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Philip Michael Thomas



Actor Philip Michael Thomas was fond of referring to his family background as "American Gumbo;" his ethnic makeup was a mixture of black, German, Irish, and three different Indian Tribes. A former theology student at Alabama's Oakwood college, Thomas launched his acting career when he won an audition for the Broadway musical Hair. Of his handful of movie appearances in the 1970s, Thomas is best remembered for his portrayal of Stix in the cult-favorite Sparkle (1976). From 1984 through 1989, Thomas was seen on a weekly basis as Detective Ricardo Tubbs on the MTV-influenced TV cop series Miami Vice. During this period, he continued his pre-stardom activities of writing music, poetry, and philosophical essays (in 1983, he'd published a book of aphorisms, Perfect Moment of Truth Sayings); he also managed his own recording label, turning out a well-received album to cash in on his Miami Vice success. Philip Michael Thomas' most recent projects have included a series of made-for-cable adventure specials, released under the blanket title Extralarge.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Canciones del Corazon
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet World's Great Sunken Treasure
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Search for America's Great Treasure, The - V. 2
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Search for America's Great Treasure, The - V. 1
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Little Piece of Sunshine
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter
  • Chuck Gilmore
1991
No Score Yet The Wizard of Speed and Time
  • Mick Polanko
1989
No Score Yet Homeboy
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Charlie Barnett's Terms of Enrollment
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet A Fight for Jenny
  • David Caldwell
1986
No Score Yet Miami Vice 2 - The Prodigal Son
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Death Drug
  • - ''Jesse Thomas''
1983
No Score Yet Hey Good Lookin'
  • Chaplin
1982
No Score Yet Black Fist
  • Fletch/Boom Boom
1977
13% Sparkle
  • Stix
1976
No Score Yet Coonskin
  • Randy/Brother Rabbit
1975
No Score Yet Mr. Ricco
  • Purvis Mapes
1975
No Score Yet Streetfight
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Book of Numbers
  • Dave Greene
1973
No Score Yet Stigma
  • Dr. Calvin Crosse
1972

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Furst

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