|Patton Oswalt Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3.5 in|
|Date of Birth||January 27, 1969|
|Spouse||Meredith Dawn Salenger|
Patton Oswalt is an American writer-comedian turned actor who has released several chart-topping comedy albums. He won a Grammy and an Emmy award for Talking for Clapping (2016) stand-up special. He has consistently played supporting roles in Hollywood films and prime-time TV shows.
Patton Peter Oswalt
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States
Patton graduated from Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia, in 1987.
He enrolled in the College of William & Mary for a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and graduated in 1991.
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Voice-over Artist, Writer, Producer
- Father – Larry J. Oswalt (US Marine Corps officer)
- Mother – Carla Oswalt née Carla Runfola
- Siblings – Matt Oswalt (Younger Brother) (Comedy Writer, Photographer)
- Others – John Lewis Oswalt (Paternal Grandfather), Madonna M. Harmon (Paternal Grandmother), Peter Nicholas Runfola (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Cecelia Brennan (Maternal Grandmother), Gary Salenger (Father-in-Law) (Dentist), Dorothy aka Dottie Miller Lewis (Mother-in-Law) (Interior Designer)
Patton is represented by –
- Dave Rath, Generate (Production and Comedy label with distribution partner Warner Records)
- United Talent Agency (UTA)
- Kevin McLaughlin, Main Stage Public Relations (Publicist)
- Lev Aaron Ginsburg, Beverly Hills, California (Attorney)
5 ft 3.5 in or 161 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Patton has dated –
- Michelle Eileen McNamara (2005–2016) – He got married to true-crime author Michelle Eileen McNamara in 2005. They have a daughter named Alice Rigney Oswalt (b. April 2009. Michelle died unexpectedly in her sleep in April 2016 due to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs and an undiagnosed cardiovascular disease.
- Meredith Dawn Salenger (2017–Present) – The couple announced their engagement in July 2017 and got married 3 months later in November 2017.
Race / Ethnicity
He has German, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry on his father’s side and has Italian and Irish ancestry on his mother’s side.
Salt and Pepper
- Short and stout physical frame
- High pitched voice during emphatic monologues
- Hooded, downturned eyes
- He was cast in a TV commercial for Nike Shoes (1999) and Sierra Mist (2004).
- The comedian gave voice to various characters in the Grand Theft Auto video-game franchise.
- Patton’s voice was also featured in other video games namely Kim Possible: What’s the Switch (2006), Ratatouille (2007), Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am (2007), Metro: Last Night (2013), Minecraft: Story Mode (2015–2017), and Ghostbusters VR: Now Hiring mobile game (2017).
Patton Oswalt Favorite Things
- Movie – Six Pack (1982)
- Gaming Snacks – Red Vines, Snyder’s of Hanover hard pretzels, and Ginger ale
Patton Oswalt Facts
- His parents named him after World War II’s General George S. Patton Jr.
- The comedian claims to suffer from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
- Ratatouille won the academy award for the best-animated film in 2007 in which Patton was cast as Remy (lead role).
- As of January 2020, one of his future career goals is to direct a film.
- Oswalt was interested in comedy since high school and started performing stand-up in 1988. After finishing college, he became a sketch writer for Mad TV and earned his first stand-up special for HBO in 1996. That opened doors to several roles in films and television.
- Patton has formerly worked as a writer for DC Comics that included stories about Batman and the Justice League of Americas as well as written for Dark Horse Comics and Godless Comics.
- The comedian has published numerous autobiographical books such as Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (2011) and Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film (2015).
- He has been featured in music videos for several musical artists such as rock bands American Hi-fi, The Ettes, Weezer, hip-hop band The Coup, Indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee, and musical comedian ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic.
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