Don Johnson

Actor Don Johnson spent the first years of his career the way most actors do, trying out for parts and struggling to make it. After that, Johnson had the dream come true when he achieved massive success as Det. Sonny Crockett on Michael Mann's trendy cop drama "Miami Vice" (NBC, 1984-89). More than just a hit show, "Miami Vice" was a cultural watermark that set the trend for pastel Armani suits, three-day beards, and sockless feet stuffed into loafers - all set to a rock-n-roll beat. Johnson also starred in such movies as "Sweet Hearts Dance" (1988), "Dead Bang" (1989) and "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" (1991). Following a TV hiatus after the end of "Vice," Johnson returned to primetime prominence with "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001), a successful cop drama.