|Born||January 27, 1969|
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||College of William & Mary (BA)|
(m. 2005; died 2016)
Patton Peter Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, and writer. His acting roles include Spence Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007) and narrating the sitcom The Goldbergs (2013–present) as adult Adam F. Goldberg. After making his acting debut in the Seinfeld episode "The Couch", he has since appeared in a variety of television series, such as Parks and Recreation, Community, Two and a Half Men, Drunk History, Reno 911!, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Archer, Veep, Justified, Kim Possible, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, portraying Principal Ralph Durbin in A.P. Bio (2018–2021) and Matthew the Raven in the TV series The Sandman (2022–present).
Oswalt has also voiced Remy in the animated film Ratatouille (2007), Max in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019), Jesse (male) in the game Minecraft: Story Mode, and M.O.D.O.K in the 2021 animated series of the same name. Other notable film credits include Man on the Moon (1999), Zoolander (2001), Blade: Trinity (2004), All Roads Lead Home (2008), Big Fan (2009), A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011), 22 Jump Street (2014), and The Circle (2017). In the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) multimedia franchise, Oswalt guest starred as the Koenigs on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2020) and voiced Pip the Troll in Eternals (2021). He also made a notable appearance on the web series, Best of the Worst in 2019.
As a stand-up comedian, Oswalt has appeared in six stand-up specials and also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for the album of his Netflix special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016).
Oswalt was born on January 27, 1969, in Portsmouth, Virginia, the son of Carla and Larry J. Oswalt, a career United States Marine Corps officer. He was named after General George S. Patton. Oswalt is of Italian, Irish, German, English, and Scottish descent. He has one younger brother, Matt Oswalt, a comedy writer best known for writing and starring in the YouTube web series Puddin'. While he was a military brat, his family lived in Ohio and in Tustin, California, before settling in Sterling, Virginia. He is a 1987 graduate of Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia. He later graduated from The College of William & Mary where he majored in English and was initiated into the Alpha Theta chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.
Oswalt began performing stand-up comedy on July 18, 1988. After writing for MADtv and starring in his own 1996 comedy special for HBO, he went on to garner notable roles in films and television shows with his film debut coming in the 1996 military comedy film Down Periscope alongside Kelsey Grammer. His television debut was on the Seinfeld episode "The Couch". His most prominent and longest running role was as Spence Olchin on The King of Queens. His first starring film role was as the voice of Remy, the lead character in the 2007 Academy Award-winning Pixar film Ratatouille. He has also appeared in smaller roles in such films as Magnolia and 22 Jump Street.
Oswalt wrote the comic book story "JLA: Welcome to the Working Week", a backup story in Batman #600; a story for Dwight T. Albatross's The Goon Noir #01 and a story for Masks: Too Hot for TV. Expanding his voice artist repertoire, he began voicing the villainous character Tobey on PBS Kids GO! series WordGirl in 2007. He also appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. He appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav in August 2007. That same year, he appeared on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, "The Original Fry Cook", as Jim. Oswalt moderated a reunion panel of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2008.
Oswalt played Paul Aufiero, the leading role in Robert D. Siegel's 2009 directorial debut, Big Fan. He was set to star in a 2010 Broadway revival of Lips Together, Teeth Apart. The show was postponed, then eventually canceled, when Megan Mullally left the production after the director denied her request to replace Oswalt due to his lack of stage experience.
He starred in the Showtime drama The United States of Tara as Neil, an employee of Four Winds Landscaping. He also provided the voice of Thrasher, a robot protagonist from the Cartoon Network show Robotomy.
Oswalt emceed the 2010 BookExpo America, promoting his then-upcoming book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland and introducing the evening's panelists: Christopher Hitchens, William Gibson, and Sara Gruen. Oswalt released Zombie Spaceship Wasteland in 2011.
Oswalt played the role of Hurlan Heartshe in the 2011 surrealist comedy miniseries The Heart, She Holler on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Oswalt appeared in the 2011 film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Oswalt played Matt Freehauf in Jason Reitman's 2011 black comedy Young Adult. He played Billy Stanhope, ex-best friend of Ashton Kutcher's Walden Schmidt on Two and a Half Men in 2012.
