Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas

Highest Rated: 10% Sparkle (1976)

Lowest Rated: 10% Sparkle (1976)

Birthday: May 26, 1949

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

Sparkle

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fate Detective Ciprian Raines (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Shakedown Frank Ferguson (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 20% Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter Chuck Gilmore (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Cannonball Dumas (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Miami Killer Willy Dumas (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Black Magic Dumas (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Piece of Sunshine Tomson (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet ExtraLarge: Moving Target Dumas (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet False Witness Lynne Jacobi (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fight for Jenny David Caldwell (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 95% Miami Vice 2 - The Prodigal Son Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Detective Ricardo Tubbs (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 51% Hey Good Lookin' Chaplin (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Drug Jesse (Character) - 1978
10% 90% Sparkle Stix (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Ricco Purvis Mapes (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 19% Black Fist Fletch & Boom Boom (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 79% Coonskin Randy/Brother Rabbit (Voice) - 1975
No Score Yet 84% Streetfight Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of All the Safecrackers Bad Sam (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Book of Numbers Dave Green (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stigma Dr. Calvin Crosse (Character) - 1972

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1997 2001
71% 91% Miami Vice Det. Ricardo Tubbs (Character) 1984-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
100% 80% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Sonny (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% Good Times Eddie Conroy (Guest Star) 1974