Philip Michael Thomas, an American actor, has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million as of 2013. On Miami Vice’s hit ’80s TV show, he played detective Ricardo Tubbs (“Tubbs”).
He’s been nominated for a Golden Globe and received a People’s Choice Award nomination. Thomas coined the acronym “EGOT,” which stands for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, and he was the first to use it. At the time of this writing, he has not yet won all four of them as planned.
Philip Michael Thomas was born in Columbus, Ohio, on May 26, 1949. San Bernardino, California, is where he grew up with his seven half-siblings. When he was a youngster, he sang in the choir at Delman Heights Four Square Gospel Church, a Pentecostal church, where he first started acting. His senior year of high school was 1967, and he received his diploma from San Bernardino High School. Working as a housekeeper to raise money for college, he received a scholarship at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.
Before going to the University of California, Riverside, he majored in religion and philosophy. Thomas was cast in the San Francisco production of “Hair” and decided to leave school to pursue a career as an actor after securing his first role.
Career in Acting: Philip Michael Thomas
Come Back Charleston Blue was where he made his cinematic debut in 1972, playing a priest. In the film “Stigma,” he played Dr. Calvin Crosse. After that, Philip Michael Thomas appeared in the movie “Book of Numbers,” “Mr. Rico,” and “Black Fist” in minor parts. In 1975, he appeared in Coonskin alongside Irene Cara, and in 1976, he co-starred in Sparkle with Irene Cara.
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As Don Johnson’s sidekick in the crime drama “Miami Vice,” Philip got his big break in 1984. Thomas portrayed Ricardo Tubbs, a former NYPD cop who has relocated to Miami to avenge the death of his brother.
Salary Information for Miami Vice.
Philip Michael Thomas Seasons 1–2 of Michael Thomas’ salary was $25,000, which is about $62,000 in today’s money. Seasons three through five earned him $50,000 for each episode. His earnings from seasons 1 and 2 totaled a little over $1 million. His revenues from seasons 3–5 totaled $3.35 million. Total pre-tax profits of $4.45 million for the whole series run before syndication are included in this figure. He made around $9 million more than he did during the show’s first run.
A Life in Music
Using his imprint, Spaceship Records, Philip Michael Thomas recorded and published the album “Living the Book of My Life” in 1985. Thomas made a music video for the song “Just the Way I Planned It,” even though it didn’t sell well and didn’t yield any big singles. Later that year, he appeared on an episode of “Miami Vice” and sang the album’s title song. A song called “Ever and Forever” was also recorded by Thomas in 1987 with Lucia Galan. His third album, “Somebody,” was released in 1988 and garnered a similarly poor reception.
In 1993, Philip Michael Thomas and Kathy Rahill collaborated on the song “My My My Miam…I,” which went on to become the unofficial anthem of Miami. His songs for the musical “Sacha,” which had successful runs in New York and South Florida, were composed with Sandi Morais, a Jamaican personal trainer and fitness instructor. Thomas wrote the music for Sandi’s exercise videos in 2001 and 2006.
My Own Story
In 1986, Philip Thomas married Kassandra Thomas. Divorce proceedings were concluded in 1998, two years after the couple’s separation became amicable. With Philip, they had five children; he’s also the father to six children from other marriages. In the 1980s, he was linked to Sheila Willis, Dharma Matthews, and Dionne Warwick as a love interests.
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