Sunday, September 04, 2011

Philip Michael Thomas

Philip Michael Thomas is an actor best known for his role as Detective Ricardo Tubbs in the mid mid-late 1980s TV show, Miami Vice. Although Thomas was a well-known actor at the height of popularity for Miami Vice, his career essentially ended with the show's cancellation in 1990 and he has not had any notable roles in the last two decades.

Thomas was born on May 26, 1949 and broke into acting in his early 20s in the 1970s. His first role was in the 1972 blaxploitation film, "Come Back, Charleston Blue" where he had a minor role as a minister. Thomas followed with small roles over the next 10-15 years in films such as Stigma, Book of Numbers, Bogart, Coonskin and in TV shows such as Griff, Good Times, Toma, The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, and Trapper John, M.D.

Thomas finally caught his big break when he was cast as Detective Ricardo Tubbs on the hit TV show Miami Vice in 1984. Although co-star Don Johnson was the biggest star of Miami Vice, Thomas was popular and achieved his own acclaim. Among Miami Vice fans, Thomas was known affectionately as "the scuzzy black guy on Miami Vice."

On Miami Vice, Thomas played Miami undercover police detective Ricardo Tubbs, a former NYPD police officer who traveled to Miami to find the person who killed his brother, Rafael Tubbs. While in Miami Tubbs encountered another undercover cop, Sonny Crockett (played by Don Johnson), who is also looking for the same person.

Miami Vice was a popular show and was renowned for its heavy integration of music and visual effects to tell a story. Miami Vice also heavily influenced mid-80s fashion as male fans started dressing in hot pink or teal t-shirts with white pants or white sports coats.




Thomas was well-known for possibly possessing the greasiest-looking skin and hair in all of Hollywood. Here are some pictures of Thomas looking his greasiest - I bet his entire face and hair would ignite in flames if someone had lit a match within 5 feet of him when these photos were taken:

Thomas was known for having a massive ego. During a mid-1980s Academy Awards ceremony, Thomas wore a gaudy gold medallion emblazoned with the letters "EGOT," which stands for "Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony." During a 1984 interview, Thomas said, "Hopefully in the next five years I will win all of those awards." Despite his massive career aspirations, Thomas neither won nor was nominated for any of these awards.

After the cancellation of Miami Vice in 1990, Thomas struggled to find steady work. He appeared in a number of crappy made-for-TV movies and had non-recurring roles on TV shows such as The Adventures of Superboy, Zorro, Swamp Thing, and Nash Bridges.




Thomas has also sunk his teeth into a singing career. Thomas recorded a music album entitled Living the Book of My Life in 1985. However, the album sold poorly and failed to produce a hit single. Thomas performed the title song of his album during the 1985 episode of Miami Vice entitled The Maze.

Thomas released his second album, entitled Somebody, in 1988. Somebody also sold poorly and failed to produce a hit. In 1993, Thomas collaborated with Kathy Rahill to compose My, My, Miam...i, which was chosen as the city of Miami's theme song.

Thomas later joined forces with Jamaican fitness instructor Sandi Morais to compose songs for a family-friendly musical entitled Sacha, which enjoyed runs in south Florida and New York. Thomas also produced music for Morais' fitness videos in 2001 and 2006.

Cementing his image as a washed-up celebrity and apparently desperate for a steady stream on income, in 1994 Thomas entered into a contractual agreement with the Florida-based Psychic Reader's Network (later known as Traffix, Inc.) to become the spokesman for the Philip Michael Thomas Psychic Connection. He appeared in TV ads dressed in a wardrobe similar to that of his Miami Vice Ricardo Tubbs character, opening the ads with the phrase, "From Miami Vice to world advice!"

Traffix later replaced Thomas with Miss Cleo. Thomas sued for breach of contract and won. In 2002 a New York arbitrator awarded Thomas $1.48 million for improper use of his name and likeness and an additional $780,000 in interest.

Having sunk from a headline actor on Miami Vice to the spokesman for a physic network by 1994, fans of Thomas must have thought that the actor's career couldn't possibly sink any lower. However, fans were wrong - according to the Internet Movie Database, Thomas's only role since 2003 was a voice-over role for the video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Philip Michael Thomas struggled in Hollywood for years until finally catching his big break when he was cast as Detective Ricardo Tubbs on Miami Vice. Thomas fought the odds to become a success despite possessing arguably the greasiest skin and hair in all of Hollywood. However, Thomas's career quickly plummeted after the cancellation of Miami Vice as quickly as it rose during the mid-1980s. Now, the actor would be fortunate to be cast in an infomercial. All of this makes Philip Michael Thomas one washed-up celebrity!

158 comments:

Shawn James said...

Phillip Michael Thomas...Don't let dude near an Open Flame!

EGOT? It's a miracle he got as far as he did. The only way dude would see any award was in a magazine.

Agents know where to find Phillip Michael Thomas...Follow the drip to the table at comicon next to Virgil. What a download spiral.

Great to see you back. Love reading this blog. We need a feature on Erin Moran Stat. And might I suggest on former WWF superstar Virgil.

Anonymous said...

Do the O'Neals next they're really washedup.

Arbi Baraev said...

to shawn james
i saw virgil at the coney island boardwalk when i was in NY about 2 months ago with his own wwf/wwe collage/memorabila table talking to a small crowd (4 people). i was trying to figure out where i remember his face from and he looked at me with the expression "what the fuck are you looking at? i could keeel you right now muthfucka." i think most wrestlers will go through tough times like this, but the bigger you are in the ring usually the harder you'll fall outside of it. i just hope virgil doesn't pull a chris benoit, or get into reality tv like hogan did. he has to realize that he didn't have many fans to begin with, so he could live a more normal life without the stigma of being washed up, so if you ever run into him don't pity him, just keep a look out in case he's trying to steal your car.

Anonymous said...

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Arbi Baraev said...

agh i almost forgot this post was about Philip Michael THomas! thomas' issue is one of getting steady work, which other washed-up celebs struggle with as well, but where other celebs have the skeletons in their closet revealed, and go through other pitfalls Thomas is really only washed up because he was big in Miami Vice, but nowadays can't even play an extra on a sitcom. he was arrogant because he was on top in the 80s (Fame, money, women, and coke does that to a person), but i think he's a bit more humble now. I won't go into his singing career because most of it involved the struggle to work, and because i haven't heard any of it. I haven't read any bad encounters from fans who have met him. all the ones i've seen describe him as a stand-up guy, so in conclusion he is washed up because he has been reduced do doing infomercials and anything miami vice related, but this is the best kind of 'washed-up' to be.
he hasn't really aged terribly, he's not fat, he's not taking it in the rear for coke, but even if he was, he's still so greasy that he'd supply his own lube.

