CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2010 |
Nearly a decade after the fictional San Francisco police detective Nash Bridges called it quits, the actor who played him will be receiving a belated $23.2-million check in profits from the show. That's the sum a Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found that actor Don Johnson was owed from the production company Rysher Entertainment in profits accrued to date from the show, which Johnson's attorney said is still being shown in more than 40 countries around the world. Johnson, the former "Miami Vice" star, sued Rysher, saying he was entitled to half the profits from the show because he owned half of its copyright.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2010 |
Had Don Johnson been able to stay awake through his high school business class, he may never have had the acting career that gave rise to "Miami Vice's" Sonny Crockett and "Nash Bridges." A teacher at his high school in Wichita, Kan. — a woman with a monotonous voice — warned Johnson that if he fell asleep one more time during seventh-period business, she would throw him out of her class. Fall asleep he did, and she marched him out the door by his ear. The only other open class was acting — and the rest, as they say, was history.
April 28, 2006 |
Don Johnson has paid $14.5 million to save his 17-acre ranch in Woody Creek, Colo., from a foreclosure sale. The former "Miami Vice" and "Nash Bridges" star had until noon Tuesday to make good on a delinquent debt to D.A. Shaw Laminar Lending Inc. or the land would have begun to be auctioned off the following day. He made the deadline. Johnson had to pay $544,584 in interest and $7,175 in attorneys' fees, among other charges, according to documents obtained by the Aspen Daily News.
September 19, 2005 |
On the new WB drama "Just Legal," Don Johnson plays a criminal defense attorney with a sea of lazy plea bargains in his past (he hasn't cross-examined a witness in 15 years) and an ocean of sorrow in his eyes. He's like Paul Newman in the opening scenes of "The Verdict," mournfully and drunkenly playing pinball in a Boston bar, in the winter of his career.
September 4, 2005 |
"WE'VE opened up the casting pool to the billions of people on planet Earth," Ted Harbert said. I had asked him where all the TV stars had gone. The Shelley Longs, the Patrick Duffys, the Tim Allens. The ones who just were television. Telly Savalas, Valerie Harper. Don Johnson. Now the head of E!
July 23, 2005
Paul Brownfield has been filing online dispatches this week from the Television Critics Assn. meetings in Beverly Hills. Here's the latest from Friday: Good morning from the former House of Merv. It's WB day. First panel up is "Just Legal," starring Don Johnson as a washed-up, alcoholic lawyer and Jay Baruchel as an 18-year-old, sort of hipster-doofus-legal wunderkind. Question for Johnson: How does it feel being on the same network as Melanie Griffith? Johnson: "Melanie's working?"