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Patton Oswalt

Biography

Comedian Patton Oswalt translated his acerbic, defiantly absurdist sensibility into unexpected mainstream success, enjoying a thriving tv and film profession without dulling his edge. Delivered January 27, 1969, in Portsmouth, Virginia, Oswalt primarily pursued a profession as a article writer, and also proved helpful being a paralegal before executing his first open-mike gig on the Washington, D.C., membership Garvin’s in the summertime of 1988. He started his professional standup profession the following season and in 1992 relocated to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, carrying on to hone his build in nightclubs. After collaborating with fellow comedian Blaine Capatch on Meals for Thought, some short movies for the wire network Humor Central, Oswalt resolved in LA in 1995, functioning as a article writer on Fox’s fledgling sketch plan Mad Television and showing up on HBO Humor Display. In 1996, he produced his feature film debut with a short role within the humor flop Down Periscope. Ensemble simply because nerdy Spence Olchin within the long-running CBS sitcom The Ruler of Queens in 1998, Oswalt proved helpful together with veteran standups Kevin Adam and the fantastic Jerry Stiller, solidifying his increasing profile via jobs within the features Magnolia, Man in the Moon, and Zoolander. In 2003, he also expanded in to the globe of comic books, composing the DC one-shot JLA: Thanks for visiting the Functioning Week. Oswalt’s debut standup LP, Feelin’ Kinda Patton, made an appearance on Michael Penn and Aimee Mann’s United Music artists imprint in 2004. The indie rock and roll fanzine Chunklet also released an unedited and unexpurgated two-disc edition of the same efficiency as 222. In nov 2004 Oswalt teamed with Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn, and Maria Bamford because the Comedians of Humor, a collective that eschewed traditional standup night clubs and only indie rock locations. An attribute film documenting their tour implemented in 2005, as do a six-episode Humor Central series. In 2007, Oswalt made an appearance in several voice acting jobs, including Jim within an bout of SpongeBob SquarePants and Rémy, the superstar from the Pixar film Ratatouille. In 2007 he released Werewolves and Lollipops, with My Weakness Is certainly Strong following in ’09 2009. Finest Hour found its way to 2011, with Patton finding “The Magic of Sweatpants.” Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Period implemented in 2014 and centered on the highs and low of parenting with paths like “I Am an excellent Father” and “I Am a horrible Father,” respectively. In Apr 2016, Oswalt debuted a fresh humor special, Speaking for Clapping, the name referencing an infamous saving of the intoxicated John Wayne providing a conversation at an ROTC function in the past due ’60s. Tragically, the standup unique debuted just times before Oswalt’s wife, article writer Michelle McNamara, passed away unexpectedly at age 46. Speaking for Clapping continued to earn an Emmy Award for Greatest Writing for an assortment Unique, and in Sept 2016, it had been released as an recording by A Unique Thing Records.

