With almost fifty years of experience, Don Johnson could be considered a Hollywood legend. During that time, the former Miami Vice star has been in the spotlight not only for his movies but also for his string of high-profile marriages and a successful singing career. But even though he’s been a household name for quite some time, there’s still a lot you might not know about the “Heartbeat” singer. Like the fact that his daughter is also a famous actress or his impressive net worth. Scroll through to learn more about this fascinating actor’s life.
Don Johnson is 67 years old.
Don Johnson was born on December 15, 1949 in Flat Creek, MI. His mom was a beautician and his father was a farmer.
Don Johnson started acting at a young age.
When he was 6, his parents moved the family to Wichita, KS. Johnson graduated from South High School in 1967. During his high school career, he was active in the school's theater department, starring as Tony in the school's performance of West Side Story.
Don Johnson and Sal Mineo were roommates.
In the early and mid-70s, Johnson starred in a series of movies that helped him become famous, the most famous being A Boy and His Dog in 1975. By this time Johnson was living in Los Angeles, and he was even roommates with actor Sal Mineo when Mineo was killed outside their apartment.
Don Johnson won a Golden Globe for Miami Vice
Don Johnson is best known for his role as Detective Sonny Crockett on the hit '80s show Miami Vice. His character was known for his expensive suits and watches, Ferraris, and his yacht with a pet alligator. Johnson and his co-star Philip Michael Thomas, who played Detective Ricardo Tubbs, caught criminals for five seasons on NBC.
Don Johnson has starred in several hit TV shows.
After the success of Miami Vice, Don Johnson was offered the role in another police drama, Nash Bridges. Johnson played the title character, Nash Bridges, an inspector at the San Francisco Police Department. His co-stars included Cheech Marin and Jeff Perry.
Don Johnson has been married four times.
Don Johnson has walked down the aisle four times. His first two marriages were annulled and the names of the women aren't available to the public. His most famous union was with the daughter of his Harrad Experiment co-star, Tippi Hedren. Hedren's daughter, Melanie Griffith, married Johnson on her 18th birthday in January of 1976. They divorced in July, but remarried in 1989 and stayed together until 1996.
Don Johnson's daughter is also an actress!
Don Jonson and Melanie Griffith have one daughter together. Dakota Johnson, 27, recently starred in 50 Shades of Grey.
Don Johnson has a son that looks just like him.
Don Johnson son, Jesse, 34, looks just like his dad. His mom is actress Patti D'Arbanville. Like his parents and siblings, Jesse is an actor.
Don Johnson has been married since 1999.
In 1999, Don Johnson married Kelley Phleger, a socialite and Montessori teacher. They have three children together: Grace, born in 1999, Jasper, born in 2002, and Deacon, born in 2006.
Don Johnson had a successful singing career.
In 1986, Don Johnson released his first album, Heartbeat. The album peaked at number 17 on the charts, but the lead single, "Heartbeat" reached number 5 on the charts.
Don Johnson once played a biker alongside Mickey Rourke.
Though none of his movie roles were quite as popular as his work on Miami Vice, Don Johnson and Mickey Rourke's 1991 film Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man became a cult classic.
Don Johnson's net worth is astounding.
With almost fifty years of experience under his belt, Don Johnson has an impressive net worth. Despite money issues and legal troubles, the star is worth $40 million according to, CelebrityNetWorth.com.