Don Johnson - Updated Jun 2024

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Don Johnson

Don Johnson is a famous actor, director, singer, producer, and also songwriter from Flat Creek, US. Don Johnson was respectfully honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his presence in Hollywood.

Early Life

Don Johnson’s birthdate is 15th December 1949 and his birthplace is Flat Creek Township, Missouri, US. His age as of 2022 is seventy-three years old and his sun sign is Sagittarius. Likewise, he was born Donald Wayne Johnson to Wayne Fred Johnson and Nell Johnson. The name is his siblings are Casey, Deanne, Greg, and Linda Johnson. His dad was a farmer, whereas his mom was a beautician. At the age of 6, his family went to Wichita, Kansas.

As for his education, he went to Wichita South High School in Wichita for his primary education. There, the actor performed in several plays like, ‘The Hullabaloo’, ‘Burnt Cork and Melody, and ‘West Side Story. In 1967, he completed his education at ‘South High School’ and joined the ‘University of Kansas’ for a short-term period. After that, he went to San Francisco at the ‘American Conservatory Theatre’ to learn drama.

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Caption: Don Johnson with his father (Source: Instagram)

Don Johnson – Career and Professional Life

In 1969, the actor got her first main character Smitty to act in a Los Angeles stage program, “Fortune and Men’s Eyes”. The director Leonard J. Horn was grabbed by Don’s work. So, he got the character of Stanley Sweetheart to act in ‘The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart’ in 1970 which went on to flop. His several amazing works of that time are ‘The Harrad Experiment, ‘Zachariah’, ‘A Boy and His Dog’, ‘Lollipops, Roses and Talangka, and ‘Revenge of The Stepford Wives.

From 1984 to 1989, he got a chance to be present on the TV series, ‘Miami Vice’ as Sonny Crockett. He was present in the movies, ‘The Hot Spot’, ‘Paradise’, ‘Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, ‘Born Yesterday, ‘Guilty as Sin’, ‘In Pursuit of Honor’, and ‘Tin Cup’ from 1990 to 1996. Likewise, he was present in the TV small series, ‘Ben Quick’ in 1985. From 1996 to 2001, he worked for the drama, ‘Nash Bridges as Nash Bridges. He then acted as a cynical and alcoholic lawyer in ‘Just Legal’ in 2005.

In 2007, Johnson was in a West End of London musical production, ‘Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit. Next year, the actor was in a Norwegian movie, ‘Lange FlateBall�r 2’ as Admiral Burnett. In 2008, he was present in ‘Torno a vivere da solo’ and ‘Lange Flate Ball�r II’. Then, he acted in a movie, ‘When in Rome’, ‘Machete’, and ‘Southern Discomfort’ all in 2010. He was also present in a sports comedy TV series, ‘Eastbound and Down’. There he got the character of Eduardo Sanchez Powers.


In 2011, the actor was cast in a comedy, ‘A Good Old Fashioned Orgy’ as the dad of the main protagonist. Additionally, he was present in ‘Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star’ with the character of Miles Deep in the same year. In the year 2012, Johnson got the role of ‘Spencer “Big Daddy” Bennett’ in ‘Django Unchained’. He was also seen in 7 episodes of the TV series, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ as Sheriff Earl McGraw in 2014. Don’s other works of the same year are ‘The Other Woman’, ‘Alex of Venice’, and ‘Cold in July’.

Then, the actor began being present in a prime-time soap opera, ‘Blood and Oil’ in 2015 as Harlan “Hap” Briggs. Together with his acting skills, he also worked in the series as an executive producer. In 2018, he got the role of Arthur in the romantic-comedy movie ‘Book Club’ by Bill Holderman. The following year, he acted as Richard Drysdale in the murder-mystery movie, ‘Knives Out’ by Rian Johnson. Moreover, the American actor was seen in the series, ‘Watchmen.’

Music career

As for his musical career, he has brought out 3 albums to this day. The name of his 1st album is ‘Heartbeat’ which was out in 1986 and was a huge success. In 1989, he came up with his 2nd album, ‘Let It Roll’ and in 1997, he brought out a compilation album, ‘Essential’. Likewise, his successful singles are ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Other Peoples Lives’, ‘Voice on A Hotline’, ‘Heartache Away’, ‘Tell It Like It Is’, and ‘A Better Place’. One of his duets is ‘Till I Loved You’ which also was a huge success. Moreover, Johnson has also worked as a co-writer for several songs like ‘Can’t Take It With You’, ‘Blind Love’, and ‘Till I Loved You.

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Caption: Don Johnson with his wife at an event (Source: Instagram)

Don Johnson – Net Worth 2023

Don Johnson has been making approximately $45 million as of November 2021. His primary source of income is from his professional career as an actor, TV personality, producer, director, songwriter, and singer. With his amazing amount of income, the American celebrity has been residing an amazing life in the US. Furthermore, the actor has received around $19 million from ‘Rysher Entertainment’ as a legal settlement.

 Relationship Status

Don Johnson has tied the knot with 5 women but the names of his 1st two partners are not available. But it is for sure that these weddings happened at the end of the 1960s which didn’t last long. At the age of twenty-two years, he was in a relationship with Melanie Griffith, who was just fourteen years old at that time. They started living together after she turned fifteen years old and even did an engagement when she was eighteen years old.

In January 1976, their wedding took place and within 6 months, they started facing some problems. Don then was in a live-in relationship with Pamela Des Barres. Likewise, he was dating Patti D’Arbanville from 1981 to 1988. In 1982, their son, Jessie Wayne Johnson came into this world. However, their relationship came to an end and he started dating Barbra Streisand till September 1988.

Don Johnson then got back to Melanie and again tied the knot in June 1989. They gave birth to Dakota Johnson and they separated in 1996. Once, the actor did an engagement with Jodi Lyn O’Keefe. On 29th April 1999, Kelley Phleger became his wife with whom, he gave birth to Atherton Grace Johnson, Jasper Breckinridge Johnson, and Deacon Johnson.

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Caption: Don Johnson’s wedding image (Source: Instagram)

Don Johnson – Body Measurement and Social Media

As for her body measurement, Don Johnson weighs around 86 kg or 190 lbs and he has a muscular body type. The American celebrity has a good posture with a good height of 5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm. However, there are no further details regarding Don Johnson’s body measurements, biceps size, etc. But it is for sure that he has a fair complexion with short white hair and dark brown hair. As a famous TV personality, he has to keep himself in shape which means he must have been following a well-maintained diet routine.

Coming to the social media part, Don Johnson has been highly active on every social media platform. He has an Instagram account with 236 thousand followers there. Similarly, the producer has 31.2 thousand followers on his Twitter account. He also has a Facebook page with over 118 thousand followers as of November 2021. Don has always been very famous all over this platform since he has a very attractive personality and image.