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American actor Philip Michael Thomas was born in Columbus, Ohio on 26 May 1949, of part German and Irish ancestry through his mother. He is best recognized for his part as detective Ricardo Tubbs in the ’80s television series “Miami Vice”.

So how rich is Philip Michael Thomas? Sources estimate that Philip has accumulated a net worth of $2.5 million, his wealth having been earned from his career as an actor and a musician now spanning well over 40 years.

Philip’s father Louis Diggs was Afro-American, a Westinghouse plant foreman, and mother Lulu a housewife with his seven half siblings who are children of his mother’s ex-husband. Philip started acting at a very young age in the church’s theater after his family moved to Los Angeles in 1953. Once he finished his high school he studied Religion and Philosophy in Oakwood College after he earned a one year scholarship. Later he transferred to the University of California and switched to study acting, actually quitting study to follow his ambition into an acting career, starting with many minor roles through the ’70s.

Philip Michael Thomas Net Worth $2.5 Million

Thomas’s first recognized roles were “Coonskin” in 1975 and” Sparkle” in 1976. Later in the ’80s, Philip gained fame by acting in the television series “Miami Vice” as Detective Ricardo Tubbs. In this role Thomas performed as an ex-police officer who relocated to Miami trying to find the person who killed his brother, meeting Sonny Crockett, another police officer who was looking for the same person.

Philip was expecting to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and/or Tony for his performance in “Miami Vice”, but he only won a People Choice’s award and was nominated for a Golden Globe. Still, this role was good for his net worth. Due to his success, Philip then appeared in some “made for TV movies” and some advertisements for telephone services. After the cancellation of “Miami Vice” in 1989, Philip was limited to television movies and Italian television series. His net worth still rose steadily.

In 1994 Philip had an agreement with Florida-based Psychic Reader’s Network (later known as Traffix, Inc.) to be the spokesman for the Philip Michael Thomas Psychic Connection, which gave him the chance to appear again in television advertising, but later Traffix chose Miss Cleo to replace him. This was against the contract between Philip and Traffix, such that in 2002 he was awarded $1.48 million by the New York arbitrator, adding to his net worth.

In 1997 he appeared as Cedrick “Rick” Hawks, a USA postal inspector in the police drama “Nash Bridges”, along with Don Johnson. Thomas then started working in the video game industry by performing the voice for the Lance Vance character in “Grand Theft Auto:Vice City” and “Grand Theft Auto:Vice City Story” video games from 2000. In 2001 he appeared again with Johnson as a television star in the series “Nash Bridges”. These projects also helped increase his net worth.

Side by side to his acting career, Philip also involved to the music industry. In 1985 he released his first two, failed music albums, “Living the Book of My Life” and “Somebody”. In 2001 and 2006 Thomas formed a team including Kathy Rahill and Sandi Morais to launch the “Magic cookie production company” which released the music for the fitness videos of Morais. These added little to Philip’s net worth.

Philip was known for his ego as he considered himself as one of the most effective figures, such as Mahatma Gandi, as he said : “There are only a few who will be the Fords, the Edisons, the Carnegies, and I think I’m in that number.”

In his personal life, Philip has been in relationships with numerous women, and is the father of 12 children, including a daughter with first wife Pat Thomas, a daughter with Merria Ross, two daughters to actress Sheila Dewindt, a daughter and a son with Dhaima Matthews, and a daughter and four sons with second wife Kassandra Thomas(1986-98). Perhaps his private life explains his relatively low net worth!?


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
Sparkle1976Stix
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

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miami Shakedown1993

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miami Shakedown1993executive producer

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wizard of Speed and Time1988stunt driver

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Piñero2001the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Nominated awards

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


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#Fact
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.

#Quote
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)


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