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Patton Oswalt

Highest Rated:   100% Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2015)
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 p

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Circle
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The History of Comedy
  • Actor
2017
19% Keeping Up With The Joneses
  • Scorpion
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
84% Call Me Lucky
  • Actor
2015
100% 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
34% Odd Thomas
  • Oswald "Ozzie" P. Boone
2014
51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
  • Todd Maher
2013
No Score Yet The Brotherhood Of The Traveling Rants
  • Himself
2013
94% The Bitter Buddha
  • Actor
2013
5% Nature Calls
  • Randy
2012
55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Roache
2012
No Score Yet Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour
  • Actor
2012
80% Young Adult
  • Matt Freehauf
2011
68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas
  • Mall Santa
2011
71% Blood Into Wine
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Word Girl: Earth Day Girl
  • Actor
2010
79% The Informant!
  • Ed Herbst
2009
86% Big Fan
  • Paul Aufiero
2009
50% Observe and Report
  • Toast A Bun Manager
2009
No Score Yet Patton Oswalt: My Weakness Is Strong
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2009
14% All Roads Lead Home
  • Milo
2008
60% Heckler
  • Actor
2008
23% Balls of Fury
  • Hammer
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
2007
34% Reno 911!: Miami
  • Jeff Spoder
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
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
2004
10% Taxi
  • Clerk at Impound Office
2004
64% Starsky & Hutch
  • Disco DJ
2004
No Score Yet Patton Oswalt - No Reason to Complain Uncensored
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Static Shock
  • Specs
2004
74% Calendar Girls
  • Larry
2003
44% Zigzag
  • Shelly
2002
64% Zoolander
  • Monkey Photographer
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
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Panelist
  • Appearing
  • Performer
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
90% Veep
2012
  • Teddy
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Host
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
71% Bored to Death
2009-2011
  • Howard Howard Baker
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Ducky Schindler
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Talking Dead
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Venture Bros.
2004
  • Voice
No Score Yet Not Safe with Nikki Glaser
2016
  • Guest
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Constable Bob Sweeny Bob Sweeney
No Score Yet Jon Benjamin Has a Van
2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
75% United States of Tara
2009-2011
  • Neil
77% The Goldbergs
2013
  • Adam (adult) Adam Goldberg (adult)
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Billy
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
81% Maron
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Neighbors From Hell
2010
  • Voice
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Actor
95% Battle Creek
2015
  • Mayor Hardy
No Score Yet WordGirl
2007-2015
  • Voice
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
70% Axe Cop
2013-2015
  • Voice
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Actor
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Fire Marshall Boone Fire Marshal Boone
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Rubin
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Agent Koenig Sam/Billy Koenig Agent Eric Koenig Koenig Agent Billy Koenig
86% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Colin Schmidt
53% Dollhouse
2009-2010
  • Joel Mynor
80% Caprica
2010
  • Baxter Sarno
No Score Yet The Jeselnik Offensive
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Guest

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