Don Johnson

Donald Wayne Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer, director, singer, and songwriter.[1] He played the role of James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television series Miami Vice, for which he is a Golden Globe–winning actor. He also had the eponymous lead role in the 1990s cop series Nash Bridges. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[2] Johnson was the American Power Boat Association's 1988 World Champion of the Offshore World Cup.[3]

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Don Johnson in 1989
Donald Wayne Johnson

December 15, 1949 (age 69)
OccupationActor, producer, director, singer, songwriter
Years active1969–present
Spouse 1
(m. 1968; annulled 1968)

Spouse 2
(m. 1973; annulled 1973)

Melanie Griffith
(m. 1976; div. 1976)

(m. 1989; div. 1996)
Kelley Phleger
(m. 1999)
Partner(s)Patti D'Arbanville (1981–1985)
Children5, including Jesse and Dakota Johnson

Early life

Donald Wayne Johnson[4] was born December 15, 1949, in Flat Creek, Missouri,[1] to Nell (née Wilson), a beautician, and Wayne Fred Johnson, was a farmer.[5][6] At the time of his birth, Johnson's mother and father were 17 and 19 years old, respectively.[7] Johnson was raised in poverty in Wichita, Kansas, where his parents relocated when he was six years old.[7]

He graduated from Wichita South High School, where he was involved in the high school's theatre program. As a senior, he played the lead role of Tony in West Side Story. His biography noted that he had previously appeared in "Burnt Cork and Melody" and "The Hullabaloo." After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Kansas as a theatre major, but dropped out after one year.[7] He subsequently relocated to San Francisco, California to attend the American Conservatory Theater.[7]


Early years

Johnson's first major role was in the 1969 Los Angeles stage production of Fortune and Men's Eyes, in which he played Smitty, the lead role. This exposure led to the quickly forgotten film The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970, based on a novel by Robert T. Westbrook, son of columnist Sheilah Graham). He continued to work on stage, film and television without breaking out into stardom. His notable films from this period were Zachariah (1971), The Harrad Experiment (1973), Lollipop and Roses (1974), and A Boy and His Dog (1975). In 1976, Johnson was roommates with actor Sal Mineo when Mineo was murdered outside their West Hollywood, California apartment.[8]

Miami Vice

From 1984 to 1989, after years of struggling to establish himself as a TV actor (in such fare as Revenge of the Stepford Wives), and a string of pilots, none of which became a TV series, Johnson landed a starring role as undercover police detective Sonny Crockett in the Michael Mann / Universal Television cop series, Miami Vice. The Sonny Crockett character typically wore thousand-dollar Versace and Hugo Boss suits over pastel cotton T-shirts, drove a Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona (really a replica kit on a 1981 Corvette chassis), followed by a Ferrari Testarossa, wore expensive timepieces by Rolex and Ebel, and lived on a 40-foot (12 m) (later a 42 -ft) Endeavour yacht with his pet alligator, Elvis. Miami Vice was noted for its revolutionary use of music cinematography and imagery and its glitzy take on the police drama genre. In the show, his partner was Ricardo Tubbs, played by Philip Michael Thomas. Between seasons, Johnson gained further renown through several TV miniseries, such as the 1985 TV remake of The Long, Hot Summer.

Nash Bridges

Johnson later starred in the 1996–2001 CBS-TV police drama Nash Bridges with Cheech Marin, Jeff Perry, Jaime P. Gomez and Jodi Lyn O'Keefe. Johnson played the title role of Nash Bridges, an inspector (later promoted to captain) for the San Francisco Police Department. In Nash Bridges Johnson was again paired with a flashy convertible car, this time a Curious Yellow 1971 Plymouth Barracuda.


Don Johnson with Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006

In the fall of 2005, he briefly starred in The WB courtroom television drama show Just Legal as a jaded lawyer with a very young and idealistic protégé/partner (Jay Baruchel); the show was canceled in October 2005 after just three of the eight produced episodes aired. In January 2007, Johnson began a run in the West End of London production of Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit.

Johnson also has a role in the Norwegian comedy Lange Flate Ballær 2 ("Long Flat Balls II"), directed by Johnson's friend Harald Zwart. Johnson did the movie as a favour to Zwart. The movie was launched March 14, 2008 in Norway, with Johnson making an appearance at the premiere. He next appeared in When in Rome with Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston, and Kristen Bell.[9]


Johnson and Jon Heder co-hosted WWE's Raw on January 18, 2010.[10]

Johnson had a supporting role in Robert Rodriguez's film Machete. Johnson played Von Jackson, "a twisted border vigilante leading a small army." The film was released on September 3, 2010.

