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Don Johnson Biography

Birth Name:
Donnie Wayne Johnson
Birth Place:
Flat Creek, Missouri, United States
Actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director

Fast Facts

  • Studied at the America Conservatory Theater in San Francisco
  • Was a contestant on The Dating Game in 1969
  • With Dickey Betts, cowrote the songs "Blind Love" and "Can't Take It With You," which appeared on the 1979 Allman Brothers album Enlightened Rogues
  • Won the 1988 APBA Offshore World Cup in the Superboat class
  • Recorded the albums Heartbeat (1986) and Let It Roll (1989)
  • Was awarded more than $23 million in 2010 after suing Rysher Entertainment for profits on the show Nash Bridges (1996-2001), which he co-owned


  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 1985Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: winner