Patton Peter Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and writer, known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007), voicing Remy in the film Ratatouille (2007), playing multiple identical brothers, the Koenigs, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–17), and male Jesse in both seasons of Minecraft: Story Mode. Oswalt 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 at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
|Birth name||Patton Peter Oswalt|
January 27, 1969 |
Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film|
|Alma mater||College of William & Mary|
|Genres||Observational comedy, black comedy, surreal humor, insult comedy, sarcasm, satire|
|Subject(s)||Popular culture, current events, politics, religion|
(m. 2005; d. 2016)
|Relative(s)||Matt Oswalt (brother)|
Oswalt made his acting debut in the Seinfeld episode "The Couch" and has since also appeared in the superhero film Blade: Trinity (2004), starred in the comedy-drama film Big Fan (2009), co-starred alongside Charlize Theron in Young Adult (2011), and starred in the comedy series The Heart, She Holler (2011–2014). He currently narrates the sitcom The Goldbergs (2013–present) as the adult Adam F. Goldberg, stars in the 2017 revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000, voices the title character in the crime comedy series Happy! (2017–present) and co-stars as Principal Ralph Durbin on the sitcom A.P. Bio (2018–present).
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 has one younger brother, Matt Oswalt, a comedy writer best known for the YouTube web series Puddin'. While he was a military brat, his family lived in Ohio and Tustin, California, before settling in Sterling, Virginia. He is a 1987 graduate of Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia, and subsequently 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 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 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 2011, Oswalt released the book 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 was depicted blowing the second-ever puff of 3D pot smoke in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.[not in citation given] In December 2011, Oswalt played Matt Freehauf in Jason Reitman's black comedy Young Adult. In 2012, he originated the role of Billy Stanhope 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 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'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 and became available for purchase on April 8 in both DVD and CD format.
Oswalt's comedy special Annihilation was released on Netflix on October 17, 2017
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 prescribed medication (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 her 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.
Oswalt is an atheist and has referenced his atheism in his comedy specials: No Reason to Complain, Feelin' Kind of Patton, My Weakness Is Strong, and Finest Hour. It was also referenced by Katt Williams in the opening act of The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.
|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||—||—||—|
- 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 appearancesEdit
|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||Starsky and Hutch||Disco DJ|
|2004||Rock Against Bush, Vol. 2||Himself||Direct-to-video|
|2004||See This Movie||Felix|
|2005||The Comedians of Comedy||Himself||Documentary; also executive producer|
|2005||Cake Boy||Cake Pervert|
|2006||Failure to Launch||Techie Guy|
|2007||Reno 911!: Miami||Jeff Spoder|
|2007||Ratatouille||Remy (voice)||Nominated — Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production|
|2007||Wrong Turn 2: Dead End||Tommy (voice)|
|2007||Balls of Fury||The Hammer|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Fred|
|2007||Your Friend the Rat||Remy||Short film|
|2008||Super High Me||Himself||Documentary|
|2008||All Roads Lead Home||Milo|
|2009||Observe and Report||Roger|
|2009||Big Fan||Paul Aufiero||Nominated — Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Breakthrough Actor
Nominated — St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
|2009||Informant!, TheThe Informant!||Ed Herbst|
|2009||Al's Brain||Co-Worker||Short film|
|2010||Blood into Wine||Himself||Documentary|
|2010||Beautiful Darling||Andy Warhol / Truman Capote (voice)||Documentary|
|2011||Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, AA Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas||Larry Juston|
|2011||Young Adult||Matt Freehauf||New York Film Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy
Palm Springs International Film Festival: Chairman's Vanguard Award (shared with ensemble)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Virtuoso Award
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (2nd place)
Nominated — National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (3rd place)
Nominated — Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
|2012||Seeking a Friend for the End of the World||Roache|