Quick Facts


Full Name Patton Oswalt
Height 1.61 m
Profession Voice Actor, Author, Film producer, Screenwriter, Television producer, Stand-up comedian
Education College of William & Mary, Broad Run High School
Nationality American
Spouse Michelle Eileen McNamara
Children Alice Rigney Oswalt
Parents Larry J. Oswalt, Carla Oswalt
Siblings Matt Oswalt
Awards Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series, Shorty Award for Best Comedian
Music Songs Noble Beast, An Inspiring Haight Street Story, Gay Prom, The DMV and the Post Office, The Worst Show I've Ever Done, Parents and Pills, Movies and Men and Women and Birth, My Little Pony, The Silver Balloon, Less and Less Radical, My Dumb Brain, You Will Hate Your President, Mei-Mei's Hair
Albums Talking for Clapping
Nominations WGA Award for Best Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials - Television, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies Ratatouille, Young Adult, Big Fan, The Circle, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Blade: Trinity, Keeping Up with the Joneses, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Nerdland, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Comedians of Comedy, Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong, Balls of Fury, The Informant!, Sex and Death 101, No Reason to Complain, Reno 911!: Miami, Magnolia, Nature Calls, The Confirmation, Failure to Launch, Observe and Report, Zoolander, Man on the Moon, Freaks of Nature, Odd Thomas, All Roads Lead Home, Your Friend the Rat, Calendar Girls, Zig Zag, Dude Bro Party Massacre III, Jason Nash Is Married, Desperate But Not Serious, See This Movie, Blood into Wine, Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie, Cake Boy: A Film by Joe Escalante, Taxi, The Loneliest Stoplight, Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously, Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour, Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope, FML, Lemonade War, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, Werewolves and Lollipops, The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the El Rey, The Sophisticated Misfit, The Best of Comedy Central Presents 2, Platinum Comedy Series: Vol. 4: Jeff Dunham, Largo
TV Shows The King of Queens, The Goldbergs, United States of Tara, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, The Heart, She Holler, Mystery Science Theater 3000, BoJack Horseman, WordGirl, We Bare Bears, A.P. Bio, Neighbors from Hell, Dimension 404, Robotomy, Best Week Ever, Emeril Live, Spider-Man, Comedians of Comedy, Amazing Screw-On Head


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#Fact
1 His father's ancestry is German, English, Irish, and Scottish. His maternal grandfather, Peter Nicholas Runfola, was of Italian/Sicilian descent, and his maternal grandmother, Mary Cecilia Brennan, was of Irish ancestry.
2 Is a big movie buff, especially of classic and noir films. During a period from the mid-to-late 90s he grew addicted to watching films and would go to the theater almost daily. This is chronicled in his book, Silver Screen Fiend.
3 Is a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
4 Daughter, Alice Rigney Oswalt, born April 15, 2009.
5 Was considered for the role of "Albert Brennaman" in Hitch (2005).
6 His favorite movie is Six Pack (1982).
7 Graduated Broad Run High School, Ashburn VA. [1987]
8 Graduated from College of William and Mary in Virginia. [1991]