Soft Clammer said...

You need to do an entry on the really annoying Susan Richardson from Eight Is Enough. After the series ended, she want on several talk shows claiming she was abducted and forced to work in a white slavery ring!

BOTR said...

Agreed on Erin Moran.

Also, like I've said a million times before, I really want to see entries on Kirk Cameron and Stephen Baldwin.

Anonymous said...

He should have titled his second album "Nobody" instead of "Somebody."

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing PhilaMikaThomas! What a complete tool! Have you seen the intro he did for Death Drug? Too funny!

Thomas was so lucky to get the Miami Vice gig. He thought the show was popular because of him, but he was just along for the ride. His albums are some of the worst examples of 80s poof music. Check out You Tube for the video of "Just the Way I Planned It". If someone were to try to make a mockery of 80s videos, they couldn't do a funnier job.

There's a really funny flash animation out there called "EGOT" about PMT. Google it and find the apocalypsecartoons link. You'll laugh your butt off!

Anonymous said...

Philip Michael Thomas biggest problem was that he was so damn cocky and arrogant - at least he always came across that way in interviews during and after his Miami Vice run. Also the "psychic" spokesman bit obviously did him absolutely no good – diminishing whatever credibility his acting career gave him.

Shawn James said...

Oh and Phillip Michael Thomas looks like a carmel colored Michael Keaton. Only he has half the talent of Michael Keaton.

ClittyBangBang said...

"small roles over the next 10-15 years in films such as Stigma, Book of Numbers, Bogart, Coonskin" - Coonskin?! I assume that's some kind of interracial gangbang porn, where PMT and his ethnic friends try to squeeze their greasy negroid dicks into some drugged-up whore's rectum

Anonymous said...

^To be fair, Coonskin was a fantastic animated film which lampooned the old Uncle Remus stories.

Greasy Negro Magazine said...

I am The Reverend Doctor Orangello X.Q. Washington, Jr, III Esquire, editor of GNM and we wouldt like to award the eclectic and dynamic Philip Michael Thomas our annual GNM statue for greasiness and blackness. We call it the "Mammy". Now all he need is fo mo to achieve MEGOT.

Anonymous said...

If anyone can find that Psychic commercial he did, I'd love to see it. I can't find it on the web anywhere.

Does he smoke poles for heroin like Leif Garret now or is he just a greasy sleazeball (or a sleazy greaseball)?

Anonymous said...

You gotta give PMT some credit for someone very pretty but extremly talentless to hang in there long enough to land Miami Vice is impressive. However, when you have 13 children all by various women one of whom washes up on a Miami Beach dead and the other who sues you everything and accuses you of spousal abuse... well thats a tough rode to ride. Bad investments like the Psychic Network, uninsured condos destroyed by Hurrivane Davey in 92, and a lousy theatre company in Miami can also hurt. Still he has a good attitude about life... check out this clip from the High Chaparral show on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHXbUzC766E&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1 show he shot in a rented Benz

Anonymous said...

Thomas might of been really greasy but the person that holds that title is Jermaine Jackson

Anonymous said...

Wasn't he in GTA Vice City too? I'm sure he was. He the main bad guy.

Eddie V said...

I heard that Philip Michael Thomas and Don Johnson used to take turns fucking the holes in Edward James Olmos face. I am pretty sure that this is just a rumor though.

Harley Davidson said...

Yeah, he also dubbed Lance Vance in GTA Vice City in 2002 before reprising this same role in 2006 for Vice City stories.

BOTR said...

Kirk Cameron's such a God-damn moron, he thinks the line "four score and seven years ago" came from the Emancipation Proclamation instead of the Gettysburg Address.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2011/11/01/kirk-camerons-fails-his-own-trick-question/

If this doesn't inspire you to finally do an entry on him, I don't know what will.

Anonymous said...

Seems like the smackhead who wrote this Philip Michael Thomas piece is one racist asshole. Although PMT might have had a major ego problem, there's no professoinalism in degrading and disrespecting the man with silly uneducated childish name calling. Do everyone a favor "writer"...quit your day job. Maybe we'll hire Philip Michael Thomas instead.

Movie Fan said...

Anonymous (11:01 AM), there is nothing racist about this entry.

Anonymous said...

When's the next entry?

Anonymous said...

Philip Michael Thomas is a good actor and I agree with the other anon. This post is racist and stupid. I'm sure Philip, who is in his 60's, still looks better than most of the idiots who posted here.

He brought flava to the Miami Vice, great acting and a handsome, dark, sexy face. I grew up watching him and I enjoyed him as an actor, especially in his earlier role in "Book of Numbers"

Ok, so he isn't acting anymore. So what? Many people move on to other career fields. He was HOT in his prime and I'm not mad at that. I'm wondering if you will ever have a time to be HOT in the spotlight??? I DOUBT IT.

As for EGOT...SO WHAT? He had a high self esteem. When white guys in Hollywood think highly of themselves, it's not an issue. When a brotha thinks highly of himself, he's arrogant.

PMT, is an amazing brotha. I wish him the best. Thanks for sharing your talent with the world

Lemonjello Bubbalishus Q-ponita Da'Querrion Jefferson Jr, III Esq. said...

Oooh dis post be RACISS! You betta watch out whitey cuz we in charge. I gonna tell Obama on yo ass and axe him dat you don't git no helfcare cuz you beez a RACISS! Den I gonna call Jesse and weez gunna sue yo ass for bein raciss and axe for a hunnamilyundolla. Nex I be calling Diddy an Youngk Jeezy to writes a rap about how raciss you beez.

Anonymous said...

This isnt racist---- PMT was screwed over by african american women

Sheile Dewindt--- actcress and mothet of 5 of his kids acxused him of beating het and abandoning her and their kids in the projects after a bank foreclosed on his Miami beach home ( philip webt out to do regional theatwr-- hey i guys has to earn a living)

Dionne Warwick --- stole millions of dollars from him on the Psychic Network deal which he sued to get back and won 8 years later

Dhaima Mathews mother of 2 of his kids he also never paid child support on tried to make it look like he killed her ( it is rumored he did) when she washed up dead on a MiamI Beach

PMT you should of found a gal like Michelle Obama

Anonymous said...

