Philip Michael Thomas
American actor
Philip Michael Thomas
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.
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Who's next up for EGOT? We rank the top 20 contenders for the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony club
LATimes - 8 months
Emmy Grammy Oscar Tony. EGOT. Twelve people have won all four. (Honorary awards don’t count.) The man who coined the EGOT acronym, Philip Michael Thomas, is not one of them. (He’s 0 for 4.) The dozen names on the list include actors Audrey Hepburn, Whoopi Goldberg, Helen Hayes, John Gielgud, Rita...
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New Mills school’s first headmistress
Buxton Advertiser - over 3 years
A New Mills primary school has appointed its first female head teacher in its 167-year history. Mandy Brown took over the role at St George’s C of E School last Wednesday, after a year as acting head. She said: “It’s just fantastic. It’s a wonderful opportunity and I look forward to the role. It’s a brilliant school to work in. I have wonderful team of staff to work with and we’ve got brilliant kids.” Mandy, of Whaley Bridge, said she only realised the significance of taking the job at the 127-pupil school, which opened in 1846, this week. Admitting it was a little daunting she told The Advertiser: “We have a fine tradition of strong, very capable head teachers and I intend to work hard to live up to it.” The former deputy head, who joined the Church Lane school 11 years ago from Furness Vale Primary School, replaces Phil Thomas, who retired in August 2012. David Wellens, chair of governors, welcomed the appointment, saying that he felt sure Mrs Brown and the team at St George’ ...
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"Stubble, Stubble, Toil and Trouble"
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By Jerry Zezima When I was in high school and was just starting to shave, which led to so much blood loss that I should have been honored by the Red Cross, I read "The Razor's Edge," the W. Somerset Maugham classic that was not, much to my amazement, because I was a stupid kid, about shaving. Young men reading the book today would be similarly surprised, which is why many of them, unwilling to risk bleeding to death, barely shave at all. Lately I have noticed that stubble is in style. Everywhere you look, there are guys with 5 o'clock shadow. I don't know what happens when the time changes and it's either 6 o'clock or 4 o'clock (spring ahead, fall behind, cut yourself, wounds to bind), but I do know that women love this look on young guys but hate it on geezers like me. One of them is my wife, Sue, to whom I cuddled up on a rare day when I didn't shave. "Stop it!" she shrieked when I nuzzled her with a face (mine, naturally) that looked and felt like sandpaper. "Don't you ...
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Sidonie Sawyer: Seedy No More, Miami Is Hip Hip Hip
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas and Edward James Olmos put the city on front exposure, sent chills down the viewers' spines and started a whole new love for alligators, Miami was still in the infancy of the greatest town on Earth. While revolutionizing the way men dressed and the way cops acted, the TV series Miami Vice showed how rundown and desperate the city by the sea was back in the '80s. Then Miami became slicker, meaner and a lot more hyper than the cute little retirees place it was 30 years ago. Same drugs, same cops, same beautiful bodies in skimpy attire, but the town has evolved into a huge non-stop city, always fabulously gleaming in the sun, but with the increased road traffic that comes with a whole lot more people. The Miami makeover will never end, but now that flashy pink is back in style, the licked image of the city shows a very chic urban oasis, with still a lot of models, a lot more movie stars, fashion photographers, and of course, the paparazz ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 26-June 1
Yahoo News - almost 4 years
May 26: Sportscaster Brent Musburger is 74. Steel guitar player Gates Nichols of Confederate Railroad is 69. Drummer Garry Peterson of The Guess Who is 68. Singer Stevie Nicks is 65. Actor Philip Michael Thomas ("Miami Vice") is 64. Actress Pam Grier is 64. Country singer Hank Williams Jr. is 64. Actress Margaret Colin is 56. Singer Dave Robbins (BlackHawk) is 54. Actress Genie Francis ("General Hospital") is 51. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait is 51. Singer Lenny Kravitz is 49. Actress Helena Bonham Carter is 47. Drummer Phillip Rhodes of The Gin Blossoms is 45. Actor Joseph Fiennes ("Shakespeare in Love") is 43. Singer Joey Kibble of Take 6 is 42. "South Park" co-creator Matt Stone is 42. Bassist Nathan Cochran of MercyMe is 35. Actress Elisabeth Harnois ("CSI") is 34. Actor Hrach Titizian ("Homeland") is 34.
