THE latest 1980s TV series to undergo the Hollywood treatment is Miami Vice, with Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx playing detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. The original Tubbs, actor Philip Michael Thomas, vanished from sight. He spent some time working for psychic hotlines, and in 2002 was awarded an undisclosed amount for his work on psychic phone ads, ending an eight-year wrangle in which Thomas claimed the company owed him $12m.

He has five daughters with three different girlfriends.