A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including “Parks and
Recreation,” for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences.
This past October, Oswalt released his special “Annihilation” on Netflix to critical acclaim as he addresses his own devastating loss and dealing with the unexplainable, while making it all painfully funny. Last year, he won the Emmy for 'Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ for his sixth comedy special “Talking for Clapping” (Netflix) and Grammy Award for his comedy album of the same name. He was also on the Netflix show “Lady Dynamite,” starring fellow comedian Maria Bamford, and on HBO’s “Veep,” and was recently on the big screen in the film adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel THE CIRCLE, alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.
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 SECRET LIFE OF WALTER
MITTY, with Ben Stiller, Steven Soderbergh’s THE INFORMANT, alongside
Seth Rogen in OBSERVE AND REPORT, in Paul Thomas Anderson’s MAGNOLIA,
ZOOLANDER, STARSKY AND HUTCH, and RENO 911!: MIAMI, among many others.
He also provided the voice for ‘Remy’, the rat, in Pixar’s Oscar-winning RATATOUILLE, and has voiced characters on TV shows such as “Archer,” “BoJack Horseman,” “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” and “Word Girl.” He is also the narrator on ABC’s hit comedy “The Goldbergs.”
On TV, Oswalt had a starring role on Adult Swim’s “The Heart, She Holler,” was a series regular on Showtime’s “United States of Tara,” recurred on the SyFy series “Caprica,” and has had many guest roles on “Veep,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Justified,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Portlandia,” “Bored to Death,” “Flight of the Conchords,” The Sarah Silverman Program,” “Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show,” and “Seinfeld,” among others. He is also very well known for playing ‘Spence’ on “The King of Queens” for nine seasons. He was also a regular contributor to “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and Lewis Black’s “Root of All Evil.”