The man who bears the same name as the most famous and prestigious entertainment award, the Oscar, better known as Oscar, Oscar Nunez, is a Cuban-American actor and comedian. He is the creator and executive producer of the Comedy Central series “Halfway Home”, in which he starred in 2007 in the role of Eulogio Pla. He became more prominent with his portrayal as Oscar Martinez, the accountant for paper deliveries on the NBC show The Office.
Oscar Nunez Biography
Born on 18 November 1958 in Colon, Cuba, the son of parents who were classmates of Fidel Castro at the University of Havana. His mother was a dentist, while his father was a lawyer.
Shortly after his birth, his parents moved to migrate and moved to Venezuela and later to the United States. They moved to Boston when he was two years old, and when he was four years old, they took their son to Union City, New Jersey, where he grew up. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.
New York City is the home of the various colleges he attended. These include the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Parsons School of Design for writing, and the Magna Institute of Dental Technology, where he was certified as a dental technician. Oscar was also a member of The Groundlings (a school for improvisation and sketch comedy troupe from Los Angeles, California) and performed in their Sunday Company.
Oscar Nunez Career
His comedy show started in New York with the theater group The Shock of the Funny, where he appeared in over 300 performances. He also performed at theaters in New York and Washington D.C. before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s. There he joined the Groundlings, where he wrote and took part in a production called Smooth Down There.
Oscar Nunez attended the Warner Brothers Comedy Writer’s Workshop and graduated in 1997. As a comedy writer, he participated in competitions such as the ABC Latino Writers Project in 1999, where he was a finalist.
He appeared on the 1998 Match Gameshow but was not a winner. Oscar was a replacement on The Man Show for co-host Adam Carolla.
Apart from his role in The Office, for which he became better known, he also appeared on television: The District, 24, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Malcolm in the Middle, Reno 911!, Mad TV, Grounded for Life, Still Standing, The Bad Girl’s Guide.
Oscar Nunez has also appeared in films, and his works include The Italian Job, Reno 911! Miami, When Do We Eat We Eat?, The Proposal, The Case Anthony, Fred: The Movie, Glory Road, The 33, Without Men.
He regularly appears in the comedy series “People of Earth in 2016” and in 2018 portrayed Agent Cole Perez, the state agricultural insurance agent, in a series of commercials.
He was one of the eight judges in the 2010 Miss USA competition and is also known as a talent scout for Last Comic Standing. The office actor starred in USA Network’s short-lived comedy series Benched. In the course of his work, he has appeared alongside Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Mos Def, Seth Green, and Edward Norton.
Is He Gay or Straight?
Whether in a comedy or crime genre, whether as a pet shop owner, lawyer, security guard, caterer, stripper, soda junk, clergyman, Oscar Nunez hits the nail on the head. However, his portrayal of conservative gay accountant Oscar Martinez, which he played during the show’s nine seasons from 2005 to 2013, is his most famous character. His character is openly gay after he was involuntarily outed by Michael Scott in the show’s third season, Gay Witch Hunt.
He is considered one of the best gay characters on television. However, as far as his sexual orientation is concerned, he is heterosexual and only one statistic in the list of heterosexual actors who have played a gay character.
Oscar, the most heterosexual gay man on television or you can call him the gayest straight man, is a married man. He entered into the bond of marriage with his long-time girlfriend, actress, comedian, and director Ursula Whittaker on May 21, 2011, a few months after their engagement on December 17, 2010. On October 4, 2012, the two welcomed their first child, a daughter they named August Luce Nunez. He was previously married to Carla.
Ursula grew up in Los Angeles, where she was born. She has a background in dance, acting, and writing and graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in American Literature and a minor in Film/TV. Like her husband, she was a member of a theater and gained most of her acting experience there. The theater group she was a member of was the Theatre Neo in Los Angeles.
She wrote and acted in stand-up comedies for several years and had her work published as a monologue in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Her works include Veronica Mars, Veep, Prime Suspect, Malcolm in the Middle, A Number’s Game, the medical dramas ER, and Grey’s Anatomy. Her theatrical productions include Your Mother’ Butt, Big Mistake, Coming Attractions, Boob Jobs & Jesus, Taken in Marriage.
Oscar Nunez Net Worth
The 5′ 9″ (1.75 m) tall actor has an estimated net worth of $3 million.