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Star Wars fans set to use the Force at quiz
Yorkshire Evening Post - almost 4 years
Star Wars superfans are set for an epic clash to determine who knows the most about the greatest sci-fi story ever told. Droids, Jedi and Sith are all expected to descend upon the Full Circle Gallery on Kirkstall Road for celebrations to mark International Star Wars Day. And the entertainment will include a quiz night, with a selection of Star Wars questions designed to tax even the most dedicated follower of The Force. As well as the quiz in the evening, the events on May 4 (a play on the famous quote “may The Force be with you”) will include a toy fair during the day, with a range highly-sought-after collectibles. There will also be displays of fan art from local artists, and dioramas put together at the gallery. Philip Thomas, who works as a chef at Full Circle in Aire Place Mills, said: “May 4 is officially International Star Wars Day and I’m a big fan myself. “We’re trying to create as much of a buzz as possible and there really will be something for everyone.” Philip hims ...
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What's Your 53? Thread
Bleeding Green Nation - over 4 years
With the news of Cliff Harris being cut and Akeem Jordan getting the WILL job, I figure there will be a ton of 53 man roster predictions to come. So as to not take away from other discussions such as "If Nick Foles is immune to kryptonite?" or "Is Philip Hunt named after his ancestors who literally destroyed everything in their path for fun?" To start it of (if anyone actually plays along) here is mine: QB (3): Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Mike Kafka I think the first two are no-brainers, but after thinking about it, Kafka means more to the success of the team than Trent Edwards. I know, I know, he's a veteran and has actual game experience, but that experience wasn't all that impressive. Kafka knows the system, he's cheap but would cost more if we cut him. Trading him would be great, but if you were another team, would you trade for him? Even for a 7th? Exactly. RB/FB (4):Lesean McCoy, Dion Lewis, Bryce Brown, Stanley Havili Again, first two are no-brainers ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. Beasts of the Southern Wild I'll let you in on a secret: Writing negative reviews is pretty easy. Every doofy plot twist and bungled CG jumpkick pulls you out of the moviegoing experience, allowing you plenty of time to compose elaborately mean puns for your headline. It's harder to review a movie when it succeeds—and I mean really succeeds, in that it draws you in completely. The surreal, fantastic Beasts of the Southern Wild is that kind of movie: You may leave the theater conflicted and even confused, but you won't be thinking about anything else while you're watching it. BEN COLEMAN Cinema 21, Kiggins Theatre. Carnival of Souls 1962's cult horror flick. Clinton Street Theater. Craft Gustavo Pizzi's Brazilian film, a "drama of everyday tragedy in the working world of an artist." Screens as part of the Northwest Film Center's Global Lens series. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium. ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of May 20-26
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
May 20: Singer Joe Cocker is 68. Singer-actress Cher is 66. Actor Dave Thomas is 63. Musician Warren Cann of Ultravox is 60. Actor Dean Butler (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 56. Guitarist Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s is 54. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 53. Singer Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills is 53. Actor John Billingsley (“Enterprise”) is 52. Actor Tony Goldwyn is 52. Singer Nick Heyward of Haircut 100 is 51. TV personality Ted Allen (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) is 47. Actress Mindy Cohn (“Facts of Life”) is 46. Guitarist Tom Gorman of Belly is 46. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 40. Bassist Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne is 37. Actor Matt Czuchry (“Friday Night Lights,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 35. Singer-actress Naturi Naughton (3LW) is 28. May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 71. Guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals is 69. Actor Richard Hatch (“Battlestar Galactica”) is 67. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 65. Actress Carol Potter (“Beverly Hills 90210,” ”Sunset Beach”) ...
