Actor Oscar Nunez, who was born on November 18, 1958 in Cuba, was raised in Union City, New Jersey. He graduated from the Warner Brother's Comedy Writer's Workshop in 1997 and was a finalist in the 1999 ABC Latino Writers Project. Fluent in Spanish, he joined the Shock of the Funny Theatre Company in New York City and subsequently performed with them in over 300 shows. Nunez then relocated to the West Coast where he became part of The Groundlings' Sunday company, with whom he wrote and starred in Smooth Down There.
Moving on to television, Nunez worked on series such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Grounded for Life, Still Standing, 24, The Bad Girl's Guide, Reno 911! and Campus Ladies. One of his best known roles is as the gay Oscar Nunez on The Office. He has expressed his excitement on the show and working with comedian Steve Carell, saying “I've been an actor for 20 years, and it's probably the most fun I've had. It comes down to that.” In 2008, he appeared with the cast of The Office on Celebrity Family Feud.
Nunez is also known for executively producing and starring on the Comedy Central series Halfway Home, saying “It's about these people who get out of prison who still have do more time in a halfway home. This is something I did for myself. Being a minority and feeling underrepresented, I decided to not sit around to wait for auditions. I created my own work. I sold this.” The actor has also been seen on films like Glory Road, the comedy When Do We Eat?, and the crime film The Italian Job. This enabled him to work alongside Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Jason Statham, Mos Def, Seth Green and Edward Norton. Nunez is also noted for being a talent scout on Last Comic Standing.
2008: TV Land Awards - Future Classic Award for: "The Office". Shared.
2008: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for: "The Office". Shared.
2007: Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for: "The Office". Shared.
2007: Daytime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Broadband Program - Comedy for: "The Office: The Accountants". Shared.
2010: Without Men - Priest Rafael
2010: Language of a Broken Heart - Adam Lebowitz
2010: Love Is Retarded (short) - Gary
2010: The Tomato (short) - The Principal
2005-2010: The Office (TV series) - Oscar Martinez
2010: Fred: The Movie (TV movie) - Lorenzo (Pet Store Owner)
2009: The Office: Subtle Sexuality (TV series) - Oscar Martinez
2009: The Proposal - Ramone
2009: The Office: Blackmail (TV series) - Oscar Martinez
2008: Beethoven's Big Break (video) - Tick
2008: The Office: The Outburst (TV series) - Oscar Martinez
2008: The Office: Kevin's Loan (TV series) - Oscar Martinez
2007: Halfway Home (TV series) - Eulogio Pla
2007: 2007 Reno 911!: Miami - Jose Jose Jose
2006: Campus Ladies (TV series)
2006: The Office: The Accountants (TV series) - Oscar Martinez
2003-2006: Reno 911! (TV series) - Captain Dwayne Hernandez/'Spanish Mike' Alvarez
2005: The Bad Girl's Guide (TV series) - Melicio
2005: When Do We Eat? - Santa Designer
2004: Last Laugh '04 (TV movie) - Latino Man
2003: 24 (TV series) - Pilot
2003: The Italian Job - Security Guard
2003: Malcolm in the Middle (TV series) - Ranch Hand
2003: Still Standing (TV series) - Tim
2002: Sun Gods (TV movie) - Concepcion
2001: Grounded for Life (TV series) - Rudy
2000: Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV series) - Male Parking Attendant