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Short Info

Net Worth$2.5 million
Date Of BirthMay 26, 1949
SpouseKassandra Thomas
FactHas six daughters, one step-daughter, and five sons from 5 different relationships. Step-daughter, Monica. Sacha, his first born daughter with first wife Pat Thomas. Daughter Khrishna to Merria Ross. Daughters Melody and India to actress Sheila Dewindt. Daughter Chayenne and son Gabriel (A.K.A. "Philip Jr.") with Dhaima Matthews. Daughter Imaj and sons Sovereign, Sacred, Kharisma, and Noble with second wife Kassandra Thomas.

Philip Michael Thomas is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Detective Ricardo Tubbs on the 1980s television series Miami Vice.

Thomas was born in Columbus, Ohio, on May 26, 1949, the son of Philip M. Thomas Sr., a steelworker, and his wife, Thelma (née Johnson), a homemaker. He has two sisters, Pamela and Patricia. Thomas was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended John Adams High School.

Thomas’s first acting role was in a high school production of The King and I. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Michigan, where he studied drama. He later transferred to Wayne State University.

Thomas’s first professional acting role was in a production of Hair in Detroit. He later moved to New York City, where he appeared in off-Broadway productions and commercials. In 1978, he made his film debut in The Wiz.

Thomas’s breakout role came in 1984, when he was cast as Detective Ricardo Tubbs on Miami Vice. The show was a huge success and made Thomas a household name. He starred on the show for five seasons, until 1989.

After Miami Vice ended, Thomas starred in a number of films, including Harlem Nights (1989), Marked for Death (1990), and New Jack City (1991). He also starred on the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992-1993) and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994).

In recent years, Thomas has appeared in a number of reality television shows, including Celebrity Fit Club (2005) and I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (2009).

Thomas has been married three times. His first marriage was to actress Sheila DeWindt from 1974 to 1977. His second marriage was to model Marcy Walker from 1984 to 1985. His third marriage is to Gina Thomas, with whom he has two children.

Thomas has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NamePhilip Michael Thomas
Net Worth$2.5 million
Date Of BirthMay 26, 1949
Height1.78 m
ProfessionMusician, Theatrical producer, Actor
EducationOakwood University


SpouseKassandra Thomas
ChildrenSacha Thomas, Sacred Thomas, Khrishna Thomas, Noble Thomas, Sovereign Thomas, Kharisma Thomas, India Thomas, Gabriel Thomas, Chayenne Thomas, Melody Thomas, Imaj Thomas
ParentsLouis Diggs, Lulu McMorris


AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, VGX Award for Best Supporting Male Performance, TV Land Coolest Crime Fighting Team Award
MoviesSparkle, Coonskin, Death Drug, The Wizard of Speed and Time, Book of Numbers, El hombre de los hongos, Hey Good Lookin', Black Fist, Stigma, Mamma Mia!, Fate, Canciones del Corazon, Soul Brothas and Sistas: Vol. 4: Quadruple Feature
TV ShowsNoi siamo angeli, Miami Vice

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1I will always be a gypsy, and if a woman is going to love me, she will have to love the gypsy spirit in me. This is the thing in the past most women have not understood. They want to embrace the physical relationship and settle down. That means death to me. I gotta fly.
2I'm locked in as one of the showbiz superstars. Like Dr. Kildare is forever. Telly Savalas is forever.
3There are only a few who will be the Fords, the Edisons, the Carnegies, and I think I'm in that number.
4I'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.
5I have been recommending Napoleon Hill's book Think and Grow Rich to almost everybody I have met since I first read it in 1967. It is the master key to anyone who wants to succeed.
6I love encouraging people to read great books. You can travel the world and the universe if you just go to your local library and choose a book to read. I tell my children you must read to lead.
7Some people never live a day in a lifetime. I live a lifetime in a day.
8Once you get to the mountain top that's where you really begin to climb.
9Good life is like good music. There are rests and pauses and melody and rhythm and lyric and reason and rhyme and love that last for all time. Music and all that it possesses is a multi-dimensional life itself. Not just a trip, but a round trip.
10Look deep into the mirror of your soul and discover a wonderful truth, the greatest book you'll ever know is written and lived by you.
11"I've become greened, like money. I respect the position. I'm enthusiastic, as opposed to excited. Enthusiasm comes from the Greek entheos, which means "God-inspired"...I recommend fame, but with fortune. Otherwise, it's a bitch." (Playboy 1985)


1PMT has always loved Florida and has chosen to call The Sunshine State his home. He is hard at work on his autobiography, official web site, and writing songs for an album he may release in 2008. [August 2007]
2Co-producer and co-creator of the smash-hit musical Sacha on Broadway, which is staged periodically in Florida and is being groomed for a national tour. [August 2007]
3Was an ordained Pentecostal preacher at the age of 16.
4Before transferring to the University of California-Riverside, PMT attended Oakwood College, a small liberal arts institution in Huntsville, Alabama (started by the Seventh-day Adventist church), intending to become a pastor.
5In addition to being highly creative, even bookish, PMT is gifted mechanically and can rebuild a car engine from the ground up or diagnose it merely by hearing someone describe its symptoms.
6Of Native-American, Irish, & African-American ancestry.
7Attended the University of California at Riverside, California.
8Was awarded an undisclosed amount by an arbitrator for his work in psychic phone commercials, ending an eight-year dispute in which Thomas claimed Traffix, Inc. owed him $12 million. [June 2002]
9A bank foreclosed on his house in 1998.
10Lived with Kassandra Thomas from 1986-1998. They have 5 children.
11Lived with Dhaima Matthews from 1982-1986. They had 2 children.
12Has six daughters, one step-daughter, and five sons from 5 different relationships. Step-daughter, Monica. Sacha, his first born daughter with first wife Pat Thomas. Daughter Khrishna to Merria Ross. Daughters Melody and India to actress Sheila Dewindt. Daughter Chayenne and son Gabriel (A.K.A. "Philip Jr.") with Dhaima Matthews. Daughter Imaj and sons Sovereign, Sacred, Kharisma, and Noble with second wife Kassandra Thomas.




Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories2006Video GameLance Vance (voice)
Fate2003Detective Ciprian Raines
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City2002Video GameLance Vance (voice)
Nash Bridges1997-2001TV SeriesCedrick Hawks
Noi siamo angeli1997TV SeriesJoe / Father Zaccaria
We Are Angels1997Video GameFather Zaccaria
River of Stone1994
Fortune Hunter1994TV SeriesGary Colt
Miami Shakedown1993Frank Ferguson
Extralarge: Black Magic1992TV MovieDumas
Extralarge: Cannonball1992TV MovieDumas
Detective Extralarge: Yo-Yo1992TV MovieDumas
Extralarge: Moving Target1992TV MovieDumas
Swamp Thing1992TV SeriesBarry Scott
Extralarge: Miami Killer1991TV MovieWilly Dumas
Extralarge: Black and White1991TV MovieDumas
Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter1991TV MovieChuck Gilmore
A Little Piece of Sunshine1990TV MovieTomson
Zorro1990TV SeriesJack Holten
Superboy1990TV SeriesBrimstone
Miami Vice1984-1990TV SeriesDetective Ricardo Tubbs
False Witness1989TV MovieBobby Marsh
The Wizard of Speed and Time1988Policeman Mickey Polanko
Motown Merry Christmas1987TV MovieHost
A Fight for Jenny1986TV MovieDavid Caldwell
Hey Good Lookin'1982Chaplin (voice, as Philip M. Thomas)
Trapper John, M.D.1982TV SeriesFloyd Walsh
Ot Kain1982as Philip M. Thomas
Strike Force1981TV SeriesWesley
Valentine1979TV MovieBean
The Dark1979Corn Rows
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesEddie
Death Drug1978Jesse
Lawman Without a Gun1978TV MovieRufus Cartwright
The Beasts Are on the Streets1978TV MovieEddie Morgan
Starsky and Hutch1978TV SeriesKingston St. Jacques
Wonder Woman1978TV SeriesFurst
Roosevelt and Truman1977TV MovieTruman
Insight1977TV SeriesLuther
El hombre de los hongos1976Gaspar
Medical Center1976TV SeriesDr. Sam Karter
Movin' On1976TV SeriesBanjo
Coonskin1975Randy / Brother Rabbit (as Philip Thomas)
Caribe1975TV SeriesPrince John
Mr. Ricco1975Purvis Mapes (as Philip Thomas)
Police Woman1974TV SeriesSonny
Toma1973-1974TV SeriesBad Sam / Sam Hooper
Good Times1974TV SeriesEddie Conroy
Bogard1974Fletch & Boom Boom
Griff1973TV SeriesEddie Marshall
Book of Numbers1973Dave Green
Stigma1972Dr. Calvin Crosse
Come Back, Charleston Blue1972Minister


High ChaparallTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Noi siamo angeli1997TV Series performer: "A NEW WAY"
Extralarge: Black Magic1992TV Movie performer: "SHE'S SO SWEET, SHE'S SO FINE" / writer: "SHE'S SO SWEET, SHE'S SO FINE"
Extralarge: Black and White1991TV Movie performer: "She's So Sweet, She's So Fine"
Miami ViceTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1985 writer - 1 episode, 1985
Sparkle1976performer: "JUMP", "Look Into Your Heart"


Miami Shakedown1993


Miami Shakedown1993executive producer


The Wizard of Speed and Time1988stunt driver


Piñero2001the producers wish to thank


Gylne tider2010TV Series documentaryHimself / Ricardo Tubbs
High Chaparall2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest / Himself
VH-1 Where Are They Now: TV Hunks2003TV Short documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: Cops on Camera2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHimself
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love 1980's2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Never Can Say Goodbye: The Sheena Easton Story2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Primero izquierda1991TV SeriesHimself
The Debbie Allen Special1989TV SpecialHimself
21st NAACP Image Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
This Is Your Life1988TV Series documentaryHimself
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHimself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1987TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Barnett's Terms of Enrollment1986VideoHimself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986TV SeriesHimself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Dramatic Program
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Drama Series
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1985TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Network Stars XVIII1985TV SpecialHimself - NBC Team
La La, Making It in L.A.1979Himself

Archive Footage

Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryDet. Ricardo Tubbs - Miami Vice
1002 Momentos de la tele2012TV SeriesHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesDetective Ricardo Tubbs
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Piñero2001Detective Ricardo Tubbs (uncredited)
Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images1986TV MovieVice Cop with Shotgun (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

2006TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsCoolest Crime Fighting TeamMiami Vice (1984)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaMiami Vice (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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