Don Johnson net worth: Don Johnson is an American actor, director, producer, and singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $40 million dollars. Don Johnson is probably best known for his role as James "Sonny" Crockett in the 1980s television series "Miami Vice". Johnson was born in Flat Creek, Missouri in 1949. His family moved to Kansas when he was six years old. After attending the University of Kansas, Don Johnson studied drama at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. In 1969 he got his first major role in the Los Angeles stage production of Fortune and Men's Eyes, in which he played the lead role. Johnson continued to work on stage as well as in film and television for more than a decade without breaking out into stardom. Finally, after a string of pilots that went nowhere, Don was cast in "Miami Vice," which quickly became a hit and cultural touchstone of the 1980s. Johnson won a Golden Globe for his role on "Miami Vice". From 1996-2001 Johnson returned to television to star in the show "Nash Bridges". Don Johnson has appeared in a number of films including "Tin Cup", "When in Rome", and "Django Unchained". He recently appeared on the HBO series "Eastbound and Down". With ex-wife Melanie Griffith, he is the father of the actress Dakota Johnson.
Don Johnson Financial and Legal Cases
In 2006, rumors began to spread that Don was having trouble keeping up with a $10.6 million mortgage on his 17-acre Aspen Colorado ranch. In May 2008, a bank was reportedly 24 hours away from foreclosing on the property. With just a few hours to go before the foreclosure officially began, Don paid off $14.5 million worth of debt to the bank saving his property.
In 2010, Don sued Rysher Entertainment, the production company that produced his show Nash Bridges. In the lawsuit, Don claimed that Rysher had not paid him the syndication profits he was owed as 50% owner of the show's copyright. In July 2010, a jury sided with Johnson and awarded him $23.2 million. Rysher initially announced that they would appeal the verdict but in 2013 the company paid Johnson $19 million.