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Jimmy Johnson

Biography

Hall of Popularity trainer who won an NCAA Tournament using the Miami Hurricanes in 1987 and led the Dallas Cowboys to triumph in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. He became a soccer analyst after pension. He started his profession as an associate trainer at Louisiana Technology College or university in 1965 with Picayune Memorial SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Picayune, Mississippi in 1966. He had written a publication about his encounters, titled ‘Turning FINISHED . Around: MY ENTIRE LIFE in Soccer’. He was created and elevated in Slot Arthur, Tx. He wedded Rhonda Rookmaaker in 1999 and he offers two daughters, Genevieve and Lydia. He once was wedded to Linda Kay Cooper from 1963-1990. He’s among six instructors to earn consecutive Super Bowls, a listing which includes Vince Lombardi, Don Shula, and Expenses Belichick.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jimmy Johnson
Date Of Birth July 16, 1943
Place Of Birth Port Arthur, TX
Weight 75 kg
Profession Football Coach
Education University of Arkansas, Memorial High School
Nationality American
Spouse Rhonda Rookmaaker, Linda Kay Cooper
Parents Catherine Ellen Dunnill, Gary Ernest Johnson
Siblings Jarit Johnson, Jessie Johnson
Awards Best Driver ESPY Award, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
Music Groups The Gentrys
Nominations Best Male Athlete ESPY Award, Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award, Best Championship Performance ESPY Award
Movies Funny People
TV Shows Fox NFL Sunday, Fox NFL, Inside the NFL, BCS Selection Show
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 Co-host, with Erica Shaffer, of an infomercial for "Better Trades". Also appearing are Annika Kielland and Freddie Ricks. [2009]
2 Spokesman for ExtenZe [February 2010].
3 Served as head football coach at Oklahoma State (1979-1983); University of Miami (1984-1988); Dallas Cowboys (1989-1993) and Miami Dolphins (1996-1999).
4 Served as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech (1965); Picayune (1966); Wichita State (1967); Iowa State (1968-1969); Oklamoma (1970-1972); Arkansas (1973-1976) and Pittsburgh (1977-1978).
5 Interviewed for the head coaching job at Arkansas when Lou Holtz left after the 1983 season, only to find out later that fellow classmate and former teammate Ken Hatfield had already been hired. Was upset that Frank Broyles didn't say anything about this during the interview and has had very little to do with his alma mater ever since.
6 Played linebacker at Arkansas from 1962 to 1964, where he was named all-SWC in 1964. Member of the 1964 national champion squad. Graduated in 1965.
7 Coached the Miami Hurricanes to a national championship in 1987. Is one of only two coaches to win both a Super Bowl and a collegiate national championship, the other being Barry Switzer.
8 Attended high school with Janis Joplin [Port Arthur, Texas]; was even in a class with her.
9 Retired from coaching after getting embarrassed in the playoffs 62-7 by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1999. This was viewed by some Notre Dame fans as poetic justice or, "What goes around, comes around", after his 1985 Miami squad had humiliated Notre Dame, 58-7 in Gerry Faust's last game as head coach of the Irish.
10 Refused to allow the University of Miami to retire Bernie Kosar's uniform number 20, citing that "Bernie didn't finish the program here", meaning that Kosar didn't play all five years of his college eligibility. Kosar had just led the Hurricanes to the national championship in 1983 (before Johnson became coach) as a redshirt freshman and was on his way to graduating from Miami a year ahead of his class with a dual major in finance and economics. In contrast, Vinny Testaverde's number 14 was retired, even though he never led the Hurricanes to a championship and never even came close to graduating.
11 At the University of Miami, he had coached future pro quarterbacks Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde and Steve Walsh. Testaverde won the Heisman Trophy in 1986, while Walsh would go on to play for Johnson with the Dallas Cowboys.
12 He and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones were college football teammates at the University of Arkansas.
13 Divorced his first wife shortly after being hired by the Dallas Cowboys, telling reporters she no longer fits "into my game plan."
14 (1979-1983) Head Coach, Oklahoma State
15 High school classmate of G.W. Bailey and Janis Joplin in Port Arthur, Texas.
16 (1984-1988) Head Coach, University of Miami


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Funny People 2009 Jimmy Johnson
The Shield 2006 TV Series J.J.
New York Daze 1995 TV Series
Coach 1994 TV Series Fake Cop

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bowden Dynasty: A Story of Faith, Family & Football 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
A Football Life 2012-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Fox NFL Sunday 1994-2016 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Analyst / Himself - Studio Analyst
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals 2016 TV Series Himself
Emeril's Florida 2016 TV Series Himself
Undeniable with Joe Buck 2015 TV Series Himself
The Bo You Don't Know 2015 Documentary short
Mike & Mike 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - FOX NFL Analyst / Himself - Former NFL Head Coach
Jeopardy! 2015 TV Series Himself - Video Clue Presenter
The Rebels 2014 TV Series Himself
Fox News Sunday 2014 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Survivor 2010 TV Series Himself - Espada Tribe / Himself / Himself - 8 Days - Espada Tribe
Pardon the Interruption 2005-2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
Cubed 2010 TV Series Himself
Brothers 2009 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Heach Coach, 1984-1988
2009 NFC Conference Championship 2009 TV Movie Himself - Halftime Show Analyst
Super Bowl XLII 2008 TV Special Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
2005 NFC Championship Game 2006 TV Special Himself - Studio Analyst
Super Bowl XXXIX 2005 TV Special Himself
MADtv 2005 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2002-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003 TV Series Himself
Shaq's All Star Comedy Roast 2 2003 Video Himself
NFL Monday Night Football 1991-1999 TV Series Himself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
ESPN's Sunday Night Football 1989-1998 TV Series Himself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The Waterboy 1998 Himself
Arli$$ 1998 TV Series Himself
TNT Sunday Night Football 1991-1997 TV Series Himself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The NFL on NBC 1991-1997 TV Series Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach / Himself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
NFL on FOX 1995-1996 TV Series Himself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himnself - Color Commentator
1995 NFC Championship Game 1996 TV Special Himself - Studio Analyst
Coach 1995 TV Series Himself
1994 NFC Championship Game 1995 TV Special Himself - Studio Analyst
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself
Super Bowl XXVIII 1994 TV Movie Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1993 NFC Championship Game 1994 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Power Plays 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Super Bowl XXVII 1993 TV Movie Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1992 NFC Championship Game 1993 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The NFL on CBS 1989-1992 TV Series Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1989 Federal Express Orange Bowl 1989 TV Movie Himself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1987 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl 1987 TV Movie Himself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1986 Sugar Bowl 1986 TV Movie Himself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1985 Fiesta Bowl 1985 TV Movie Himself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1981 Independence Bowl 1981 TV Movie Himself - Oklahoma St. Cowboys Head Coach
Inside the NFL 1977 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 2011-2015 TV Series Himself - Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys (segment "Jerry's World") / Himself
Rome Is Burning 2007-2009 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Emmy Sports Emmy Awards Outstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
1996 Emmy Sports Emmy Awards Outstanding Sports Personality - Analyst/Commentary


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