Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt's Bio

Patton Oswalt is an award-winning actor, writer, and comedian. From his comedy specials to more than 200 film and television roles, Oswalt chooses work that inspires him and entertains audiences.

He recently co-created M.O.D.O.K., a Marvel stop-motion animated adult comedy series for Hulu, as well as voices the titular character and co-starred on the NBC Universal comedy A.P. Bio.

In 2020, Oswalt’s Emmy nominated Netflix special I Love Everything was widely applauded upon release, and he received a Grammy nomination for his comedy album of the same name. In 2017, he received Grammy and Emmy nominations for his album and Netflix special Annihilation, which addresses his own devastating loss and dealing with the unexplainable, while making it all painfully funny. In 2016, he won the Emmy for 'Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ for his sixth comedy special Talking for Clapping and a Grammy Award in 2017 for his comedy album. He has been nominated for a total of six Grammys and four Emmys. Oswalt has shot eight TV specials and released seven critically acclaimed albums -- in 2009, Patton received his first Grammy nomination for his album My Weakness Is Strong.

Oswalt was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for his performance in Jason Reitman’s film Young Adult, starring opposite Charlize Theron. In 2009, he also received critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel’s Big Fan; the film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and Oswalt earned a Gotham Award nomination for his performance.

Oswalt has appeared in many films, including The Circle, alongside Tom Hanks, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Zoolander, both directed by Ben Stiller, Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant with Matt Damon, and alongside Seth Rogen in Jody Hill’s Observe and Report, as well as Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia and Todd Phillips’ Starsky and Hutch.

His voice credits include ‘Max’ in The Secret Life of Pets 2, ‘Remy’ the rat, in Brad Bird’s Oscar-winning Ratatouille, Sorry To Bother You, SYFY series “Happy!,” “Rick and Morty,” “Archer,” and “BoJack Horseman’ to name a few. He is also the narrator on ABC’s hit comedy “The Goldbergs.”

Oswalt’s TV credits include a starring role on Adult Swim’s “The Heart, She Holler,” Showtime’s “United States of Tara” and the Netflix revival of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” He’s had many guest roles on “Parks and Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award, “Veep,”

“Lady Dynamite,” “Justified,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Seinfeld,” (his TV acting debut), and many more. He is also very well known for playing ‘Spence’ on “The King of Queens” for nine seasons.