The Office star Oscar Nuñez’ uncle was a prisoner in Cuba for 20 years
Oscar Nuñez revealed in a recent interview with Page Six that his uncle was a prisoner under Fidel Castro’s regime for 20 years. The Office star was candid about how his family knew of Castro before he came to power, but then questioned things when Castro’s intentions became suspect.
Nuñez left Cuba with his family when he was 2. His uncle had been in Fidel Castro’s band but it didn’t take long for him to see that Castro was not moving forward with the nation’s best interests in mind. When Castro’s men tried to seize a family ranch, a fight broke out and Nuñez’ uncle ended up in prison for 20 years.
His family had other ties to Castro. His aunt was in law classes with the future leader, and his parents were a year younger than Castro but they were all together at the University of Havana.
It’s always interesting to learn more about stars and their lives. Nuñez’ connection to Castro is fascinating and mirrors the lives of so many Cubans who left the nation for the United States.
Nuñez, of course, is well known as Oscar from The Office. The mild mannered accountant always tried to keep his boss Michael Scott from going too far, often to hilarious results. The show has gained a cult-level following since it ended seven years ago, with fans begging for new content and reunions. The cast has obliged, to an extent, with social media appearances but they believe that the show ended where it needed to end.
Even without a reunion, though, the cast is still busy with new shows, cameos and commercials, along with their own web series on social media.
He has recently been seen in insurance commercials, and Nuñez can be seen in his new Netflix show called Social Distance, which was filmed during the pandemic in the cast’s homes. Jenji Kohan, of Orange is the New Black fame, is one of the show’s co-creators.
Fans can still catch Nuñez in The Office on Netflix before the show leaves for its new home on Peacock at the start of 2021.