Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly’s “It” comedian in 2002. He is a regular on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” His other television credits include appearances in “Seinfeld” and “NewsRadio.”
Patton has appeared in over twenty movies, including Magnolia, Reno 911!: Miami and the documentary The Comedians of Comedy, which he also created and produced. On the set of Blade: Trinity, Wesley Snipes would only answer Patton if Patton called him “Blade2”.
In addition to playing the character “Spence” for nine seasons on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens, he’s a frequent guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He’s also a recurring voice actor on Kim Possible, SpongeBob SquarePants, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Crank Yankers, and video games like the Grand Theft Auto series. He gets killed in a lot of those. He’s also appeared on programs like Seinfeld, Mr. Show and Newsradio, where he wasn’t killed.
Oswalt is also a regular columnist for The New York Times Magazine, and was an un-credited writer on the Borat movie. This summer, he’s the lead voice in the new Pixar film, Ratatouille, playing a rat named Remy who dreams of being a chef in Paris. We were going to try to write a joke or something here, but that last one’s flat-out awesome.