In October 2010, he began appearing on the HBO series Eastbound & Down, playing Kenny Powers' long-lost father, going by the alias "Eduardo Sanchez". He also reprised his role as Sonny Crockett for a Nike commercial with LeBron James where the NBA player contemplates acting and appears alongside Johnson on Miami Vice.[11]

In September 2011, Johnson had a cameo in the comedy A Good Old Fashioned Orgy with Jason Sudeikis.[12]

Johnson had a supporting role in the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film, Django Unchained, playing a southern plantation owner named Spencer 'Big Daddy' Bennett.[13]

In 2015 Johnson began starring in the ABC prime time soap opera Blood & Oil.[14]


Johnson released two albums of pop music in the 1980s, one in 1986 and the other in 1989. His single "Heartbeat" reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[15] It was the title track from his first album, and was a collaboration with Robert Tepper. Previously, Johnson worked with Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, co-writing the songs "Blind Love" and "Can't Take It with You" with Dickie Betts, which appeared on their 1979 album, Enlightened Rogues. B.B. King and Jules Taub co-wrote the song "Blind Love"; the Allmans covered it. There is no writer's credit to confirm he co-wrote "Can't Take It with You".[16] "Till I Loved You" was the title track (a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100) of a studio album released on October 25, 1988 on Columbia Records. The song was a duet with then-girlfriend Barbra Streisand. The song was re-released on the Streisand album Duets in 2002.

World Championship Powerboat Racing

In 1986 Johnson scored his first motor sport victory, a 1,100-mile powerboat race, New Orleans to St. Louis, up the Mississippi River. Characterized by shipmates as an aggressive, fearless pilot who doesn't make mistakes, two years later (1988) he was crowned World Powerboat Champion and became the first and only Hollywood actor to break through to a tier I motorsport championship.[3] Johnson's celebrity status substantially elevated the profile of powerboat racing worldwide, and the breadth, extent, and granularity of his technical involvement sparked a burst of scholarship in the sport, as Johnson proved instrumental in pioneering advanced V-shaped hull and twin hull technologies.

Personal life

Relationships and family

Johnson has had four wives in five marriages, three of which were brief. His first two marriages were annulled within a matter of days.[1][17][18] The names of Johnson's first two wives have not been made public, though they were said to have been a dancer and a "rich bimbo."[19] In the early 1970s, Johnson lived with groupie Pamela Des Barres.[20] During the first half of 1972, he met Melanie Griffith, the 14-year-old daughter of his Harrad Experiment co-star Tippi Hedren.[21] When Griffith was 15, she and Johnson began living together in a rented house in Laurel Canyon.[21] On her 18th birthday they became engaged, and were married in January 1976; they filed for divorce that July.[21][22] They reunited and conceived a daughter close to the start of 1989,[21] Dakota Johnson (born October 4, 1989) and were married again from that year until 1996.

In 1980 he dated Sally Adams, who had been Telly Savalas's partner, and used the name Sally Savalas,[23] the mother of actress Nicollette Sheridan. Cybill Shepherd has written of a liaison with Johnson in her autobiography.[24]

Johnson lived with actress Patti D'Arbanville[22] from 1981 to 1985.[25] The couple has a son, Jesse Wayne Johnson (born December 7, 1982).[26] A 1989 description of the couple's life in the 1980s said,

...[On] Jan. 17, 1981, ... D'Arbanville ... met Johnson at an L.A. restaurant. "I saw this gorgeous guy," she says, "and I ran after him. saying, 'Hey you.' It turned out to be Donny. I said, 'So, Donny, how many times have you been married?' He said, 'Three.' I said, 'Say hello to No. 4.'...." Johnson ditched his date, Tanya Tucker, and spent the night with Patti. "One month later," she says, "I was pregnant." The couple planned to marry that fall, but D'Arbanville changed her mind. "I didn't see the point," she says. "Besides, there were areas in which we didn't get along." Drinking was one of them. Shortly after becoming pregnant, Patti sobered up. "Donny didn't," she says "[and] we grew further apart." ... Johnson eventually stopped drinking with D'Arbanville's help.... Miami Vice took Johnson to Florida in 1984, and the couple split a year later....[25]

Johnson next had a relationship with Barbra Streisand, lasting into at least September 1988. In 1995–1996 Johnson was briefly engaged to Jodi Lyn O'Keefe who played his daughter on Nash Bridges.

