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A notorious womanizer, Don`s nickname around Hollywood was "Don Juanson."

Scored three hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts with "Heartbeat" (US #6, 1986), "Heartache Away" (US #56, 1986) and the Barbra Streisand duet "Til I Loved You" (US #25, 1989). (imdb.com)

He and "Miami Vice" (1984) co-star John Diehl were investors in the boxing career of Mark Breland. (imdb.com)

In the 1970s, he co-wrote songs with former The Allman Brothers Band guitarist/singer Dickey Betts, several of which were recorded by the band. (imdb.com)

Got his big break into stardom by starring in the controversial off-Broadway play "Fortune and Men's Eyes", which was directed by and starred Sal Mineo. The play, which featured a realistic r*pe scene in a men's prison, generated plenty of press reviews due to the once taboo subject of homosexuality in the arts. (imdb.com)

He is a devotee of the culture of Vietnam and he owns a small island off the south coast. He honeymooned there with his wife, Kelley, in May 1999. (imdb.com)

Has a family in Colorado with whom he used to celebrate Christmas. (imdb.com)

Made his professional debut in the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, in "Your Own Thing," a rock musical modeled after William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." Made five pilots for NBC early in his career that were all rejected. (imdb.com)

Went to Wichita South High School. 1971 graduate of University of Kansas in Lawrence KS on a full drama scholarship. (imdb.com)

Mentioned in Walter Kirn's novel "Thumbs*cker". (imdb.com)

Loves the Tuscany area of Italy and has vacationed there often. (imdb.com)

Co-wrote a two-hour movie with his neighbor Hunter S. Thompson. The movie was not picked up, but CBS bought the story and turned it into "Nash Bridges" (1996). (imdb.com)

1998: Engaged to Kelley Phleger. (imdb.com)

Auditioned for the part of Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice while he was in Miami working on a low-budget film about Vietnam called Cease Fire. (imdb.com)

In 1985 during the height of Miami Vice. He had made a trip to Germany to special-order a 959 Porsche from the factory in Stuttgart. (imdb.com)

Has son Jesse Wayne Johnson (Jesse Johnson 7 Dc 82), with Andy Warhol girl Patti D'Arbanville. Has daughter Dakota Johnson, (4 Oct 89) from marriage to actress Melanie Griffith. (imdb.com)

Popular Finnish music group Don Johnsson Big Band is named after him. (imdb.com)

Ex-son-in-law of Tippi Hedren and Peter Griffith. (imdb.com)

The creators of "Miami Vice" (1984) were originally against casting him. Before "Vice," he had starred in four failed TV pilots. (imdb.com)

Third child with his wife Kelley, son Deacon, born on April 29, 2006 at a Los Angeles hospital. The baby measured 27.5 inches long and weighed 7 pounds. (imdb.com)

Daughter with Kelley Phleger - Atherton Grace (7 lbs. 15 oz.) was born on December 28, 1999. He married Kelley in April 1999. Son Jasper Breckenridge Johnson was born 6 June 2002 in Los Angeles, California. Son Deacon (27.5 inches, 7 pounds) was born on 29 April 2006 in Los Angeles hospital. 7 pounds. (imdb.com)


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