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- For the character, see Oscar Martinez
Oscar Nunez (born November 18, 1958), sometimes credited as Oscar Núñez, is a Cuban American actor and comedian. He currently appears as Dunder Mifflin paper supply accountant Oscar Martinez on NBC's The Office.
Born in Cuba, Nuñez moved to Union City, New Jersey when he was fourteen years old. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. Having attended various colleges in New York, including Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design for writing, Nuñez became a certified dental technician from Magna Institute of Dental Technology.
Nuñez started his comedy career in New York, founding and performing over 300 shows with The Shock of the Funny theater company. The troupe was active in the East Village for several years. In addition to his work with Shock, Nuñez appeared in theater in New York and Washington, D.C. before moving to Los Angeles in the mid 1990s. In LA, he joined The Groundlings and performed in their Sunday Company. While with the Groundlings, he wrote and starred in a production called "Smooth Down There."
In 1997, Nuñez graduated from the Warner Brothers Comedy Writer’s Workshop. In 1999, he was a finalist in the ABC Latino Writers Project.
In 1998, he appeared on the game show Match Game, wearing a DIO shirt, but was not a winner.
Nuñez's television credits include Malcolm in the Middle, 24, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911, The District and Mad TV, in addition to his current role on The Office. He was also the creator and executive producer of the Comedy Central series Halfway Home, in which he played the character Eulogio Pla.
His film credits include The Italian Job (as a security guard), Reno 911: Miami, and When Do We Eat?. In 2009, Nuñez recently played the role of Ramone, the caterer, stripper, soda jerk, and finally clergy performing wedding ceremony in The Proposal.
Nuñez appeared as one of eight judges in the 2010 Miss USA Contest, posing a controversial question about the Arizona illegal immigrant law to Miss Oklahoma USA, Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, the first runner-up. Nuñez was booed by the audience before finishing the question, however he asked the audience to wait until he finished the question before they reacted. Although Miss Woolard replied that she supports the law as a state rights issue, she added that she is against racial profiling.
Nuñez currently lives in Los Angeles.
- Celebrity Family Feud
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Sun Gods (Television movie)
- Still Standing
- The Italian Job
- The Steve Harvey Show
- Reno 911!
- When Do We Eat?
- The Chipotle Diamonds
- The Bad Girl's Guide
- The Office
- Halfway Home
- The Jamie Kennedy Experiment
- Meet the Marks
- Beethoven's Big Break
- The Proposal
- Fred: The Movie- Pet store groomer