On April 29, 1999, he married San Francisco socialite and Montessori nursery school teacher Kelley Phleger, then 30, at the Pacific Heights mansion of Ann and Gordon Getty.[27] Actor Robert Wagner served as best man, and Mayor Willie Brown presided over the civil ceremony.[27] Johnson and Phleger have three children together: a daughter, Atherton Grace Johnson (born December 28, 1999),[28] and two sons, Jasper Breckinridge Johnson (born June 6, 2002),[29] and Deacon Johnson (born April 29, 2006).[30][31]

Legal problems

In November 2002,[32] German customs officers at the Swiss–German[32] border performed a routine search of Johnson's car.[32] Bank statements evidencing US$8 billion in transactions were found in the trunk of his car.[32][33][34] He was accompanied in his black Mercedes-Benz[33] by three men: an investment adviser,[33] a personal assistant,[33] and a third unknown individual who could not be identified.[33] Initially it was thought Johnson was involved in money laundering,[34] but he was cleared of wrongdoing.[35]

In May 2008, within hours of losing his Woody Creek, Colorado home to foreclosure, Johnson paid off his $14.5 million debt less than 24 hours before a scheduled auction of the property.[36]

In July 2010, a Los Angeles jury awarded Johnson $23.2 million in a lawsuit against production company Rysher Entertainment, from whom Johnson sought a share of profits commensurate with his ownership of half the copyright of Nash Bridges.[37] Rysher announced it would appeal the verdict.[38] In January 2013, after recalculating interest and avoiding an additional appeal, Rysher paid Johnson $19 million to end the lawsuit.[39]


