Philip Michael Thomas (born May 26, 1949) is an American actor and musician, best known for his role as detective Ricardo Tubbs on the hit 1980s TV series Miami Vice. His first notable roles were in Coonskin (1975) and opposite Irene Cara in the 1976 film Sparkle. After his success in Miami Vice, he 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 also voiced the character Lance Vance in the video games Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006).

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Philip Michael Thomas
Thomas in 1985
Born (1949-05-26) May 26, 1949 (age 73)
Alma materUniversity of California, Riverside
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1972–present
Kassandra Green
(m. 1986; div. 1998)