Patton Oswalt - Biography

Last Modified: Jul 6, 2020

Patton Oswalt
Profession: Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Author, Producer
Best Known For: The King of Queens
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $14 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 27, 1969 (age 52)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Patton Peter Oswalt
Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: Carla Oswalt
Mother's Name: Larry J. Oswalt
Siblings: 1

Matt Oswalt (brother)

High School: Broad Run High School
University: The College of William & Mary
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, German, English, Scottish, Irish)
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: November 4, 2017
Wife's Name: Meredith Salenger
Ex-Spouse:

Michelle McNamara (Sept 24, 2005 - died April 21, 2016)

Children: 1

Alice Oswalt (2009)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 9 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Patton Oswalt?

Patton Oswalt is an actor.

Source: Youtube (Patton Oswalt and Matt Oswalt with their father)

Patton Oswalt: Age, Family, Education

Patton Oswalt was born on January 27, 1969, in Portsmouth Virginia. He is named after General George S.Patton and his full name is Patton Peter Oswalt. 

His father is Carla  Oswalt and mother is Larry J. Oswalt. Oswalt's mom is a Marine Corps officer in the USA.  He has one sibling - younger brother Matt Oswalt, who is a comedy writer and a YouTuber with youtube channel Puddin.

Education, Ethnicity

He graduated from Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia in 1987. After school, he joins The College of William & Mary with an English major. 

His ethnicity is Italian, German, English, Scottish, Irish.

Patton Oswalt: Career

Patton Oswalt started his career on July 18, 1989. In 1996, he performed comedy special for HBO and acted in films Down Periscope and television shows Seinfeld.  

He bagged the lead role in Big Fan which was followed by roles in the sitcom The King of Queens as Spence Olchin, The United States of Tara as Neil, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and film Magnolia.

 Following the initial success in acting, he soon landed roles in movies and shows namely 22 Jump Street, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Young Adult, Two and a Half Men. Oswalt also played in Broadway Lips Together, Teeth Apart, and comedy miniseries The Heart, She Holler.

He provided his voice for 2007's Ratatouille as Remy lead character, WordGirl (2007), SpongeBob SquarePants (2007), Robotomy, Minecraft: Story Mode (2015), Sorry to Bother You (2018), The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019).

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Source: Fast Company (Patton Oswalt)

Books

He released the book Zombie Spaceship Wasteland in 2011 and I'll Be Gone in the Dark on February 27, 2018. 

He completed his late wife McNamara's non-fictional book Golden State Killer as well. While he was completing his late wife's non-fictional writing, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department arrested the Golden State Killer.

As the book had unanswered questions from his late wife, he visited the suspect to ask questions that his wife wanted to get answered. These answers to the questions were written in "Letter To An Old Man" at the end of her book.

Animal Activist

Oswalt is an animal lover and engaged with PETA. He spoke out against chaining pet dogs in 2013 and sent a letter to the mayor and member of the city council of Newport News, Virginia to ban such practices.

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Patton Oswalt: Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Death

Patton Oswalt married  Michelle McNamara, a true crime writer, and journalist on September 24, 2005. They were blessed with one daughter Alice (2009). 

McNamara died on April 21, 2016, in her sleep at home in Los Angeles, California. Her death was due to a combination of undiagnosed heart condition and complications from prescribed medication. 

Slowly and eventually he overcame the tragedy.

Source: People (Patton Oswalt, his late wife Meredith Salenger and daughter Alice)

He started dating and found love again. He got engaged to actress Meredith Salenger in July 2017 and married on November 4, 2017. 

He is an atheist which was reflected in his comedy No Reason to Complain, Feelin' Kinda Patton, My Weakness Is Strong, and Finest Hour.

Patton Oswalt: Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Oswalt is estimated to be around $14 million while the figure on his annual salary is unknown.

Patton Oswalt: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Patton Oswalt is followed by thousands of followers. He also has an official website - pattonoswalt.com.

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Reference

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