May 7, 2003 |
German authorities won't take proceedings against Don Johnson, the former star of "Miami Vice" and "Nash Bridges" who was stopped last year by German customs officers as he was traveling in a car carrying credit notes and other securities worth as much as $8 billion. The documents, meant to serve as a security for a business deal, belonged to one of Johnson's fellow passengers and not to Johnson, said Leonhard Bierl, spokesman for Germany's Customs Crime Office in Cologne.
August 24, 1986 |
Don Johnson is leaning forward on the couch in his fifth floor office at the luxurious, beach-front Alexander Hotel. He's been talking easily for more than an hour about his restless childhood . . . failed marriages . . . drug abuse . . . alcoholism . . . enough partying and casual sex to fuel the most hedonistic episode of "Miami Vice." But that's the past, he says.
November 24, 1985 |
Don Johnson has shed his vice. Outtakes has learned that he's quit smoking. "He hasn't had a cigarette since early October. He went cold turkey," said a source close to "Miami Vice." Johnson will officially bid adieu to his smokes in an upcoming (yet to be filmed) episode, revealed the source.
August 8, 1990 |
"Miami Vice" star and powerboat racer Don Johnson said Tuesday that he is taking his favorite sport to the Hudson River on Aug. 18. The race is sponsored by the Offshore Professional Tour, which Johnson heads. The course will run 10 laps from Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx to Tarrytown, a distance of nine miles, Johnson told a Manhattan news conference. Johnson, who races his personal boat in competition, holds second place in the Superboat class--boats that can travel up to 135 m.p.h.
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?"
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March 12, 1994
Actress Melanie Griffith petitioned for a divorce Friday from actor Don Johnson, seeking to end their nearly five-year marriage--the second time they had been married to each other. Griffith and Johnson, married since June 26, 1989, separated Wednesday, according to the petition, which cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. They have one child, Dakota Mayi Johnson, born Oct. 4, 1989. Griffith requested primary custody.