Geoffrey Owens

  1. Phillip Michael Thomas, Miami Vice, TV, 1984-1990.    The legendary pitch, from NBC chief Brandon Tartikoff, was simple. “MTV cops!” Anthony Kerkovich and Michael Mann did the splashy rest – as, originally, Gold Coast.  They saw five guys were seen for Don Johnson’s vice cop Sonny Crockett – just two for his black partner Ricardo Tubbs and his 1964 Cadillac DeVille: the “too young” Owens and Denzel Washington. Often mistaken for PMT, Owens landed the role of Elvin Thibadeaux a year later –   and wed Cliff Huxtable’s daughter durng 44 chapters of The Cosby Show, 1985-1992

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