Who is Miguel A. Nunez Jr.?
Miguel is an American actor, writer and producer, perhaps still best known to the world as Spider in the film “The Return of the Living Dead” (1985), and recently as Harris Grant in the TV series “The Family Business” (2018-2021), among many other roles that he’s secured in his career.
What is Miguel A. Nunez Jr. Doing Today?
Miguel is now in his late 50s and still going strong in Hollywood. Recently, he finished shooting the third season of the crime drama series “The Family Business”, and is working on several projects scheduled for release in 2022, including the films “I Am Black and I Am Proud”, “John Wynn’s One Hour”, and several others.
Miguel A. Nunez Jr. Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Miguel A. Nunez Jr. was born on 11 August 1964 under the Leo zodiac sign, in New York City USA. Of Africa-American and Dominican ancestry, Miguel hasn’t talked much about his parents, as he was raised by his grandparents in Wilson, North Carolina.
He has been rather secretive about his life before making it to Hollywood, and as a result, there is no information about his educational background.
Before launching his acting career, Miguel worked as a telemarketer for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. He made his acting debut in 1984, with a minor role in the romantic comedy film “Joy of Sex”, starring Cameron Dye, Michelle Meyrink and Colleen Camp. The same year, he was featured in the TV series “Automan” and “Trapper John, M.D.”, while in 1985 he was selected for the role of Demon in the horror film “Friday the 13th: A New Beginning”.
Also in 1985, he secured one of his major roles, as Spider in the sci-fi horror comedy film “The Return of the Living Dead”, while from 1987 to 1990 he was Pvt. Marcus Taylor in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning action war-drama series “Tour of Duty”, starring alongside Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey and Tony Becker.
There was no change in Miguel’s life following the successful portrayal of Pvt. Marcus Taylor, as he continued with minor roles, appearing in such films as “Lethal Weapon 3” in 1992, while in 1993 he was Jason in the TV series “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”.
Throughout the ‘90s, Miguel featured in such projects as the film “Street Fighter” (1994), then the TV series “My Wildest Dreams” (1995), and in 1996 he was Luis Jackson in the TV series “The Faculty”.
Rise to Prominenc;
He made huge steps forward in his career in the second half of the ‘90s. He portrayed Maxey Sparks in the TV series “Sparks” from 1996 to 1998, and in 1998 portrayed Young Little Richard in the biopic about Frankie Laymon and his three wives, entitled “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”.
In 1999, he appeared in the Academy Award-nominated comedy crime-drama film “Life”, starring Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, and Obba Babatunde.
In 2000 he again worked with Eddie Murphy, this time in the comedy film “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps”, then two years later appeared in the film “The Adventures of Pluto Nash”. In 2003 he was Detective Sam Sullivan in the TV series “Tarzan”, and Miguel’s next role was as Zack in the TV comedy series “Joey” (2005-2006), while in 2007 he co-starred in the comedy film “Kickin’ It Old Skool”.
In 2010, he featured in the thriller film “Trapped: Haitian Nights”, with Kenya Moore, Vivica A. Fox, and Clifton Powell, and the following year, Miguel appeared in the drama film “Breathe”, and starred in the comedy film “Should’ve Put a Ring on It”, co-starring Robin Givens and Bobby V.
From the start of the 2010s, Miguel focused more on film roles, and his next prominent appearance was as Gary in the thriller film “Dolls of Voodoo”, and again starred with Vivica A. Fox in the comedy film “A Christmas Wedding”.
Next, he co-starred with Tom Sizemore, Eric Roberts and Clifton Powell in the thriller film “Hunting Season”, written and directed by Eduardo Castrillo, while he was quite busy in 2017 and ‘18, working on a number of films, however, none of these projects achieved substantial success, except for the drama film “1 Angry Black Man” (2018), in which he co-starred with Keith Stone Griffith and Daphne Danielle. In 2019 he starred in the film “A Holiday Change”, and after the end of “The Family Business”, he starred as Frank in the film “The Interruptions” (2021).
As of early 2022, Miguel A. Nunez Jr.’s net worth has been estimated to be over $1 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, during which he’s appeared in more than 140 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Wife, Children
When it comes to his personal life, Miguel has been married to Yulanda Simon since 1994, with whom he has two daughters, Mia, and Micole, born in 1995 and 1999 respectively.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actor has short black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1ins (1.85m), while his weight and other vital statistics are currently unknown, though he has an athletic figure.