Don enjoys playing tennis in is spare time.
Don enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
Don loves to visit London. He thinks that it is one of the most enchanting places on this planet.
Don's favorite actor is Wallace Beery.
Don enjoys listening to Whitesnake, Depeche Mode, Chopin, Stravinsky and Sting.
Don did six failed TV pilot episodes before Miami Vice.
Don has a popular Finnish music group named after him: The Don Johnson Big Band.
Don is 5' 10 1/2" tall.
Don had three song hits in his career. The first was Heartbeat released in 1986. Then came Heartache Away released also in 1986. Finally Don had a duet with Barbara Streisand titled Til I Loved You in 1989.
Don was an investor in the boxing career of Mark Breland. His career was short lived.
Don also has a daughter with actress and ex-wife Melanie Griffith. Her name is Dakota Johnson and she was born on October 4, 1989.
Don has a son with actress Patti D'Arbervilles, his name is Jesse Wayne Johnson. He was born in December of 1982.
The production of Your Own Thing brought Don a full Drama scholarship to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS.
Don made his acting debut at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. The play was Your Own Thing which was a rock musical.
Don married Melanie Griffith in January of 1972 and they divorced in 1976. They reunited and got remarried on June 26, 1989 and divorced again in February of 1996.
Many of Don's co stars and friends call Don by the nickname DJ.
Don was a part of the Bob Hope's Flying High Birthday special in 1986.
Don was the director of the Miami Vice TV series.
Don also did the complete composition for The Allman Brother Band: Brother of the Road in 1985.
Don was the music composer for the film Urban Task Force which was produced in 2001.
Don was the Executive Producer for the film In The Company Of Darkness a 1993 made for TV film.
Don was the Executive Producer for the TV series The Marshal a TV series which ran in 1995.
Don is the producer of Nash Bridges the TV series.
Don was the co-producer of the film Word of Honor which came out in 2003.
Don Johnson: It could be anybody abusing drugs. This seminar brought to light all the other testing kits available to the Sheriff's Department.
Don Johnson: We came out and played well in the first quarter. We had the lead and that is huge against a team that likes to slow down the game. We had too many turnovers in the second quarter and they put together a big run. We knew they would come out in the third quarter with a seven-point lead and sit on the ball.
Don Johnson: Of course whenever you make the playoffs it's an exciting time of year. All the past records go out the window, but at the same time it's a one-shot deal and you have to get it right the first time or else you have to go home for the summer. Every kids' dream is to make it to the state tournament. Our kids are no different from anybody else.
Don Johnson: My sweet ass has been in this car.
Don Johnson: I'm still waiting for him to rock the white jacket with the rolled-up sleeves. I think it'll happen.
Don Johnson: Once you become famous, there is nothing left to become but infamous.
Don Johnson: You're in this constant state of flux and transition, as if you had jet lag all the time. The acting part of it is easy. It's all the other things that come with it that are a bit difficult.
Don Johnson: You learn to temper your enthusiasm until the work is done.
Don Johnson: You have to live a good clean life and bow to Mecca.
Don Johnson: You can't really be friendly with something that has not evolved one second since the Mesozoic era, in about a hundred million years.
Don Johnson: When you become the star of a series, you are no longer the child saying, love me, love me, love me. You are the parent.
Don Johnson: This is my problem: I do too many things at the same time.
Don Johnson: There's a long, long list of well-known drunks and drug addicts in the business who work regularly.
Don Johnson: The thing about the violence on television is, there's a good deal of it that's irresponsible.The thing about the violence on television is, there's a good deal of it that's irresponsible.
Don Johnson: The police here in San Francisco have a very difficult job, not unlike a lot of other cities in the world.
Don Johnson: The most aggressive artists often hide their romantic side.
Don Johnson: Singing has always been a part of me.
Don Johnson: People in the business will stay with you through drugs and alcohol and divorces and insanity and everything else, but you have a failure, pal, and they don't want to know nothing about you!
Don Johnson: My sons are a hell of a lot easier to get through to than my daughter is. She seems to have my number. She can just run through the buttons.
Don Johnson: Let me just say, I've seen a pub or two.
Don Johnson: It's my job to really commit myself to the material and the project and be proud of what I've done, and I am in most cases.
Don Johnson: It's a joy to be recognized and to have people that are interested in what you do. That can pick up your whole day.
Don Johnson: It's a great thing for an actor, who loves to do what he does, just to get a job!
Don Johnson: It wasn't a mission to be a rock star. It wasn't a mission of mine to even be a movie star. I just intended to be a good actor.
Don Johnson: It is frustrating to do it for 15 years and to watch a lot of your peers moving along and getting feature parts and big roles, that you know you could do very well.
Don Johnson: In my relationships, I have never spoken an ill word about any woman, and I'm not starting now.
Don Johnson: If the material is inspiring and motivates you, then it doesn't really matter what it is.
Don Johnson: If I die tomorrow, I've accomplished everything I wanted to do in life.
Don Johnson: I've never been very successful in a monogamous relationship, but I'm looking forward to the day when I can assume that responsibility.
Don Johnson: I've had some ambivalent feelings about being an actor. I don't know that I've ever been totally and completely comfortable with it.
Don Johnson: I've gotten very excited about filmmaking. I'm focused on that right now and being a father. That's really all the time I have right now.
Don Johnson: I'm very happy doing Miami Vice. As long as there's rock 'n' roll and drug smuggling, we'll stay on the air!
Don Johnson: I'm not politically inclined but I'm interested in what is going on in the world.
Don Johnson: I'd like to think I haven't done my best yet.
Don Johnson: I was very lucky with my first album. It did very well. The second one was kind of uhhh. But that happens.
Don Johnson: I was a pariah when it came to television - I'd made five pilots or six pilots and none of them had sold.
Don Johnson: I want to direct some of my attention toward those who are less fortunate than us-children, primarily.
I started as a singer, or, I should say, I first got the bug to be a performer when I was about 5 years old, singing in my grandfather's church.
I pestered the hell out of everybody I ran into until I could play the guitar well enough to write and sing with it.
I made a decision that whether or not I was going to make under the national poverty level wasn't going to play a part in whether or not I was an actor. That's what I do.
Don Johnson: I do what I can to make young people understand that drugs can destroy their lives. I'm the perfect example of what people can accomplish when they have regained a sane body and spirit.
Don Johnson: I could hear and feel music going on in me, and I couldn't get it out. You can always depend on a guitar.
Don Johnson: I consider myself an artist. God granted me some gifts so that I could express myself artistically.
Don Johnson: I am stable when my private life is a success.
Don Johnson: I am seriously opposed to censorship of any sort.
Don Johnson: Hollywood is very much an industry town. Your life becomes caught up in all of the parties and this list and that list. That's not something that I respond well to.
Don Johnson: Even though some of the films I've made haven't been particularly commercial, I don't find them failures.
Don Johnson: (On 'Nash Bridges') I'm walking a different kind of line with this show. I want the tone of it to be something we can enjoy, something we can laugh with, and at the same time, I want it to be about the people - their heart, their feelings
Don Johnson: I'm better than DeNiro, I'm better than Pacino. I've got the talent, they've got the material.
Don Johnson: I can do whatever I want. I'm rich, I'm famous, and I'm bigger than you.