Guess Who: Today’s Biggest Stars on “Miami Vice”

These 11 stars all featured on "Miami Vice" before they became household names.

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Before she was America's sweetheart, Julia Roberts experimented with her dark side, playing Polly Wheeler, an art gallery manager and drug dealer's assistant with a liking for bad boys on "Miami Vice." ("Mirror Image," S4 Ep22 - originally aired 1988) Click through for more stars you didn't know were on "Vice."
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Only 20 years old at the time, Benecio Del Toro (r.) played Pito, an ex-con turned thespian.("Everybody's In Show Biz," S3 Ep23 - originally aired 1987)
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Back in 1984, the year "Miami Vice" premiered, Crockett and Tubbs were after arms dealer extraordinaire Tony Amato, played by Bruce Willis. ("No Exit," S1 Ep7)
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If James Brown is an alien, then Chris Rock (r.) is on the case (at least in this episode). In this odd Sci-Fi turn in the series, Rock plays a records clerk tasked with researching UFOs and aliens. ("Missing Hours," S4 Ep7 - originally aired 1987)
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Crockett is in love, again… And this time with Helena Bonham Carter, a beautiful ER doctor named Theresa who just happens to be a heroin addict. ("Theresa," S3 Ep16 - originally aired 1987)
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Now that's a duo! Before "Boardwalk Empire," a young Steve Buscemi (center) played a middleman for a Bolivian drug lord, finding himself on Willie Nelson's (l.) bad side. ("El Viejo," S3 Ep7 - originally aired 1986)
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In his television debut, John Turturro played a pimp with an unfortunate fate. ("Rites of Passage," S1 Ep16 - originally aired 1985)
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Before he was Morpheus in "The Matrix," Laurence Fishburne (r.) went by Larry and played a prison guard, roughing up Tubbs while he was undercover in the clink. ("Walk-Alone," S3 Ep4 - originally aired 1986)
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Detective Calabrese falls in love with an Irish philanthropist, played by Liam Neeson (r.), but he ends up not being the guy she thinks he is. ("When Irish Eyes Are Crying," S3 Ep1 - originally aired 1986)
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Stanley Tucci (l.) makes a couple of cameo appearances throughout "Miami Vice's" five-season run. First, as Steve Demarco, the adoptive father of a smuggled baby, and later as an entirely different character in season four. ("Baby Blues," S3 Ep9 - originally aired 1986) - Watch "Miami Vice" weekdays 11PM/10c and Saturdays 8PM/7c on COZI TV.
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