Miguel A. Nuñez Jr. biography
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Miguel A. Nuñez Jr.
Date of Birth: October 19, 1961
Born into a family of nine children in New York, Nuñez moved with his family
to North Carolina where he grew up and completed his high school studies.
Following high school, he moved to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an
His experience in Los Angeles wasn't as good as he had hoped. For the first
five years he couldn't land one acting gig for television or film and was
forced to make money some other way.
By the early 80's he started getting
nibbles from the industry, landing guest roles in series like Automan, The
Twilight Zone, Amen as well as bit parts in films like Joy of Sex (1984),
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) and The Return of the Living
Film work began to pick up in the late 80's, although Nuñez continued to
play nameless background characters like Man with Broken Nose' in Harlem
Nights (1989) and Squad Member #4 in Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). By
the mid 90's, however, he started to play supporting cast characters such as
Dee Jay in Street Fighter and Bugs in Hard Vice (both 1994).
Nuñez finally landed time in the spotlight in the late 90's starting with a
co-starring role on the television series, The Faculty playing Luis
Jackson and a major role in the feature film For Richer or Poorer
(1997). He also did memorable turns in Why Do Fools Fall In Love
(1998) and Life (1999), playing Biscuit.
In 2002, Nuñez was cast in
the lead role for the basketball comedy, Juwanna Mann , playing Jamal
who is kicked out of his league and decides to dress in drag and play for the
Still living in Los Angeles, Nuñez helps the homeless at the Union Rescue
Mission through his "Sparks of Hope" program. He is married and has two