Patton Peter Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, and writer. On television, he is known for his role as Spence Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007) and guest starring as the Koenigs on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2020). After making his acting debut in the Seinfeld episode "The Couch," he has since appeared in a variety of television shows, including Kim Possible, Parks and Recreation, Community, Drunk History, Reno 911!, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Archer, Veep, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He currently narrates the sitcom The Goldbergs (2013–present) as adult Adam F. Goldberg.
Oswalt in 2017
|Birth name||Patton Peter Oswalt|
|Born||January 27, 1969|
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Alma mater||College of William & Mary (BA)|
|Genres||Observational comedy, black comedy, surreal humor, insult comedy, sarcasm, satire, deadpan|
|Subject(s)||Popular culture, current events, politics, religion|
(m. 2005; died 2016)
|Relative(s)||Matt Oswalt (brother)|
On film, Oswalt is known for voicing Remy in the Pixar film Ratatouille (2007) and co-starring opposite Charlize Theron in Young Adult (2011). His other notable film credits include starring in Big Fan (2009), Nature Calls (2012), Freaks of Nature (2015), Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie (2016), Nostalgia (2018), and The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019), and appearing in Blade: Trinity (2004), The Informant! (2009), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).
In his work as a stand-up comedian, he has appeared in six stand-up specials and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for his Netflix special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016).
Oswalt was born January 27, 1969, in Portsmouth, Virginia, the son of Carla (née Runfola) and Larry J. Oswalt, a career United States Marine Corps officer. He was named after General George S. Patton. He 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, his film debut coming in the 1996 military comedy film Down Periscope alongside Kelsey Grammer and his television debut in the Seinfeld episode "The Couch." His most prominent and long-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. In August 2007, he appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. In 2007, he appeared on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, "The Original Fry Cook," as Jim. In 2008, Oswalt moderated a reunion panel of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast at the San Diego Comic-Con International.
In 2009, Oswalt played Paul Aufiero, the leading role in Robert D. Siegel's 2009 directorial debut, Big Fan. He was to star in a 2010 Broadway revival of Lips Together, Teeth Apart. However, the show was postponed then eventually canceled due to Megan Mullally's departure from the production when 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.
In 2010, Oswalt emceed for BookExpo America, promoting his then-upcoming book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland and introducing the evening's panelists: Christopher Hitchens, William Gibson, and Sara Gruen. In 2011, Oswalt released Zombie Spaceship Wasteland.
In November 2011, Oswalt played the role of Hurlan Heartshe in the surrealist comedy miniseries The Heart, She Holler on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Also in November 2011, Oswalt appeared in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. In December 2011, Oswalt played Matt Freehauf in Jason Reitman's black comedy Young Adult. In 2012, he played Billy Stanhope, ex-best friend of Ashton Kutcher's Walden Schmidt on Two and a Half Men.
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.
In January 2015, Oswalt's memoir Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film was published by Simon & Schuster. He also voiced the male version of Jesse in Minecraft: Story Mode, which was released in October 2015.
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.
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. On February 28, 2009, Oswalt recorded his third comedy album at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. It premiered on Comedy Central as Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong on August 23, 2009, and was released on DVD August 25, 2009.
In November 2009, an animated video of Patton's take on New Song's Christmas Shoes was posted on YouTube. The track isn't found on any albums. The audio is claimed 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, Oswalt 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.
On April 21, 2016, McNamara died in her sleep in the family's Los Angeles, California, home. 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 nonfiction book on the Golden State Killer, which was left unfinished at the time of Michelle McNamara's death. 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.
|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 Half Hour Comedy Hour||Himself||Stand-up special|
|1999||Comedy Central Presents||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2006||Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2009||Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2011||Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2014||Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2016||Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2017||Patton Oswalt: Annihilation||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2020||Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything||Himself||Stand-up special|
- Patton vs. Alcohol vs. Zach vs. Patton (2005) with Zach Galifianakis
- Melvins/Patton Oswalt split 7 (2006) with Melvins
- Comedians of Comedy Tour (2006)
- The Pennsylvania Macaroni Company (2006) with Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, and Eugene Mirman
- Frankensteins and Gumdrops (2008) - available during the WFMU pledge drive
Compilation album appearances
|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|
|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 (voices)
|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)|
|Super Gidget||Short film|
|We Bare Bears: The Movie||Nom Nom (voice)|
|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, 98||Mr. Show with Bob and David||Famous Mortimer
Man in Restaurant
Blind Man on Balcony (uncredited)
|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 / Spectral (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|
|2003–06||Aqua Teen Hunger Force||DP, Skeeter, Ezekial (voices)||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"|
