Miles Mussenden is a British-born, American film and television actor known for bringing strength, warmth and charm to a myriad of characters. Miles started acting in the theater when he was a young child in New York City, at which time he attended the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has since been featured in recurring roles on Queen Sugar, Army Wives, and Bloodline. Additionally, he’s made appearances on hit TV shows Stranger Things, Ballers, Secrets and Lies, Mr. Mercedes, etc. Currently, Miles can be seen in the series regular role of ‘Otis Johnson’ in Marvel’s new TV series Cloak and Dagger, (starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph), airing on Freeform.
Miles was born in London, and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His parents hailed from the South American country of Guyana. Growing up in a low-income neighborhood similar to his parents, Miles developed a special yearning to help ‘at risk’ youth which he still advocates for today. From a young age, he was recruited by his father to help manage the four McDonald’s restaurants that he owned. While working there, Miles revamped their training program by adding skits and role play activities to train their 300+ employees. McDonald’s Corporate took notice of the success of this new training method and awarded Miles with the coveted ‘Lightbulb Pin’ for enlightening the system. Following, Miles began a career in real estate development, while simultaneously working for his own record company. He produced reggae and hip hop music, including projects for Grammy award-winning artist Shabba Ranks. While working, he spent much of his time acting on stage at his church. It was in 2010 that Miles decided it was time to fully take a chance on pursuing his real career passion: acting.
When Miles is not filming, he loves to spend quality time with his wife and children, play music, ride motorcycles and explore ancient cities throughout the world. He also works with local hands-on and non-profit charity organizations such as Front and Center, supporting ‘at risk’ youth, and Caring For Others supporting struggling families. He currently splits his time between New Orleans, New York City, Los Angeles and Atlanta.