Patton Peter Oswalt, born in Portsmouth, Virginia, is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and voice actor. He has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own stand-up specials on Comedy Central and HBO.
Patton is the son of Carla and Larry J. Oswalt, the latter of the two being a United States Marine Corps officer. He also has a younger brother named Matt Oswalt, who is well-known for the YouTube series Puddin'.
On September 24th, 2005, Patton married actress Michelle Eileen McNamara and later had a daughter, Alice Rigney Oswalt, born on April 15th, 2009, just shy of 4 years later.
He's had 13 award nominations and has won these five awards:
- Virtuoso Award
- Chairman's Vanguard Award
- Critics' Choice Television Award
- LAFCA Award
- NSFC Award
Patton first began performing stand-up comedy in the late 1980s or early 1990s. He then went to be a writer for MADtv and starred in his own HBO comedy special. He later went to act in notable roles in films and television shows, such as acting as Spence Olchin on The King of Queens and voice acting as the lead character Remy in the film, Ratatouille.
As a writer, Patton spent two seasons on MADtv and has also written for the MTV Music Video Awards. He is currently writing screenplays and has appeared in feature films such as Starsky & Hutch, Man on the Moon, and Magnolia.
- He won second place for the LAFCA Award and third place for the NSFC Award.
- He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "it" comedian in 2002.
- Patton is an athiest.
|Voice Actors||Bobby Moynihan • Charlyne Yi • Demetri Martin • Duncan Joiner • Edi Patterson • Eric Edelstein • Estelle • Jason Lee • Keith Ferguson • Niki Yang • Patton Oswalt • Rodger Bumpass • Sam Lavagnino|
|Show Staff||Abe Audish • Brad Breeck • Brian A. Miller • Bert Youn • Christina Chang • Curtis Lelash • Daniel Chong • Danny Ducker • Guillermo Martinez • Jennifer Pelphrey • Kyler Spears • Lauren Sassen • Lilit Atshemyan • Louie Zong • Madeline Sharafian • Manny Hernandez • McKenna Harris • Mikey Heller • Nate Funaro • Nooree Kim • Randy Myers • Rob Sorcher • Sarah Sobole • Teresa Hsiao • Tom Law • Violet Bruce|
|Guests||Adam Campbell • Dia Frampton • Ellie Kemper • Eric Favela • Suzie Vlček • Phil Rynda • Sue Mondt • Vera Brosgol|