Philip Michael Thomas Net Worth, Wife, Bio, Age, Miami Vice, 2024, Family, Height, Movies and TV Shows

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Philip Michael Thomas Biography

Philip Michael Thomas is an American retired actor and musician well known for playing his role in the 1980s TV series “Miami Vice” as Ricardo Tubbs. He also took part in the 1975 film “Coonskin” and the 1976 film “Sparkle.” He also voiced the character Lance Vance in the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006).

Philip Michael Thomas Education

Michael Thomas studied at San Bernardino High School in 1967. Thomas was awarded a scholarship to attend Oakwood College, a historically Black institution located in Huntsville, Alabama. There, he delved into the fields of religion and philosophy after completing high school. After spending two years at Oakwood College, Thomas decided to transfer to the University of California, Riverside. However, his academic journey took a different turn when he chose to leave school to pursue a career in acting. Throughout the 1970s, Thomas found success in the film industry, starring in numerous feature films. READ: Meg Gatto

Philip Michael Thomas Age

How old is Philip Michael? Philip Michael is 75 years old as of 2024. He was born on May 26, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America. His birthday is always celebrated on May 26th of every year.

Philip Michael Thomas Nationality and Ethnicity

Michael Thomas holds American nationality and citizenship by birth. He was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in San Bernardino, California, United States. He belongs to the African-American ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Philip Michael Thomas Height

Michael Thomas stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) and maintains a body weight of 73 kg.

Philip Michael Thomas Family

Philip Michael is the son of (father) Louis Diggs and (mother) Lulu McMorris. His father Louis was a foreman at a Westinghouse plant. He has seven half siblings including brothers and sisters.

Philip Michael Thomas Wife | Partner

Is Thomas married? Thomas was married to Kassandra Green. The duo got married in 1986, through a simple private wedding attended by close friends and family members. Thomas and his ex-wife Kassandra are proud parents of five children. READ: Kelsey Davis

Philip Michael Thomas Net Worth

Philip Michael Thomas is an American retired actor and musician with an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Philip Michael Thomas Miami Vice

In 1984, Thomas took on the role of Ricardo Tubbs, a former NYPD officer hailing from the Bronx, who ventures to Miami to avenge his brother Rafael Tubbs’ death. There, he crosses paths with Sonny Crockett, an undercover cop also on the hunt for the same culprit.

Thomas reportedly earned $25,000 per episode during Seasons 1–2, equating to $70,000 in today’s currency. His compensation saw a bump to $50,000 per episode ($141,000 today) for Seasons 3–5 starting from 1986. On the other hand, Johnson received $30,000 per episode ($85,000 today) for Seasons 1-2 and a substantial raise to $90,000 per episode ($254,000 today) for Seasons 3–5.

Notably, Thomas is credited with coining the acronym “EGOT,” representing his aspirations to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. While he hasn’t received nominations for these prestigious awards as of June 2023, he has garnered recognition with a People’s Choice Award and a Golden Globe nomination.

Philip Michael Thomas Music

In 1985, Thomas ventured into the music scene with his album “Living the Book of My Life,” released under his own label, Spaceship Records. Despite his efforts, the album struggled to find commercial success and didn’t yield any hit singles, despite a music video for “Just the Way I Planned It.” READ: Abby Phillip

During the same year, Thomas showcased the title track from his album on the popular TV show “Miami Vice” in the episode titled “The Maze.” Another one of his songs, “La Mirada,” was featured in the episode “Trust Fund Pirates.” Interestingly, Thomas’ co-star on “Miami Vice,” Don Johnson, launched his own music career shortly afterward with an album titled “Heartbeat.”

In 1987, Thomas collaborated with Argentine singer Lucía Galán of Pimpinela fame on the song “Ever and Forever.” However, commercial success continued to elude him. Undeterred, Thomas released his second album, “Somebody,” in 1988, hoping for a breakthrough. Unfortunately, it suffered a fate similar to his first album, failing to produce any notable hits and selling poorly.

In 1993, Thomas found a different kind of success when he teamed up with Kathy Rahill to compose “My, My, My, Miam…I,” which was selected as the theme song for the city of Miami. That same year, he collaborated with Jamaican fitness instructor Sandi Morais on songs for a family-friendly musical called “Sacha,” which enjoyed successful runs in both South Florida and New York. This collaboration led to the formation of the Magic Cookie Production Company. Thomas continued his collaboration with Morais, producing music for her fitness videos in 2001 and 2006, showcasing his versatility and enduring dedication to music.