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Philip Michael Thomas

Living the Book of My Life, Thomas' 1985 album.
Personal information
Birth namePhilip Michael Thomas
Birth dateMay 26, 1949(age 67)
Place of birthColumbus, Ohio, U.S.

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Philip Michael Thomas (born May 26, 1949) is an American actor. Thomas' most famous role is that of detective Ricardo Tubbs on the hit 1980s TV series Miami Vice. His first notable roles were in Coonskin and opposite Irene Cara in the 1976 film Sparkle. Following his success in Miami Vice, Thomas appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies and advertisements for telephone psychic services. He served as a spokesperson for cell phone entertainment company Nextones, and he supplied the voice for the character Lance Vance on the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

He is mixed race, being of German, Native American, African American and Irish ancestry.

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