Ah the RACIST CARD. LOOK MIAMI VICE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MAINSTREAM SHOWS TO FEATURE THREE DIMENSIONAL ROLE FOR aFRICAN-aMERICAN AND HISPANICS. WESLEY SNIPES, MYKEL T. WILLIAMSON, ALBERT HALL, LARRY FISHBURNE, IMAN ALL HAD PARTS ON THE SHOW. PMT WAS NOWHERE NEAR AS TLENTED AS SOME OF THEM. HOWEVER HE HAD GREAT CHEMISTRY WITH DON JOHNSON ON SCREEN TOGETHER THEY WERE BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID. TO SAY THIS IS RACIST BECAUSE PEOPLE RE MAKING FUN OF HIS FINANCIAL DOWNFUL AND LACK OF SUCCESS AFTER THE SHOW IS RIDICULOUS. THEY DO THIS TO EVERYONE IN HOLLYWOOD WHO ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO MAKE IT BUG. THEY BUILD YOU UP THEN TEAR YOU DOWN REGARDLESS OF YOUR ETHNICITY

BOTR said...

Hopefully a new year means a new entry.

Movie Fan said...

^^^ I should have a new one up within the next few days.

Anonymous said...

You should do one on Mike Tyson. And yes, this entry is not racist you idiots. This entry is actually pretty tame compared to some of the other ones.

Anonymous said...

I still think he's hot! If he reads this contact me via FB rivercrruz

Anonymous said...

The last update was FOUR months ago and that's why Washed Up Celebrities is one washed-up blog! :-P

Anonymous said...

that was a mean post about PMT..but i agree with the comment about Hollywood is never fair to Black actors..

Simon said...

i thoroughly enjoyed Miami Vice and the character of Tubbs as portrayed by PMT. I believe that he did a great job portraying the character but i also feel that he caused his own downfall by trying to build upon a fictional character after the show ended. Don Johnson's career isnt exactly stellar either but he was a bit more grounded. And connected.
Look at the come back of Mickey Rourke. He also had his demons but came back slow and steady. if PMT were to dump the ego and take any role at all and perform as an actor he will succeed. I truly hope he does. If he had no talent then he wouldnt have got the role he did. CSI Miami is a comedy show with actors who ply their craft diligently. take a hint-PMT.

DeathStarJones said...

It's been 5 months since your last post. Five months! This site is washed-up, too!

Anionymous said...

Hey Simon, Look up PMT High Chaparral Shoe on you tube. I think the fact that he woukd stoop as low as he has to do this show proves he us drsperate, has left the EGO behind, and will do anything for money. If you really want to br nosey do an INTELLIUS people search in Mimai, FL an see the houses has been calking home via google earth. Or his many kids that live in the projects. But i'll give you this, he isnt high on the talent but does have some and was great on Miami Vice with Don.

Anionymous said...

LOOK at YOU TUBE--- Philip Michael Thomas high chaparrel show to see what a desperate man will do for money. It's kinds sad. And i you want to be really nosey just do an standard ID search for Pholop Michael Thomas in Miama florida and with the assistance of google Earth lool at the lousy shacks he and his kids have been calling home. birth Control could have saved alot of pain for the PMT clan

MoniCal said...

Check out the "Electric Company" picture on "Irene Cara" bio...He was too proud to show HE USED TO HAVE A BLACK NOSE!...LOL Why didn't he mention involvement on a wonderful star studded show like that in his bio? I don't like fakes...his career?
Epic FAIL!!!

Unknown said...

Pardon me...He was in the movie "Sparkle" back when he was black.
not Electric Company

Anonymous said...

He is still goodlooking and he was a good actor. stop throwing stones

c nadeau said...

Thomas was known affectionately as "the scuzzy black guy on Miami Vice."

No he wasn't.

Anonymous said...

Believe me a whole lot of black women and girls had huge crushes on Phillip. He was handsome, cool. I believe he just did not have a good agent. Maybe when the Sparkle remake with Whitney comes out in Aug., people will look him up again. I certainly would like to see him again.

Reelvicious said...

Fuck you haters, you boy band loving quasi masculine fem-fags!
Turn on The Gilmore Girls, or put on your Maroon 5 cds and wait for your nuts to grow back.

Michael is the Mann ! said...

I'm going to agree that he's washed up but will take a pass at otherwise slamming him. Hollywood and fame don't last forever. Sooner or later everybody falls out of the limelight.
If you last ten years you are ahead of the crowd.
Miami Vice forever set the stage for tv and detective shows and paved the way for the career of the best director ever, Michael Mann, who despite some flops, is still going strong. At least give Thomas some credit for that!

Gay Zack said...

I thought Phillip had the AIDS?

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan of PMT. More important, Don Johnson was known as "The scuzzy looking white guy" who was always dirty looking - One could imagine that he undoubtedly smelled like old cigarettes and rotten beer. Further, racism is a form of mental illness - time take your MEDS!

David Moore said...

I watch re-runs of Miami Vice now and when I do it gives me a thrill to watch Phillip...I think that he is a good looking black man and I admire his style and he did a good performance in the series. Stop hateing the man...is it jealously coming through from some of you? I would love to see him get a break again and maybe Tyler Perry might just give him that opportunity again...I LOVE PHILLIP.

Anonymous said...

I met him about 10 years ago. I was working for a tv station doing a story on back to school shopping. He was there with one of his kids. He wouldn't do an interview about shopping for his kid. Of course all the other women he had kids with might have gotten angry about it. I was really hoping to get that as a back to school shopping story. .. Would have been a nice twist to a boring ass story.

Anonymous said...

Please, not Tyler Perry. He'd put a dress on PMT.

Anonymous said...

Please not Tyler Perry. He'd put him in a dress.

92gsr said...

Phillip Michael Thomas also starred in the controversial Ralph Bakshi movie Coonskin and tried to sell kit cars like the fake Ferrari Daytona they used for the first few seasons of Miami Vice.

Virgil from WWF made a lot of money doing behind the scenes work for WWF AND he is a math teacher. He is also obviously well spoken and intelligent. If Arbi actually spoke to the man instead of mocking him from afar he would have learned these things.

There are lots of posts here from uninformed people who believe what they see is the extent of this world.

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ThaFlyestMoor72 said...

Yo when You write an Article remain Biased. It's obvious you don't like Phillip Michael Thomas also you forgot to mention Sparkle which he starred in which has been remade by Whitney Houston and a host of others. I'm quite sure that his so called washed up Psychic gig made him more money then you'll ever make. 1.48 million. Stop Hating this was a horrible article.

Anonymous said...