|2013||Odd Thomas||Ozzie P. Boone|
|2013||The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Todd Maher|
|2014||Jason Nash Is Married||Producer|
|2014||22 Jump Street||MC State History Professor||Uncredited|
|2014||Mune: Guardian of the Moon||Mox (voice)||English version|
|2015||Dude Bro Party Massacre III||Chief||Also producer|
|2015||Old/New||Narrator (voice)||Short film|
|2015||Freaks of Nature||Stuart Miller|
|2015||The Loneliest Stoplight||Narrator (voice)||Short film|
|2016||Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie||Merv Griffin|
|2016||Space Cop||Space Police Chief|
|2016||Keeping Up with the Joneses||Scorpion|
|2017||The Circle||Tom Stenton|
|2017||Please Stand By||Officer Frank|
|2018||Sorry to Bother You||Mr. Blank's white voice (voice)|
|2018||Unlovable||Post-production; associate producer|
|2019||The Secret Life of Pets 2||Max (voice)||Replaced Louis C.K.|
|1994||Seinfeld||Video Store Clerk||Episode: "The Couch"|
|1995–97||MADtv||Crip in Wheelchair||Episode: "1.5"; also writer|
|1996||NewsRadio||Guy||Episode: "The Trainer"|
|1996, 1998||Mr. Show with Bob and David||Famous Mortimer / Man in Restaurant||2 episodes|
|1997||The Weird Al Show||Seymour||Episode: "Bad Influence"|
|1997||HBO Half Hour Comedy Hour||Himself||Stand-up special|
|1998||Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Patton (voice)||2 episodes|
|1998||Pulp Comics: Margaret Cho||Various roles||Television special|
|1998–2007||King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens||Spence Olchin||122 episodes|
|1999||Comedy Central Presents||Himself||Stand-up special|
|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"
|2002||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/Professor DeMenz (voice)||10 episodes|
|2004||The Fairly OddParents||Crimson Chin Writer||Episode: "The Big Superhero Wish"|
|2004||Tom Goes to the Mayor||Zynx (voice)||Episode: "Pioneer Island"|
|2004–09||Reno 911!||Various roles||10 episodes|
|2005||Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker||Carter Bogie||Episode: "Kids Putt-Putt/Double Dutch"|
|2006||Clark and Michael||Realtor||1 episode|
|2006||Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner||Roaster||Television special|
|2006||Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2006||Squidbillies||Shecky Chucklestein (voice)||Episode: "Survival of the Dumbest"|
|2006, 2007||Batman, TheThe Batman||Cosmo Krank / Toymaker / Marty Slack (voices)||2 episodes|
|2006||Amazing Screw-On Head, TheThe Amazing Screw-On Head||Mr. Groin (voice)||Pilot|
|2007||Human Giant||Frat Boy / Let's Go Fan / The Wire Fan||3 episodes; also consultant writer|
|2007||SpongeBob SquarePants||Jim (voice)||Credited as Patton Oswald; episode: "The Original Fry Cook"|
|2007||Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav||Roaster||Television special|
|2007, 2008, 2016||American Dad!||Bob Cinema / Ticket Man / Kiss Cam Operator (voices)||3 episodes|
|2007, 2008||Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!||Joshua Beard / Beaver Boys Doctor||3 episodes|
|2007–17||WordGirl||Theodore "Tobey" McCalister III / Robot / 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"|
|2009||Iron Chef America||Himself||Episode: "Symon vs. Nawab: Pineapple"|
|2009||The Venture Bros.||Wonderboy (voice)||Episode: "Self-Medication"|
|2009||Dollhouse||Joel Mynor||2 episodes|
|2009||Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong||Himself||Stand-up special
Nominated — Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
|2009–10||Community||Nurse Jackie||2 episodes|
|2009–11||United States of Tara||Neil||21 episodes|
|2009–11||Bored to Death||Howard Baker||4 episodes|
|2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Vincent Van Guy||Episode: "A Good Van is Hard to Find"|
|2010||Neighbors from Hell||Pazuzu (voice)||10 episodes|
|2010||Caprica||Baxter Sarno||6 episodes|
|2010||Glenn Martin, DDS||Volunteer Center Guy (voice)||Episode: "Volunteers"|
|2010–11||Robotomy||Thrasher (voice)||10 episodes|
|2011||Futurama||Unattractive Giant Monster (voice)||Episode: "Benderama"|
|2011||Jon Benjamin Has a Van||Steven Drears||Episode: "House on the Lake"|
|2011–14||The Heart, She Holler||Hurlan||28 episodes|
|2011||Little Mosque on the Prairie||Florist with Tourette's Syndrome (scenes deleted)||Episode: "An Arranged Marriage"|
|2011||Raising Hope||Rubin||Episode: "Bro-gurt"|
|2011||Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour||Himself||Stand-up special
Nominated — Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
|2012||The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange||Clyde the Pac Man Ghost (voice)||Episode: "Generic Holiday Special"|
|2012||Bob's Burgers||Moody Foodie (voice)||Episode: "Moody Foodie"|
|2012||Metalocalypse||Dr. Bartholomew Grahsrihajul / Klokateer (voices)||2 episodes|
|2012–13||Two and a Half Men||Billy Stanhope||5 episodes|
|2012, 2017||The Simpsons||T-Rex, Bart's Guilt (voices)||2 episodes|
|2012–14||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||2 episodes|
|2012||Burn Notice||Calvin Schmidt||3 episodes|
