Philip Michael Thomas

Actor
Despite having vanished into virtual obscurity in the 1990's, actor Philip Michael Thomas continued to hold a special place in the hearts of many for personifying Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs on one of the most ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1949

Filmography

Actor (35)

Fate 2004 (Movie)

Detective Ciprian Raines (Actor)

Miami Vice: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Nash Bridges 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

River of Stone 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Adventures of Superboy 1988 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrate the Soul of American Music 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Host

Motown Merry Christmas 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

False Witness 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Miami Vice 1984 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Disney's Totally Minnie 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Motown Merry Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Ninth Annual Emmy Awards For Sports 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Performer

The Wizard of Speed and Time 1988 (Movie)

Policeman Mick Polanko (Actor)

The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

America Talks Back 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Music Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Valentine 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Roosevelt and Truman 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Sparkle 1976 (Movie)

Stix (Actor)

Coonskin 1975 (Movie)

Brother Rabbit (Actor)

El Hombre de los Hongos 1975 (Movie)

Gaspar (Actor)

Mr. Ricco 1975 (Movie)

Purvis Mapes (Actor)

The Black Street Fighter 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Toma 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Book of Numbers 1971 (Movie)

Dave Greene (Actor)

Stigma 1971 (Movie)

Dr Calvin Crosse (Actor)

A Fight For Jenny (TV Show)

Actor

Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

Actor

This Man Stands Alone (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Debbie Allen Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

Despite having vanished into virtual obscurity in the 1990's, actor Philip Michael Thomas continued to hold a special place in the hearts of many for personifying Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs on one of the most influential cop shows of its time, "Miami Vice" (NBC, 1984-89). One of the most recognized television stars of the eighties, Thomas, along with co-star Don Johnson, helped define the look of "cool" for an entire era with his role on the highly stylized program. His Tubbs not only influenced a decade of fashion designers, but also helped redefine the accepted image of the African-American television hero for a new generation.

Relationships

Child
has twelve

Kassandra Thomas

Wife
mother of five of Thomas's children filed charges of domestic abuse against Thomas in November 1997

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