So having read your very racist blog on Phillip Michael Thomas I find it extremely OFFENSIVE.
Greasy skin? Greasy hair.
Why are you so hateful & bigoted?
And SO WHAT if he wears a big medallion with EGOT! It was the
80's EVERYONE HAD AN EGO.
It was the era of excess!
So Charlie Sheem rants like a Mad man, hair unkempt,spewing total
GIBBERISH and he still manages to get a job on a new show called
Anger Management but then again it helps if your Dad is Martin Sheen a mainstream in the Hollywood Who's Who & has status.
BUT when PMT does a minor mistake
that gives you the right to totally disparage him?
WOW!
You have alot to learn about how Hollywood really is about!
Hollywood is RACIST.
to the core.
Especially to African American actors & actresses.
Sure we have Halle Berry,Denzel,
Samuel Jackson but its not enough.
I've grown up around Hollywood & it was REAL HARD for any black actor in 1980's Hollywood to get ANYTHING.
Your post is most agregious,bigoted, just all around hateful.
AND might I add PMT DID get something in the way of employment.
He did the best he could considering the very UNFAIR,biased,and very REAL RACISM that was thrown his way.
He simply did the best he could with the cards he was dealt with at the time.
It is NEVER acceptable to make fun of anyones misfortunes in life be it they be black,white,brown,purple.
And Hollywood is SO VERY RACIALLY BIASED,SMUG BASTARDS who sit in their fancy oversized offices & leather chairs acting like overzealous dictators.
Shame on you!

Lonesome Dove said...

So by reading your blog it really does REEK of racial bias.
Lets review here:
Greasy face
Greasy hair
Why would you write such disparaging comments about such a TALENTED actor?
And so what if he wore some over sized BLING that said EGOT.
BFD!
It WAS the 80's NITWIT! Damn near everyone had big ego's,spent money like it was running from an endless faucet etc.
Most men that handsome especially AN ACTOR ALWAYS HAVE BIG EGOS.
It comes with their line of work.
Especially in the 80's.
Don Johnson was the exact same way yet to no surprise HE was getting movie scripts left,right & sideways since Miami Vice's show ended their run.
WOW! Like the old American Express credit card commercials used to say in its slogan:
"Membership has its privileges"
Especially if one is a WHITE actor favored by good old Hollywood.
It is never acceptable to kick someone when they are down , someone who has a bit of misfortune as PMT had.
And FYI he seems to be doing alright these days HE DID win a lawsuit of close to 2 million + some 6 figure change according to your racially biased blog so in my eyes he came out real good.
Shame on you & this agregious post.
I was disgusted!

Anonymous said...

So is PMT off the hook for having 13 kids with different women--- on top of that for being a dead beat dad?! Is this a cultural thing---- being a dead beat dad is okay? Financially it sure ruined him. Maybe he can come put and tell gis side o the story. And BTW--- Don Johnson came on much sttonger than PMT with a hot play starring Sal Mineo and big roles in filma in the 70's. And there is plenty of trash inntinseltown talked about him.

Anonymous said...

I'd hardly call being a millionaire washed up. He made millions from TV. That psychic gig alone made him over 12 million dollars.

Anonymous said...

He is washed up!!! He never made the money Don Johnson did (as many say because Hollywood is racist which may be true). But Vice only ran 5-years and in less than 4 after that... he appeared on the Psychic network...isn't that a obvious he needed cash? His house in Florida was foreclosed on in 1998 and he abandoned a few of his 13 kids in the projects. THIS IS FACT! Do the math...child support on 13 kids and living the high life could easily puit you in the red in a very short time if you don't continue to work. Furthermore...while he did sue that #$$@%^ Dianne Warwick who steal all his Psychic network Money... the 4 mill settlement he got 10-years ago could have easily been taken away from him for back child support and the IRS. Its a known fact... he is flat broke till his pension kicks in. Very common for TV actors. But dont take my word for it... just do an intel search and look at the houses and apartment he and his kids have been calling home in Miami. They're in the hood!

Anonymous said...

Hey , one more thing, if you look at you tube PMT does an interview with a german TV-Station... he even says when asked about Miami Vive I WAS (this mean Past Tense) a millionare". When his pension kicks in he'll be okay--- but he's is definetly broke now and that's not racist to say... it's the truth. broke or not... he's a part of the greatest show in TV history MIAMI VICE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see the guy behind this blog. I'm sure he's a real winner himself. What other kind of person puts so much energy into insulting other people whom he has no connection to?

These people may be "washed up" but at least they once WERE famous and sucessful...which is more than this blogger will ever be able to say about himself.

Hendo Profits said...

Awesome article. It just failed to mention a few minor details.

He is one of the most famous people ever named Phillip.

His secret identity as Rob Pilatus from Milli Vanilli.

And the fact that Miami Vice was real and that Phillip Michael Thomas was an international special agent.

But the stuff about him being an egomanic and Washed Up is right on the money

Eddie r said...

I guess Philip never believed in birth control! What a dirtbag!

Anonymous said...

What a mean spirited post. Greasy, eh? He was a great looking guy on an iconic show and then it all ended. Happens all the time. But in a business where most actors never make it, he got there, it just didn't last. Wish him well.

Anonymous said...

Stop being jealous and get a life. Who do you know? he was part of the most successful and popular Tv shoes ever. He stars in 111 episodes. The show is as popular or even more than it's ever been. 20 years later - The show is still sensational.

Anonymous said...

Miss ya PMT!!!

Anonymous said...

what racist comments about PMT, all you can talk about is the man`s hair. what in the hell do you know about black hair? anyone can go thru bad times. how insulting.

Anonymous said...

hey.... Maybe the guy behind this blog can get in touch with PMT ----- and get down to botto
Of these rumors. Put it on you tube. Find out if he is broke and what he does down in south Florida these days

Anonymous said...

Since when is it racist to comment on a black person's hair or skin? I swear that black people think any insult against them is racist!

Anonymous said...

Yeah...it's entertaining reading how all you self appointed experts in acting always have a comment regarding the individuals style or character. Your a bunch of pissants. Always criticizing as if you designed the clothes and the looks for the show. It was a great show and it's sure a lot better the way they dressed then compared to now. Fat, lazy, slobs eating and getting fatter wearing clothes that fit a whale. Noone dresses up anymore. I do, and I don't care what you mooks think. I wish I could pick-up somemore of those pastel t shirts those guys wore in the show. The ladies still like em' on a man. A man without a big gut.

Anonymous said...

Some people are simply stupid, such as the person that would create a blog with this title, and the idiots that write cruel comments about other human beings. You're nothing but a bunch of negative, jump on the band-wagon cowards and bullies. Obviously, at some point you fools that make these cruel comments sat your behinds on the couch and was entertained by these very people you insult, otherwise, you would not know who they are in the first place. Are your lives perfect? NO. So instead of insulting people who chose the career path of the entertainment industry, try thanking them for the entertainment they provided to you. You're probably a bunch of wanna-be celebrities who never got a role, PERIOD. GET A CONSCIOUS!

Anonymous said...