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game Radio Station Caller (voice, uncredited)
Taxi 2004/I Clerk at Inpound Office
Static Shock 2000-2004 TV Series Specs / Spectral
See This Movie 2004 Felix
Outpost 2004 Video short Buddha
Starsky & Hutch 2004 Disco DJ
The Fairly OddParents 2004 TV Series Crimson Chin Writer
Channel 101 2004 TV Movie Jerry (voice)
Crank Yankers 2002-2003 TV Series Boomer
Calendar Girls 2003 Larry
The Vinyl Battle 2002 Short Disc Jockey
Home Movies 2002 TV Series Helmet
The Man Show 2002 TV Series Weepum Buzzkillus
Zig Zag 2002 Shelly
Run Ronnie Run 2002 Dozer - Editor #1
Zoolander 2001 Monkey Photographer
Super Nerds 2000 TV Movie Leslie
Desperate But Not Serious 2000 Auteur #1
Batman Beyond 2000 TV Series Eldon Michaels
Magnolia 1999 Delmer Darion
Man on the Moon 1999 Blue Collar Guy
Mr. Show with Bob and David 1996-1998 TV Series Man in Restaurant / Famous Mortimer
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1998 TV Series Patton
Vermin 1998/I Short
The Weird Al Show 1997 TV Series Seymour
NewsRadio 1996 TV Series Guy
Down Periscope 1996 Stingray Radioman
Lottery 1996 TV Short
Quarrantine 1996 Short
Robbery 1996 TV Short
Sleep 1996 TV Short
MADtv 1995 TV Series Crip in Wheelchair
Mind Control 1995 Short
Seinfeld 1994 TV Series Clerk
Small Doses 1994 TV Series
The Circle 2017/I post-production Tom Stenton
Dimension 404 2017 TV Series pre-production Uncle Dusty
The Goldbergs 2013-2017 TV Series Narrator
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 2017 TV Series Castleman
Mystery Science Theater 3000 2017 TV Series Luke Forrester
Justice League Action 2016 TV Series Space Cabbie
Those Who Can't 2016 TV Series
Drunk History 2014-2016 TV Series Explosive Expert / Mac Brazel / Charles Sumner
We Bare Bears 2015-2016 TV Series Nom Nom
WordGirl 2007-2016 TV Series Tobey / Robot / Lance Dawson / ...
Keeping Up with the Joneses 2016 Scorpion
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ 2016 TV Series Derek Young
FML 2016
Zoolander: Super Model 2016 TV Movie Dr. Botoxo
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 2016 TV Series Quibble Pants
Pickle and Peanut 2015-2016 TV Series Papa
BoJack Horseman 2014-2016 TV Series Pinky Penguin Pig Doctor David ...
TripTank 2016 TV Series Pegasus
Veep 2015-2016 TV Series Teddy Sykes
Archer 2016 TV Series Alan Shapiro
Lady Dynamite 2016 TV Series Patton Oswalt / Patton Cop
Inside Amy Schumer 2016 TV Series AMZ Host
Nerdland 2016 Elliot (voice)
The Confirmation 2016 Drake
American Dad! 2007-2016 TV Series Kiss Cam Operator / Cinema Ticket Man
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie 2016 TV Movie Merv Griffin
The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure 2016 Short Risky Business
Space Cop 2016 Video Space Police Chief
Untitled Laura Steinel Project 2016 TV Movie Sam
Freaks of Nature 2015 Stuart Miller
Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series 2015 Video Game Jesse (Male) (voice)
The Adventures of Puss in Boots 2015 TV Series Francisco
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell 2015 TV Series
The Loneliest Stoplight 2015 Short Narrator (voice)
Rick and Morty 2015 TV Series Beta 7
We Bare Bears: Nom Nom vs. Hamster 2015 Short Nom Nom / Additional Voices (voice)
Maron 2015 TV Series Patton Oswalt
Dude Bro Party Massacre III 2015 Chief
Axe Cop 2012-2015 TV Series Sockarang Dr. Rang
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2014-2015 TV Series Billy Koenig Sam Koenig Eric Koenig
Mighty Med 2014-2015 TV Series Ed / The Extrminator
Justified 2013-2015 TV Series Constable Bob Sweeney
Battle Creek 2015 TV Series Mayor Hardy
The Heart, She Holler 2011-2014 TV Series Hurlan / Ashley
Gravity Falls 2014 TV Series Franz
CollegeHumor Originals 2013-2014 TV Series Director / Penguin
'Weird Al' Yankovic: Foil 2014 Video short TV Producer
Jason Nash Is Married 2014 Producer
22 Jump Street 2014 MC State Professor (uncredited)
Next Time on Lonny 2014 TV Series Casting Director
Patton Oswalt Confronts His Haters 2014 Short
Jewish James Bond with Phil Rosenthal and Patton Oswalt 2014 Short
Modern Family 2014 TV Series Ducky
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2013-2014 TV Series Fire Marshall Boone
