Nicholas James Muscarella

Nicholas James Muscarella, best known by his stage name Nick James, was born on December 1st, 1982. James was studying marketing when he decided he wanted to become an actor. So the actor-to-be left college and moved to Los Angeles with $200 in his pocket. James got his big chance in 2016, landing a recurring role in the television series “The Haves and the Have Nots,” playing the role of Officer Lewis. Today, we celebrate James’ birthday by taking a look at his career and life.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Nicholas James Muscarella



Birth date:

December 1, 1982



Zodiac Sign:



5' 10"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1.5 million

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Nicholas James Muscarella, best known by his stage name Nick James, was born in Greenville, Pennsylvania, on December 1st, 1982. James is the son of Vicki and Gregory Muscarella; his older brother is called Michael. James had a happy childhood and attended Reynolds Junior – Senior High School. After graduating high school, James enrolled at Penn State Behrend College to study management and marketing. It turned out that marketing and management weren’t James’ thing. So he decided to leave college and move to Los Angeles to pursue his dream: of becoming an actor.

James arrived in Hollywood with nothing but $200 and a pocket full of dreams and hopes. In Los Angeles, James took acting classes from some of the best tutors, including acting coach Vincent Chase. James worked at various pubs and as a model to support himself and pay for his acting studies. James’ first chance to become a professional actor came in 2006; he landed a role in the movie “Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds.” After that, James worked in two more films in 2008 and 2009, “Prom Night” and “Fire Up!.” The actor has made appearances in several series, including “The Client List,” “N.C.I.S.: New Orleans,” “Jane by Design,” “The Client List,” “Revenge,” and many more.

In 2016, James got his big breakthrough and the lead role in the crime drama series “The Haves and the Have Nots” and he maintained his role in the show until the end of the series in 2021. In May 2022, he married Tika Sumpter — who he met on the set of the show and they have a six-year old daughter

Career timeline

The First Acting Job

James lands his first job as an actor in the film “Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds.”

The First Series

James lands a role in the series “The Client List.”

The Walmart Commercial

James appears in a Walmart commercial

The Breakthrough Role

James gets one of the leading roles in “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

Why We Love Nicholas James Muscarella

  1. He loves nature

    James adores going outside into nature. He and his family often do a lot of outside activities at places like the mountains or the beach.

  2. He believed in himself

    James left college with only a dream and a little money. He believed in his dreams of becoming a successful actor.

  3. He loves his family

    James is a family guy. He often posts pictures of his wife and daughter, telling them how much he appreciates them.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He likes extreme sports

    James is into extreme sports such as skydiving and surfing.

  2. A nature lover

    James loves nature and doing outside activities.

  3. He likes Christmas cookies

    James likes to decorate and eat Christmas cookies.

  4. He dropped his surname

    Because he doesn't appear Italian, James began using James as his surname instead of Muscarella, which was perplexing.

  5. He likes boxing

    James often boxes whenever he is free.

Nicholas James Muscarella FAQs

Who is Nicholas James' wife?

James’ wife is Euphemia LatiQue Sumpter, better known as Tika Sumpter, an American actress, singer, producer, television host, and model.

Where did Tika Sumpter and Nicholas James meet?

They met while they were co-stars at “The Haves and The Have Nots.”

When did Nicholas James and Tika Sumpter get married?

They got married in May 2022.

Nicholas James Muscarella’s birthday dates

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