About Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt is a talented and professional comedian. He is also a stand-up comedian turned to an actor and even a writer. He is popularly known for his comedian skills and gained more recognition after his appearance in various films and Tv series. He is highly talented and successful in his career. He has also achieved notable success as a voice actor for his outstanding voice acting skills.

Quick Info
Full NamePatton Peter Oswalt
Date of BirthJanuary 27, 1969
Birth PlacePortsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
Parent(s)Larry J. Oswalt and Carla Oswalt
OccupationStand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, and writer.
Spouse(s)Michelle McNamara
​​(m. 2005; died 2016)​
Meredith Salenger ​(m. 2017)
Net worthUS $10 million

Early life

Oswalt was born on 27th January of 1969 in the Portsmouth of Virginia of the United States. Thus, he belongs to American nationality as he was born and grew up in the U.S. He was taken to the United States Marine Corps officer Larry J. Oswalt and Carla Oswalt. He has Scottish, Irish, English, German, and Italian ancestry.

Oswalt finished his schooling at Brad run High School in 1987 and joined The College of William & Mary, where he graduated with a degree in English. He also joined the military during his early years. Along with Matt Oswalt, who is his younger brother, followed the comedy path, and both of them received success in their way.

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Patton Oswalt made his film debut in 1996 by appearing in the comedy film Down Periscope as Stingray Radioman. Since then, he has made various appearances in the film sector. In 2009, he starred in the comedy-drama film Big Fan, and for his performance, he earned Gotham Awards and St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association nomination for Best Actor.

In 2011, he made another breakthrough after appearing in the comedy-drama film young Adult as Matt Freehauf. His performance earned him the countless nomination and Vanguard Award at Palm Springs International Film festival that year. He also made the Best Supporting Actor Awards at Village Voice Poll.

Patton Oswalt started voice acting from the animated comedy film called Ratatouille in 2007. He earned the nomination in his first performance. He started voice working in other animated films like Your Friend the Rat, Beautiful Darling, Nerdland, Sorry to Bother You, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and others.

Oswalt also released his documentary in 2008 named Super High Me, where he portrayed himself. Since then, he has appeared in the various documentary such as Blood into Wine and Beautiful Darling.


Comedy specials:

Patton Oswalt began his career as a comedian. His notable most incredible stand-up specials include HBO Half Hour Comedy Hour in 1997, Comedy Central Presents in 1999, Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain in 2006.

In 2009, he made his breakthrough from the comedy performance, Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong. In 2011, he made another breakthrough from Patton Oswalt: Finest hour and Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time in 2014. His remaining hit performances are Talking for Clapping in 2016, Annihilation in 2017, and I Love Everything in 2020.

Patton Oswalt earned Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special in 2016 and Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 2017 for his standup comedy performance Talking for Clapping. He also received Grammy Awards nominations for other performances like My Weakness Is Strong, Finest Hour, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, and Annihilation.

In 2020, Oswalt received Primetime Emmy Awards nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for his work on Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything.

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Patton Oswalt made his television debut in 1994. He appeared in numerous comedy television series before finally landing a significant role in the American sitcom called The King of Queens as Spence Alchin. He appeared in a total of 122 episodes of the series. He started voicing for numerous animated series in 2000. Some of his notable voice performances include in series like Kim Possible as Professor Dementor, Crank Yankers as Boomer, Neighbors from hell as Pazuzu, Lobotomy as Thrasher, The Goldbergs as Adam F. Goldberg, Justice League Action as Space Cabbie, Happy! as main character Happy and others. 

He will be voicing the character George Tarleton in an upcoming adult animated series called M.O.D.O.K.


Personal life

Patton Oswalt is a married man. He tied his knot with Michelle McNamara, an author, and journalist, on 24th September of 2005. She gave birth to their first child in April of 2009 named Alice Oswalt. Unfortunately, his wife died on 21st April 2016 due to a heart condition. Oswalt finished the book called I’ll Be Gone in the Dark that his wife left incomplete, and later, he also dedicated The Goldbergs final series to his late wife.

A year after her wife’s death, Oswalt started dating American actress Meredith Salenger, and they got engaged and married the same year in late 2017. They don’t have their children yet. Oswalt doesn’t believe in God’s existence; thus, he is an atheist. We can see him mentioning it during his comedy shows.

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Physical statistics & others

As of 2020, Patton Oswalt turned 51 years old. He is still healthy and active in his career. He has a short height of 5 feet and 4 inches with bodyweight around 82 kg. he doesn’t concern much about his physical appearances and prefers to keep it healthy and clean than being stylish. He has brown hair and brown eyes color. He likes to keep his hair and beard short.

His sexual orientation is straight. His zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he belongs to white ethnicity.


Net worth

As of 2020, Patton Oswalt’s net worth is estimated to be around 10 million dollars. he earned his million mostly from his comedy acting and no fewer millions as a stand-up comedian. He is successful in his career and has his various sector of the entertainment industry.