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2013 TV Series Croakey
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 Todd Maher
Star Wars Cantina Karaoke 2013 Short Bartender
They Surf with Patton Oswalt 2013 Short
Metro: Last Light 2013 Video Game Additional Voices (voice, uncredited)
Parks and Recreation 2013 TV Series Garth Blundin
Odd Thomas 2013 Ozzie Boone
Two and a Half Men 2012-2013 TV Series Billy Stanhope
Portlandia 2013 TV Series Thor83
Downton Abbey: Laura Linney and PBS Sued by Janie Haddad Tompkins 2013 Video short Laura Linney's lawyer
Convention Panels 2013 TV Series
Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush - A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot 2012 Video Game Remy (English version, voice)
Burn Notice 2012 TV Series Calvin Schmidt
The Simpsons 2012 TV Series T-Rex
Drunk & Disorderly 2012 TV Movie Frank Girardi
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 Roache
Metalocalypse 2012 TV Series Dr. Bartholomew Grahsrihajul / Klokateer
Internet Troll with Patton Oswalt 2012 Short Patton Oswalt
First Commenter 2012 Short
Bob's Burgers 2012 TV Series Moody Foodie
Nature Calls 2012 Randy
The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange 2012 TV Series Clyde the Pac Man Ghost
Young Adult 2011 Matt Freehauf
Raising Hope 2011 TV Series Rubin
Bored to Death 2009-2011 TV Series Howard Baker
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas 2011 Mall Santa
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record 2011 Video Game Randy Tugman / Survivors (voice, as John Murphy)
Jon Benjamin Has a Van 2011 TV Series Steven Drears
Futurama 2011 TV Series Unattractive Giant Monster
United States of Tara 2009-2011 TV Series Neil
Two Men Have a Conversation 2011 Short
Robotomy 2010-2011 TV Series Thrasher
Glenn Martin DDS 2010 TV Series Volunteer Center Guy
Caprica 2010 TV Series Baxter Sarno
Community 2009-2010 TV Series Male Nurse Jackie
Neighbors from Hell 2010 TV Series Pazuzu
The Sarah Silverman Program. 2010 TV Series Vincent Van Guy
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story 2010 Video short Dr. Demento
Dollhouse 2009 TV Series Joel Mynor
The Venture Bros. 2009 TV Series Wonderboy
The Informant! 2009 Ed Herbst
Al's Brain in 3-D 2009 Short Co-Worker
Reno 911! 2004-2009 TV Series Boozehammer of Galen Dungeon Master Jillet-Ben Coe ...
Observe and Report 2009 Toast A Bun Manager
Flight of the Conchords 2009 TV Series Elton John Impersonator
Big Fan 2009 Paul Aufiero
Toluca Talk with Patton Oswalt 2009 Video short
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 2007-2008 TV Series Joshua Beard / Beaver Boys Doctor
All Roads Lead Home 2008 Milo
The Batman 2006-2007 TV Series Marty Slack / Cosmo Krank / Toymaker
Your Friend the Rat 2007 Short Remy (voice)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am 2007 Video Game DP Skeeter (voice)
Reaper 2007 TV Series Leon
Kim Possible 2003-2007 TV Series Professor Dementor Professor DeMenz
Balls of Fury 2007 Hammer
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End 2007 Video Tommy (voice)
SpongeBob SquarePants 2007 TV Series Jim
Ratatouille 2007 Video Game Remy (voice)
Ratatouille 2007 Remy (voice)
Clark and Michael 2007 TV Series Realtor
Sex and Death 101 2007 Fred
Human Giant 2007 TV Series The Wire Fan / Frat Boy / Let's Go Fan
The King of Queens 1998-2007 TV Series Spence Olchin / Spence
Greetings from Earth 2007 Short Roger
Reno 911!: Miami 2007 Jeff Spoder
Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2003-2006 TV Series DP Skeeter Ezekial
Squidbillies 2006 TV Series
Kim Possible: What's the Switch? 2006 Video Game Professor Dementor (voice)
Just the Three of Us 2006 Video short Lenny Loves Carbs Guy
The Amazing Screw-On Head 2006 TV Short Mr. Groin / Gung the Magnificent (voice)
Failure to Launch 2006 Techie Guy
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game New World Order Caller / Reporter (voice, uncredited)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 2005 Video Game Radio Caller on Electron Zone (voice)
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker 2005 TV Series Carter Bogie
Cake Boy 2005 Video Cake Pervert
Blade: Trinity 2004 Hedges
Tom Goes to the Mayor 2004 TV Series Zynx