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Draftfcb to sponsor Roger Hatchuel Academy for the third straight year
MNI Live - almost 5 years
London: Draftfcb will again sponsor the Roger Hatchuel Academy for the third straight year in partnership with the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17 to 23 June. Introduced in 2003, the Roger Hatchuel Academy provides a group of international students in advertising, marketing, communications or design an invaluable one week training and education course. Brainchild of the former Festival Chairman and named in his honour, the course is an investment in the future of the industry. A group of around 40 students from 31 different countries, aged 19-23, are selected for the course by the international Festival Representatives in partnership with a designated School, University or Foundation and with the help of Draftfcb’s local market executive creative directors. After selection they are invited to the Festival for seven days where they take part in Festival activities and participate in an intensive tailored programme of tutorials and disc ...
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Cannes Lions honours Mars with Advertiser of the Year 2012 Award
MNI Live - almost 5 years
New Delhi: The organisers of the 59th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's largest and most prestigious global annual awards celebrating creative excellence in advertising and communications, are pleased to announce that the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Advertiser of the Year Award will be awarded to Mars, Incorporated manufacturer of chocolate, gum and confections, pet food, drinks and other food products. This important accolade is presented to advertisers who have distinguished themselves for inspiring innovative marketing of their products and who embrace and encourage the creative work produced by their agencies. Since winning its first Cannes Lion in 1990, Mars commercials have gone on to win 77 Lions across different categories (11 Gold, 10 Silver and 46 Bronze Lions), as well as the Radio Grand Prix in 2007 for the SNICKERS 'Hoedown' ad. "Mars's creative and skilful approach to the brand communication of its diverse product portfolio ha ...
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Eurobest Returns to Lisbon
MNI Live - almost 5 years
London: The 5th Eurobest Festival of Creativity, Europe’s leading inspirational, learning and networking event for the advertising and communications industry and the largest annual awards for European creative communications, which this year celebrates 25 years, will be held for the second year in a row in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 28th, 29th and 30th this year. "Eurobest is unique as a creative festival in that it traditionally moves around Europe from year to year. After the incredible success in Lisbon last year, we have made the decision to stay there another year to allow us to build on the success and to further develop Eurobest into an even greater festival and awards," comments Philip Thomas, CEO of Lions Festivals, organisers of Eurobest. "The immense support that we received from the Portuguese creative industries, the City of Lisbon and our official representative in Portugal, Multimedia Outdoors Portugal, will without doubt assist us in accomplishing our goal. Ther ...
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Syracuse's season kicks off tonight - Towanda Daily Review
Google News - over 5 years
Philip Thomas was third on the team with 92 total tackles last year. Shamarko ranked fourth with 67. They each broke up three passes and recovered one fumble. The lone mainstay in the linebacking corps is sophomore Marquis Spruill, who moves to middle
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Have No Fear, Cannes Lions 2012 to Revert to Usual Timeframe - mediabistro.com
Google News - over 5 years
Cannes Lions CEO Philip Thomas offers his apologies in a statement, adding, “…After consulting with many people in the industry, there was an overwhelming view that our delegates would prefer to revert to the traditional Cannes Lions dates
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Trial lawyers crying “wolf” - Yall Politics
Google News - over 5 years
YallPolitics' friend Philip Thomas wrote a blog post last week on his site 'Mississippi Litigation Review' that has liberals across Mississippi talking. The piece, entitled "What Would a Republican Controlled Mississippi House of Representatives Mean
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Today in History - Aug. 27 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
He was also an uncle of Prince Philip. Thomas McMahon, a member of the Irish Republican Army fighting to end British rule in Northern Ireland, was sentenced to life for the crime. In 1980, the Ottawa Journal and Winnipeg Tribune were shut down with a
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Thomas never gave up on 'American dream' - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 5 years
“Even as a little kid, it was personal for Timmy to get scored on,” said Tim's uncle Philip Thomas, wearing a Bruins championship hat and a black shirt with the silhouette of the Stanley Cup and the words: “Jesus Saves … Tim Thomas saves MORE!
