Miami Sound Machine: 16 Best Musical Guest Stars on 'Miami Vice'

From the Godfather of Soul to the Nuge, here are the more memorable musical greats who graced the iconic Eighties cop show

Load Previous

4. Miles Davis ('Junk Love,' Season Two)

The jazz legend made his acting debut as the sympathetic smuggler-turned-pimp Ivory Jones in one of the darkest episodes of Miami Vice's five-year run. Davis brought his trademark rasp to the character, who's killed after coming to the aid of a heroin-abusing prostitute attempting to escape an incestuous relationship with her crime-boss father. Davis would appear on screen a few more times before his 1991 passing: the 1987 TV movie On The Edge; a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene in Bill Murray's Scrooged (1988); the obscure but semi-autobiographical 1991 film Dingo.

Back to Top