Miami Vice

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Miami Vice centers around the unlikely partnership of Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas), two undercover detectives from the Miami Police Department’s vice squad battling against drug trafficking and prostitution in the city’s seamy underworld. Its use of New Wave music and colorful Italian men’s fashion was groundbreaking and the series had a defining influence on the popular culture of the 1980s.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: 8.3 (20 votes)
  • Runtime: 45 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 1984 - 1988
  • Episodes per season: 24
  • Network: NBC


Miami Vice - season 1

Season 1 (1984)

Rating: 7.4
Miami Vice - season 2

Season 2 (1985)

Rating: 6.8
Miami Vice - season 3

Season 3 (1986)

Rating: 3.9
Miami Vice - season 4

Season 4 (1987)

Rating: 3.7
Miami Vice - season 5

Season 5 (1988)

Rating: 7.4

Characters and Actors

Don Johnson as Detective Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice

Detective Sonny Crockett

Actor: Don Johnson
Also in: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Philip Michael Thomas as Detective Ricardo Tubbs in Miami Vice

Detective Ricardo Tubbs

Actor: Philip Michael Thomas
Edward James Olmos as Lieutenant Martin Castillo in Miami Vice

Lieutenant Martin Castillo

Actor: Edward James Olmos
Also in: Dexter, Battlestar Galactica (2003)
John Diehl as Detective Lawrence « Larry » Zito in Miami Vice

Detective Lawrence « Larry » Zito

Actor: John Diehl
Michael Talbott as Detective Stanley Switek in Miami Vice

Detective Stanley Switek

Actor: Michael Talbott
Saundra Santiago as Detective Gina Navarro Calabrese in Miami Vice

Detective Gina Navarro Calabrese

Actor: Saundra Santiago
Olivia Brown as Trudy Joplin in Miami Vice

Trudy Joplin

Actor: Olivia Brown