Get a conscious people and Blog Creator. Create a positive Blog instead of a negaive one. These are human beings and they have feelings just like you. They are fathers just like you are; someone's sons, just like you are, husbands, daughters, wives and someone's children just like you. Their children have to deal with the result of your cruelness. And you are the very people that if your run into these celebrities on the street, you're the first ones up in their face trying to take a photo with them, running your mouth about how much you enjoyed their show with your two-faced a _ _es. Again, get a conscious! When your life is perfect, then you can talk about others. Until then, please shut up!

Anonymous said...

I just started watching miami vice from the beginning. tubbs is a damn fine actor. just saying.

keeping it real said...

My dear you have given the first response worth the time of reading. some folks can be so cruel and I try hard to understand the ugliness in one's heart when they say such evil things about people. Folks need to clean their hearts and minds and be more empathetic . wish your brother well. It could be them one day.

keeping it real said...

Obviously you are not black, therefore we forgive you for your insensitive comment

keeping it real said...


With all the filthy garbage i see written, why is it taking so long to print my clean response.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that most of U sit around hating on someeone who has done things that most of U could only dream of doing... At least PMT shot for the stars and made it.. All U haters aim for the gutter and still missed... Loosers!

jervaise brooke hamster said...

I love the mid-80`s because Heather O`Rourke was still alive.

T Red said...

Damn...I was just about to stop reading all of this BS!!!! With all of the bashing of PMT, I dont even want to get into why I looked this up in the first place!!! If u are gona bash somebody, at LEAST learn how to spell first!!! I'll ANY of u bashers would LOVE to have traded places with him then!! And while u r hating on the man now, I'll bet your lives are no better and he's probably STILL doing better than u r NOW! BAM,with the middle finger!!!!

Anonymous said...

PMT, Thanks for all the years of wonderful entertainment you gave us. You are a wonderful actor. Dismiss the haters, as they are pissed because they can find nothing to watch on TV that entertains them the way Miami Vice did, and they are simply lashing out. Perhaps they should consider counseling to discover the root cause of their anger and rudeness, as they are obviously disturbed, shallow individuals. May God Bless You PMT! Have a great day!

Denise Thompkins said...

I stumbled onto this blog site because I am trying to find out how to contact Mr. Thomas (or his agent) in hopes that he will consider performing in an inspirational stage play.

I read all of the comments...most may have some truth; others are people's opinion. But some are just rude, crude and offensive to another person in general...actor or not. As a therapist, some of the comments reflect that the writer may have more deeply rooted issues than Mr. Thomas.

Sarah said...

Oh come on. Philip Michael Thomas is hot and a brilliant actor. What a waste of a gorgeous man that he has not been given MANY more serious roles. Must be some jealous schmucks in the industry that he hasn't been around a whole lot more.

Anonymous said...

Voice work in a respected hit video game, the great new artistic medium of our century, is hardly a career step down from being a TV psychic spokesperson. Thomas obviously does not have an outstanding career, but many name actors are clamoring for video game voicework and getting it.

Copy girl HLN said...

I think he was agreat actor on the show both of them and tubes should have landed a roll on Noah's ark as a music producer would have been great for the show I miss both actors

Anonymous said...

Say what you will. He was the only reason besides Don Johnson that watched that show. He was and is the sexiest man besides Allen Payne that I know. Don't hate on him.

Anonymous said...

What a fine actor Philip Michael Thomas is ,He along with Don bought do much joy and magic to the small screen ........A lot of people are just jealous because they are LOOSERS and have achieved nothing with their lives.

Anonymous said...

You know he can't be too washed up if you remember him and how good he was in Miami Vice. I also think that they didn't give him lead episodes that made a difference. Johnson & Thomas.....both good looking men and good actors, but you also have to be given a lead part that helps an actor. I think inspirational plays will work well too. Clifton Powell started out as the S curl and Pinky and he does all kinds of inspirational/gospel plays and is good in them. There is a part of our black culture that like that fine art and there is nothing wrong with excelling in doing them.....look at Tyler Perry. Washed up? Where is Don Johnson...I haven't heard of anything since Nash Bridges. There is always hope. I would like to know what he looks like now...not then....There may be a part out there for him......and maybe one out there for Don Johnson.

Anionymous said...

Don Johnson has an important role in one of 2012 biggest films DJANGO UNCHAINED

Anionymous said...

Don Johnson is in DJANGO UNCHAINED and is involved in an ongoing lawsuit with RYSHER for his share of Nash bridges royalties that were stolen from him ---estimated $30 million

Samantha and Matt said...

PMT has been executive producer in his own play production Sacha on Broadway, which has been performing in Miami. He has been resident acting instructor at Emerson college and has been keeping himself busy and carving his own path. This is what Ive been reading. Maybe he will make it back into the 'mainstream' what ever that is, but if you idiots search on the web, you will find PMT is doing fine and living in the Miami area. This guy is talented. Maybe some of the tunes you will find on clips is a little too R&B or 80s for you, but the dude and sing, and his acting was right up there if not better than Don. He does have 12 children, but thats his business. Start hatin' and start appreciatin'.

Anionymous said...

I have ran into PMT in Florida and he is a nice man and looks great for his age. He may no longer be rich but he seems happy. Can you blame him for never returning to Hollywood.... That's like a horrible city and industry full of nasty phony people.

Just curious said...

Hmmmm... I dare the writer of this trash (and all that wrote demeaning replies) to place his resume or accomplishments and pic side by side with Mr Thomas' (present day)... Yeah that's what I thought!! Lol, no comparison.

Just curious said...

And at some point in life, aren't all celebrities what you are calling “washed up"?

Anonymous said...

Hes not washed up...hes now our president

Anonymous said...

I always liked Tubbs; he mumbled like all of us good cops do. He was flashy but Don was the blond bimbo with the flashy smile and the Babes swirling about; its a wonder how he got anything done on that Miami Trilogy. Our family went with Tubbs; he is the reason we watched week after week Don make a complete fool of himself; then save the ratings in the last 32 seconds every week...drrrr-r-r

d.giovine said...

Tubbs; it was tubbs we liked; a quiet guy who said little but always got the job done. Don made 2.5 times the money but he was a blond bimbo; who seemed to miss everything and then made up for it in the last 32 sec of Miami Lice.
Don got the Babes, some of the guys I heard and had a real PR guy; Melanie; she knew there was nothing there but abuse and a small
stick she went after a real man.
Tubbs come on back; you know that Cuban Cop who played on Preditor 1,
with Glover. Get with him, because he is looking for you; another cop show with equal money I hear. No more BlondBimbo's; cool and this from a White Director......

Anonymous said...

Don't down the man for trying to reach stardom it wasn't his fought. for poor wrters;producters ; etc. an. a very ,dumb Jackass manager who waspnly out to. use an get the money not looking at the larger picture in P.J Thomas career

Thokozile Xaba said...

I am pretty sure Philip Michael Thomas has achieved more than any of you losers.i mean seriously. Y'all on some hate.