As of September 2013, Oswalt narrates the TV series The Goldbergs. He also had a recurring role as Constable Bob Sweeney in the fourth season of the FX series Justified.
Patton played the role of Agent Koenig on the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He later appeared in separate episodes as brothers Eric and Billy Koenig. He continued to appear in the second season as Billy and a third brother named Sam. In season four, he also played a fourth brother, Thurston.
Oswalt's memoir Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film was published by Simon & Schuster in 2015. He also voiced the male version of Jesse in Minecraft: Story Mode, which was released in October 2015.
Oswalt played Max in the reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000, as the son of Frank Conniff's character TV's Frank. The program premiered on Netflix in 2017.
Also in 2017, lifelong film fan Oswalt provided the voice of horror icon Boris Karloff in several episodes of film critic Karina Longworth’s podcast You Must Remember This, for the season entitled “Bela and Boris.”
Oswalt had a voice-over role in science fiction comedy film Sorry to Bother You, which was released in theaters on July 6, 2018.
Oswalt replaced Louis C.K. in the 2019 film The Secret Life of Pets 2, as the voice of main character Max. In addition, he reprised his role as Professor Dementor in the Disney Channel Original Movie Kim Possible, a live action adaptation of the 2002-2007 animated series.
On April 15, 2019, Oswalt joined a host of other writers in firing their agents as part of the WGA's stand against the ATA and the practice of packaging.
Oswalt's stand-up comedy covers topics ranging from pop culture frivolity, such as comic book supervillains and 1980s glam metal, to deeper social issues like American excess, materialism, foreign policy, and religion. He also discusses his atheism in his stand-up. He recorded his third comedy album at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on February 28, 2009. It premiered on Comedy Central as Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong on August 23, 2009, and was released on DVD August 25, 2009.
An animated video of Patton's take on New Song's Christmas Shoes was posted on YouTube in November 2009. The track does not appear on any albums. The audio is claimed[by whom?] to be recorded at Lisner Auditorium in Washington DC.
Oswalt's album Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour was released on September 19, 2011. The extended and uncensored DVD of this special was released in April 2012, a few days after its television premiere on Comedy Central.
Oswalt's comedy special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time was to be released on January 16, 2014, via online movie streaming website Epix, but was pushed back by the company for unknown reasons. However, it did premiere on Comedy Central on April 6, 2014, and became available for purchase on April 8, 2014, in both DVD and CD format.
Oswalt's comedy special Talking for Clapping was released on Netflix on April 22, 2016. For the album, he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
Oswalt's comedy special Annihilation was released on Netflix on October 17, 2017.
In an episode of Hiking with Kevin Nealon on YouTube, posted November 14, 2019, Oswalt confirmed a new special, I Love Everything, recorded three weeks prior to the recording of the hike. It is currently airing on Netflix and was nominated for another Primetime Emmy Award.
He was featured in an ad campaign for Caesars Sportsbook in 2021, playing a character named Carl.
He was featured on the celebrity version of Jeopardy! on January 26, 2023.
Oswalt married true crime writer and journalist Michelle McNamara on September 24, 2005. They had one daughter together, Alice, born in April 2009.
McNamara died in her sleep in the family's Los Angeles, California, home on April 21, 2016. Her death was attributed to a combination of a previously undiagnosed heart condition and complications from ingested medications (Adderall, Xanax, and Fentanyl). The season-three finale of The Goldbergs was dedicated to her memory.
On August 1, 2016, Oswalt announced that he had been working to complete McNamara's unfinished nonfiction book about the Golden State Killer. In September 2017, Oswalt announced that the book, titled I'll Be Gone in the Dark, was scheduled for release on February 27, 2018, and was subsequently available for preorders. Less than two months after the book's release, on April 25, 2018, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department announced they had made an arrest in the Golden State Killer case. Oswalt posted a brief video to Instagram, saying: "I think you got him, Michelle." He also posted on Twitter that same day, saying that he hoped to visit the suspect if he was indeed the Golden State Killer, "not to gloat or gawk - to ask him the questions that [McNamara] wanted answered in her 'Letter to an Old Man'" at the end of her book.