Awards and recognitions

Year Result Award Category TV/Film
1975 Winner Saturn Award Best Actor[40] A Boy and His Dog
1985 Nominated Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series[41] Miami Vice
1986 Winner Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama[42]
1987 Nominated Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama[42]
1988 Won APBA Offshore World Cup Superboat class[43]
1996 Awarded Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1970 The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart Stanley Sweetheart
1971 Zachariah Matthew
1973 The Harrad Experiment Stanley Cole
1974 Lollipops, Roses and Talangka Franky 1st Filipino movie
1975 A Boy and His Dog Vic
1975 Return to Macon County Harley McKay
1978 Swan Lake Benno (voice) English version
1981 Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. Jacob Gorch
1982 Melanie Carl
1982 Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Wazir's Son (voice) English version
1985 Cease Fire Tim Murphy
1987 G.I. Joe: The Movie Lieutenant Vincent R. Falcone/Lt. Falcon (voice)
1988 Sweet Hearts Dance Wiley Boon
1989 Dead Bang Jerry Beck
1990 The Hot Spot Harry Madox
1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Robert Anderson/The Marlboro Man
1991 Paradise Ben Reed
1993 Born Yesterday Paul Verrall
1993 Guilty as Sin David Edgar Greenhill
1996 Tin Cup David Simms
1998 Goodbye Lover Ben Dunmore
2007 Moondance Alexander Dante Longpre
2007 Bastardi Sante Patene
2008 Long Flat Balls II Admiral Burnett
2008 Torno a vivere da solo Nico
2010 When in Rome Mr. Martin Uncredited
2010 Machete Lt. Von Jackson
2011 Four Loko Vineyards Mr. Four Loko Online short film
2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy Jerry Keppler Uncredited
2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Miles Deep
2012 Django Unchained Spencer "Big Daddy" Bennett
2014 Cold in July Jim Bob Luke
2014 The Other Woman Frank Whitten
2015 Alex of Venice Roger
2017 Vengeance: A Love Story Jay Kirkpatrick
2017 Brawl in Cell Block 99 Warden Tuggs
2018 Book Club Arthur
2018 Dragged Across Concrete Lt. G. Calvert
2018 Vault Gerry post-production
2019 Knives Out Morris Bristow Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1971 Serge Deloy Coopersmith 1 episode
1972 Young Dr. Kildare Ted Thatcher 1 episode
1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Ev Howard 1 episode
1973 Kung Fu Nashebo 1 episode
1974 The Rookies Al Devering 1 episode
1976 The Streets of San Francisco Officer Larry Wilson 1 episode
1976 Barnaby Jones Wayne Lockwood 1 episode
1976 Law of the Land Quirt Television film
1977 The City Sergeant Brian Scott Television pilot film
1977 Cover Girls Johnny Wilson Television film
1977 Nashville 99 Mike Watling 1 episode
1977 Eight Is Enough Doug 1 episode
1977 Big Hawaii Gandy 1 episode
1977 Police Story Lee Morgan 1 episode
1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? Edgar 1 episode
1978 The American Girls Everett Simms 1 episode
1978 Pressure Point Television film
1978 Ski Lift to Death Mike Sloan Television film
1978 The Two-Five Charlie Morgan Television film
1978 Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold Gunther Television film
1978 First, You Cry Daniel Easton Television film
1979 Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill Cowboy Television film
1979 The Rebels Judson Fletcher Miniseries
1980 Beulah Land Bonard Davis Miniseries
1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives Officer Andy Brady Television film
1980 From Here to Eternity Private Jefferson "Jeff" Davis Prewitt 13 episodes
1981 Elvis and the Beauty Queen Elvis Presley Television film
1981 The Two Lives of Carol Letner Bob Howard Television film
1982 Matt Houston Terry Spence 1 episode
1983 Six Pack Brewster Baker Television pilot film
1984–1989 Miami Vice Detective James "Sonny" Crockett 111 episodes
1985 Tales of the Unexpected Reeve Baker 1 episode
1985 The Long Hot Summer Ben Quick Television film
1988; 2015 Saturday Night Live Himself 2 episodes
1990 Seriously...Phil Collins Himself Television film
1995 In Pursuit of Honor Sgt. John Libbey Television film
1996–2001 Nash Bridges Inspector/Captain Nash Bridges 122 episodes
Executive producer
2003 Word of Honor Lt. Benjamin Tyson Television film
Co-executive producer
2005–2006 Just Legal Grant H. Cooper 8 episodes
2010 WWE Raw Himself 1 episode
2010 Southern Discomfort Television pilot film
2010–2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Grandpa Whitey (voice) 4 episodes
2010–2012 Eastbound & Down Eduardo Sanchez Powers 5 episodes
2011 A Mann's World Allan Mann Television pilot film
2014–2015 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Sheriff Earl McGraw 5 episodes
2015 Blood & Oil Hap Briggs 10 episodes
2016 TripTank Johnny Bahama (voice) 1 episode
2017 A Series of Unfortunate Events Sir 2 episodes
2017 Sick Note Kenny West
2018 LA to Vegas Jack Silver [44] 1 episode
2018 Daddy Issues Roman television film
2019 Watchmen (TV series) main role


Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
Heartbeat 17 3 5 3 20 7 34 7
Let It Roll
  • Release date: September 20, 1989
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
23 17 15 2 19 35 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums

Title Details
The Essential


Year Single Peak positions Album
1986 "Heartbeat" 5 3 4 6 10 5 16 6 46 Heartbeat
"Heartache Away" 56 22 31 25
1987 "Voice on a Hotline" 59
1989 "Tell It Like It Is" 13 6 2 6 6 84 Let It Roll
"Other People's Lives" 46 57 53
"A Better Place" (with Yuri)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Featured singles

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
1988 "Till I Loved You" Don Johnson and Barbra Streisand 25 34 22 26 4 16 Till I Loved You


  • 1987: Heartbeat - Full Length Video (VHS) - (Release date: May 10, 1987)


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Further reading

  • Hershkovits, David. Don Johnson, in series, 2M Communications Production[s]. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. ISBN 0-312-90165-8
  • Latham, Caroline. Miami Magic: Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas, the Inside Story of the Stars of 'Miami Vice' [and of their other television and film work]. New York: Zebra Books, 1985. N.B.: The subtitle given, lacking on the t.p., is from the pbk. book's front cover. ISBN 0-8217-1800-2

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Dakota Johnson

Dakota Mayi Johnson (born October 4, 1989) is an American actress and model. The daughter of two actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, she made her film debut at age 10 with a minor appearance in Crazy in Alabama (1999), a dark comedy film which starred her mother. Johnson was discouraged from further pursuing acting until she completed high school, after which she began auditioning for roles in Los Angeles.