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Philip R. Feir, Army major general - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Beiter Feir of McLean; three children, retired Army Col. Philip Thomas Feir of Winchester, Mass., Rebecca Feir Wellde of Vienna and Bobbie Feir Fetherston of Miami; and six grandchildren
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The Alamo 'Myth' - Metro.us (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The author, Philip Thomas Tucker, says the popular version of the battle took hold because contemporary Mexican accounts were 'chauvinistically' ignored. The Alamo legend says the 100 or so American rebels battled on during a 13-day siege in March 1836
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Deaths/ Bereavements [Hull Daily Mail (England)] - TMC Net
Google News - over 5 years
Darryl, Linda, Rebecca, Philip, Thomas. GILL.- Julie. Heartfelt sympathy to Graham and family on your tragic loss. Sleep peacefully Julie. Love.- Karen, Mark, Liam and Lewis xx GREENHOUGH.- Martha (Nee Murray). In her 94th year, passed away peacefully
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Philip Michael Thomas
    FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 52
    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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  • 2001
    Age 51
    Thomas produced the music for Morais' fitness videos in 2001 and 2006.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He performed a voice-over in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (VG) as Lance Vance, a main character who is trying to avenge his brother, Victor Vance's death. He reprised the voice-over role in the prequel Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (VG) which details Lance's arrival in Vice City, his business with drugs, and his relationship with his brother.
  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 48
    In 1998, Thomas and Kassandra divorced.
    More Details Hide Details Thomas also has six children (Sacha Thomas, Khrishna Thomas, India Thomas, Gabriel Thomas, Chayenne Thomas, and Melody Thomas) from previous relationships.
  • 1993
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Thomas teamed with Jamaican fitness instructor Sandi Morais to compose songs for a family-friendly musical titled Sacha, which enjoyed runs in south Florida and New York. The two formed the Magic Cookie Production Company.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 38
    Thomas followed up in 1988 with a second album, Somebody.
    More Details Hide Details It also failed to produce a hit and sold poorly.
  • 1986
    Age 36
    Thomas is a vegetarian and is known as a nonsmoker and nondrinker. In 1986, Thomas married Kassandra Thomas.
    More Details Hide Details They have five children together (Noble Thomas, Kharisma Thomas, Sovereign Thomas, Sacred Thomas, and Imaj Thomas).
  • 1985
    Age 35
    Thomas performed the title song of the album during the 1985 Miami Vice episode, "The Maze."
    More Details Hide Details The episode "Trust Fund Pirates" featured another of his songs, "La Mirada". Thomas' Miami Vice costar Don Johnson recorded an album shortly afterward titled Heartbeat. Although Johnson's album was more successful (producing a top 5 single), both albums are considered prime examples of the hubris of successful performers.
    In 1985, Thomas released a music album titled "Living the Book of My Life" album under his own record label called Spaceship Records.
    More Details Hide Details It sold poorly and failed to produce a hit single, although Thomas produced a video for the track "Just the Way I Planned It".
  • 1984
    Age 34
    His big break came in 1984, when he landed a starring role in the popular television series, Miami Vice, alongside Don Johnson.
    More Details Hide Details Thomas played the role of Ricardo Tubbs, an ex-NYPD police officer from the Bronx who came to Miami seeking revenge on the person who killed his brother Rafael Tubbs. In Miami he encounters another undercover cop, Sonny Crockett, who is coincidentally looking for the same person. Thomas was reportedly paid $25,000 per episode for Seasons 1-2. In 1986, he was given an increase to $50,000 per episode for Seasons 3-5. While his co-star, Don Johnson, was paid $30,000 per episode for Seasons 1-2 and $90,000 per episode for Seasons 3-5. Thomas coined the acronym "EGOT", meaning "Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony", in reference to his plans for winning all four. He has not, as yet, been nominated for any of these awards, but has received a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1967
    Age 17
    He graduated from San Bernardino High in 1967 and briefly took up work as a janitor to save money for college.
    More Details Hide Details Thomas earned a scholarship to the predominantly black Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, where he studied religion and philosophy after high school. After two years at Oakwood College, Thomas transferred to the University of California, Riverside. During this time, he auditioned for and won a role in the San Francisco cast of Hair, which began his acting career., Thomas ultimately quit school to pursue acting as a profession, appearing in several features during the 1970s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on May 26, 1949.
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