Patton Oswalt is an American comedian, actor and writer best known for his roles as Delmer Darion in the 1999 feature film Magnolia; and as Spence Olchin on the television sitcom The King of Queens, from 1998-2007.
As a comedian, Patton Oswalt has released three TV specials and two critically acclaimed albums. His one-hour Comedy Central special, My Weakness is Strong, premiered in August 2009, while the show's DVD/CD received a Grammy nomination.
Oswalt was nominated in 2010 for a Gotham Award for his dramatic debut on the big screen in the Independent Spirit Award-nominated Big Fan.
Oswalt appeared in the second season of The United States of Tara and guest-starred on The Sarah Silverman Program and Caprica. He's a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black's Root of All Evil.
He also appeared in Steven Soderbergh's The Informant, as well as in Observe and Report.
Oswalt provided the voice for Remy in Pixar's Oscar-winning Ratatouille. He has appeared in more than 20 films, including Magnolia, Starsky and Hutch and Reno 911!: Miami.
Oswalt tours regularly, headlining both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. A regular at music festivals like Bumbershoot, Bonaroo and Coachella, he's also made the jump to theatres, as well as performing/reading at events by McSweeney's and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
He has a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles and was a regular fill-in host for Steve Jones on the nationally syndicated Jonesey's Jukebox on Indie 103.1.
On TV, Oswalt played Spence on The King of Queens on CBS for nine seasons, as well as appearances on Seinfeld, Reaper, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! and Neighbors from Hell.