Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas

  • Highest Rated: 10% Sparkle (1976)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Sparkle (1976)
  • Birthday: May 26, 1949
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Canciones del Corazon Actor 2006
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 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
10% 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

Year

No Score Yet Nash Bridges
1996-2001
Rick Hawks
  • 2001
No Score Yet Brother's Keeper
1998-1999
  • 1999
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Det. Ricardo Tubbs
  • 1999
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Furst
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Kingston
  • 1978
No Score Yet Good Times
1974-1979
Eddie Conroy
  • 1974

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