Facts about Patton Osawalt-
|NET WORTH :||$12 MILLION|
|Profession :||Comedian, voice artist and actor|
|Country:||Portsmouth, New Hampshire|
|Birthday date:||January 27th 1969|
Patton Oswalt is an American comedian, voice artist and actor who has succeeded in all three fields. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on January 27th 1969. His net worth is estimated to be about $12 million. He can be seen nightly performing with his longtime comedy partner at the Comedy Cellar in New York City while also starring in films such as Big Fan and The Adjustment Bureau.
What makes him successful?
Patton Oswalt is a comedian who has acted in various TV shows and movies and has been vocal on social media. He began his career performing standup comedy in Boston area clubs during the late 1980s. His first big break came when he served as writer’s assistant for Saturday Night Live from 1991 to 1994. As an actor, he has had roles in several sitcoms such as The King of Queens (1998-2007), which was produced by Kevin James with whom Patton became friends while working together on SNL; Shoot Me! (1997-2003); Mad About You (1992-1999) and Parks and Recreation (2009).
In recent years he has starred in the CBS sitcom The Odd Couple (2015-present) and FX’s comedy series Fargo, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Patton Oswalt is also an accomplished voice artist who provides voices for various characters on such animated TV shows as King of the Hill; Family Guy; American Dad! and Bob’s Burgers. He also takes part in audiobook recordings, including narrating comedian Bill Cosby’s 1985 book Fatherhood: A Novel. As well as this, Patton is known to work with Pixar animator John Lasseter on films like Toy Story — providing Woody’s vocal work–and Finding Nemo, where his role was Crush, the turtle who teaches Marlin about sea life.
His first work as a comedian was with the ComedySportz team in Chicago, which led to his travelling and performing at other theatres around the country. He won several awards while doing standup shows, including being voted “Best Standup Comic” by The Boston Phoenix in 1992.
In 1995 Oswalt became part of the cast of The Ben Stiller Show. He also contributed to the show’s writing and voice work during this time. He appeared in several sketches as a comedian named ‘Patton P. Oswalt’ who was his full name with an extra P added for comedic effect.
His first big break came when comedian and Saturday Night Live writer’s assistant Lorne Michaels saw Patton performing comedy at a show. His first comedian gig with the show was for one week in 1995 as a performer and an announcer.
Why is he famous?
In 1996, he became a featured comedian on The Late Show With David Letterman, making him the youngest comedian ever to perform on that program; he was 24 years old.
He also made a brief appearance in the 1996 film Scream, and comedian Bob Odenkirk discovered him during his time with Letterman, resulting in Oswalt’s first role on HBO’s.
In 2000 he appeared as a comedian on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
In 2003, Patton began voicing Remy the Rat in Pixar’s Academy Award-winning animated film ratatouille which brought him to public attention again.
He also voiced some of the main characters in The Incredibles (2004) and Monsters, Inc. and a lead character in Ratatouille.
Patton Oswalt has continued to work often as a comedian, actor and voice artist, and he is not planning on slowing down anytime soon.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Michelle McNamara, a true-crime writer best known for her book I’ll Be Gone In the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.
Personal Life and Earnings
Patton Oswalt is a comedian, actor and voice artist. He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on January 27th 1969.
He has been known for his role as Spence Olchin in The King of Queens alongside Kevin James from 1998 to 2007. His first major film appearance was 1995’s Jumanji with Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. In 1999 he appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which lead him to become the show’s writer when it transferred to television.
- In 2004 Patton voiced Remy, one of the main characters in Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille movie, about a rat who dreams of becoming a chef despite his family’s wishes; this would be his first significant motion picture role.
- in 2008 he appeared in the film Role Models alongside Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd and voicing Remy in a sequel to Ratatouille, called “Remy’s World.”
- In 2009 Oswalt was featured on comedian Marc Maron’s podcast WTF with Marc Maron, where they discussed his personal life, including alcoholism, sobriety and marriage struggles.
- He has also voiced characters for other animated films, such as Monsters University (2013), which is about two monsters who attend college together where one of them begins competing against the other because he feels that it is what society expects him to do; The Good Dinosaur (2015) about an Apatosaurus named Arlo and his human friend Spot who are trying to return a significant dinosaur egg to its nest so that Arlo’s family can stop being afraid of them.
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