Don Johnson

Don Johnson with Kermit.


Reused Muppet Movie footage in "Cuba Libre."


The Miami Mice.

Miami Mice Muppet Magazine

Miami Vice was a popular television series that aired from 1984 to 1989. The characters of Crocket and Tubbs were ranked #61, with Lt. Castillo at #89 in Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters.


  • The third season episode "Cuba Libre" contained aerial footage of a swamp, reused from the opening credits of The Muppet Movie.


  • Miami Vice star Don Johnson was interviewed about his role on the show in the Fall 1986 issue of Muppet Magazine, and featured on the cover.


Actors who have played featured roles in Muppet/Henson productions and who have also appeared on Miami Vice include the following:

  • Larry Block played an FBI agent in "Heroes of the Revolution" (1987)
  • Eddie Castrodad played Jaime Escobar in "The Maze" (1985)
  • Chris Cooper played Jimmy Yagovitch in "Mirror Image" (1988)
  • Colin Farrell played Sonny Crockett in the 2006 film adaptation
  • Harvey Fierstein played Benedict in "The Fix" (1986)
  • Laurence Fishburne played Prison Guard Keller in "Walk-Alone" (1986)
  • Jamie Foxx played Ricardo Tubbs in the 2006 film adaptation
  • Ellen Greene played Darlene in "Made for Each Other" (1985)
  • Norberto Kerner played a Colombian officer in "The Prodigal Son" (1985)
  • Nathan Lane played Monty Price in "Buddies" (1985)
  • Stan Lathan directed "Glades" (1984)
  • John Leguizamo played Ivan Calderone in "Sons and Lovers" (1986), Orlando Calderone in "The Afternoon Plane" (1987), and Angelo Alvarez in "Victims of Circumstance" (1989)
  • Ian McShane played Esteban Montoya in "Knock, Knock... Who's There?" (1987) and General Manuel Borbon in "Freefall" (1989)
  • Sam McMurray played Jimmy Walters in "Calderone's Demise" (1984)
  • Belinda Montgomery played Caroline Crockett (1984-1989)
  • Liam Neeson played Sean Carroon in "When Irish Eyes Are Crying" (1986)
  • Austin Pendleton played Max Rogo in "Yankee Dollar" (1986)
  • Jon Polito played El Gato in "Hostile Takeover" and "Redemption in Blood" (1988)
  • Little Richard played Marvelle Quinn in "Out Where the Buses Don't Run" (1985)
  • Chris Rock played Carson in "Missing Hours" (1987)
  • Jaime Sánchez played Grocero in "Smuggler's Blues" (1985)
  • Jimmy Smits played Eddie Rivera in "Brother's Keeper" (1984)
  • John Spencer played Lt. Lee Atkins in "The Good Collar" (1986)
  • Ben Stiller played Fast Eddie Felcher in "Amen... Send Money" (1987)

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