Oswalt is a longtime comic book fan, which he has discussed in his stand up as well as writing a few issues for comics.
In July 2017 he and actress Meredith Salenger were confirmed to be engaged. They were married in November 2017.
In 2013, he teamed up with PETA, spoke out against chaining pet dogs, and sent a letter to the mayor and members of the city council of Newport News, Virginia, urging them to ban the practice.
Oswalt is an outspoken atheist and has referred to his atheism in his comedy specials: No Reason to Complain, Feelin' Kinda Patton, My Weakness Is Strong, and Finest Hour.
Oswalt's influences include Jonathan Winters, Richard Pryor, Emo Philips, Blaine Capatch, Jim Goad, Bill Hicks, Bobcat Goldthwait, Sam Kinison, Steve Martin, and Louis C.K.
Oswalt endorsed Barack Obama for re-election as president in 2012. Oswalt was an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump. In January 2019, following an intense Twitter feud with a Trump supporter, he donated $2,000 to the man's GoFundMe fund created to help cover his medical expenses.
|Top 200||US Comedy||US Digital||US Indie||US Heat|
|2004||Feelin' Kinda Patton||United Musicians||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007||Werewolves and Lollipops||Sub Pop||137||1||—||18||4|
|2009||My Weakness Is Strong||Warner Bros.||67||1||5||—||—|
|2011||Finest Hour||Comedy Central Records||71||1||—||12||—|
|2014||Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time||Comedy Central Records||54||1||19||9||—|
|2016||Talking for Clapping||A Special Thing Records||—||6||—||—||—|
|1997||HBO Comedy Half-Hour||Himself||HBO||Stand-up special|
|1999||Comedy Central Presents||Himself||Comedy Central||Stand-up special|
|2006||Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain||Himself||Comedy Central||Stand-up special|
|2009||Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong||Himself||Comedy Central||Stand-up special|
|2011||Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour||Himself||Comedy Central||Stand-up special|
|2014||Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time||Himself||Comedy Central
|2016||Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping||Himself||Netflix||Stand-up special|
|2017||Patton Oswalt: Annihilation||Himself||Netflix||Stand-up special|
|2020||Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything||Himself||Netflix||Stand-up special|
|2022||Patton Oswalt: We All Scream||Himself||Netflix||Stand-up special|
Compilation album appearances
|1990||Student Loans and You||A Comedian||Industrial film (paid $300)|
|1996||Down Periscope||Stingray Radioman|
|1999||Man on the Moon||Blue Collar Guy|
|2000||Desperate But Not Serious||Auteur No. 1|
|2003||Run Ronnie Run||Dozer|
|2004||Taxi||Clerk at Inpound Office|
|Starsky and Hutch||Disco DJ|
|Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||Video Store Clerk||Uncredited|
|Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2||Himself||Direct-to-video|
|See This Movie||Felix|
|2005||The Comedians of Comedy||Himself||Documentary; also executive producer|
|Cake Boy||Cake Pervert|
|2006||Failure to Launch||Techie Guy|
|2007||Reno 911!: Miami||Jeff Spoder|
|Wrong Turn 2: Dead End||Tommy||Voice|
|Balls of Fury||The Hammer|
|Sex and Death 101||Fred|
|Your Friend the Rat||Remy||Voice, short film|
|2008||Super High Me||Himself||Documentary|
|All Roads Lead Home||Milo|
|2009||Observe and Report||Roger|
|Big Fan||Paul Aufiero|
|The Informant!||Ed Herbst|
|Al's Brain||Co-Worker||Short film|
|2010||Blood into Wine||Himself||Documentary|
|Beautiful Darling||Andy Warhol, Truman Capote||Voice, documentary|
