Miami Vice
Whatever happened to Crockett and Tubbs?



 BEFORE...
First aired in 1984, "Miami Vice" featured Detectives James 'Sonny' Crockett and Ricardo 'Rico' Tubbs fighting against the drug trade in Miami.
Don Johnson played Crockett, who lives on a boat, alone except for his pet alligator called Elvis.
Philip Michael Thomas played Tubbs, a former New York cop who travels to Miami seeking revenge for his brother's killing, and becomes Crockett's partner.
The show soon became a big success with it's orginal style and use of music, and it's theme tune by Jan Hammer reached number one in the American singles charts.
After five series, "Miami Vice" was cancelled and the final show was aired in 1989.

 AFTER...
Both Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas tried their hand at the music business and released albums. Both Don Johnson's "Heartbeat" and Philip Michael Thomas' "Living The Book Of My Life" were fairly successful.
In 1989, Don married actress Melanie Griffith for the second time, although they divorced again in 1996.
Don went on to appear in several films such as "Tin Cup" with Kevin Costner and in 1996 was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He then went on to star in the TV series "Nash Bridges" from 1996 until 2001, a show for which he was also executive producer.
In 2003, German customs officials found bank statements listing 8 billion dollars in transactions in Don's car. After allegations of money-laundering, Don insisted the transactions weren't his and he was eventually cleared.
Don is now married to Kelley Phleger and has 5 children.
In 1994, Philip became spokesman for the Philip Michael Thomas Psychic Connection, appearing in "psychic" TV commercials using the slogan "From Miami Vice to world advice".
The Philip Michael Thomas Psychic Connection later became known as Traffix, and after they replaced Thomas he sued them for money owed over how his name and likeness were used in the commercials. After an eight year dispute, he was awarded 2.3 million dollars.
Philip still appears on film an TV occasionally (including in several episodes of "Nash Bridges") and in 2002 he lended his voice to the video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City". He is now married and has 14 children, including a boy called Don.
The first series of Miami Vice has been released on DVD with more series to follow. A video game "Miami Vice" based on the show has also been released for the Playstation 2, XBox and PC.
Michael Mann, who co-created and executively produced the original series went on to direct the hit films "Heat", "The Insider" and "Collateral" and has recently been writing and directing a film based on the show. This is due for release in 2006 and will star Colin Farrell as Crockett and Jamie Foxx as Tubbs.

 DO YOU REMEMBER...
Crockett's stubble.
Crockett creating a new look with his T-shirt under his Armani jacket.

 DID YOU KNOW...
Don Johnson was arrested for hot-wiring cars and sent to reform school when he was just 12 years old.
Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson and Chris Rock all appeared in episodes of "Miami Vice" before they were famous.

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