Miguel Nunez plays Harris Grant, the Duncan family lawyer in The Family Business. But who is Miguel Nunez when the cameras stop rolling?
What is ‘The Family Business’?
The Family Business is a VH1 television show about a prominent businessman with a shady past who is trying to make amends for his former mistakes and turn around the fortunes of the family business.
The show follows each character as they navigate through the struggles of family drama, financial pressures and moral dilemmas, all while keeping the business afloat. The Family Business is a gut wrenching, yet inspiring story that resonates with viewers across all ages.
Who is Miguel Nunez?
Miguel Nunez has been dominating TV screens in recent years, due to his role as Harris Grant in The Family Business.
Grant is the husband of London, the eldest daughter of the Duncan family. He also happens to be their family lawyer and fixer. Therefore, he plays a pretty big role in most of the family business operations.
But who is Miguel Nunez outside of The Family Business?
Miguel A. Nunez Jr. has been a Hollywood staple since the 1980s, having appeared in films like Juwanna Mann and The Best Man Holiday, as well as TV shows such as Friends, Living Single and Nashville.
Nunez has played many small roles on television, however he landed his big break playing Marcus Taylor in the hit CBS series Tour of Duty. Since then, he has gone on to appear in films such as Life, with Martin Lawrence, and Why Do Fools Fall in Love, alongside Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon and Larenz Tate.
What To Know About Miguel Nunez of ‘The Family Business’
Miguel Nunez is a legendary actor beloved by so many in the Black community. Still, not much is known about him outside of his acting career. To learn more about him, here are five facts about Miguel Nunez:
1. MIguel Nunez is an Executive Producer
Sure, Miguel Nunez is a talented actor. But when he isn’t busy working in front of the cameras, he’s somewhere working behind them.
In 2014, he acted as executive producer for School Dance, an American teen comedy film written, directed and starring Nick Cannon. The movie follows the story of a high school freshman named Shaun who must battle an intimidating upperclassman for the affections of his crush and to earn respect among his peers.
With its combination of outrageous humor, heartfelt drama and infectious hip-hop soundtrack, School Dance is an entertaining film that speaks to the struggles of young people everywhere. And as a result, the film has become a cult classic for its unique take on the high school experience.
2. He Hasn't Been Sick for 30 Years
Maintaining a busy life as an actor can put a lot of stress on your body. But in an interview with Luenell for VladTV, Nunez explains that, aside from a couple of bouts with COVID-19, he hasn’t been sick in more than three decades!
“I have not had a cold — I have not been sick at all,” he reveals. “I’ve been sick twice in 30 years, and that was both with Corona.”
But even more shocking is what he attributes to his health: kerosene.
“You take a teaspoon of kerosene. You’re going to booboo more than you’ve ever boobooed. You’re going to throw up at the same time. That’s because in your body that’s not supposed to be there will get the hell out.”
3. He Was Destined to Become a Star
In an interview for VladTV, Nunez revealed that he knew that he wanted to be a Hollywood actor from a young age — 3 years old, to be exact.
“My mom said the first time she spanked me, she said I told her ‘When I become a movie star, I’m not going to buy you nothing.'”
But that’s not all. He also recalled the first time his uncle, a car dealer, brought a Cadillac with California license plates home.
“They said I sat on the street, just rubbing the license plate all day long. All day long. [I was] thinking, ‘This car was in California. It’s where I’m going to live and be on TV.'”
4. He Believes in Manifestation
Miguel Nunez is an accomplished actor, but before he attained fame and fortune, he experienced humble beginnings.
As the grandson of a preacher, Nunez had very close ties to the church. And during his upbringing, one Bible verse in particular really seemed to stick with him.
“I always believed that the power of life and death is in the tongue,” he explained, adding that he is “a product of that principle.”
He revealed that even though he was too young to understand its meaning, he lived its reality every day.
“Every single day of my life, I told anybody who would listen [that I would become a Hollywood actor.]”
And despite the naysayers, he did just that. Nunez would go on to act in small roles on television and film until he landed his big break. Today, Nunez has a wildly impressive acting portfolio, with no plans of stopping.
5. He Moved to Hollywood with $3 to His Name
For a majority of aspiring actors, making it in Hollywood is incredibly competitive. Still, many make the trip to La La Land in hopes of becoming a star.
Nunez is no exception, and he revealed as much in his interview with The Humor Mill. He said that he quit his job abruptly after realizing he was unhappy. And in another spur of the moment decision, he packed his bags and purchased bus fare for a trip to California with only $3 to his name.
Still, life was far from smooth sailing for Nunez. He worked multiple jobs in an effort to not only make ends meet, but become noticed in the industry. Fortunately, after much trial and error, he earned a leading role in a commercial for a restaurant. And the rest was history.