|2011||A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||Larry Juston|
|Young Adult||Matt Freehauf|
|2012||Seeking a Friend for the End of the World||Roache|
|2013||Odd Thomas||Ozzie P. Boone|
|The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Todd Maher|
|2014||Jason Nash Is Married||Producer|
|22 Jump Street||MC State History Professor||Uncredited cameo|
|Mune: Guardian of the Moon||Mox||Voice, English dub|
|2015||Dude Bro Party Massacre III||Chief||Also co-producer|
|Old/New||Narrator||Voice, short film|
|Freaks of Nature||Stuart Miller|
|The Loneliest Stoplight||Narrator||Voice, short film|
|2016||Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie||Merv Griffin|
|Space Cop||Space Police Chief|
|Keeping Up with the Joneses||Scorpion|
|2017||The Circle||Tom Stenton|
|Please Stand By||Officer Frank|
|Sorry to Bother You||Mr. Blank's White Voice||Voice|
|Teen Titans Go! To the Movies||Atom||Voice|
|2019||The Secret Life of Pets 2||Max||Voice, replacing Louis C.K|
|2020||We Bare Bears: The Movie||Nom Nom||Voice|
|2021||The Spine of Night||Lord Pyrantin||Voice|
|Eternals||Pip the Troll||Voice, mid-credits scene|
|Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon||Ron Mackelberg||Direct-to-streaming|
|2022||I Love My Dad||Chuck|
|Weird: The Al Yankovic Story||Heckler|
|Denotes works that have not yet been released|
|1994||Seinfeld||Video Store Clerk||Episode: "The Couch"|
|1995–97||MADtv||Crip in Wheelchair||1 episode; also writer|
|1996||NewsRadio||Guy||Episode: "The Trainer"|
|1996, 1998||Mr. Show with Bob and David||Famous Mortimer, Man in Restaurant, Blind Man on Balcony||2 episodes|
|1997||The Weird Al Show||Seymour||Episode: "Bad Influence"|
|1998||Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Patton||Voice, 2 episodes|
|Pulp Comics: Margaret Cho||Various||Television special|
|1998–2007||The King of Queens||Spence Olchin||122 episodes|
|2000||Batman Beyond||Eldon Michaels||Voice, episode: "Sentries of the Last Cosmos"|
|2000–04||Static Shock||Specs||Voice, 3 episodes|
|2002||The Man Show||Weepum Buzzkillus||Uncredited; episode: "Juggy Car Wash"|
|Home Movies||Helmet||Voice, episode: "Renaissance"|
|2002–03||Crank Yankers||Boomer||Voice, 4 episodes|
|2003||Fairly Odd Parents||Himself||Episode: “The Big Superhero Wish”|
|2003–06||Aqua Teen Hunger Force||DP, Skeeter, Ezekial||Voice, 3 episodes|
|2003–07||Kim Possible||Professor Dementor||Voice, 10 episodes|
|2004||The Fairly OddParents||Crimson Chin Writer||Episode: "The Big Superhero Wish"|
|Tom Goes to the Mayor||Zynx||Voice, episode: "Pioneer Island"|
|2004–20||Reno 911!||Various||12 episodes|
|2005||Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker||Carter Bogie||Episode: "Kids Putt-Putt/Double Dutch"|
|2006||Clark and Michael||Realtor||1 episode|
|Comedy Central Roast of
|Squidbillies||Shecky Chucklestein||Episode: "Survival of the Dumbest"|
|The Amazing Screw-On Head||Mr. Groin||Voice, pilot|
|2006–07||The Batman||Toymaker, Marty Slack||Voice, 2 episodes|
|2007||Human Giant||Various||3 episodes; also consultant writer|
|SpongeBob SquarePants||Jim||Voice, episode: "The Original Fry Cook" |
Mistakenly credited as "Patton Oswald"
|Comedy Central Roast
of Flavor Flav
|2007–08||Tim and Eric Awesome Show,
|Joshua Beard, Beaver Boys Doctor||3 episodes|
|2007–21||American Dad!||Various voices||5 episodes|
|2007–15||WordGirl||Tobey McCallister III||Voice, recurring role|
|2008||Lewis Black's Root of All Evil||Himself||6 episodes|
|2009||Flight of the Conchords||Elton John Impersonator||Episode: "Prime Minister"|
