John Henry Diehl had a long and successful career even before his role in Miami Vice. After the show, he appeared in many other films and TV shows, often taking up to four different gigs annually. He continued acting until 2014 and has since toned it down after receiving the Southampton Film Festival’s Lead Actor Award for his role in the short film Kahea.
Diehl married singer Julie Christensen in 1992 and had a son with her. The actor also tried his luck at boxing but quit after just one win and one loss. Not a bad career, especially when you realize that he has acted in just about every popular drama shows from the ‘80s and the ‘90s.
Saundra Santiago– After the show
Saundra Santiago is actually a Cuban born actress and immigrated into the country at a very young age. One of her first roles was as Detective Gina Calabrese on the hit show Miami Vice. After spending three years as the character, she eventually continued on to other shows.
Although Santiago has appeared in everything from The Sopranos to the popular crime show Law & Order, she never really achieved the level of success she gained on Miami Vice. Her latest role was on the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods, where she played the role of Carmen Baez, the mother of Detective Maria Baez, in the episode "Stomping Grounds".
John Diehl As Lawrence “Larry” Zito
Lawrence “Larry” Zito, played by actor John Diehl, was one of the show's most beloved characters. He was paired with fellow Detective Stan Switek, and the two eventually became great friends, mostly through their shared love for electronics. He was a highly talented addition to the Vice team, and helped our heroes tack down "persons of interest".
Unfortunately, Zito was killed by three goons who injected him with an overdose of cocaine. The common theory is that the actor, John Diel, found himself getting bored with the role and asked for a way out. It’s a good thing the show had some very creative quick-thinking writers to fix the problem.
Sheena Easton As Caitlin Davies-Crockett
Pop Singer Caitlin Davies, who was played by the beautiful Sheena Easton, had a relatively short role on Miami Vice. She appeared in five of the show's episodes but had a very major impact on its cast. Davies was shortly married to one of the show's heroes, James "Sonny" Crockett after the two fell in love while he was her bodyguard.
Sadly, Davies was killed by one of Crockett’s enemies after being married for less than a year and bearing her husband’s child. Crockett never really recovered from her death, and it changed him into a much more cynical and depressed character. It eventually led our hero to retire from Vice in 1989.
Sheena Easton– After the show
Despite her wonderful acting skills, Sheena Easton is actually known as a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter. She began her singing career at age 21 and is still active today. She has appeared in a few films and shows over the decades, either as herself or in various minor roles. Her biggest acting role to date was in Miami Vice, where she did a terrific job.
Today, Sheena mostly spends her time touring and giving fantastic live performances throughout Australia and the United States. She recently accepted the role of Dorothy Brock in the revival production of 42nd Street. Although her career is very demanding, she also found the time to adopt children and spends a lot of her time being an amazing mother.