After five successful seasons of kick-butt policing, "Miami Vice" aired its series finale on May 21, 1989. Now, 30 years later, Wonderwall.com is checking up on the cast of the hit TV crime drama to find out what the actors and actresses of "Miami Vice" are up to today!
Don Johnson starred as Detective James "Sonny" Crockett, an undercover Metro-Dade Police Department officer, on "Miami Vice."
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After wrapping up "Miami Vice" (and winning a Golden Globe for his work on the show), Don Johnson landed a lead role on the hit '90s police drama "Nash Bridges." He went on to also star in "Just Legal," "Guys and Dolls," "When in Rome," "Machete" and "Django Unchained." Up next, Don will take on roles in 2019's "Knives Out" and the HBO series "Watchmen." The father of five has been married five times to four women over the years. He's currently wed to former Montessori teacher Kelley Phleger, with whom he has three children. He's also a dad to actress Dakota Johnson, whom he shares with ex-wife Melanie Griffith, and son Jesse Johnson, whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Patti D'Arbanville.
Philip Michael Thomas starred as Detective Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, a former New York police detective who joins the Miami police department, on "Miami Vice."
Philip Michael Thomas went on to have some success after "Miami Vice" wrapped. He starred on '90s TV series "Detective Extralarge" and "Nash Bridges" and went on to appear in several made-for-TV movies including "Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter" and "Zorro: Pride of the Pueblo." Philip also served as a spokesperson for cell phone entertainment company Nextones and voiced character Lance Vance in the video games "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" and "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories." He retired from the entertainment business in 2006. He has 11 children, five of whom he shares with ex-wife Kassandra Thomas. The pair married in 1986 and divorced in 1998.
Edward James Olmos starred as Lieutenant Martin "Marty" Castillo, the commander of the vice unit, on "Miami Vice."
Edward James Olmos has done a lot since the '80s. He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his work on "Miami Vice" and went on to star in several hit movies and TV shows including "Selena," "Battlestar Galactica," "Blade Runner 2049," "Zoot Suit" and "Coco." He more recently starred in "A Dog's Way Home" and will appear in the 2019 9/11 film "Windows on the World." Edward welcomed two children with his first wife, Kaija Keel, before the pair divorced in 1992. After that, Edward — who faced multiple sexual assault claims in the '90s, though was not prosecuted — reportedly adopted four other children and remarried twice, first to actress Lorraine Bracco in the '90s and to Lymari Nadal in 2002, though the couple reportedly separated in 2013.
Saundra Santiago played Detective Gina Navarro Calabrese, a fearless cop who briefly dated Sonny, on "Miami Vice."
Saundra Santiago has landed a number of television roles since her "Miami Vice" days. She appeared on "Guiding Light," "To Sir, with Love II," "Blue Bloods" and "Gang Related" and played Tony Soprano's next-door neighbor, Jeannie Cusamano, on "The Sopranos." She more recently guest starred on episodes of "Madam Secretary" and "Snowfall." Saundra married jazz musician Roger Squitero in 1999. The couple have no children.
Olivia Brown played Detective Trudy Joplin, one of unit's officers who's also Gina's patrol partner, on "Miami Vice."
Olivia Brown (pictured here with "Miami Vice" co-star Saundra Santiago) is still a working actress today. She played Vanessa Hargraves on the CBS show "Designing Women" and landed recurring roles on "7th Heaven" and "Moesha" in the '90s. She more recently starred in 2017's "Our Dream Christmas" on UMC. Olivia divorced fellow actor Mykelti Williamson in 1985 but found love again with current husband James Okonkwo, with whom she has two children.
Michael Talbott played Detective Stan Switek on "Miami Vice."
Michael Talbott landed a few small roles in the 1990s in projects including "Little Vegas," "Sunset Heat" and "Hero" but has mostly kept a low profile since his "Miami Vice" heyday. He more recently appeared in the 2014 short film "Sal and the Goon." He currently lives in his hometown of Waverly, Iowa, and is an outspoken gun rights supporter and member of the National Rifle Association. In 2011, he became a spokesperson for Panteao Productions, a production company and distributor of firearms and tactical videos.
John Diehl played Detective Larry Zito, Stan's surveillance partner who's killed in the line of duty, on "Miami Vice."
John Diehl left "Miami Vice" to develop his career in theater and film. He went on to appear in "Land of Plenty," "Nixon," "Jurassic Park III," "Pearl Harbor," "The West Wing" and "The Shield." He more recently acted in the 2017 flick "Out of Wild" and is set to appear in the upcoming drama film "Serpent in the Bottle." John married singer-songwriter Julie Christensen in 1992. The couple lives in Nashville with their son, Magnus.