|The Venture Bros.||Wonderboy||Voice, episode: "Self-Medication"|
|Dollhouse||Joel Mynor||2 episodes|
|2009–10||Community||Nurse Jackie||2 episodes|
|2009–11||United States of Tara||Neil||21 episodes|
|Bored to Death||Howard Baker||4 episodes|
|2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Vincent Van Guy||Episode: "A Good Van is Hard to Find"|
|Neighbors from Hell||Pazuzu||Voice, 10 episodes|
|Caprica||Baxter Sarno||6 episodes|
|Glenn Martin, DDS||Volunteer Center Guy||Voice, episode: "Volunteers"|
|2010–11||Robotomy||Thrasher||Voice, 10 episodes|
|2011||Futurama||Unattractive Giant Monster||Voice, episode: "Benderama"|
|Jon Benjamin Has a Van||Steven Drears||Episode: "House on the Lake"|
|Little Mosque on the Prairie||Florist with Tourette's Syndrome||Deleted scenes|
Episode: "An Arranged Marriage"
|Raising Hope||Rubin||Episode: "Bro-gurt"|
|2011–14||The Heart, She Holler||Hurlan||28 episodes|
|2012||The High Fructose Adventures
of Annoying Orange
|Clyde the Pac Man Ghost||Voice, episode: "Generic Holiday Special"|
|Bob's Burgers||Moody Foodie||Voice, episode: "Moody Foodie"|
|Metalocalypse||Dr. Bartholomew Grahsrihajul, Klokateer||Voice, 2 episodes|
|Burn Notice||Calvin Schmidt||3 episodes|
|2012–13||Two and a Half Men||Billy Stanhope||5 episodes|
|2012, 2014||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||2 episodes|
|2012, 2017||The Simpsons||T-Rex, Bart's Guilt||Voice, 2 episodes|
|Parks and Recreation||Garth Blundin||Episode: "Article Two"|
|Yo Gabba Gabba!||Croackey||Voice, episode: "Dinosaur"|
|Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Fire Marshall Boone||2 episodes|
|2013–15||Axe Cop||Sockarang||Voice, 12 episodes|
|Justified||Constable Bob Sweeney||6 episodes|
|2013–present||The Goldbergs||Adult Adam F. Goldberg||Voice, 121 episodes|
|2014||29th Independent Spirit Awards||Himself (host)||Television special|
|Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee||Himself||Episode: "How Would You Kill Superman?"|
|2014–17||Doc McStuffins||Count Clarence||Voice, 4 episodes|
|2014||Mighty Med||Ed, The Exterminator||Voice, 2 episodes|
|Modern Family||Ducky||Episode: "Las Vegas"|
|Gravity Falls||Franz||Voice, episode: "The Golf War"|
|2014–16||Drunk History||Various Roles||3 episodes|
|2014–20||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||The Koenigs||9 episodes|
|BoJack Horseman||Pinky Penguin, Various Voices||Voice, 14 episodes|
|2015||Battle Creek||Mayor Hardy||Episode: "Cereal Killer"|
|Rick and Morty||Beta Seven||Voice, episode: "Auto Erotic Assimilation"|
|The Adventures of Puss in Boots||Francisco||Voice, episode: "Luck"|
|2015–18||Pickle and Peanut||Papa||4 episodes|
|2015–19||Veep||Teddy Sykes||11 episodes|
|We Bare Bears||Nom Nom||Voice, recurring role|
|2016||Archer||Alan Shapiro||Voice, 6 episodes|
|Inside Amy Schumer||AMZ Host||Episode: "Madame President"|
|Lady Dynamite||Himself||3 episodes|
|TripTank||Pegasus||Voice, episode: "Crime Scene Investigation"|
|Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Derek Young||Episode: "Baxter's Confession"|
|Full Frontal with Samantha Bee||Himself||Television special|
|2016, 2019||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||Quibble Pants||Voice, 2 episodes|
|2016–19||Those Who Can't||Gil Nash||4 episodes|
|2017||Zoolander: Super Model||Dr. Botoxo||Voice, television film|
|Santa Clarita Diet||Dr. Charles Hasmedi||Episode: "We Can't Kill People!"|
|69th Writers Guild of America Awards||Himself (host)||Television special|
|Dimension 404||Uncle Dusty||Episode: "Cinethrax"|
|Difficult People||Kenny Jurgens||Episode: "Fuzz Buddies"|
|HarmonQuest||Sandpole||Episode: "Back to Sandman Desert"|
