Posted: 06.30.2012 Updated: 09.03.2012
Miami Vice Triva
||# of Episodes
||September 28, 1984
||May 21, 1989
|Miami Vice Trivia
Produced by Michael Mann.
Starred Don Johnson as James “Sonny” Crockett and Phillip Michael Thomas as Ricardo “Rico” Tubbs.
Miami Vice was one of the first American network television programs to be broadcast in stereo.
The show was written for an MTV audience.
In its first season the show saw an unprecedented 15 Emmy Award nominations.
Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Mickey Rourke and Larry Wilcox either passed or were passed over for the role of Sonny Crockett.
Miami Vice would spend $10,000 or more per episode to buy the clearance to original songs.
By the time the show debuted in 1984, MTV was heavily embedded in popular culture and Miami Vice was an inviting showcase for artists such as Billy Idol, Bryan Adams, Depeche Mode, Devo, Dire Straits, Foreigner, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Glenn Frey, Godley & Creme, Iron Maiden, Jackson Browne, Meat Loaf, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Pink Floyd, Roger Daltrey, Suicidal Tendencies, Ted Nugent, The Alan Parsons Project, The Damned, The Police, The Tubes, Tina Turner, U2 and ZZ Top to eagerly contribute their music.
The Miami Vice Theme was recorded by Jan Hammer and was a number one Billboard hit and no other instrumental song has hit number one since then.
Olivia Brown starred in all 111 episodes.
Saundra Santiago appeared in all 111 episodes.
Detective Stan Switek was portrayed by Michael Talbot in 110 episodes.
Edward James Almos appeared as Lt. Martin Castillo in 106 episodes.
John Diehl appeared as Det. Larry Zito in 56 episodes from 1984-1987.
Singer Sheena Easton appeared in five episodes.
Dennis Farina starred in three episodes as Albert Lombard.
Pam Grier played Valerie Gordon in three episodes.
Stanley Tucci in three episodes.
Toukie Smith – three episodes.
John Leguizamo appeared as Orlando Calderone in three episodes.
Helena Bonham Carter appeared in two episodes as Dr. Theresa Lions in 1987.
Matt Frewer played Cliff King in 2 episodes in 1988.
In the fourth episode of the first season, in a rare dramatic move, a lead figure was killed off. Gregory Sierra’s character Lt. Lou Rodriguez was murdered.
Cigarettes Trivia: Sonny Crockett smoked Lucky Stikes.
Sonny Crockett lived on a yacht, the St. Vitus Dance.
Elvis was Sonny’s alligator that lived on the boat.|