Patton Oswalt Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Aug, 2017
Facts of Patton Oswalt
Date of Birth: 1969 , January-27
Age: 50 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Patton Oswalt
Birth Name Patton Peter Oswalt
Father Larry J. Oswalt
Mother Carla Oswalt
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Portsmouth
Ethnicity White
Profession Stand-up comedian
Net Worth $14 million
Married to Michelle Eileen McNamara (m. 2005)
Children Alice Rigney Oswalt
Divorce Michelle Eileen McNamara (Div.2016)
Books Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film, MORE
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Synopsis

Patton Peter Oswalt is a renowned American stand-up comedian, voice actor, and writer. He voiced the rat, Remy in the animated film Ratatouille and played the role of Spencer Olchin on The King of Queens. He first worked for MADtv as a writer and appeared in a comedy show on HBO.

Early Life and Education

Stand-up comedian and actor, Patton Peter Oswalt was born on January 27, 1969, in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America. He was born to Carla and Larry J. Oswalt. He was raised up in Portsmouth along with his younger brother Matt Oswalt, a comedy writer best known for the YouTube web series Puddin'

Patton lived with his family in Ohio and Tustin, California, while he was a military brat. After that, his family moved to Sterling, Virginia and he graduated from Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia, in 1987.

Patton subsequently graduated from the College of William and Mary, where he majored in English. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, Patton is a White American. His nationality is American. 

Professional Career

Following his graduation, Patton Peter Oswalt started his career in stand-up comedy in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He featured several notable characters in films and TV shows, after writing for MADtv and appearing in his own 1996 comedy special for HBO.

Patton also made his prominent and long-running role as Spence Olchin on The King of Queens. After that, he featured his first film role as the voice of Remy, the lead role in the 2007 Pixar movie Ratatouille.

Patton also played the same role in several another movie like Magnolia and 22 Jump Street. 22 Jump Street also made $191.7 million in North America and $139.4 million in other countries for a worldwide total of $331.3 million, against a budget of $84.5 million.

Patton was inspired by several well-known personalities including Jonathan Winters, Richard Pryor, Emo Philips, Bill Hicks, Bobcat Goldwait, Steve Martin, and Blaine Capatch as well. Besides, he also wrote the comic book story "JLA: Welcome to the Working Week."

Expanding his voice artist repertoire, Patton started voicing the villainous role of Tobey on PBC Kids Go! Series, WorlGiri in the year 2007. He also made his unusual appearance on the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner.

Moreover, Patton also featured on a sitcom of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Original Fry Cook, as Jim in 2007. He moderated a reunion panel of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast at the San Diego Comic-Con International.

Patton also played the lead character of Paul Aufiero in Robert D. Seigel’s 2009 directorial first comedy-drama film, Big Fan. He featured as Neil in the Showtime drama, The United States of Tara. He also released the book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland in 2011.

In the same year, Patton also portrayed the character of Harlan Heartshe in the surrealist comedy miniseries, The Heart. She Holler on Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block, Adult Swim. He then appeared as Agent Koenig on the television series, Agents of S.G.IE.L.D.

Patton then made his appearance in separate episodes as Eric with another character, Billy Koenig. He also voiced the male version of Jesse in Minecraft: Story Mode which was launched in October 2015.

Stand-Up comedy

In his stand-up comedy, Patton Peter Oswalt generally covers topics, that rings from pop culture frivolity to deeper social issues including American excess, materialism, foreign policy, and religion. He recorded his third comedy album at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on February 28, 2009.

Personal Life

Patton Peter Oswalt is married twice. Patton married true crime writer and journalist Michelle McNamara on September 24, 2005. They had a daughter together, Alice, born in 2009. Unfortunately, Michelle passed away, on April 21, 2016, in her sleep in the family’s Los Angeles, California home.

Patton’s wife Michelle passed away due to the overdose of prescribed medication (Xanax and Fentanyl). It was announced on August 1, 2016, that Patton had been working to accomplish McNamara's nonfiction book on The Golden State Killer, which was left incomplete after her death.

Following Michelle McNamara’s death, the actor and comedian Patton Oswalt got engaged to Meredith Salenger in July 2017. Meredith Salenger worked as a writer in many of Oswalt’s stand-up specials, including the Emmy-winning Talking for Clapping

Meredith disclosed her precious ring publicly on July 16 through Twitter, which was gifted by her boyfriend Patton on their engagement.

Net Worth

Forty-Eight-year old, Patton Oswalt’s main source of wealth is his career as a standup comedian, writer, and an actor. As of 2017, Patton has an estimated net worth of $14 million. Besides, he also drives a lavish white AUDI car. The car costs from $28,095 to $76,975 range.

Further, Patton is fond of traveling and exploring a variety of cuisines. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in the marvelous villa that is worth $5 million. 

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