|2017–18||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||J. Castleman||2 episodes|
|Justice League Action||Space Cabbie||Voice, recurring role|
|2017–present||Mystery Science Theater 3000||Max||20 episodes|
|2017–19||Happy!||Happy||Voice, main role|
|2017–20||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Maynard McSnorter||Voice, 9 episodes|
|Spider-Man||Uncle Ben, Chameleon||Voice, recurring role|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Brock, Doug Funnie, Flamingo||Voice, episode: "Strummy Strummy Sad Sad"|
|Another Period||Interviewer||Episode: "Sex Nickelodeon"|
|Spy Kids: Mission Critical||Mint Condition||Voice, episode: "The Vinyl Countdown"|
|Pig Goat Banana Cricket||Jimmy Ron Cricket||Voice, episode: "Jimmy Ron Cricket"|
|Niko and the Sword of Light||The Prince of Whale||Voice, episode: "Sky Whale City"|
|2018–21||Big Hero 6: The Series||Mr. Frank Sparkles||Voice, recurring role|
|A.P. Bio||Principal Ralph Durbin||Main role|
|2019||Schooled||Adult Adam||Voice, episode: "Be Like Mike"|
|Kim Possible||Professor Dementor||Television film|
|An Emmy for Megan||Himself||6 episodes|
|Veronica Mars||Penn Epner||8 episodes|
|Teen Titans Go!||Atom||Voice, episode: "Strength of a Grown Man"|
|2019–20||Will & Grace||Danley Walker||3 episodes|
|2020||DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders||Olive||Voice, episode: "King Burple"|
|Home Movie: The Princess Bride||Vizzini||Episode: "Chapter Four: Battle of the Wits"|
|Mapleworth Murders||Jerry Sprinks||5 episodes|
|The Boys||Deep's Gills||Voice, episode: "Proper Preparation and Planning"|
|2021||Bless the Harts||Vohnnie Ray Power||Voice, episode: "Crappy Death Day"|
|Teenage Euthanasia||Voice, episode: "Adventures in Beetle Sitting"|
|Family Guy||Tyler||Voice, episode: "Brief Encounter"|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Harry Baskin||Episode: "The Mini Bar"|
|Santa Inc.||Peter Rabbit||Voice, episode: "Spring Awakening"|
|M.O.D.O.K.||George Tarleton / M.O.D.O.K.||Voice, main role; also writer|
|2021–22||The Ghost and Molly McGee||Mayor Brunson||Voice, 5 episodes|
|The Conners||Don Blansky||3 episodes|
|2022||Space Force||Captain Lancaster||2 episodes|
|Star Trek: Picard||Spot 73||Voice, episode: "Penance"|
|Gaslit||Charles Colson||3 episodes|
|The Boys||Himself||Episode: "Herogasm"; cameo|
|Big City Greens||Mr. Fluffenfold||Voice, episode: "DependaBill/The Delivernator"|
|The Sandman||Matthew the Raven||Voice, 7 episodes|
|Inside Job||TSA Guy||Voice, episode: "We Found Love in a Popeless Place"|
|Storybots: Answer Time||Mr. Super Snowy Icy Cone Guy||Episode: "Ice"|
|TBA||Manhunt||Lafayette Baker||Upcoming miniseries|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Radio Station Caller||Uncredited|
|2005||Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories||Radio Caller|
|2006||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories||New World Order Caller
|Kim Possible: What's the Switch?||Professor Dementor|
|Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am||DP, Skeeter|
|2012||Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure||Remy|
|2015–2017||Minecraft: Story Mode||Jesse (Male),
Romeo (Male Jesse)
|2017||Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring||Mooglie||Mobile game|
|2022||Disney Dreamlight Valley||Remy|
|2001||"Another Perfect Day"||American Hi-Fi|
|2013||"The Magic Clap"||The Coup|
|2014||"Foil"||"Weird Al" Yankovic|
|2015||"Will You Dance?"||The Bird and the Bee|
|2016||"I Love the USA"||Weezer|
|2020||"Eat It (We're All In This Together)"||David Cross featuring "Weird Al" Yankovic|
