Quick Facts of

  • First NamePhilip Michael Thomas
  • Net Worth$ 2.5 million
  • CareerActor

Best known as Ricardo Tubbs on the 1980s hit TV series Miami Vice, Philip Michael Thomas is an American retired actor and musician. Thomas made his acting debut in 1972 from the comedy film Come Back, Charleston Blue.   

He then appeared in numerous films like Stigma, Book of Numbers, Black Fist, Coonskin, Sparkle, and more. As a musician, Thomas released an album titled Living the Book of My Life under the record label Spaceship Records. He also performed the title song of the album during the 1985 Miami Vice episode “The Maze” and “Trust Fund Pirates.”

What Is The Net Worth Of, Philip Michael Thomas?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, actor Thomas is estimated to own net worth of $2.5 million as of December 2019. He amassed his wealth from his successful career as an actor and singer.

The average salary of an actor ranges from around $30,000 to $67,000 annually in the USA. In a similar way, a singer makes $10.40 to $76.19 an hour to $44,156 per year. 

Short Biography 

Philip Michael Thomas was born on 26th May 1949 in Columbus, Ohio, the United States of American to Louis Diggs and Lulu McMorris. He is American by nationality and comes from Afro-American ethnicity.

He grew up alongside his siblings in his hometown. He graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1976 and worked as a janitor to save money for college.

He attended Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, with a scholarship and studied religion and philosophy. After two years, Thomas transferred to the University of California Riverside.

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Career Highlight

Thomas auditioned for and won a role in the San Francisco cast of Hair, which began his acting career. He then quit college to pursue the acting profession and appeared in several features during the 1970s, including Sparkle.

He made his breakthrough as Ricardo Tubbs in the 1980s popular television series Miami Vice alongside Don Johnson, Saundra Santiago, and Michael Talbott.

As per sources, Philip earned around $25,000 for playing Ricardo Tubbs in Miami Vice for Season 1-2 and $50,000 per episode for season 3-5 from 1986-1989.

Did You Know? Philip coined the acronym EGOT in reference to his plans for winning all four.

In 1994, he signed a contract with Florida-based Psychic Reader’s Network to become the spokesman for the Philip Michael Thomas International Psychic Network. He also released a cassette of music linked to his psychic business entitled PMT Psychic Connection, Volume I.

In 1997, Philip reunited with Don Johnson in the police drama series Nash Bridges where he played Cedrick Hawks.

In 2002, he performed a voice-over in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as Lance Vance, the main character who is trying to avenge his brother Victor Vance’s death. 

As a musician, he released a music album titled Living the Book of My Life with the record label Spaceship Records. He also performed the title song of the album during the 1985 Miami Vice episode The Maze and Trust Fund Pirates.  

He released his second album Somebody, which failed to produce a hit and sold poorly. Thomas teamed with Jamaican fitness instructor Sandi Morais to compose songs for the musical Sacha. They formed the Magic Cookie Production Company.

Who Is Philip Michael Thomas’ Wife?  

The Miami Vice actor was married to a woman named Kassandra Thomas. They exchanged their wedding vows in 1986 and shared five children.

Due to irreconcilable differences, the couple got divorced in 1998. Thomas has six other children from his previous relationships.