Philip Michael Thomas


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Philip Michael Thomas - the multi-talented performer best known as Detective Rico Tubbs in the iconic 1980s TV series Miami Vice (1984) - made his Broadway debut in 1971 in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play No Place to Be Somebody...and hasn't looked back since. In a remarkable career that spans nearly four decades, PMT has worked with some of the ... See full bio »

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Honor Among Thieves? (S4, Ep16)
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Known For

Miami Vice Detective Ricardo Tubbs
(1984-1989)
Sparkle Stix
(1976)
The Wizard of Speed and Time Policeman Mickey Polanko
(1988)

Filmography

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 2021 Whealthy and Wise (pre-production)
Papa Dan Preston
 2015 Thank You, Fifteen (Short) (completed)
Bloody Captain / Porter (as Michael Phillip Thomas)
 2009 Poet, Soldier (Short)
West (as Michael Phillip Thomas)
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game)
Lance Vance (voice)
 2003/I Fate
Detective Ciprian Raines
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game)
Lance Vance (voice)
 1997-2001 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Cedrick Hawks
- Out of Miami (2001) ... Cedrick Hawks
- Wild Card (1997) ... Cedrick Hawks
 1997 We Are Angels (Video Game)
Father Zaccaria
 1997 We Are Angels (TV Series)
Joe / Father Zaccaria
- Polvere (1997) ... Joe / Father Zaccaria
- Dollari (1997) ... Joe / Father Zaccaria
- La fortuna piove dal cielo (1997) ... Joe / Father Zaccaria
- In cerca dell'Eldorado (1997) ... Joe / Father Zaccaria
- Finalmente si vola (1997) ... Joe / Father Zaccaria
 1994 Fortune Hunter (TV Series)
Gary Colt
- The Alpha Team (1994) ... Gary Colt
 1993 Miami Shakedown
Frank Ferguson
 1992 Swamp Thing (TV Series)
Barry Scott
- Dead and Married (1992) ... Barry Scott
 1991 Detective Extralarge (TV Series)
Dumas
- Bersaglio mobile (1991) ... Dumas
- Miami Killer (1991) ... Dumas
- Yo-yo (1991) ... Dumas
- Magia nera (1991) ... Dumas
- Cannonball (1991) ... Dumas
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (TV Movie)
Chuck Gilmore
 1990 A Little Piece of Sunshine (TV Movie)
Tomson
 1990 Zorro (TV Series)
Jack Holten
- Pride of the Pueblo (1990) ... Jack Holten
 1990 Superboy (TV Series)
Brimstone
- Brimstone (1990) ... Brimstone
 1989 False Witness (TV Movie)
Bobby Marsh
 1984-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Detective Ricardo Tubbs
- Too Much, Too Late (1989) ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
- Leap of Faith (1989) ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
- Miracle Man (1989) ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
- World of Trouble (1989) ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
- Freefall (1989) ... Detective Ricardo Tubbs
 1988 The Wizard of Speed and Time
Policeman Mickey Polanko
 1986 A Fight for Jenny (TV Movie)
David Caldwell
 1986 Voices of America: Hands Across America (Video short)
Philip Michael Thomas
 1982 Stigma (as Philip M. Thomas)
 1982 Hey Good Lookin'
Chaplin (voice, as Philip M. Thomas)
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Floyd Walsh
- Ladies in Waiting (1982) ... Floyd Walsh
 1981 Strike Force (TV Series)
Wesley
- The Victims (1981) ... Wesley
 1979 Valentine (TV Movie)
Bean
 1979 The Dark
Corn Rows
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini Series)
Eddie Franklin
- Part III (1914-1918) (1979) ... Eddie Franklin
 1978 Death Drug
Jesse
 1978 Lawman Without a Gun (TV Movie)
Rufus Cartwright
 1978 The Beasts Are on the Streets (TV Movie)
Eddie Morgan
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Kingston St. Jacques
- Quadromania (1978) ... Kingston St. Jacques
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Furst
- The Man Who Wouldn't Tell (1978) ... Furst (as Philip M. Thomas)
 1977 Roosevelt and Truman (TV Movie)
Truman
 1977 Insight (TV Series)
Luther
- The Alleluia Kid (1977) ... Luther
 1976 Sirota's Court (TV Series)
J.V.
- The Reporter (1976) ... J.V.
 1976 El hombre de los hongos
Gaspar / Adopted boy
 1976 Sparkle
Stix (as Philip M. Thomas)
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Sam Karter
- If Wishes Were Horses (1976) ... Dr. Sam Karter (as Philip M. Thomas)
 1976 Movin' On (TV Series)
Banjo
- No More Sad Songs (1976) ... Banjo (as Philip M. Thomas)
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Prince John
- Murder in Paradise (1975) ... Prince John (as Philip Thomas)
 1975 Black Fist
Fletch / Boom Boom
 1975 Mr. Ricco
Purvis Mapes (as Philip Thomas)
 1974 Police Woman (TV Series)
Sonny
- It's Only a Game (1974) ... Sonny (as Philip Thomas)
 1974 Coonskin
Randy / Brother Rabbit (voice, as Philip Thomas)
 1973-1974 Toma (TV Series)
Bad Sam / Sam Hooper
- The Accused (1974) ... Bad Sam (as Philip Thomas)
- Rock-A-Bye (1974) ... Bad Sam (as Philip M. Thomas)
- The Oberon Contract (1973) ... (as Philip M. Thomas)
- Pilot (1973) ... Sam Hooper
 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
Eddie Conroy
- Sex and the Evans Family (1974) ... Eddie Conroy (as Philip Thomas)
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
Eddie Marshall
- The Framing of Billy the Kid (1973) ... Eddie Marshall (as Philip Thomas)
 1973 Book of Numbers
Dave Green (as Philip M. Thomas)
 1972 Stigma
Dr. Calvin Crosse
 1972 Come Back Charleston Blue
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Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
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Show Show Self (28 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (18 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Performed in San Francisco in the musical "Hair." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Michael Phillip Thomas | Philip M. Thomas | Philip Thomas

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Children:

India Thomas

Parents:

Louis Diggs | Lulu McMorris
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm like Gandhi in a sense. I don't mind walking with the people. I will take off my suits and ties and get down there and work. See more »

Trivia:

Lived with Kassandra Thomas from 1986-1998. They have 5 children. See more »

Nickname:

PMT See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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