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Don Johnson

Donnie Wayne "Don" Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor known for his work in television and film. He played the lead role of Sonny Crockett in the 1980s TV cop series, Miami Vice, which led him to huge success and fame. He also played the lead role in the 1990s cop series, Nash Bridges. More recently, Johnson played Kenny Powers' father on the HBO series, Eastbound and Down. Johnson is a Golden Globe winning actor for his role in Miami Vice, a winner of the APBA Offshore World Cup, and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also a singer, songwriter, producer, and director. The Donzie speedboat is not named after him as previously noted,, it was named after the boats designer Don Aronow . It was thought to be named after him due to his time on the famous TV show, Miami Vice. Johnson was born in Flat Creek, Missouri. His father, Wayne, was a farmer, and his mother, Nell, was a beautician; they were 19 and 17 at the time of his birth, respectively.

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Don Johnson Wins $23.2 Million in 'Nash' Cash

Don Johnson Wins $23.2 Million in 'Nash' Cash

Don Johnson just scored a $23.2 million victory in his heated legal battle over the show "Nash Bridges" ... but that's not all. As we first reported, Johnson -- who co-owns the copyright for the… READ MORE >

Don Johnson -- Nash Demands Cash

Don Johnson -- Nash Demands Cash

Don Johnson, who played a cop on "Nash Bridges," claims the producers have acted like outlaws, screwing him out of several hundred million dollars.In a lawsuit filed today in L.A. County Superior… READ MORE >

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Dinner Date for Melanie & Don?

Dinner Date
For Melanie & Don?

Twice divorced (from each other) duo Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson were spotted at Mr. Chow last night -- at the same time. // TMZ caught Mrs. Zorro -- and her daughter with Antonio Banderas,… READ MORE >

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Where It's At in Hollywood

Where It's At in Hollywood

Hollywood was a happening place over this past weekend and TMZ was on location to catch all the action.We stopped by LA's Pacific Design Center for the Hollywood Style Awards where we ran into… READ MORE >

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