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.
As a comedian, Oswalt has shot seven TV specials and released five critically-acclaimed albums. This past October, Oswalt released his special Annihilation on Netflix to critical acclaim. Last year, he won the Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special” for his sixth comedy special, Talking for Clapping (Netflix), and a Grammy® Award for his comedy album of the same name.
Oswalt has appeared in many films, including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Informant, Observe and Report, Magnolia, Zoolander, Starsky and Hutch, The Circle, and Reno 911!: Miami, among many others. He provided the voice for Remy 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.
Oswalt is well known for playing Spence on The King of Queens for nine seasons. He had a starring role on Adult Swim’s The Heart, She Holler and was a series regular on Showtime’s United States of Tara. He recurred on the SyFy series Caprica, and has had 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.
Both of his published books, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (2011) and Silver Screen Fiend (2015), are New York Times Best Sellers.