Awards and Nominations:
•2009 (win) - Alma Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
•2009 (nomination) - SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for The Office. Shared with castmates.
• 2008 (win)- SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for The Office. Shared with castmates.
• 2007 (win) - Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Broadband Comedy for "Webisodes: The Accountants".
• 2007 (win) - SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for The Office. Shared with castmates.
Oscar was born in Cuba, but was raised in Union City, New Jersey, which he says was a very tight knit community.
Besides being an actor on the show Halfway Home, Oscar also served as the show's executive producer.
In October 2007, Oscar was one of The Office costars to attend the Office convention in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the show is set.
Oscar attended the 2008 TV Land Awards to help the cast of The Office accept the Future Classic Award.
During 2006, Oscar was filming his Comedy Central show Halfway Home. At the same time the third season on The Office was filming, so his character on The Office was written out for three months. They said he was traveling Europe.
Oscar was given a pay raise when he made his homosexual character on The Office appear less stereotypical.
Oscar is a certified dental technician.
Oscar was raised in Union City, New Jersey.
As of 2008, Oscar has made over 20 television appearances, more than five movies, and numerous plays and stage productions.
Oscar does assorted impersonations.
Oscar is fluent in Spanish. He can speak in British, Italian, Indian, and French dialects.
Oscar plays all major sports.
Oscar is 5'8.
Oscar appeared (and lost) on the game show Match Game in 1998.
Oscar: It never feels like I'm working in an office. It's all make-believe and the rest of your life reminds you that you're not in an office, and that you're on this big television show.
Oscar: (on the season 3 premiere of "The Office", where he got kissed by two of his co-stars) It was a wonderful experience. I did a couple of takes, but I didn't know Steve Carell was going to kiss me. When I looked over, everyone was looking down and hiding their faces, laughing.
Oscar: (on what he does during downtime at "The Office" set) I'm acting as I'm working. I'm playing solitaire or reading or working on set. I'm not computer savvy. I don't care about the MySpace thing. I still use scroll and parchment.
Oscar: (about working on "The Office") It never feels like I'm working in an office. It's all make-believe and the rest of your life reminds you that you're not in an office, and that you're on this big television show.
Oscar: (on what he wishes to happen to his character in "The Office"; 2006 interview) I trust the writers. They are great writers. If the flow continues and it continues to be funny, then it's fine with me whether I have one line or whatever. I love what they have done with him so far. I'm totally open.
Oscar: (the show being "The Office") I am gay on the show, but I don't play Oscar gay. I know many gay people. Some of them are straighter than me, and I'm straight. People are people.
Oscar: (on mixing up the character and real names on "The Office" set) You know I just think that's me because I have the beginning of Alzheimer's, even though I'm nowhere near there agewise. Seriously, that's just me. I just forget names!
Oscar: (on working with great directors on "The Office") Unbelievable! I got to meet J.J. Abrams! Joss Whedon, got to meet him. It's just amazing - Harold Ramis. And the best part is, the guys I mentioned, they're all sweethearts.
Oscar: I'm pretty good at keeping a straight face. Steve [Carell] has made me break a handful of times during the season, but that wasn't one of them.