Thokozile Xaba said...

Wow, this is some racist shit, I am pretty sure Philip Michael Thomas has achieved more than any of you losers have in his life and he looks better than all of u average schmucks..I love it when below average people talk about people who r better than them in every way, just makes them look even more stupid and banal.

Kerry said...

The writer is racist. PMT was cocky, I agree. In his private life he might have treated women poorly. I was not there, so I do not know. His hair style was common at that time period. That doesn't make him greasy any more than whites in the 70s all having stringy hair. He pulled tons of women when he was famous and was a draw for the show. I watched because of him, not Don Johnson. I thought Don looked like trailer trash. PMT had a large fan base at the time which was why he was on th show.

Bapiner said...

It's sad, that there are still people in this world today, who still have hatred in there hearts for people of color.... In either case I loved Phillip Michael Thomas when I first seen him in SPARKLED back in 1975-76... And He's still beautiful till this day... I Thank GOD He was part of the Miami VICE Shows, as a matter of fact i have it all on DVDs Just because of Phillip Michael Thomas... I believe he's still a wonderful actor..(even with his ego!!!) I for one would love to see a comeback with Philip Michael Thomas... And for those naysayers etc.... GOD HELP YOU ALL, should he decide to do this and return to Television, the big screen etc... Wouldn't it be something if he did when all those awards, this time around, therefore, causing all the nay sayers to eat their words!!!! Philip Michael Thomas if you're out there somewhere, i hope you read this and seriously make a comeback in acting... Because us women miss seeing your handsome face!!!!

Anonymous said...

I tried to find info on Phillip Micheal Thomas on the internet and ended up choosing this site. I am sorry so many people are not more fond of him.
I wanted to know where he is now because I enjoyed him so much in the movie "SPARKLE". It was a dynamic love story that I just watched on my television. He is such a dynamic actor who is a natural. I love the movie because he was the star.

Anonymous said...

I agree. Everyone can't live in the spotlight forever. He had his moment. I think the writer has a personal vendetta against PMT and other actors. This piece was written in poor taste. Maybe the writer is a washed up wanna be actor who got beat out of a lot of movie roles

Anonymous said...

Touché pussycat.

Anonymous said...

Touché

Anonymous said...

I hear a lot comments from men wished they were as handsome as Mr. Thomas lol. Please he did his thing for as long as he could get a role. So hey what roles have you ever had none!!! I loved him in Sparkle. Don't hate!!!!

N' Ole Mr. Etaw said...

Is there some black power blog out there telling the brothas to come to this article and pump up Philip Michael Thomas? Looks like a bunch of people were told to come here. Lots of "yo yo yo dis brutha def an you all raciss! Ima go vote fo Barack and get me some helfcare, raciss muddafuckas!"

Isn't there some rap site you can all go to?

Anonymous said...

Kirk isn't washed up. He bcame a Chritian and decided Hollywood's values were not those he wanted to embrace. He is very well known in the Christian community and has produced and acted in some excellent faith based films. He should be commended for his courage in leaving behind the immoral world of Hollywood and walking the talk of a real Christian.

Anonymous said...

Kirk Cameron is a very courageous, decent man who escaped the vile world of Hollywood and went on to produce some excellent family oriented films. He is very well known and admired in the Christian community.

Anonymous said...

I met Philip Michael Thomas recently in Orlando at my local YMCA where he was taking his son to a Yoga class. He was polite, charming and very wonderful to talk to and I told him how much I enjoyed him on Miami Vice. I also told him that he looked fantastic and doesn't seem to age at all. I instantly recognized him because he looks very similar to what I remembered from the Miami Vice days. He said he has lived a clean life, never smoked or drank and has been a vegetarian for over 40 years. He didn't have one wrinkle and I was shocked when he said he was 64 years old. He is a lovely person and I wish him continued success. Miami Vice is a classic TV show that changed how people looked at Miami and made it the iconic example of a hip tropical city and the place to visit. His role will always be remembered by many and I recall loving that show every Friday night. Thanks for the great work and memories from Miami Vice and the 1980's. You will always be a star in my eyes and for many, many others.

Anonymous said...

I met PMT in Steinmart today and I must say he is still as Fine as ever. He hugged me for about 60 seconds and it was the longest moment of my life! I asked him for a kiss on the cheek and he did and he lifted me up and smiled then left. I'll never wash this cheek again.

Anonymous said...

You are right he is a great actor and the best person to work with he guest stared on supper boy I work on the set he was as nice as could be I now am partners in a movie studio and would love him to work on a film with us.he will be a star in a film that gets double exposure

Anonymous said...

You wish!!

Anonymous said...

Wow....seek help. Long term, intensive help

Anonymous said...

You are the cancer in our society....educate yourself and just work harder than you did in your post.....

Anonymous said...

Your response scares the hell out of me. You sound like an undercover butt miner.

Anonymous said...

That is some funny shit

Anonymous said...

I loved Miami Vice show would not of been the same without PMT so hate all you want.

Anonymous said...

So even in professional decline and target of verbal abuse from the likes of you he STILL made more money than you ever will, you losers. All you ever did was watch TV and form your own fake and unsupported fantasies about someone you never met but wanted to be.

Florida baby said...

Philip Micheal Thomas is a amazing actor!!! I love that guy if he is playing tubs or another role he is a bad dude and kicks butt.. I hope he finds a future role in the studios.He made the show when he was tubs. If you are white and not getting any hot chicks it could be that you are ugly!! You can lose weight but you can't lose ugly, for ugly is to the bone. Tubs had all the fine chicks on the set and off the set so eat your hearts out loverboys. Ha ha !!!

Florida baby said...

Love the guy on M.V... gIRLS LOVE HIM AND HE IS KOOL PEOPLE SO BOYS EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT HE HAS HAD MORE BABES tHEN YOU OLD FELLOWS ...HA..HA... WOMEN LOVE THAT GUY..

Dan acosta said...

Some respect haters!!!! What did PMT do to you in order to deserve such racist, hateful co,ments? Greasy hair and skin? Chill. He was a famous TV actor in the 80's, made some bad choices and was forgotten after the series ended. So? Are you all perfect? Actors struggle and the few that make it have a few good years. He was arrogant while Vice ran in the 80's well let him what is it to you?

The guy seems to be nice and still maintains a positive attitude and may have some personal issues it is his problem....

Dan acosta said...

WOW SO MUCH HATE!! WHAT DID PMT DO TO THE HATERS IN THIS BLOG TO GENERATE SUCH RUDE COMMENTS ABOUT HIM.

