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Patton Oswalt

In 2009, Patton Oswalt won critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel's feature film Big Fan, which made its debut at Sundance in January 2009 and was distributed by First Independent Pictures. Patt will also be back on the small screen as the lead in a new live-action comedy, The Heart, She Holler on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

As a comedian, he has released three TV specials and, as of this writing, two critically acclaimed albums. His one-hour Comedy Central Special My Weakness is Strong originally aired in August of 2009 and My Weakness is Strong DVD/CD received a Grammy nomination, distributed through Warner Brothers records. Oswalt was nominated this year for a Gotham Award for his dramatic debut on the big screen in Big Fan, where he played the lead role of Paul Aufiero in the directorial debut of writer Robert Siegel (The Wrestler). Big Fan was first released last September through First Independent and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.

In addition to being a series regular on Showtime's The United States of Tara, Oswalt has also appeared as a guest star on The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central and Flight of the Conchords on HBO. He's a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black's Root of All Evil. Patton recently appeared in Steven Soderbergh's The Informant, and in Observe and Report with Seth Rogen.

He provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar's Oscar-winning Ratatouille. He also voices characters on Word Girl and Neighbors from Hell. Oswalt has also appeared in more then 20 films, including Magnolia, Starsky and Hutch and Reno 911!: Miami.

Oswalt starred in The Comedians of Comedy, which was shot as an independent feature film, a TV series and a long running tour.

He tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States and UK, and is a regular at music festivals like Bumbershoot, Bonnaroo, Comic-Con and Coachella.

In addition, he is seen performing/reading at events by McSweeney's and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and has a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2012.
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Patton Oswalt Facts

BirthdayJanuary 27, 1969 (49)
BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is Patton Oswalt compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Down Periscope
The King of Queens: The Complete Series
Super High Me
Patton Oswalt Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Failure to Launch
Keeping Up With The Joneses
The Jimmy Jab Games
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