Patton Oswalt

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Patton Oswalt at Comic Con in July 2010

Patton Peter Oswalt (born January 27, 1969 in Portsmouth , Virginia ) is an American comedian and actor .


Outside the United States , Oswalt was best known for playing Spence Olchin on the US sitcom King of Queens . He also worked in films such as Starsky & Hutch and Magnolia and was seen in Blade: Trinity . He also had a small appearance in the film The Moon Man , which tells the life of the entertainer Andy Kaufman . In an episode of the cartoon series Cosmo & Wanda - When Elves Help , he made a small appearance as the author of the "Chin Crimson" comics. Oswalt mainly works as a writer for MADtv . In Germany it is mostly dubbed by Jens Wawrczeck .

In the film seduced to undress , Oswalt had a brief appearance as a perpetual single with a penchant for fantasy ( The Warriors of Green ), who temporarily still lives with his mother - similar to the role in King of Queens . From 2012 to 2013 he played the role of Billy Stanhope , the business partner of Walden Schmidt ( Ashton Kutcher ) in five episodes of Two and a Half Men . He also had Reno 911 in the series ! several side appearances. In the animated film Ratatouille , he played the role of Rémy, the brown rat . Since 1994 he has been involved in more than 140 film and television productions.

Oswalt has published several books and comics, the most recent being Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film in January 2015 .

Private life

Oswalt was married to crime writer Michelle McNamara , who died on April 22, 2016. The marriage has a daughter. In November 2017 he married the actress Meredith Salenger .

Filmography (selection)

Oswalt in September 2006


Video games

Music videos

  • 2016: Weezer - I love the USA (as fictional US President)

Web links

Commons : Patton Oswalt  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Michelle McNamara in the IMDb . Retrieved April 23, 2006.
  2. Article on of April 28, 2009 , accessed on June 20, 2011
  3. Patton Oswalt Marries Meredith Salenger . In:, accessed November 17, 2017
  4. See Patton Oswalt Rock Out in Oval Office in Weezer's 'I Love the USA'