Don Johnson is an iconic figure in Hollywood. Being an actor, he also dealt with singing, directing plus producing. He is often associated with portraying James Crockett (Sonny) in Miami Vice TV series.
Date of Birth: December 15, 1949
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
In childhood, Don dreamt about becoming a professional bowler, but later got interested in acting. In 1970, he got his first film role, but turned into a real star in 1980s.
Johnson’s life is rather bright. He tied the knot 5 times and has 5 children. Want to discover more facts about his relatives? Let’s do that together.
Don Johnson parents
Wayne Fred Johnson (father)
Date of Birth: August 23, 1930
Date of Death: April 12, 2017 (age 86)
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Wayne was a farmer in addition working as a carpenter, plumber and electrician. He parented Don at 19. After his wife’s death, he espoused Darlene Johnson. Besides Don, Wayne is a father of 2 more sons and 2 daughters.
Nell Johnson (nee Wilson) (mother)
Date of Birth: February 11, 1933
Date of Death: November 8, 1975 (age 42)
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Nell worked at a beauty salon. She gave birth to Don at 17, and later to three more kids: Linda, Greg and K C. In 1975, she passed away from cancer.
Don Johnson siblings
Linda Johnson (younger sister)
Year of Birth: 1951
Linda is a singer and songwriter, known under pseudonym Jamie Skylar. In 2000, she released her album Marmalade. She also previously accused Don of homosexuality and drug dealing according to washingtonpost.com
Greg Johnson (brother)
He is married to woman named Vanessa.
Casey “K .C.” Johnson (brother)
Date of Birth: 1957
Date of Death: 2008 (age 51)
No more information is available.
Deanne Johnson (paternal half-sister)
Deanne is a child of Wayne and his second wife Darlene. Neither birthday nor occupation is known.
According to Don’s father obituary he also had son Kim Johnson who died.
Don Johnson spouse
Don Johnson was officially married 5 times. His first two marriages in 1968 and 1973 were pretty short and were cancelled soon after registration. The names of the first two wives are still undisclosed. Though, there are some rumors that they were a dancer and a rich man’s mistress.
Melanie Griffith (ex-wife)
Duration of Marriage: January 1976-July 1976, 1989-1996 (7 years)
Date of Birth: August 9, 1957
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Griffith is most recognized for her acting projects, but she deals with film producing as well. Melanie and Don got acquainted in 1972 and started to live together when Melanie was only 15. In 1976, the couple got married, but separated the same year. In 1989, Johnson espoused Griffith once again and welcomed his daughter Dakota. That marriage lasted till 1996. Despite their divorce, Johnson and Griffith are in good relationships. They visit their daughter’s film premieres and often claim that they are proud of Dakota.
Melanie Griffith was married two more times: Steven Bauer (1981-1989) and Antonio Banderas (1996-2015). She is a mother of two more children: son Alexander (with Bauer) and daughter Stella (with Banderas).
Patti D’Arbanville (ex-girlfriend)
Duration of Relationships: 1981-1985 (4 years)
Date of Birth: May 25, 1951
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Patti deals with acting and modeling. Don and Patti started to live together in 1981, but broke up in 1985. In 1982, they welcomed their son Jesse. In total, Patti was married 3 times: to actor Roger Mirmont (1975-1980), Steve Curry (1980-1981) and fireman Terry Quinn (1993-2002). Besides Jesse, she is a mother to daughters Emmelyn and Alexandra, son Liam.
Kelley Johnson (nee Phleger) (current wife)
Duration of Marriage: since 1999 till present
Date of Birth: June 22, 1969
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Kelley teaches at school. She met Don at a birthday celebration in 1997. In 1999, Don espoused her. The couple parented three kids: daughter Grace plus sons Jasper and Deacon.
Don Johnson children: 3 sons and 2 daughters
Jesse Wayne Johnson (son with Patti D’Arbanville)
Date of Birth: December 7, 1982
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Jesse followed in his father’s footsteps and became an actor. He made a debut in Don’s TV series Nash Bridges. Jesse’s most famous movies include Redline, Circle of Eight and Killing Lincoln.
Dakota Johnson (daughter with Melanie Griffith)
Date of Birth: October 4, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Dakota also deals with acting plus modeling. She rose to fame thanks to having the lead part in Fifty Shades of Grey films. Johnson got her first role in 1999. Her other prominent projects are The Five-Year Engagement, Black Mass and How to Be Single.
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Atherton Grace Johnson (daughter with Kelley Phleger)
Date of Birth: December 28, 1999
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Grace is a creative Director at Artists’ Services in addition to being a model and a photographer. She is great friends with sister Dakota and often supports her at film premieres.
Jasper Breckinridge Johnson (son with Kelley Phleger)
Date of Birth: June 6, 2002
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Jasper is a basketball player. He played for Santa Barbara in Channel League Action.
Deacon Johnson (son with Kelley Phleger)
Date of Birth: April 29, 2006
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Deacon is a fan of video games. Despite being still a kid, he already owns an Instagram account. By the way, the boy was born exactly on his parents’ 7th anniversary and Don calls him an “anniversary gift”.