Who is Oscar Nunez?
Oscar Nunez was born on 18 November 1958, in Santa Clara, Cuba, and is an actor as well as a comedian, probably best known for being a part of the show entitled “The Office”, in the role of accountant Oscar Martinez. He has also appeared in other projects throughout his career, including “Halfway Home”, and “Fred: The Movie”.
The Net Worth of Oscar Nunez
How rich is Oscar Nunez? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been active in the industry since 2000, and has also been involved in several theatrical projects during his career. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Oscar’s father was a lawyer while his mother was a dentist. The family moved to Venezuela when he was young, and later moved to and settled in the United States. They lived in Boston for two years before moving to Union City, New Jersey when he was four.
Growing up he learned how to speak Spanish and English fluently. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology and then went to the Parsons School of Design to focus on writing. Afterwards, he studied at the Magna Institute of Dental Technology and became a certified dental technician, envisioning a similar career to that of his mother. However, things turned out differently while he was living in New York, as the area allowed him to pursue a career in comedy. He joined The Shock of the Funny theatre company, which was very active in East Village at that time.
Transition to On-Screen Roles
Nunez performed over 300 shows with The Shock of the Funny, and while working with them also appeared in theatrical productions based in Washington, D.C. as well as New York. During the mid-1990s, he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue more opportunities, where he joined The Groundlings and started performing in their Sunday Company, writing and starring in their production “Smooth Down There”. In 1997, he completed a Warner Brothers Comedy Writer’s Workshop, and two years later competed in the ABC Latino Writers Project, reaching the finals.
In 1998, he made his first on-screen appearance as a competitor in the game show called “Match Game”, a panel game show which has contestants trying to come up with answers to fill in the blank questions. He also became a stand-in on “The Man Show” for Adam Carolla, and soon more projects started to come his way, including appearances in “Malcolm in the Middle”, “24”, “Reno 911!”, “Mad TV”, and “The District”. He also appeared in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, and was soon cast in one of his most notable roles, in “The Office”.
The Office and Other Projects
“The Office” is a sitcom, an American adaptation of the UK BBC series of the same name, and which depicts the everyday lives of office employees, simulating the look of an actual documentary. The show has gained widespread acclaim throughout its nine seasons, and numerous awards for the entirety of its run. Concurrently, Oscar was the executive producer of the show “Halfway Home”, in which he played the role of Eulogio Pla. He then forayed into other projects, including “The Italian Job”, and “When Do We Eat?”
In 2009, he appeared as the character Ramon in “The Proposal”, and then worked on the Lifetime movie entitled “Prosecuting Casey Anthony”. In 2014, he co-starred in the short-lived series “Benched” alongside Jay Harrington and Eliza Coupe , and two years later, he was cast as a regular in the television show “People of Earth”, a science fiction television series following a support group for alien abductees along with the aliens who previously abducted them. The show lasted for two seasons and was intended to run for a third but was cancelled. One of his latest projects is a commercial series which he plays State Farm Insurance Agent Cole Perez.
I voted. Won't you join me? pic.twitter.com/oyo1VkIA12
— Oscar Nunez (@OscarNunezLA) October 22, 2018
For his personal life, it is known that Nunez has been married to actress Ursula Whittaker since 2011, and they have a daughter together. They resided in the Nichols Canyon area of Hollywood Hills but recently put their house up for sale at a value of $2 million – it’s over 2,250 square feet of interiors and was built in 1979. He appeared as a judge during the 2010 Miss USA Contest in which he posed a question to Miss Oklahoma USA, Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, ae asking about the Arizona immigrant law for which he was booed by the audience; he then said to the audience that they should wait for the question to be finished before they react. Woolard said that she supports the law as a state rights issue and is against racial profiling.
Similar to numerous actors, he is active online through accounts on social media, particularly on Twitter with a significant following. He mainly posts about some of his recent appearances including projects and events. He also promotes some of his advocacies and expresses his political opinions online. He’s been following a lot on the politics of the US in recent months, while managing to promote some of his comedy endeavors.