|2004–09||Reno 911!||Various||10 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 (voice)||Episode: "Survival of the Dumbest"|
|The Amazing Screw-On Head||Mr. Groin (voice)||Pilot|
|2006–07||The Batman||Toymaker/Marty Slack (voices)||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,
Beaver Boys Doctor
|2007–16||American Dad!||Various Voices||3 episodes|
|2007–17||WordGirl||Various Voices||36 episodes|
|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
|Burn Notice||Calvin Schmidt||3 episodes|
|2012–13||Two and a Half Men||Billy Stanhope||5 episodes|
|2012, 14||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||2 episodes|
|2012, 17||The Simpsons||T-Rex, Bart's Guilt (voices)||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 (voices)||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.||Eric Koenig||9 episodes|
|2014–20||BoJack Horseman||Pinky Penguin, Various Voices||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|
|2015–19||We Bare Bears||Nom Nom (voice)||11 episodes|
|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, 19||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)||5 episodes|
|2017–19||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Maynard McSnorter (voice)||5 episodes|
|Happy!||Happy (voice)||18 episodes|
|2017–present||Spider-Man||Uncle Ben/Chameleon (voices)||6 episodes|
|2017–18||Mystery Science Theater 3000||Max||20 episodes|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Various roles (voices)||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"|
|2018–19||Big Hero 6: The Series||Mr. Sparkles (voices)||7 episodes|
|2018–present||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!||The Atom (voice)||Episode: "Strength of a Grown Man"|
|Will & Grace||Danley Walker||2 episodes|
|2020||DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders||Oscar, the Flyhopper dragon||1 episode|
|Home Movie: The Princess Bride||Vizzini|
|The Boys||Tek–Knight||Recurring season 2|
|Adventures in Wonder Park||Steve (voice)|
|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|
|2013||Metro: Last Light||Additional Voices||Uncredited|
|2015–2017||Minecraft: Story Mode||Jesse (Male),
Romeo (Male Jesse)
|2017||Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring||Mooglie||Mobile game|
|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"|
Theme park attractionEdit
|2016||The Lego Movie: 4D – A New Adventure||Risky Business|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2010||Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album||My Weakness Is Strong||Nominated|||
|2015||Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time||Nominated|
|2017||Talking for Clapping||Won|
|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 Series||An Emmy for Megan||Nominated|
- Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (Scribner, 2011) OCLC 555639819
- Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film (Simon & Schuster, 2015) OCLC 885377924
- The Overrated Book (co-author with Henry H. Owings, Last Gasp, San Francisco, 2006) OCLC 65203542 ISBN 0867196572
- The Rock Bible: Unholy Scripture for Fans & Bands (co-author with Henry H. Owings, Quirk Books, Philadelphia, 2008) ISBN 1594742693
- Oswalt, Patton (May 3, 2016). "Patton Oswalt Remembers His Wife, Michelle McNamara: 'She Steered Her Life With Joyous, Wicked Curiosity'". Time.
- Oswalt, Patton (December 2, 2016). "Patton Oswalt's Year of Magical Parenting". GQ.
- JLA: Welcome to the Working Week (DC Comics, 2003)
- The Goon: Noir (co-author with Thomas Lennon, Steve Niles, and Eric Powell, Dark Horse Comics, 2007)
- Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror 13 (Bongo Comics, 2007)
- Justice League of America: The Lightning Saga (foreword, DC Comics, 2008)
- Serenity: Float Out (Dark Horse Comics, 2010)
- Better Days and Other Stories (co-author with Will Conrad, Dark Horse Comics, 2011) OCLC 751718642
- Sky Cake! (co-author with Kona Morris, Jon Olsen, Chris Henry. Godless Comics, 2012) OCLC 933277633
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- Tobey, Matt "Happy Birthday, Patton Oswalt!". CC: Insider. Retrieved May 30, 2012. Archived November 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- "Patton Oswalt: Biography, Latest News & Videos". TV Guide. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
- "Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt". The New York Times. September 25, 2005.
- Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (October 15, 2011). "Comedian Patton Oswalt Plays Not My Job". NPR. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- Oswalt, Patton (2011). Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. Scribner. p. 6. ISBN 978-1-4391-4908-9.
- Chaney, Jen (December 15, 2011). "Patton Oswalt gets philosophical, but he's still funny". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
- "Phi Kappa Tau Hall of Fame". phikappatau.org. Archived from the original on September 20, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
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'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?
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- "A Look Inside: 'King of Queens' Patton Oswalt talks 'JLA: Workweek' – Comic Book Resources". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "Patton Oswalt to Host 39th Annual Annie Awards – Animation Magazine". Retrieved September 3, 2013.
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- "Exclusive interview with Jim Mallon, Trace Beaulieu, and Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theatre 3000". Tor Books. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
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- Healy, Patrick.McNally Play Is Postponed After Mullally’s Departure"The New York Times, March 25, 2010
- "Showtime : Video : Series : Featured". Showtime. Archived from the original on April 22, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "CN Premieres Robotomy on Oct. 25 – Animation Magazine". Retrieved September 3, 2013.
- "Book and Author Luncheon". BookTV. May 27, 2010. Event occurs at 0:00-11:50, 20:00-22:00, 35:45-37:35, 50:35-51:27. C-SPAN. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
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- "Damon Lindelof, Hart Hanson Among Top Showrunners Posting Termination Letters In Wake Of Failed WGA-ATA Negotiations". Deadline.
- The date of the DVD release was mentioned during commercial breaks the night of the special's Comedy Central premiere on August 23, 2009.
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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.
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