HE WAS A FAMOUS TV ACTOR IN THE 80'S IN A. ERY POPULAR TV SERIES. SO HE WAS ARROGANT, HOW WOULD YOU HANDLE THAT AMOUNT OF FAME, ADULATION AND MONEY.? ACTORS ARE WAY OVER RATED AND OVER PAID BUT THEY DO STRUGGLE AND EVEN THE ONES THAT MAKE IT BIG HAVE A FEW GOOD YEARS BEFORE THEIR STAR FADES WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS.

SO PMT FADED AFTER MV, WHAT IS IT TO YOU? THE GUY MADE SOME BAD CHOICES AND HAS DEALT WITH THEM INA POSITIVE WAY. MANY FOLKS THAT HAVE MET HIM SAY HE IS A NICE GUY. HE MAY BE WASHED UP AS YOU CALL HIM BUT HE DID AND EARNED MORE THAN ANY OF US WILL EVER DO IN OUR LIFETIME.

STOP THE HATE , LIVE AND LET LIVE!!!!

Anonymous said...

I always found DMT amusing! You could be watching the show (Miami Vice) and DMT's 'accent' would come and go....that is IF he weren't overacting his scene. LOVED IT, it was a study in how NOT to act! It is obvious that the main thing that got in his way, next to his lack of talent, was his EGO!

Rena Goodwin said...

Everybody on here that's saying that some people are hating on philip michael thomas and saying that this website is racist need to shut the fuck up right now!! This website isn't racist it's telling about washed up celebrities besides philip michael thomas black or white! That's his fault that he made some dumbass decisions and that he was a lowdown and dirty mothafucka. How y'all gonna get mad at the mothafucking truth. So y'all saying that we hating on a deadbeat ass dad and a mothafucka who couldn't pay his own damn child support and abandoned his own kids and beat his hoes half to death

Anonymous said...

He was also a stage actoe. I saw him in a broadway play in Detroit once and he was great.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to list "Sparkle," which was a cult favorite and very popular among Black audiences. The film was recently remade. He was already known with Black audiences before Miami Vice. So, because he wasn't "crossover" before Miami Vice meant he wasn't a good actor? I think not.

Chris Grace said...

I never thought of Mr Thomas as "skuzzy". As far as him not getting anymore roles,Following the character of Rico Tubbs would be very hard to do. No matter what he does he will always be Rico. This happens to alot of actors that do a really great job of bringing a character to life. As far as him having a large ego, well so what? I can imagine that too would be an easy thing to happen. Who is to say it was ego and not ambition. Sounds to me like the man had set goals and was determined to reach them. Unless anyone on here or the writer of this story actually knows Mr Thomas then the statements are nothing more than opinions. I like the guy and I think he did a great job in Miami Vice. I wish him nothing but the best!!

April Luri said...

Call PMT washed up all you want, but he was a part of a show that practically ruled a decade. That is worth more than a lot of actors can say. Oh and by the way, Philip is still a star because Miami Vice stays on TNT. We still see him on t.v. So keep hatin'.

Anonymous said...

Someone mentioned Hollywood being racist: I don't believe that as there are many Blacks there (and the list is growing), some who are A-listers. I do, however, believe Hollywood is fastly becoming "hetero-intolerant." They are certainly aren't tolerant of any views different from theirs and practice discrimination openly and without shame. But for all of those people who look down on PMT and criticize him unduly, he's set a standard for himself which very few of you, if any, can match or surpass. It seems pretty shitty people can resort to insults and rail armchair criticisms at people who try and achieve in this country. I won't even resort to the "who is perfect" condition as no one can accomplish that. I will say, "who will at least try hard?" Sure as hell not the critics, cause all they're doing is running off at the mouth with little or no damned accomplishments.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE PMT AND ALWAYS WILL. IF YOU ASK ME THERE ARE A LOT OF JEALOUS PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT WISHED THAT HAD LOOKS LIKE HIM. I HOPE SOMEHOW HE GETS A NEW ROLE. HE IS STILL FINE TO THIS DAY

Anonymous said...

I gave met Phillip Michael Thomas. I found him to be quiet and polite. He did not act as if he were better than anyone else. I helped him move his ill Father to his bed. I thought he was a nice guy. JT

Anonymous said...

I met him and he was a very nice guy. I detected no ego issues. He was quiet and polite.

Psalm 19:1 said...

Exactly! He's not "washed up" rather he's "washed by" the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins and he's doing very well!

Anonymous said...

Let's see now another celebrity that comes to mind when speaking of "baby makers" is Gregg Allman who has 5/five kids by 5/five different women and was married to 3/three of the mothers... who can really judge someone else!

Anonymous said...

Decency is Ageless.

Anonymous said...

I write homoerotic fan fiction about this guy. The funny thing is that judging from the pictures provided here that my work may not be to far from reality.

Anonymous said...

I liked PMT a lot on Miami Vice and thought he carried the show making it sexy and mysterious at the same time. Don Johnson was just a pretty boy who happened to co-star with him. Too bad about his falling out after the show, he obviously did not have a professional manager as other actors do, to help him out. His ego problem was a lot smaller than Don Johnson's who was a miserable SOB, to boot! Would love to see him back on TV!

Anonymous said...

Fish burned and Anderson produce Blackish. They don't only act on the show.

Anonymous said...

I liked PMT in Miami Vice I have often wondered where he is today Especially lately when Miami Herald had a week long expose of Miami Vice The mentioned all the characters except PMT... If Don Johinson can still be in movies PMT surely can too... Dont understand why Don Johnson made it and still makes it and PMT does not. In my opinion PMT was the cool one of the two.

Marchelle Dumas said...

well apparently PMT is still thought of very much and not as a washed-up actor.his acting was very good. He got his break with Miami Vice. But when you look at the big picture image is everything.unfortunately like everyone else on this earth we may make choices that we have to pay the consequences for later that has nothing to do with his acting ability.PMT was a joy to watch and sparkle and in Miami Vice he was very convincing as an actor.and I hope that we can get to enjoy his abilities once more he can make a comeback he wouldn't be the first he surely won't be the last.PMT does have fans and an audience maybe one intelligent director and producer or writer will give him that chance.I feel that PMT was black balled.BMT should never give up on coming back and making a comeback you won't be the first and it won't be the last.there's some folks that have some love for PMT

Anonymous said...

make a comeback PMT

Terry McGee said...

I liked PMT on Vice, but I prefered him as a spokesman for Crisco cooking oil! I still remember his famous line "Use Crisco on your skin and look like a greasy panhandler like me PMT!" PMT what a greasy/oily hunk of a man!

Anonymous said...