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping 2016 TV Special documentary
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special written by
Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time 2014 TV Special
Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour 2011 TV Special
Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong 2009 TV Special documentary
Human Giant TV Series consultant writer - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2008 consulting writer - 1 episode, 2008
An Evening with P. Oswalt 2007 Video concept
Al Pacino: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2006 TV Movie
The Comedians of Comedy 2005 Documentary
The Comedians of Comedy 2005 TV Series documentary creator - 6 episodes
MTV Special: 'Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story' 2004 TV Movie
Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain 2004 TV Special documentary short
Comedy Central Presents 1999 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1998 TV Series additional material - 2 episodes
Vermin 1998/I Short
The X-Fools 1997 Video Game
MADtv 1995-1997 TV Series writer - 41 episodes
Lottery 1996 TV Short
Quarrantine 1996 Short
Robbery 1996 TV Short
Sleep 1996 TV Short
Mind Control 1995 Short
Small Doses 1994 TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unlovable 2016 associate producer post-production
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping 2016 TV Special documentary executive producer
Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time 2014 TV Special executive producer
Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour 2011 TV Special executive producer
Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong 2009 TV Special documentary executive producer
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at The Troubadour 2007 Video executive producer
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the El Rey 2006 Video producer
The Comedians of Comedy 2005 Documentary executive producer
The Comedians of Comedy 2005 TV Series documentary executive producer - 6 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Human Giant 2007-2008 TV Series consultant - 4 episodes
2000 MTV Movie Awards 2000 TV Special documentary consultant
1999 MTV Movie Awards 1999 TV Special consultant
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 TV Special consultant
Random Play 1999 TV Series creative consultant - 3 episodes
1998 MTV Movie Awards 1998 TV Special consultant
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 TV Special consultant
MTV Video Music Awards 1998 1998 TV Special consultant

