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Patton Oswalt

Highest Rated:   100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (2017)
Lowest Rated:   5% Nature Calls (2012)
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The gifted young comedian Patton Oswalt first carved a name for himself as a bit player in television programs, where he seemingly made the perfect everyman. Even those who fail to recognize the comic's agnomen doubtless encountered him as early as the mid- to late '90s, on such hit programs as NewsRadio, Dr. Katz, Mr. Show, and Seinfeld. (He was particularly memorable in the latter, as the video-store clerk who refuses to proffer a customer's address to a conniving George Costanza.) Oswalt also penned sketches for the long-running series MADtv and frequently lent his voice to Comedy Central's Crank Yankers, as one of the program's below-the-belt prank callers. Beginning in 1996 (and for at least four years thereafter), Oswalt began touring the country with his standup act and hitting comedy clubs; in 1997, he hosted his first standup special on HBO and received a positive response. Unabashedly iconoclastic and atheistic, with many routines devoted to excoriating Christianity and what he perceives as the hypocrisies of middle-American values, Oswalt buries his anti-establishment cynicism beneath a deceptively soft exterior (setting himself apart from, say, the more openly caustic and rave-happy George Carlin). Whatever the subject at hand, Oswalt displays a quick wit, a fearlessness to speak his mind, and an ability to unveil ironies behind practically everything. Regardless of one's personal convictions, Oswalt is also frequently hilarious, with his well-known impersonations of such personalities as Robert Evans and Nick Nolte absolutely unparalleled and definite high points in his routines, as are his riffs on pornography and bizarre sexual proclivities. In 1998, Oswalt landed his second recurring role on a television series, and his highest billing up through that time: that of Spence Olchin, one of the three buddies of Kevin James' Doug Heffernan, on the sitcom The King of Queens; he remained with the series for several seasons. Scattered movie roles followed -- typically bit parts at first, such as that of the scuba diver who experiences a bizarre death in the prologue of Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia (1999) and Hedges in Blade: Trinity (2004). Around 2004, Oswalt took a temporary siesta from acting, and re-launched himself into the arena of standup comedy. He and several friends (Brian Posehn, Zach Galifianakis, and Maria Bamford) formed the "Comedians of Comedy" troupe and mounted a coast-to-coast tour; that ensemble headlined an eponymous 2005 concert film. Oswalt issued his first standup album, Feelin' Kinda Patton, in 2004; it drew critical raves and impressive sales. He followed it up with a joint effort alongside Galifianakis, the 2005 recording Patton vs. Alcohol vs. Zach vs. Patton, and the 2006 concert film Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain. A sophomore solo recording, Lollipops and Werewolves, appeared in the summer of 2007.That same year, Oswalt voiced the character of Remy -- a French rat with a refined culinary instinct who single-handedly overturns Parisian haute cuisine -- in the Pixar animated film Ratatouille. It marked Oswalt's first reception of premier billing in an A-list feature and his debut work for Pixar.In 2009 he had the lead in the underrated indie drama Big Fan, as a man assaulted by the best player on his favorite football team, appeared in The Informant, and recorded the stand-up special My Weakness Is Strong. In 2011 he had a memorable turn in A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas, released the stand-up concert Finest Hour, and earned the best reviews of his career playing opposite Charlize Theron in Young Adult.Oswalt's most consistent work, though, was in television. He amassed a slew of memorable TV roles, with one-offs, recurring gigs and voice-over roles. A seasons-long arc on United States of Tara coincided with other gigs on Bored to Death and Caprica. In 2013, he had a highly-regarded and publicized guest stint on Parks and Recreation, playing a character giving a filibuster on Star