PHILLIP MICHAEL THOMAS WAS SEXY AND AS HELL. I USED TO HAVE A MAJOR CRUSH ON HIM AND HE WAS MAIN REASON WHY I WATCHED MIAMI VICE EVERY WEEK BACK IN THE DAY. HECK, I WATCH MIAMI VICE EVERY NIGHT NOW IN COZI...80;S NOSTALGIA.. HE WAS SUCH A PRETTY BOY...GORGEOUS....

Snow said...

Philip Michael Thomas was HOT ! Now , at age approx. 66 I don't believe anyone has room to down him. He was a groundbreaking star for any actor who was NOT white and one of the only dark skinned men to scale star status in the 80's. Oh ,we had Billy Dee and we had a Sammy Davis Jr. ,but, Tubbs had grit ! Oh my, and those pretty green & brown eyes........ahhhhh, excuse me while I Swoooon !

Guilty Spark said...

PMT was definitely huge in the 80's, one of the biggest stars. Just to reach that height of fame is an accomplishment. My guess is that he was typecast from such a strong role, like Don Johnson was, and couldn't break out of it. I also think he probably offended just about everyone in the film industry with his arrogant attitude and they may have blacklisted him just because they didn't like him. IMO, his EGOT thing is idiotic. His psychic network thing was really hitting bottom, there was no hope to act seriously after that. The voiceover for GTA is a nice gig, that game is HUGE. Nothing to be ashamed of there. I read up on PMT a little, and he pursued a music career, opened a theater, etc. these things didn't work out too well, but he chased his dream and it looks like he pretty much did things his way. So maybe the post MV stuff failed, at least he did what he believed in. It's too bad all the racist stuff has to show up here, can't we just talk about TV without all that shit? Netflix currectly has the entire run of Miami Vice, I'm going to check it out.

Anonymous said...

The guy was so arrogant it is fun to see him washed up. However if he has learned humility, then I bear him no ill will, maybe he can make a comeback.

Anonymous said...

I've been re-watching the show on NBC's website; the show stands the test of time. It's epic in every way. PMT was great on the show--as was Don Johnson. Edward James Olmos' part was pretty sinister, and very well executed too.

Some of PMT's lines were hilariously oozing with braggadocio, but it seems like some of those lines were improv'd by PMT, not penned by writers... specifically with the intent of adding humor, and the humor sticks its landing; it works perfectly for the role of an undercover cop who has to convince dangerous criminals that he's also a dangerous criminal, but one they'd want to hang with, and do business with.

PMT seems like he was a very cool, creative person; a good looking guy, and a success with the ladies--someone deemed to have the gravitas to play an equal to Don Johnson's Crockett. It's a shame he wasn't picked up for parts after Miami Vice. In hindsight, he could have started a production company, or something, but who at the time would have guessed the roles would dry up?

Miami Vice was really -way- ahead of its time for an hour-long prime-time television show, with its multi-racial casting. Hollywood didn't have any shows that could serve as vehicles for minority actors/actresses... apart from sitcoms with all-black casts on the WB. It's good to see that TV is upping its game in quality, as well as with opportunities for actors of many colors and heights.

I wish PMT well, and more success if life allows it. Thanks for the good work I can still enjoy today!

Anonymous said...

I've been re-watching the show on NBC's website; the show stands the test of time. It's epic in every way. PMT was great on the show--as was Don Johnson. Edward James Olmos' part was pretty sinister, and really well executed too.

Some of PMT's lines were hilariously oozing with braggadocio, but it seems like some of those lines were improv'd by PMT, not penned by writers... specifically with his intent of adding humor, and the humor sticks its landing; it works perfectly for the role of an undercover cop who has to convince dangerous criminals that he's also a dangerous criminal, but one they'd want to hang with, and do business with.

PMT seems like he was a very cool, creative person; a good looking guy, and a success with the ladies--as was Don Johnson. It's a shame he wasn't picked up for parts after Miami Vice. In hindsight, he could have started a production company, or something, but who at the time would have guessed the roles would dry up?

Miami Vice was really -way- ahead of its time for an hour-long prime-time television show, with its multi-racial casting. Hollywood didn't have any shows that could serve as vehicles for minority actors/actresses... apart from sitcoms with all-black casts on the WB. It's good to see that TV is upping its game in quality, as well as with opportunities for actors of many colors and heights.

I wish PMT well, and more success if life allows it. Thanks for the good work I can still enjoy today!

Motorcycle Man said...

Omg I'm sick and tired of hearing all this Hollywood hasn't been fair to black men shit! Every time a movie, TV show, commercial, etc there's always black men and women in it. Not once do you hear white people complain. Especially when blacks remake a major movie that originally started a white guy. In my opinion blacks are the ones who prejudice. Takes 5 blacks to beat up 1 white person and we are prejudice? Miss black America and we're prejudice? Black people meet.com and were prejudice?. Stop complaining and being lazy just so the race card can be used. Get some new material. Oh and by the way PMT can't act. And believe me there are a shit load more whites then blacks who can't act.

anonymous said...

Look @ your name & you're talking about a porn flick, well I guess we know what you watch all day. Smh

Anonymous said...

Bruce Willis, Kramer (from Seinfeld), Leguizamo among other unknown future stars all got parts on the show. PMT was more famous than them at the time, but they got better parts later on than Philip and even Don Johnson. DJ didnt' get much later except for Nash Bridges.

Ask yourself, do you really need much afer all that work money and fame? People have second careers away from the spolight and are free to explore.

So many one-hit singers and one-hit shows, pro athletes who have a stretch of good years but then you never see them again. It doesn't mean they are washed up. I think anyone would trade places with what you call "washed-up" vs. your current career.

Charlotte C. said...

I think there are ALOT of Haters on this site! He had his time and greasy? Really? The man was and still is fine, that's all it is! I don't know any of you who are famous... He's famous enough for Haters to be on the Internet, still, talking about him! Bravo Mr. Thomas! Still love u and may God continue to bless you! Fine, Fine, Fine!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Not sure how old he'd be now ...but a well invested $2mil in the bank in 2003...I'd not be bothered about my leisure and step away from pwrformance being sniped at as 'failure' ...I dream if being a $2,000,000 failure! Seriously dude, what is your problem that you need others to do with their lives according to some bizarre judgement template that only exists in your head?

Sterling !!! said...

Is this Stacey dash?

Anionymous said...

PMT got ZIKA down there workin' out in Miami. That's the rumor anyway.... Don't know if that's true.

Philmichael McThomas said...

I'm surprised no one mentioned the movie of his life, titled, The Man With Three First Names. Huh, how 'bout that.

Helen Eschenbacher said...

What shallow cruel writing!

Greasy? PMT is STILL on Miami Vice with Netflix, NBC Roku. These two actors changed TV completely. Every guy dressed as these two did.

The DVDs are in Blu-ray and selling.

The author of this garbage must hate himself. Sad!