Among other successes, Patton Oswalt has been involved in six stand-up comedy specials, and earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, for his work in Netflix special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping (2016). He’s also done some voice acting- like in Ratatouille (2007) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–17). Aside from this, he’s also appeared in films, like Big Fan (2009).Image Credit: Gage Skidmore
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Patton Peter Oswalt was born on January 27, 1969 in Virginia, America. He attended the College of William and Mary, majoring in English. Thereafter he was inducted into the Alpha Theta Chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity.
Patton Oswalt’s stand-up comedy career began in 1988, and in 1996 he starred in an HBO comedy special of his own. After this, his prominence increased and he began landing bigger roles. He is perhaps most well known for his role as Spence Olchin on The King of Queens. He was the voice behind Remy who was the lead character of the successful animated film Ratatouille (2007). He played smaller roles in 22 Jump Street and Magnolia.
Patton Oswalt also did some writing for a comic book story called “JLA: Welcome to the Working Week”, and another one for “Masks: Too Hot for TV.” He participated in two Comedy Central Roasts: William Shatner and Flavor Flav. Adding to his collection of voiced appearances, he played Jim in an episode of the renowned animated show Spongebob Squarepants.
Arguably Patton Oswalt;s best-known film performance was in Robert Siegal’s Big Fan (2009). He played a devout New York Giants fan who gets beaten up by his favorite player!
Patton Oswalt also starred in The United States of Tara, and voiced Thrasher, from the Cartoon Network show Robotomy.
All the while, not ignoring his writing: Patton Oswalt wrote the book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland which received good reviews. In 2011 he appeared in a mini series titled The Heart, She Holler on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. In 2013, he narrated The Goldbergs, a popular TV series. He later appeared in The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and his writing made a comeback when he wrote Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film, which was about his own involvement in the acting world.
Patton Oswalt played small roles in host of various films and animated series, racking up an impressive number of appearances.
Patton Oswalt’s stand-up comedy reached a wide range of topics- from comic book supervillains, to more serious issues like materialism and religion. His atheism is a well-trodden path in his comedy routines.
Patton Oswalt’s stand up comedy acts were recorded onto C.D- his third one was broadcasted on Comedy Central, titled Patton Oswalt: My Weakness is Strong (2009). It was later made into a DVD. In 2011 he made another DVD which also aired on Comedy Central, named Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour.
Patton Oswalt moved over to Netflix in 2016, with Talking for Clapping, and Annihilation in 2017.
In 2016 Patton Oswalt’s wife Michelle McNamara tragically died- she’d been busy with a non-fiction book called The Golden State Killer, in 2017 Patton announced he’d be finishing her unfinished book himself. The new title is “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark”, due for release on 27 February, 2018.
Patton Oswalt’s wealth mainly comes from acting, comedy and writing. He likes to spend his money on clothes- but not for himself. Last year he donated $50, 000 worth of hoodies to the Trayvon Martin Foundation. He lives with his wife and daughter in a stunning villa valued at around $5 million.
In all, we estimate Patton Oswalt net worth in 2018 at $14 million.