Having spent the first part of his career struggling to gain a professional footing while overindulging in drugs and alcohol, actor Don Johnson suffered the indignity of six failed pilots before finally achieving 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. While his star was never brighter than on television, Johnson started a second, brief career as a pop singer while trying to kick-start a feature career with such forgettable movies as "Sweet Hearts Dance" (1988), "Dead Bang" (1989) and the critically maligned "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" (1991). Johnson's party-all-night persona, which he cultivated in the 1970s, was put on hold for a time at his career peak, but resumed full-force in the 1990s during his high-profile reunion with actress Melanie Griffith, whom he had previously married after a three-year affair when she was 14. Following a TV hiatus after the demise of "Vice," Johnson returned to primetime prominence with "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001), a successful cop drama that was eventually canceled due to extravagant costs. While the ensuing years were plagued by personal and financial scandal, including stints in rehab and declaring bankruptcy, Johnson regained a hold on his life and career in the early millennium, reminding fans to never count the handsome actor out.