She was cast in a minor part in The Social Network (2010), and subsequently had supporting roles in the comedy 21 Jump Street (2011) and the independent comedy Goats, and the romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement (both 2012). In 2015, Johnson had her first starring role as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades film series (2015–2018). For her performances in the series, she received the People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress and a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination, among others.

Following her Fifty Shades success, Johnson appeared in the crime biopic Black Mass (2015), and had a lead role in Luca Guadagnino's drama A Bigger Splash (2015). She reunited with Guadagnino, portraying the lead in Suspiria (2018), a horror film based on the 1977 film by Dario Argento. The same year, she appeared in an ensemble cast in the thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018). She also has a lead role in the upcoming psychological horror film Wounds (2019), and in the adventure film The Peanut Butter Falcon.

Designer stubble

Designer stubble is a short growth of a man's facial hair that became popular in the 1980s. This style was worn and reinvented by singer George Michael, actor Don Johnson and, in the 2010s, singers Craig David and Jason Derulo and was adopted by many others. Several companies manufacture beard trimmers designed to maintain the designer stubble look,. being created by short trimming of the beard to (typically) 1 to 3mm designer stubble is distinct from five o'clock shadow which is the much lighter, stiffer growth which is the first sign of the return of the beard after shaving.

Don Johnson (bowler)

Don Johnson (May 19, 1940 – May 3, 2003) was an American ten-pin bowler who spent many years on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) tour.

Don Johnson (pitcher)

Donald Roy Johnson (November 12, 1926 – February 10, 2015) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. The 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m), 200 pounds (91 kg) right-hander was signed by the New York Yankees before the 1944 season, and he played for the Yankees (1947, 1950), St. Louis Browns (1950–51), Washington Senators (1951–52), Chicago White Sox (1954), Baltimore Orioles (1955), and San Francisco Giants (1958).

Johnson made his major league debut on April 20, 1947, starting game 2 of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics at Shibe Park. He was the winning pitcher in the 10-inning, 3–2 Yankee victory, and went on to have a 4–3 record for the 1947 World Series Champions.

Johnson pitched both as a starter and in relief during his long, well-traveled career. His best season statistically was in 1954 with the White Sox. He won 8, lost 7, had a 3.12 earned run average, and finished in the American League Top ten in games pitched, saves, and shutouts.

Career totals include a record of 27–38 in 198 games, 70 games started, 17 complete games, 5 shutouts, 62 games finished, 12 saves, and an ERA of 4.78. He had a rather high WHIP of 1.580 in 631 innings pitched.

Johnson led the International League with 156 strikeouts and a 2.67 ERA while playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1953. He was voted the IL's most valuable pitcher in 1957.

Don Johnson (second baseman)

Donald Spore Johnson (December 7, 1911 – April 6, 2000), nicknamed "Pep", was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Chicago Cubs from 1943 to 1948. A native of Chicago, he attended Oregon State University before beginning his professional baseball career.

Johnson's best seasons were during World War II. In 1944, a season in which he had a career-high 71 runs batted in, he was selected for the All-Star Game. In 1945, he was an important part of the last Cubs team until 2016 to win a pennant, hitting a career-high .302 and scoring 94 runs, tenth in the league. He was also selected for the unofficial "All-Star Game" that was organized by the Associated Press after the official game was canceled.

Until Dexter Fowler led off in the 2016 World Series, Johnson was the last Cub to come to bat in a World Series game. He grounded into a force out to end the 1945 World Series defeat to the Detroit Tigers.

Career totals for 511 games include 528 hits, 8 home runs, 175 runs batted in, 219 runs scored, a .273 batting average, and an on-base percentage of .315.

His father was former major league shortstop Ernie Johnson.

Don Johnson Jr.

Clete Donald Johnson Jr. (born January 30, 1948) is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer and academic from the state of Georgia.

Don Johnson Memorial Cup

The Don Johnson Memorial Cup, formerly Don Johnson Cup, is the Junior B ice hockey championship for Atlantic Canada, including Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island as of 2014.

From 1982 until 1990 and 1997 until 2013, the Don Johnson Cup was emblematic of the Junior B championship of the Atlantic Provinces of Canada -- Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

The cup is named in honour of Don Johnson, a sports enthusiast who dedicated his efforts to the growth of hockey in Atlantic Canada. Johnson, who died in 2012, awarded the first ever Don Johnson Cup in 1982 to his own son, a player for the St. John's Jr. Celtics.

