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  • Is named after World War II's Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
  • Penned stories for DC Comics featuring Batman and the heroes of Justice League America.
  • Lent his voice to characters in the Grand Theft Auto video-game franchise.
  • Released a book of essays and sketches titled Zombie Spaceship Wasteland in 2011.


  • 2012, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Winner


  • Matt Oswalt — Brother
  • Michelle McNamara — Wife (deceased)
  • Carla Oswalt — Mother
  • Larry J. Oswalt — Father
  • Alice Rigney Oswalt — Daughter


  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States (BA in English, 1991)

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  • Birth Name: Patton Peter Oswalts
  • Birth Place: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Writer, Comedian

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