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Don Johnson plays Rick on the NBC comedy "Kenan." Johnson is best known as Det. Sonny Crockett on the hugely successful iconic TV series "Miami Vice." He earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 1985 and won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series in 1986 and 1987.

Born in Flat Creek, Mo., Johnson studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco where he made his professional debut in "Your Own Thing," a rock musical modeled after William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." The young actor got his big break by starring in the controversial Off Broadway play "Fortune and Men's Eyes," which was directed by and starred Sal Mineo. During the run of "Miami Vice," Johnson starred in the critically acclaimed TV film "The Long Hot Summer" as well as starring opposite Susan Sarandon in the feature film "Sweet Hearts Dance" in 1988.

When "Miami Vice" ended, Johnson focused on his film career with "Dead Band," "The Hot Spot" and "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man." His film work has given Johnson the opportunity to collaborate with legendary filmmakers such as John Frankenheimer, Sidney Lumet and Dennis Hopper.

Johnson co-wrote a two-hour movie in 1995 with neighbor "Hunter S. Thompson." While the movie was not picked up, CBS bought the story and he returned to television in 1996 with the cop show "Nash Bridges" as creator and producer.

In 2016, Johnson appeared in several episodes of the Netflix series "A Series of Unfortunate Events" as well as appearing in the Sky Television series "Sick Note."

He was recently seen in "Watchmen," the Emmy-winning Damon Lindelof series for HBO as well as the box office hit "Knives Out." Johnson has been married to Kelley Phleger since 1999. They have three children in addition to son Jesse Johnson and daughter Dakota.

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