Nicholas "Nick" Maccarone was a houseguest on Big Brother 21 (US).

Nick is remembered for his relationships with Isabella Wang, Sam Smith, and Tommy Bracco. An early member of Gr8ful, the alliance turned on Nick and Bella during his Head of Household reign in Week 3 by voting to evict Cliff Hogg III instead of Nicole Anthony, who was his target. The next two weeks in the house Nick's showmance, Isabella, and closest ally, Sam, were evicted. Nick settled into a comfortable position where he was able to work with the two dueling sides of the house until his game was blown up by Christie Murphy during week 8 in her successful last ditch effort to avoid eviction. In Week 9, Nick was placed on the block by Holly Allen. That same week, Nick won America's Prankster and chose Christie as the second nominee. By a 5-0 vote Nick was evicted, placing 8th and becoming the fourth member of the jury.

Nick was a controversial houseguest because of his behavior after his showmance, Isabella, was evicted. He was often observed being affectionate with Analyse Talavera and Tommy Bracco on the live feeds and the show highlighted his romantic relationship with Kathryn Dunn in the jury house.


Nick Maccarone Biography

Age: 27
Hometown: Sewell, New Jersey
Current city: Sewell, New Jersey
Occupation: Therapist
Three adjectives that describe you: Outgoing, caring, and talkative.
Favorite activities: Playing/watching sports, going to the city to drink/meet women, and working (I love helping kids).
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Breaking the seal of being the first one to poop. I know you are going to have some really beautiful girls in there and it's going to make me have to hold it in until 2am until I finally get comfortable with them. I also will miss my mom a lot and that sucks.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
So, I have only watched since BB17, and that was fate, because we had a tornado in my town and it knocked the power out for a week, and it just so happened that my aunt got power back and she was watching the premiere of BB17, which I ended up getting hooked on. Tyler is my favorite. He was extremely intelligent, respectful, but he was humble at the same time. He was a competition machine. He should have probably won, but Kaycee was a good choice as well so I was not upset.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
100 percent. Since I started watching on 17, the winner of the first HOH has done extremely well. James won in 17, and won America's Favorite. Nicole won in 18, and won the whole show. 19 was the Paul season, and I know for a fact that Josh took the safety for the first week, who ended up winning. And Tyler won first HOH in 20 and won second and America's Favorite. When you think about it, you aren't getting too much blood, you just have to pretend that you do not want it and then nominate who everyone tells you to. Also, when people are scared, they will try to make deals and alliances, so I can just sit back and form the best alliance possible.
My life's motto is...
"You have to live your life like you only die once." I got a sport bike because I am not going to wait for the chance of me falling and becoming paralyzed and never being able to ride. I am going to LIVE, take chances, and if something happens when I'm going 160 down the Expressway, then so be it.
What would you take into the house and why?
- A football/baseball that I could throw around with another Houseguest because I love sports.
- A TV only to watch sports.
- And probably a phone that only allowed me to FaceTime my mom because I'll definitely miss her.
Fun facts about yourself:
- I have bowled five 300's in bowling and my dad was a professional bowler on TV.
- I caught a foul ball at a Phillies game off the bat of Cliff Lee.
- I completed classes in the Scouting Academy in order to become an NFL scout.
- My best doubleheader in baseball I went 7-8, two homers, and 8 RBIs.
- I was voted most talkative in high school out of 700 other students.[2]

Player History - Big Brother 21 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 Hit The Road Ineligible
HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Win
Whacktivity Loss
POV Loss
Week 4 Comeback Ineligible
HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
Field Trip Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Phase Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Camp Director Jackson Michie Yes
Ovi Kabir Yes
2 Kemi Fakunle Yes
4 Jack Matthews No
5 Used POV on Self Sam Smith Yes
6 Jack Matthews Yes
7 Kathryn Dunn Yes
8 Christie Murphy No
9 America's Prankster/
Finale Jury Member Jackson Michie Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 3
Cliff Hogg III

Post Big Brother

  • Following the conclusion of BB21, Nick started a relationship with fellow houseguest Kathryn Dunn, however they broke up on April 9th, 2020.
  • Nick, along with fellow houseguests Tommy Bracco, and Christie Murphy appeared in Todrick Hall's video for "Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs."


  • Nick along with Jackson Michie are the only two houseguests of the season to use the POV on themselves.


  1. List of Big Brother 21 houseguests (U.S.). Wikipedia. Retrieved on 25 June 2019.
  2. Nick Maccarone. CBS Big Brother (21 June 2019). Retrieved on 21 June 2019.
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