|2019||Red Letter Media||Himself||Episode: "Best of the Worst: Plinketto #8"|
|2020||Honest Trailers||Himself||Voice, episode:’’2020’’|
|2014||Remy's Ratatouille Adventure||Remy|
|2016||The Lego Movie: 4D – A New Adventure||Risky Business|
|2021||The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash||Max|
|Primetime Emmy Awards|
|2016||Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping||Won|||
|2018||Patton Oswalt: Annihilation||Nominated|
|2019||Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series||An Emmy for Megan||Nominated|
|2020||Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything||Nominated|
|Daytime Emmy Awards|
|2022||Outstanding Daytime Program Host||Penguin Town||Nominated|||
|2010||Best Comedy Album||My Weakness Is Strong||Nominated|||
|2015||Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time||Nominated|
|2017||Talking for Clapping||Won|
|2021||I Love Everything||Nominated|
|2023||We All Scream||Pending|
|2007||Annie Awards||Voice Acting in a Feature Production||Ratatouille||Nominated|||
|2009||Gotham Awards||Breakthrough Actor||Big Fan||Nominated|||
|2009||St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|||
|2011||Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Young Adult||Nominated|||
|2011||Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
|2011||Critics' Choice Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
|2011||Detroit Film Critics Society Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
|2011||Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Runner-up|||
|2011||National Society of Film Critics Awards||Best Supporting Actor||3rd Place|||
|2011||Palm Springs International Film Festival||Vanguard Award for Creative Ensemble||Won|||
|2011||Santa Barbara International Film Festival||Virtuoso Award||Won|||
|2011||Toronto Film Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Runner-up|||
|2011||Village Voice Film Poll||Best Supporting Actor||8th Place|||
|2013||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series||Parks and Recreation||Won|||
|2013||Gold Derby Awards||Best Comedy Guest Actor||Nominated|||
|2013||Online Film & Television Association Awards||Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series||Justified||Nominated|||
|2014||American Comedy Awards||Comedy Special of the Year||Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time||Nominated|||
|2014||Writers Guild of America Awards||Comedy/Variety (Music, Awards, Tributes) – Specials||29th Independent Spirit Awards||Nominated|||
|2016||Visual Effects Society Awards||Honorary Membership||—||Honored|||
|2020||Dreamachine International Film Festival||Best Voice-Over Performance||52 - A Tale of Loneliness||Won|||
|2021||Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival||Best Actor||The Priest||Nominated|||
|2021||Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Series, Comedy||A.P. Bio||Nominated|||
|2022||Newport Beach Film Festival||Artist of Distinction Award||—||Honored|||
'Oswalt first began performing stand-up comedy in the late 80s or early 90s'—late 80s—'by his own reckoning'. I know the exact date, Wikipedia. I've said it in a million interviews. 'My own reckoning'—what did I, suffer a head injury? I started July 18th, 1988. I'm not some weird Norse poet. 'Ah, by my reckoning, it was a stormy night. I was out on'—No! July 18th, 1988. 'By my own reckoning', good Lord. Is [this] a Cormac McCarthy novel?
So let's make it official — on Wednesday, April 15th, my way-more-brilliant-and-resilient-than-me wife gave birth to our first child — Alice Rigney Oswalt.