brewster Baker
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Terry Spence
 1982 Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
Wazir's Son (English version, voice)
 1982 Melanie
 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
 1980 From Here to Eternity (TV Series)
Jefferson 'Jeff' Davis Prewitt
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
Judson Fletcher
 1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (TV Movie)
 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)
 1978 The American Girls (TV Series)
Everett Simms
 1978 The Two-Five (TV Movie)
Charlie Morgan
 1978 Ski Lift to Death (TV Movie)
Mike Sloan
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Lee Morgan
 1977 Big Hawaii (TV Series)
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
 1977 Cover Girls (TV Movie)
Johnny Wilson
 1977 Nashville 99 (TV Series)
Mike Watling
 1977 The City (TV Movie)
Sergeant Brian Scott
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Wayne Lockwood
 1976 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Off. Larry Wilson
 1976 Law of the Land (TV Movie)
 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
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Al Devering
 1973 Kung Fu (TV Series)
 1973 The Harrad Experiment
Stanley Cole
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ted Thatcher
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Ev Howard
 1971 Sarge (TV Series)
Deloy Coopersmith
 1971 Zachariah
 1970 The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart
Stanley Sweetheart
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I was very lucky with my first album. It did very well. The second one was kind of "uhhh". But that happens. See more »


Made his professional debut in the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, in "Your Own Thing", a rock musical modeled after William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night". Made five pilots for NBC early in his career that were all rejected. See more »


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