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Nostalgia
  • Actor
2018
16% The Circle
  • Actor
$20.5M 2017
100% Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The History of Comedy
  • Actor
2017
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses
  • Scorpion
$14.9M 2016
80% Out of Print
  • Actor
2016
91% The Confirmation
  • Drake
2016
No Score Yet FML
  • Actor
2016
27% Nerdland
  • Elliot
2016
No Score Yet Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Freaks Of Nature
  • Stuart Miller
2015
85% Call Me Lucky
  • Actor
2015
88% Dude Bro Party Massacre III
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet The Loneliest Stoplight
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Jason Nash Is Married
  • Actor
2014
36% Odd Thomas
  • Oswald "Ozzie" P. Boone
2014
51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
  • Todd Maher
$33.3M 2013
No Score Yet The Brotherhood Of The Traveling Rants
  • Himself
2013
94% The Bitter Buddha
  • Actor
2013
5% Nature Calls
  • Randy
$382 2012
55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Roache
$7.2M 2012
No Score Yet Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour
  • Actor
2012
81% Young Adult
  • Matt Freehauf
$16.3M 2011
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • Mall Santa
$34.5M 2011
71% Blood Into Wine
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Word Girl: Earth Day Girl
  • Actor
2010
79% The Informant!
  • Ed Herbst
$33.3M 2009
86% Big Fan
  • Paul Aufiero
$0.2M 2009
50% Observe and Report
  • Toast A Bun Manager
$24M 2009
No Score Yet Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2009
14% All Roads Lead Home
  • Milo
2008
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
22% Balls of Fury
  • Hammer
$32.9M 2007
78% Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
  • Tommy
2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Patton Oswalt: Werewolves and Lollipops
  • Actor
2007
96% Ratatouille
  • Remy
$112.5M 2007
34% Reno 911!: Miami
  • Jeff Spoder
$20.3M 2007
25% Sex and Death 101
  • Fred
2007
No Score Yet Your Friend the Rat
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav - Uncensored!
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Comedians of Comedy - Live at the Troubador
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Amazing Screw-On Head
  • Mr. Groin
2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
  • Actor
2006
24% Failure to Launch
  • Techie Guy
$88.7M 2006
No Score Yet The Sophisticated Misfit
  • Actor
2006
44% The Comedians of Comedy
  • Actor
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2005
No Score Yet Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Cake Boy
  • Actor
2005
25% Blade: Trinity
  • Hedges
$52.5M 2004
10% Taxi
  • Clerk at Impound Office
2004
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Disco DJ
$87.2M 2004
No Score Yet Patton Oswalt - No Reason to Complain Uncensored
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Static Shock
  • Specs
2004
74% Calendar Girls
  • Larry
$31M 2003
44% Zigzag
  • Shelly
2002
64% Zoolander
  • Monkey Photographer
$44.8M 2001
63% Man on the Moon
  • Blue Collar Guy
1999
84% Magnolia
  • Delmer Darion
1999
12% Down Periscope
  • Stingray Radioman
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet 48 Hours
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2017
67% Dimension 404
2017
  • Actor
  • 2017
0% Happy!
2017
  • Voice
  • 2017
100% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
2017
  • Actor
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet We Bare Bears
2015
  • Voice
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
93% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Agent Koenig Sam/Billy Koenig Agent Eric Koenig Koenig Agent Billy Koenig
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
  • Adam (adult) Adam Goldberg (adult)
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2017
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2005
No Score Yet Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
95% Battle Creek
2015
  • Mayor Hardy
  • 2015
81% Maron
2013-2016
  • Actor
  • 2015
90% Veep
2012
  • Teddy
  • 2015
70% Axe Cop
2013-2015
  • Voice
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet WordGirl
2007-2015
  • Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Fire Marshall Boone Fire Marshal Boone
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
  • 2010
86% Modern Family
2009
  • Ducky Schindler
  • 2014
  • 2010
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Constable Bob Sweeny Bob Sweeney
  • 2013
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Jeselnik Offensive
2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Billy
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
  • 2012
94% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Colin Schmidt
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jon Benjamin Has a Van
2011
  • Actor
  • 2011
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Rubin
  • 2011
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2011
71% Bored to Death
2009-2011
  • Howard Howard Baker
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
75% United States of Tara
2009-2011
  • Neil
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
80% Caprica
2010
  • Baxter Sarno
  • 2010
No Score Yet Neighbors From Hell
2010
  • Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
  • 2010
84% Community
2009-2015
  • Actor
  • 2009
55% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Joel Mynor
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Venture Bros.
2004-2016
  • Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2009
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2007
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
  • 1999
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Clerk
  • Guest
  • 1994

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