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Biography:
Birth Name: Philip Michael Thomas
Born: 05/26/1949

An eclectic mix of Native-American, German, Irish, and African-American ancestry, Philip Michael Thomas was born in Columbus, OH on May 26, 1949. A former student of theology at Alabama's Oakwood College, Thomas quit school to launch his acting career in the late 1960's, after winning an audition for the Broadway musical "Hair." Reveling in the spotlight, the charismatic Thomas shined in his musical numbers and quickly became a favorite of audiences. As was the case with many of his contemporaries - among them Ron ("Superfly") O'Neal and Richard ("Shaft") Roundtree - musical theatre proved to be a stepping-stone into Hollywood for many African-American actors. Swept up in the twilight of Hol... Continue Bio >>

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