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Don Johnson      

Actor; Known for his Role as James "Sonny" Crockett on "Miami Vice"

Actor, director, musician and producer Don Johnson first gained national attention as the 20-year-old star of the counterculture comedy "The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart." He went on to win critical and popular acclaim with the cult favorite "A Boy and His Dog" in 1975.

Following the release of "A Boy and His Dog," Johnson fell off the radar for more than a decade, not making his comeback until 1984, with the role of Sonny Crockett in the trend-setting TV cop series "Miami Vice." The series lasted until 1989, earning Johnson a Golden Globe Award and celebrity status. He followed the series with memorable performances in TV movies, including his role as Ben Quick in the 1985 remake of "The Long Hot Summer."

Johnson went on to enjoy another career renaissance in 1996, debuting as the star of the detective show "Nash Bridges," which was filmed on the West Coast. That same year, he played Kevin Costner's adversary in the Ron Shelton golf comedy "Tin Cup." Quickly proving to be a hit with audiences, "Nash Bridges'" continued to garner popularity for several years thereafter, running until 2001.

Johnson returned to series television in the early 2000s, starring as a gruff, burnt out lawyer named Grant Cooper on 2005's "Just Legal."

Johnson had a supporting role in Robert Rodriguez's film, "Machete." He played Von Jackson, "a twisted border vigilante leading a small army." Also in 2010, he began appearing on the HBO series "Eastbound & Down," playing Kenny Powers' long-lost father, going by the alias "Eduardo Sanchez."

Johnson appeared in the 2012 Quentin Tarantino film, "Django Unchained," playing a southern plantation owner named Spencer "Big Daddy" Bennett.


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