Philip Michael Thomas Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Films, Net Worth

Philip Michael Thomas Biography

Philip Michael Thomas is an American retired musician and actor. He is well recognized for his role as detective Ricardo Tubbs on the hit 1980s TV series Miami Vice. His first remarkable jobs were in Coonskin (1975) and inverse Irene Cara in the 1976 film Sparkle. After his achievement in Miami Vice, Thomas showed up in various made-for-TV motion pictures and promotions for phone clairvoyant administrations. He filled in as a representative for wireless amusement organization Nextones and provided the voice for the character Lance Vance in the computer games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Philip Michael Thomas Age

Thomas was born on May 26, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. He is 69 years old as of 2018.

Philip Michael Thomas Family

Thomas is the son of Louis Diggs and Lulu McMorris. Louis was a plant foreman at Westinghouse. He has seven half brothers and sisters and they had a surname “THOMAS” which was the last name of his mother’s first husband

Philip Michael Thomas Wife

Thomas had various relationships before his official marriage. Thomas married Kassandra Thomas in 1986. Thomas is a vegetarian, nonsmoker and nondrinker. Later in 1998, both couples divorced.

Philip Michael Thomas Children

Thomas has six children from his previous relationships including; (Sacha, Khrishna, India, Gabriel, Chayenne, and Melody). He has five children with Lulu; (Noble, Kharisma, Sovereign, Sacred, and Imaj).

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Philip Michael Thomas Height

Thomas is approximately 1.8 m

Philip Michael Thomas Religion

Thomas is a Christian, “As a child, he acted in his church’s theater group, and at age 15 while participating in the Pentecostal Delman Heights Four Square Gospel Church choir, became interested in ministry.” He studied religion and philosophy after high school.

Philip Michael Thomas Career

Acting Career ( Miami Vice)

Thomas assumed the job of Ricardo Tubbs, an ex-NYPD cop from the Bronx who came to Miami looking for vengeance on the individual who murdered his sibling Rafael Tubbs. In Miami, he experiences another covert cop, Sonny Crockett, who is adventitiously searching for a similar individual. Thomas was apparently paid $25,000 per scene for Seasons 1-2. In 1986, he was given an expansion to $50,000 per scene for Seasons 3-5. Johnson was paid $30,000 per scene for Seasons 1-2 and $90,000 per scene for Seasons 3-5.

Thomas instituted the abbreviation “EGOT”, signifying “Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony”, in reference to his arrangements for winning each of the four. He has not, so far, been named for any of these honors, yet has gotten a People’s Choice Award and a Golden Globe designation.

Psychic Reader’s Network

In 1994 Thomas consented to an arrangement with Florida-based Psychic Reader’s Network (later known as Traffix, Inc.) to turn into the representative for the Philip Michael Thomas International Psychic Network. He showed up in TV promotions and professed to have met the planet’s head clairvoyants through his “reality ventures”. He dressed correspondingly to his Miami Vice change sense of self, notwithstanding opening the advertisements with the expression, “From Miami Vice to world guidance!” He showed up in infomercials with Eileen Brennan and Todd McKee and his girl, Sacha Nicole, to advance the mystic line. Thomas even discharged a tape of music attached to his clairvoyant business titled PMT Psychic Connection, Volume I.

Traffix supplanted Thomas with Miss Cleo. Thomas sued, charging a break of agreement, and won. In 2002 a New York authority granted Thomas $1.48 million for inappropriate utilization of his name and similarity and an extra $780,000 in intrigue.

Nash Bridges

In 1997, Thomas was brought together with Don Johnson in the police show Nash Bridges. He played Cedrick “Rick” Hawks, a U.S. Postal Inspector from Miami visiting Bridges (Johnson) in San Francisco. His first appearance was in the scene “Trump card”, and his second and last appearance was in the scene “Out of Miami”, disclosed in 2001 amid the program’s last season.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

He played out a voice-over in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (VG) as Lance Vance, the primary character who is endeavoring to retaliate for his sibling, Victor Vance’s passing. He repeated the voice-over job in the prequel Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (VG) which subtleties Lance’s landing in Vice City, his business with medications, and his association with his sibling. After his work on the videogame of 2006 GTA: Vice City Stories Philip chose to resign from acting

Music career

In 1985, Thomas discharged a music collection titled “Carrying on with the Book of My Life” collection under his very own record mark called Spaceship Records. It sold inadequately and neglected to create a hit single, in spite of the fact that Thomas delivered a video for the track “Only the Way I Planned It”.

Thomas played out the title tune of the collection amid the 1985 Miami Vice scene, “The Maze.” The scene “Trust Fund Pirates” included another of his tunes, “La Mirada”. Thomas’ Miami Vice costar Don Johnson recorded a collection in a matter of seconds a short time later titled Heartbeat. In 1987 Thomas recorded a tune called “Ever and perpetually” with Argentine vocalist Lucía Galán of Pimpinela distinction.

Thomas lined up in 1988 with a second collection, Somebody. It additionally neglected to create a hit and sold ineffectively. In 1993, Thomas cooperated with Kathy Rahill to create “My, My, My, Miami…I”, which was picked as the city of Miami’s signature tune. That equivalent year, Thomas collaborated with Jamaican health specialist Sandi Morais to create tunes for a family-accommodating melodic titled Sacha, which appreciated keeps running in south Florida and New York. The two shaped the Magic Cookie Production Company. Thomas delivered the music for Morais’ wellness recordings in 2001 and 2006.

Philip Michael Thomas Filmography


  • Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)
  • Stigma (1972)
  • Book of Numbers (1973)
  • Mr. Ricco (1975)
  • Black Fist (1975)
  • Coonskin (1975)
  • Sparkle (1976)
  • El Hombre de Los hongos (1976)
  • The Beasts Are on the Streets (1978)
  • Death Drug (1978)
  • The Wizard of Speed and Time (1979) (short film)
  • The Dark (1979)
  • Of Stigma (1982)
  • Hey Good Lookin’ (1982) (voice)
  • False Witness (1985)
  • The Wizard of Speed and Time (1989) (feature-length version)
  • Miami Shakedown (1993) (also the executive producer)
  • River of Stone (1994)
  • Fate (2003)

Video game

  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as Lance Vance (2002)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories as Lance Vance (2006)
  • Gangstar Rio: City of Saints as Marcelo/Narco (2011)


  • Toma (1973) (pilot for series)
  • Good Times (1974)
  • Sirota’s Court (1976)
  • The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1978)
  • Starsky & Hutch (1978)
  • Roots: The Next Generations (1979) (miniseries)
  • Lawman Without a Gun (1979)
  • Valentine (1979)
  • Miami Vice (1984–1989)
  • A Fight for Jenny (1986)
  • False Witness (1989)
  • Zorro: Pride of the Pueblo (1990)
  • A Little Piece of Sunshine (1990)
  • Detective Extralarge: Moving Target (1990) (with Bud Spencer)
  • Detective Extralarge: Miami Killer (1991)
  • Detective Extralarge: Magic Power (1991)
  • Detective Extralarge: Jo-Jo (1991)
  • Detective Extralarge: Cannonball (1991)
  • Detective Extralarge: Black Magic (1991)
  • Detective Extralarge: Black and White (1991)
  • Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (1991)
  • Swamp Thing: Episode “Dead And Married” (1992)
  • Noi Siamo Angeli (We Are Angels) (1997) (miniseries) (with Bud Spencer)

Philip Michael Thomas Net Worth

Thomas as an American actor has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.

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