His father has worked for over 40 years as a scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he has 5 Super Bowl rings. He uncovered many players from traditionally black colleges, including Hall of Famers John Stallworth and Mel Blount.
Grew up in Pennsylvania.
Enrolled in Morehouse College as an English major. Nunn originally had his sights set on becoming a writer. Overtime he started gravitating towards acting and decided to focus on that as his future instead.
Did a artist-in-residence post with Spelman College in Georgia.
Graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1976.
If you want to be an actor, you should just get out there and do it. I don't go for the approach of first getting photos and an agent. I think you should start with the work, and the other stuff will follow. As with opportunity knocks, you have to be ready.
'School Daze' was one of the highlights of my life because it was the first chance I had to act on screen. I would have been happy if that had been it, because I proved that I could do it.
"Fortunately, I never had to do the waiter thing. When I got out of college, I immediately started to teach acting. One of the first jobs I had was in a federally-funded program where I taught drama to young people." - On his pre-acting employment.
The whole process of rehearsing a play involves so many creative and dramatic exercises, that this became my training. In fact, I still consider myself in training. Every time I work it's an educational process because I learn by watching other actors. My career is always going to be an on-going study.