There is no National Championship for Junior B hockey in Canada, similar championships are held in Southern Ontario (Sutherland Cup), Eastern Ontario (Barkley Cup), Quebec (Coupe Dodge), and Western Canada (Keystone Cup)—leaving five teams at the end of each year with a shared claim to being the best Junior B team in Canada.

Donald Johnson

Donald James "Don" Johnson (born September 9, 1968) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 2002. Although born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, he was raised and learned the sport of tennis in the Pittsburgh suburb of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Johnson attended Fairview High School in Erie, Pennsylvania, and won the PIAA State Singles Championship in 1984. During his career, he won the Wimbledon men's doubles title in 2001 (partnering Jared Palmer), and the Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 2000 (partnering Kimberly Po). He also won the doubles title at the Tennis Masters Cup in 2000 (partnering Piet Norval). He won a total of 23 top-level doubles titles.

Prior to turning professional, Johnson played collegiate tennis for the University of North Carolina from 1987–1991. As a youngster, he earned the Sportsmanship Award at the USTA National Junior Championships in 1986.

Just Legal

Just Legal is a television courtroom drama that stars Don Johnson and Jay Baruchel as two courtroom lawyers in Venice, California. The series premiered on The WB on September 19, 2005 and was canceled on October 3, 2005 after three episodes had been aired. Almost a year later The WB burned off five additional episodes following a repeat of the pilot on August 6, 2006. The series concluded on September 10, 2006.

Knives Out (film)

Knives Out is an upcoming American mystery crime film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Ana de Armas, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and Christopher Plummer.

It is scheduled to be released on November 27, 2019, by Lionsgate.

Miami Vice

Miami Vice is an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and executive produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The series starred Don Johnson as James "Sonny" Crockett and Philip Michael Thomas as Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. The series ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The USA Network began airing reruns in 1988, and broadcast an originally unaired episode during its syndication run of the series on January 25, 1990.

Unlike standard police procedurals, the show drew heavily upon 1980s New Wave culture and music. The show became noted for its integration of music and visual effects. It has been called one of the "Top 50 TV Shows". People magazine stated that Miami Vice was the "first show to look really new and different since color TV was invented".Michael Mann directed a film adaptation of the series, which was released July 28, 2006.

Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan are working on a TV series reboot that could be part of the NBC 2018–19 TV season.

Nash Bridges

Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse starring Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. The series ran for six seasons on CBS from March 29, 1996, to May 4, 2001, for a total of 122 episodes.

New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League

The New Brunswick Junior B Hockey League (NBJBHL) is a Canadian Junior ice hockey league in the Province of New Brunswick founded in 2009. The NBJBHL is a member of Hockey New Brunswick and competes for the Don Johnson Cup at the interprovincial level.

Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League

The Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League (formerly the Nova Scotia Junior B Hockey League) is a Junior "B" ice hockey league in Nova Scotia, Canada, sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The winner of the Nova Scotia playoffs competes for the Don Johnson Cup, the Atlantic Junior "B" Crown.

Province 4 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America

Province 4 (IV), also known as the Province of Sewanee, is one of nine ecclesiastical provinces making up the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. The largest of the provinces of the Episcopal Church, it is composed of twenty dioceses in nine Southeastern states. Included in Province 4 are dioceses located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and part of Louisiana. The Province has the largest number of clergy, baptized members, communicants, church school and day school pupils of any Province in the Episcopal Church. It is named for its seminary, the School of Theology of the University of the South, located in Sewanee, Tennessee. Angela Daniel of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina serves as President, and the Rt. Rev. Don Johnson of the Diocese of West Tennessee serves as Vice President.

Sick Note (TV series)

Sick Note is a British black comedy television series starring Rupert Grint and Nick Frost. It first aired on 7 November 2017 on Sky One. In April 2017 it was reported that a second series has been ordered from the show before the first had aired.

The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot is a 1990 American neo-noir film directed by Dennis Hopper and based on the 1952 book Hell Hath No Fury by Charles Williams, who also co-wrote the screenplay. It stars Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, and Jennifer Connelly, and features a score by Jack Nitzsche played by John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, Taj Mahal, Roy Rogers, and drummer Earl Palmer.

Watchmen (TV series)

Watchmen is an upcoming American drama television series, based on the comic book limited series of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, that is set to premiere in 2019 on HBO. The series was created by Damon Lindelof, who is also set to write and executive produce.

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