Patton Oswalt Biography, Age, Wife, Specials and Movies

Patton Oswalt Biography

Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedy actor, actor, writer and voice actor born Patton Peter Oswalt. He has gained fame for his roles in The Kings Of Queens, Ratatouille, Young Adult and Agents Of Shield. He has appeared in a variety of stand-up specials and has earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a variety special and a Grammy award for best comedy album for ‘Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping.

Patton Oswalt first appeared on screen in the Seinfeld episode “The Couch”, later in the superhero film Blade: Trinity then starred in the comedy-drama film Big Fan and the series The Heart, She Holler. He narrates the sitcom The Goldbergs, voiced male Jesse in the video game Minecraft: Story Mode, stars in the 2017 revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000, voices the title character in the crime comedy series Happy! and co-stars on A.P. Bio from 2018.

Patton Oswalt Age

He was born on the 27th of January, 1969 in Portsmouth Virginia. As of 2019, he is 50 years old.

Patton Oswalt Height

He stands at a height of 5ft 3.5in. (1.61m)

Patton Oswalt Family

He was born to Carla and Larry J. Oswalt, a U.S. Marine Corps Officer. He has one younger brother, Matt Oswalt a comedy writer.


He was married to Michelle McNamara, writer, and journalist on September 24, 2005. She then died in her sleep on the 21st of April 2016. She died due to a previously undiagnosed heart condition and additional complications caused by prescribed medication. In July 2017, he got engaged to Meredith Salenger and in November the couple made it official and they got married in November.


In 2009, McNamara bore Alice, their only daughter.

Patton Oswalt Career

He began performing stand-up comedy in 1988. He went on to search for other notable roles after writing for MADtv and starring in his own comedy special. His first actual film was in a 1996 military comedy film Down Periscope and first television role in an episode of Seinfeld. His best role was in The King Of Queens as Spencer. He first starred in the film Ratatouille. His other roles are like in Films like Magnolia and 22 Jump Street.

He wrote the comic-book story JLA: Welcome To The Working Week, a backup story in Batman, a story for Dwight T. Albatross’s The Goon Noir and a story for Masks: Too Hot for TV. working on his voice artist post, he began voicing the villainous character “Tobey” on PBS Kids GO! series WordGirl in 2007. He also performed in the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner and in the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav in 2007. In the same year, he appeared on an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, “The Original Fry Cook”


A year later, he moderated a reunion panel of the Mystery Science Theater 3000. In 2009, he played the leading role in 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 him due to his lack of stage experience.

He starred in the drama The United States of Tara as Neil and also provided the voice of Thrasher, a robot from the Cartoon Network show Robotomy. In 2011, he released a book ‘Zombie Spaceship Wasteland’. He played in the surrealist miniseries The Heart, She Holler in 2011 and in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.  In December 2011, Oswalt played in  Young Adult. In 2012, he played in Two and a half men.


A photo of Patton Oswalt

As of September 2013, he has had recurring roles in narrating the Tv series The Goldbergs, in FX series Justified and AP Bio. In January 2015, his memoir, Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film, was published by Simon & Schuster.  He had voice over roles in Minecraft: Story Mode as Jesse and also in Sorry to Bother You.

His stand-up comedy covers topics ranging from pop culture frivolities, such as comic book supervillains and 1980s glam metal, to issues like American excess, materialism, foreign policy, and religion. On the  28th of February, 2009, Oswalt recorded his third comedy album. It gave a hint on Comedy Central as Patton Oswalt: My Weakness is Strong.

His album, Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour, was released on the 19th of September, 2011 and the extended version in April, the following year, a few days after its television premiere. His comedy special Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time premiered on the 6th of April and was readily available in the 8th of April, 2014. his other specials, Talking For Clapping and Annihilation were released on April 22, 2016, and October 17, 2017, respectively.

Patton Oswalt Book

He wrote these books:

  • Firefly Legacy Edition Book One in 2018
  • Zombie Spaceship wasteland in 2011
  • Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film in 2015

Patton Oswalt Specials

Patton Oswalt Emmy

He won the Outstanding writing variety special award in 2016 for his work in Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping.

Patton Oswalt Quotes

So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will.’

There are times when I have to take, I call it a ‘silence bath,’ where I shut off all of the external gadgets. I go walk around, talk to people, and just live life for a while.

Every audience is different, even within the same venue. You have to just make every audience your audience; you can’t pre-judge an audience based on the size of the room or the type of room.

I really had to imagine the kind of person that I would have been if I had never left my hometown. I don’t think I would have been a very pleasant person.

We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.

I think right now is the best time for stand-up, ever. I sincerely do.


Patton Oswalt Arby’s

After winning his Emmy award in 2016, Oswalt was not in a mood for a party because of the recent death of his wife. He went alone to an Arby’s restaurant, with his new trophy. A photo was taken of him at the restaurant and when posted, it went viral. In 2018, he posted a follow-up tweet, showing that things can get rough sometimes but with time they get better.