Detective Ricardo Tubbs is a fictional character and protagonist from the American television series Miami Vice and the 2006 film of the same name. He is portrayed in all his appearances in the television series by Philip Michael Thomas, and in the film by Jamie Foxx. Tubbs is an undercover detective for the Metro-Dade Police Department's Organized Crime Bureau, having relocated to Miami from New York City in order to track down his brother's murderer. For the duration of the series, Tubbs is partnered with fellow undercover detective James "Sonny" Crockett, portrayed by Don Johnson; in the film, he is again partnered with Colin Farrell's Crockett. The character made his first appearance in "Brother's Keeper", the pilot episode of the series, broadcast on 16 September 1984; and went on to appear in all but one of the series' 111 episodes. Thomas' portrayal of the role was well received by fans and critics, and earned the actor a People's Choice Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination. The character would go on to become a fashion icon, and helped to set a trend for Miami Vice-related clothing.