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Some Jerk with a Camera 2012-2013 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Neighbors from Hell 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Your Friend the Rat 2007 Short performer: "Plan B"
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006 lyrics: "O Kazakhstan" 2006

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Goldbergs: An '80s Rewind 2016 TV Movie thanks
Honeyglue 2015 special thanks
Sunday 2013/II Short special thanks
Patton Oswalt- to Be Loved & Understood 2013 Documentary special thanks
This Week in Comedy 2010 TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode
Tom Goes to the Mayor 2005 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Melvin Goes to Dinner 2003 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
45 Jokes About My Dead Dad 2016 Himself
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Pixar's Greatest Moments 2016 Documentary Himself
Conan 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Wolverine Auditionee
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously 2016 Documentary Himself
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping 2016 TV Special documentary Himself
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser 2016 TV Series Himself
14th Annual VES Awards 2016 Video Himself
No, You Shut Up! 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Welcome to Bridgetown 2015 Documentary Patton Oswalt
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope 2015 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself - Angrily Swiping Things Off Desk / Himself - Guest
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
Call Me Lucky 2015 Documentary Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning 2015 TV Series Himself
Sex and Broadcasting 2014 Documentary Himself
Pop Wrapped TV 2014 TV Series documentary Teacher
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop! 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2011-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Out of Print 2014/I Documentary Himself
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2012-2014 TV Series Himself
Orphan Black: The Cloneversation 2014 TV Movie Himself
The Soup 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Harmontown 2014 Documentary Himself
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Host
12th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Host
Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time 2014 TV Special Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 2014 TV Series Himself
The Pete Holmes Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Co Host / Himself - Co-Host
Comedy Central Re-Animated 2013 TV Series Himself
@midnight 2013 TV Series Himself
The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead 2013 TV Short documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Jeselnik Offensive 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Patton Oswalt- to Be Loved & Understood 2013 Documentary Himself
The Brotherhood of the Traveling Rants 2013 Documentary Himself
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Ben Stiller 2012 TV Movie Himself
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins 2012 TV Series Himself
Stand Down: True Tales from Stand-Up Comedy 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Bitter Buddha 2012 Documentary Himself
Attack of the Show! 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 2012 Comedy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Bambule - Das Magazin 2012 TV Series Himself
2012 Writers Guild Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Presenter
39th Annie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Host
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
10th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Chelsea Lately 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Who the F#ck Is Chip Seinfeld? 2011 Himself
Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts 2011 Documentary Himself
Talking Dead 2011 TV Series Himself
Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour 2011 TV Special Himself
9th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Master of Ceremonies
The Daily Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Comic-Con 2010 Live 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Seattle Komedy Dokumentary 2010 Documentary Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Blood Into Wine 2010 Documentary Himself
Beautiful Darling 2010 Documentary Andy Warhol Truman Capote (voice)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Moving Pictures Live! 2009 TV Series Himself
Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong 2009 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Iron Chef America: The Series 2009 TV Series Himself - ICA Judge / Actor
Casey Wilson Reads Internet Comments 2009 Short Himself
2008 Breakout Comedians 2008 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1998-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Root of All Evil 2008 TV Series Himself
Comic-Con '08 Live 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
History of the Joke 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Largo 2008 Himself
Heckler 2007 Documentary Himself
Super High Me 2007 Documentary Himself
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at The Troubadour 2007 Video Himself
The Comedy Can Television Series 2007 TV Movie Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav 2007 TV Special documentary Himself - Roaster
An Evening with P. Oswalt 2007 Video Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
The Sophisticated Misfit 2007 Documentary Himself
DP/30: Conversations About Movies 2007 TV Series Himself
The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the El Rey 2006 Video Himself
Last Laugh '06 2006 TV Movie Himself
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner 2006 TV Movie Himself - Roaster
Live at Gotham 2006 TV Series Himself - Host
The Henry Rollins Show 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reel Comedy 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Host
VH1 Big in 05 2005 TV Movie Himself
Last Laugh '05 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Comedians of Comedy 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Too Late with Adam Carolla 2005 TV Series Himself
Tom Goes to the Mayor 2005 TV Series Himself
TV Land's Top Ten 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Dennis Miller 2005 TV Series Himself
The Comedians of Comedy 2005 Documentary Himself
Happy Game Fun Bomb 2005 TV Movie Himself
The Greg Giraldo Show 2005 TV Movie Himself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 TV Series Himself
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins 2004 TV Series Himself
Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain 2004 TV Special documentary short Himself
Pyramid 2003 TV Series Himself
VH1 Big in 03 2003 TV Special Himself
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2002 TV Series Himself
5th Annual Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
Hollywood Squares 1999 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Presents 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Pulp Comics: Margaret Cho 1998 TV Movie Himself / Various
HBO Comedy Half-Hour 1997-1998 TV Series Himself
Make Me Laugh 1997 TV Series Himself
Comics Come Home 3 1997 TV Movie Himself
HBO Comedy Showcase 1995 TV Series

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Football Life 2014 TV Series Himself
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Salutes George W. Bush 2008 Video short Himself
Rove Live 2007 TV Series Remy

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series Parks and Recreation (2009)
2012 Chairman's Vanguard Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Young Adult (2011) · Jason Reitman (director)
· Diablo Cody (writer)
· Charlize Theron (actress)
2012 Virtuoso Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival Young Adult (2011)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series Rick and Morty (2013) · Justin Roiland
· Sarah Chalke
· Chris Parnell
· Spencer Grammer
· Christina Hendricks
· Keith David
· Werner Herzog
· Kurtwood Smith
· Stephen Colbert
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For the album "Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time."
2015 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014) · Gerry Duggan
· Wayne Federman
· Erik Weiner
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actor Parks and Recreation (2009)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series Justified (2010)
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For the album "Finest Hour."
2012 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Young Adult (2011)
2012 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Young Adult (2011)
2012 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Young Adult (2011)
2011 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Young Adult (2011)
2011 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Young Adult (2011)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For the album "My Weakness is Strong."
2009 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Breakthrough Actor Big Fan (2009)
2009 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor Big Fan (2009)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance Ratatouille (2007)
2008 Annie Annie Awards Best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production Ratatouille (2007)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Young Adult (2011)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Young Adult (2011)


