Philip Michael Thomas

1949 - Today

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Philip Michael Thomas (born May 26, 1949) is an American retired 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Michael Thomas has received more than 2,005,586 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Philip Michael Thomas is the 1,855th most popular actor (up from 2,426th in 2019), the 3,191st most popular biography from United States (up from 4,056th in 2019) and the 900th most popular American Actor.

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  • 22

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  • 2.85

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Among actors, Philip Michael Thomas ranks 1,855 out of 10,030Before him are Pam Ferris, Pran, Beren Saat, James Purefoy, Aleksey Batalov, and Vakhtang Kikabidze. After him are Sean Harris, Diana Serra Cary, René Auberjonois, Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Aldo Fabrizi, and Calista Flockhart.

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Among people born in 1949, Philip Michael Thomas ranks 157Before him are Judith Resnik, Manuel Marín, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Patrick Hernandez, Nebojša Radmanović, and Svetislav Pešić. After him are Josephine Chaplin, Bill Bruford, Michio Yasuda, Manuel Orantes, Jim Sheridan, and Leslie Easterbrook.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Michael Thomas ranks 3,191 out of 15,968Before him are Deke Slayton (1924), Booker T. Washington (1856), Charlie Haden (1937), Ted Williams (1918), Bernie Mac (1957), and Patsy Cline (1932). After him are Adrienne Rich (1929), Red Auerbach (1917), Serena Williams (1981), Robert Stroud (1890), Besse Cooper (1896), and John Ritter (1948).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Philip Michael Thomas ranks 900Before him are Charles Chaplin Jr. (1925), Sean Young (1959), Christina Applegate (1971), Tab Hunter (1931), Tracy Morgan (1968), and Richard Herd (1932). After him are Diana Serra Cary (1918), René Auberjonois (1940), Calista Flockhart (1964), Josephine Chaplin (1949), Jane Kaczmarek (1955), and Ken Kercheval (1935).

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