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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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1Co-host, with Erica Shaffer, of an infomercial for "Better Trades". Also appearing are Annika Kielland and Freddie Ricks. [2009]
2Spokesman for ExtenZe [February 2010].
3Served as head football coach at Oklahoma State (1979-1983); University of Miami (1984-1988); Dallas Cowboys (1989-1993) and Miami Dolphins (1996-1999).
4Served 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).
5Interviewed 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.
6Played 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.
7Coached 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.
8Attended high school with Janis Joplin [Port Arthur, Texas]; was even in a class with her.
9Retired 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.
10Refused 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.
11At 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.
12He and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones were college football teammates at the University of Arkansas.
13Divorced 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
15High 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 People2009Jimmy Johnson
The Shield2006TV SeriesJ.J.
New York Daze1995TV Series
Coach1994TV SeriesFake Cop

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bowden Dynasty: A Story of Faith, Family & Football2017Documentary post-productionHimself
A Football Life2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Fox NFL Sunday1994-2016TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Analyst / Himself - Studio Analyst
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals2016TV SeriesHimself
Emeril's Florida2016TV SeriesHimself
Undeniable with Joe Buck2015TV SeriesHimself
The Bo You Don't Know2015Documentary short
Mike & Mike2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - FOX NFL Analyst / Himself - Former NFL Head Coach
Jeopardy!2015TV SeriesHimself - Video Clue Presenter
The Rebels2014TV SeriesHimself
Fox News Sunday2014TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Survivor2010TV SeriesHimself - Espada Tribe / Himself / Himself - 8 Days - Espada Tribe
Pardon the Interruption2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Cubed2010TV SeriesHimself
Brothers2009TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself - Heach Coach, 1984-1988
2009 NFC Conference Championship2009TV MovieHimself - Halftime Show Analyst
Super Bowl XLII2008TV SpecialHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
2005 NFC Championship Game2006TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Super Bowl XXXIX2005TV SpecialHimself
MADtv2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2002-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Shaq's All Star Comedy Roast 22003VideoHimself
NFL Monday Night Football1991-1999TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
ESPN's Sunday Night Football1989-1998TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The Waterboy1998Himself
Arli$$1998TV SeriesHimself
TNT Sunday Night Football1991-1997TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The NFL on NBC1991-1997TV SeriesHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach / Himself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach
NFL on FOX1995-1996TV SeriesHimself - Miami Dolphins Head Coach / Himnself - Color Commentator
1995 NFC Championship Game1996TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Coach1995TV SeriesHimself
1994 NFC Championship Game1995TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994TV SeriesHimself
Super Bowl XXVIII1994TV MovieHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1993 NFC Championship Game1994TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Power Plays1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Super Bowl XXVII1993TV MovieHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1992 NFC Championship Game1993TV SpecialHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The NFL on CBS1989-1992TV SeriesHimself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1989 Federal Express Orange Bowl1989TV MovieHimself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1987 Sunkist Fiesta Bowl1987TV MovieHimself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1986 Sugar Bowl1986TV MovieHimself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1985 Fiesta Bowl1985TV MovieHimself - Miami Hurricanes Head Coach
1981 Independence Bowl1981TV MovieHimself - Oklahoma St. Cowboys Head Coach
Inside the NFL1977TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys (segment "Jerry's World") / Himself
Rome Is Burning2007-2009TV SeriesHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
1996EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Analyst/Commentary


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