“Believe in your potential.”
Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., never let distracters and doubters discourage him from pursuing his dream of becoming an actor in Hollywood. He was born in Manhattan, New York, but was raised by his grandparents in a small town in North Carolina. “I ran away from home and lived in the streets of Downtown Los Angeles in search of a dream,” he says, “a dream I had since I was three years old.” Miguel stuck to his dream, bought a ticket to Hollywood and did what he needed to do to be a Hollywood star.
Miguel believes his purpose as an entertainer is to leave an emotional impression on his audience. “I would describe my craft as an entertainer, not just an actor, but somebody who changes your reality and changes your perception of the moment. I strive to be someone who can make you happy when you’re sad and make you sad when you’re happy.”
“I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I put my trust in God and myself and let no one’s opinion determine my destiny. If you don’t believe in yourself, then no one else will.”
In the late 80s, he starred in the TV drama, Tour of Duty, and in the 90s sitcom, Sparks. In his roles as Marcus Taylor and Maxey Sparks, Miguel proved early on to be a likable entertainment figure to the masses. Miguel stretched his comedic acting chops when he played in the 2002 feature-length comedy, Juwanna Man. At the time of its theatrical release, it challenged the assumptions men have about women’s experiences. Miguel is quick to share that he’s working on Juwanna Man 2 for fans of the cult comedy classic.
Today, Miguel continues to stretch the type of roles audiences expect him to play. “I am happy and proud to be a part of the new incredible hit drama, The Family Business. The Family Business is based on a novel by Carl Weber. The intensity of the show is breathtaking. It is hip, cool, and the actors are amazing. This is one of the projects I am most proud to be a part of. I am also in development on a show entitled Singing with the Stars with partner and wonder producer, Rodney Jerkins. It will be number one.