Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas

Born May 26, 1949

Philip Michael Thomas is an American actor. Thomas's most famous role is that of detective Ricardo Tubbs on the hit 1980s TV series Miami Vice. His first notable roles were in Coonskin (1975) and opposite Irene Cara in the 1976 film Sparkle. After his success in Miami Vice, Thomas appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies and advertisements for telephone psychic services.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on May 26, 1949.


1967 18 Years Old He graduated from San Bernardino High in 1967 and briefly took up work as a janitor to save money for college. … Read More


1984 35 Years Old His big break came in 1984, when he landed a starring role in the popular television series, Miami Vice, alongside Don Johnson. … Read More
1985 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, Thomas released a music album titled "Living the Book of My Life" album under his own record label called Spaceship Records. … Read More
1986 37 Years Old Thomas is a vegetarian and is known as a nonsmoker and nondrinker. In 1986, Thomas married Kassandra Thomas. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old Thomas followed up in 1988 with a second album, Somebody. … Read More


1993 44 Years Old In 1993, Thomas teamed with Kathy Rahill to compose "My, My, My, Miam I", which was chosen as the city of Miami's theme song. … Read More
1998 49 Years Old In 1998, Thomas and Kassandra divorced. … Read More


2001 52 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His first appearance was in the episode "Wild Card", and his second and final appearance was in the episode "Out of Miami", aired in 2001 during the program's final season. … Read More
2002 53 Years Old Traffix replaced Thomas with Miss Cleo. Thomas sued, alleging breach of contract, and won. In 2002 a New York arbitrator awarded Thomas $1.48 million for improper use of his name and likeness and an additional $780,000 in interest.
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