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Sun. Jan 29th, 2023
Philip Michael Thomas shot to fame on Miami Vice, but his weird personal life may have impeded his career trajectory.

Philip Michael Thomas by President (1981-1989 : Reagan). White House Photographic Office. 1981-1989, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

S17E02: Smooth Operator | Philip Michael Thomas

Few actors typified cool in the late ’80s like Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas. As Detectives Crockett and Tubbs on TV’s Miami Vice, they were bona fide sex symbols, presenting an updated take on masculinity. But Philip Michael Thomas was something else, too – a man with a messy personal life, a small zip code worth of children, and aspirations that came off as arrogance. Stacie pieces it together.

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Stacie’s Receipts

The Ego Has Landed (people.com)

The Oscars: Where Is the Love for Philip Michael Thomas? | Vanity Fair (vanityfair.com)

‘MIAMI VICE’: ACTION TV WITH SOME NEW TWISTS – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

The Making of Miami Vice (Google Books)

Sheila DeWindt Combines Successful Career With Motherhood (Jet Magazine via Google Books)

Singer Imaj has ties to ‘Miami Vice’ – her dad was Tubbs (Miami Herald via archive.org)

ACTOR’S FORMER LOVER BELIEVED DROWNED – Sun Sentinel (sun-sentinel.com)

Actor Philip Michael Thomas and girlfriend Dhaima Matthews attend the… Nieuwsfoto’s – Getty Images (gettyimages.com)

Why Philip Michael Thomas Vanished After Miami Vice: Ego, EGOT And A Psychic Hotline (eightieskids.com)

How Did the EGOT Start? Philip Michael Thomas Explains – Thrillist (thrillist.com)

Philip Michael Thomas – IMDb (imdb.com)

Love Without Borders’ Philip Michael Thomas Jr has a famous dad and 15 siblings (realitytitbit.com)

PHILIP MICHAEL THOMAS : MULTIDIMENSIONAL MAN OF TV’S ‘MIAMI VICE’ – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

 

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