Acting rather than singing has been the arena that gained Phillip Michael Thomas his fame. He played Detective Ricardo Tubbs on the hit television series Miami Vice for five years in the '80s, and before that had been featured in such films as Sparkle. Thomas tried to parlay the television stardom into musical success, but his mid-'80s LP for Atlantic couldn't generate any interest on either the pop or R&B side. ~ Ron Wynn, Rovi