|2013||Parks and Recreation||Garth Blundon||Episode: "Article Two"
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
|2013||Yo Gabba Gabba!||Croackey (voice)||Episode: "Dinosaur"|
|2013||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Fire Marshall Boone||2 episodes|
|2013–15||Axe Cop||Sockarang (voice)||12 episodes|
|2013–15||Justified||Constable Bob Sweeney||6 episodes|
|2013–present||The Goldbergs||Adult Adam F. Goldberg / Narrator (voice)||95 episodes|
|2014||29th Independent Spirit Awards||Host||Television special
Nominated — Writers Guild of America Award for Comedy/Variety (Music, Awards, Tributes) – Specials
|2014||Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee||Himself||Episode: "How Would You Kill Superman?"|
|2014||Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time||Himself||Stand-up special
Nominated — American Comedy Award for Comedy Special of the Year
Nominated — Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
|2014||Mighty Med||Ed / The Exterminator||2 episodes|
|2014–17||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Eric, Billy, Sam and Thurston Koenig||8 episodes|
|2014||Modern Family||Ducky||Episode: "Las Vegas"|
|2014||Gravity Falls||Franz (voice)||Episode: "The Golf War"|
|2014–16||Drunk History||Charles Sumner / Mac Brazel / Explosives Expert||3 episodes|
|2014–17||BoJack Horseman||Pinky Penguin / Various voices||11 episodes|
|2015||Battle Creek||Mayor Hardy||Episode: "Cereal Killer"|
|2015–17||Veep||Teddy Sykes||7 episodes|
|2015–present||We Bare Bears||Nom Nom (voice)||10 episodes|
|2015||Rick and Morty||Beta Seven (voice)||Episode: "Auto Erotic Assimilation"|
|2015||The Adventures of Puss in Boots||Francisco (voice)||Episode: "Luck"|
|2016||Archer||Alan Shapiro (voice)||6 episodes|
|2016||Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping||Himself||Stand-up special
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album
|2016||Inside Amy Schumer||AMZ Host||Episode: "Madame President"|
|2016||Lady Dynamite||Himself||3 episodes|
|2016||TripTank||Pegasus (voice)||Episode: "Crime Scene Investigation"|
|2016||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||Quibble Pants (voice)||Episode: "Stranger Than Fan Fiction"|
|2016||Pickle and Peanut||Papa (voice)||Episode: "Australia"|
|2016||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Derek Young||Episode: "Baxter's Confession"|
|2016||Those Who Can't||Gil Nash||2 episodes|
|2016||Full Frontal with Samantha Bee||Himself||Episode: May 9, 2016; appeared in a satirical segment on crisis pregnancy centers modeled on Orson Welles' F for Fake|
|2017||Zoolander: Super Model||Dr. Botoxo (voice)||Television film|
|2017||Crazy Ex-Girlfriend||Castleman||Episode: "When Do I Get to Spend Time with Josh?"|
|2017||Santa Clarita Diet||Dr. Charles Hasmedi||Episode: "We Can't Kill People!"|
|2017||69th Writers Guild of America Awards||Host||Television special|
|2017||Dimension 404||Uncle Dusty||Episode: "Cinethrax"|
|2017||Justice League Action||Space Cabbie (voice)||4 episodes|
|2017||Difficult People||Kenny Jurgens||Episode: "Fuzz Buddies"|
|2017||Patton Oswalt: Annihilation||Himself||Stand-up special|
|2017||HarmonQuest||Sandpole||Episode: "Back to Sandman Desert"|
|2017||Click, Clack, Moo: Christmas at the Farm||Appliance Al (voice)||Television special|
|2017–18||Spider-Man||Uncle Ben (voice)||3 episodes|
|2017–18||Mickey and the Roadster Racers||Mr. McSnorter (voice)||2 episodes|
|2017–present||Mystery Science Theater 3000||Max ("TV's Son of TV's Frank")||14 episodes|
|2017–present||Happy!||Happy (voice)||4 episodes|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Brock / Quailman / Flamengo (voices)||Episode: "Strummy Strummy Sad Sad"|
|2018||A.P. Bio||Principal Durbin||Main cast|
|2018||Another Period||Interviewer||Episode: "Sex Nickelodeon"|
|2018||Spy Kids: Mission Critical||Mint Condition (voice)||Upcoming series|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Radio Station Caller||Uncredited|
|2005||Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories||Radio Caller on Heartland Values with Nurse Bob|
|2006||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories||New World Order Caller / Reporter|
|2006||Kim Possible: What's the Switch?||Professor Dementor|
|2007||Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am||DP / Skeeter|
|2013||Metro: Last Light||Additional Voices||Uncredited|
|2015–17||Minecraft: Story Mode||Jesse (Male)|
|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|
- 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
- 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. Lightning saga (co-author with Brad Meltzer, Geoff Johns. 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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"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. "Uh, by my reckoning, it was a stormy night. I was out on", no! July 18th, 1988.
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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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