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1 [on a particularly low moment in his stand-up comic career] I never really gave up on Surrey, it gave up on me - before I got there.
2 (2012, on Down Periscope) I got that role right before I was hired on MADtv. They established me in the background very early on. I was over at Fox shooting this movie. I was just sitting in the background. I only had one line, which I think was partially said off-screen. And I finally went to the director and was like, "I'm sorry, but I'm going to lose this other job if you have me here for another month." And he goes, "We'll take you out in the next scene." If you watch the movie, they win the war game and everyone is clapping, and I just get up and walk down the passage. What, do I leave the sub? I don't know, but I just vanished from the movie.
3 (2012, on Zig Zag) I had become friends with David Goyer and he had written all these movies-man, that guy came up through the fucking ranks. You should talk to him sometime. He has the funniest "meeting Steven Segal" story I've ever fucking heard in my life. He has come up through the trenches. When he wrote Blade and finally got some cachet, he auctioned a novel that he wanted to direct called Zig Zag. It's a movie that doesn't quite work. It doesn't come together like it should. But Oliver Platt's performance is fucking awesome. It's one of those great performances in a not-great film. He plays a character called "The Toad" and holy shit, he's so good it literally hurts the movie. Because viewers are like, "Can't we just go watch him?" It's like Martin Short's character in The Big Picture. It's still a pretty good movie, but he's on such another level it makes the rest of the movie seem like a booger.
4 (2012, on The King Of Queens) I lucked out getting that role. That's where I learned how to act. Hanging out with Kevin James; he's just an amazing comedic actor. Especially in terms of TV acting, which is really hard to pull off in a sitcom format. Also Jerry Stiller, who is such an old pro. He would go over the lines a million times like he thought he wouldn't get it, but then he would nail it every fucking time. That's where I first met Bryan Cranston, who was a regular for a while. And Jere Burns was there. For some reason, they didn't fire me after the second season, when they were thinking about writing my character out because I was just such a shit actor. I just got to go down and watch Kevin doing his scenes and learn that way, and luckily I didn't lose the job.
5 (2012, on Young Adult) I went in because I'd become friends with Jason [Reitman], and we bonded over the fact that we're such movie buffs and we both own French bulldogs. So he said, "Can you come in and just read this script that we're trying to figure out, as a favor?" He did say there'd be some cold readings with three different actresses who were being considered for the lead, and I was there for each. And he kept asking me to come back, and then they had Charlize [Theron] come in, and she really wanted to do it at that point. He said, "Why don't you come back and read for this role again," and we just clicked. There was something about it, we just started making fun of each other in between the read and just got along, and he's like, "Yeah, that's it. You guys are doing it." I saw how amazing Charlize was just sitting at the table read that that's the first time that I ever hired an acting coach and really started doing the fucking work. That was a huge evolution for me because that was about the time that I was going back to see more Broadway shows, and was really getting into Breaking Bad and watching Bryan Cranston. And I realized all these actors that I really liked are the types where they're like, "Let's just get the highlighter pen and do the fucking work and make this great." That's so much what Charlize was about. "Let's do the work and make it great." So I thought, "I'm going to show up with the work fucking done and ready to go." I have some projects coming up where it's like, "Here's your script; you better go sit down with your coach and be ready." And I'm so glad that Young Adult gave me that experience.
6 (2012, on A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) I was in New York doing something. Or maybe it was Chicago. But I got a call asking if I wanted to go to Detroit and film one really fun scene where I was a Santa Claus selling weed. I knew the writers. So I just said yeah. I blew the second 3-D puff of pot smoke in film history. Someone needs to add that to my Wikipedia.
7 Based on my own experience, when you're going through adolescence you don't know how the world works. You can't set a story in the world you live in because you don't know what a utility bill is, or how to budget your paycheck. So you either set it in a zombie apocalypse, a wasteland or a spaceship. I think which one you choose decides the adult you become.

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1 Observational comedy with literary references and colorfully verbose language
2 Short frame and high-pitched voice
3 Often plays nerdy characters

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