THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2
A comedian, actor and writer, PATTON OSWALT (Max) continues
to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy
specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite
TV shows (including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a Critics'
Choice Television Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and
entertains audiences. He currently stars as Principal Durbin on the NBC comedy
A.P. Bio, produced by Seth Meyers, Mike O'Brien and Lorne Michaels, and voices
the titular character on the hit SyFy series Happy!
Oswalt recently received Grammy and Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his
Netflix special Annihilation, which received critical acclaim as he addressed
his own devastating loss and dealing with the unexplainable, while making it all
painfully funny. In 2016, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding
Writing for a Variety Special for his sixth comedy special Talking for Clapping
(Netflix) and a Grammy Award in 2017 for his comedy album of the same name. Last
year, he was on the big screen in the film adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel "The
Circle," alongside Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, and played one of the white voices
in the widely praised indie film Sorry to Bother You, the directorial debut of
Oswalt was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for his performance in Jason
Reitman's film Young Adult, starring opposite Charlize Theron. In 2009, he also
received critical acclaim for his performance in Robert Siegel's Big Fan; the
film was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award and Oswalt earned a
Gotham Award nomination for his performance.
Oswalt has appeared in many films, including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,
with Ben Stiller; Steven Soderbergh's The Informant!; Observe and Report
alongside Seth Rogen; Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia; Zoolander; Starsky &
Hutch; and Reno 911!: Miami, among many others.
He also provided the voice for Remy in Pixar's Oscar-winning Ratatouille,
and has voiced characters on TV shows such as Archer, BoJack Horseman, The
Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and WordGirl. He is also the
narrator on ABC's hit comedy The Goldbergs.
On TV, Oswalt had a starring role on Adult Swim's The Heart, She Holler; was
a series regular on Showtime's United States of Tara and the Netflix revival of
Mystery Science Theater 3000; recurred on the SyFy series Caprica; and has had
many guest roles on Veep, Lady Dynamite, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Justified, Two
and a Half Men, Portlandia, Bored to Death, Flight of the Conchords, The Sarah
Silverman Program., Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Seinfeld, among
others. He is also very well known for playing Spence on The King of Queens for
nine seasons. Additionally, he was a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith
Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black's Root of All Evil.
As a comedian, Oswalt has shot seven TV specials and released six critically
acclaimed albums, including his Grammy-winning "Talking for Clapping" (the
one-hour special of the same name earned him an Emmy Award) and Grammy-nominated
"Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time," which debuted in 2014. "Finest Hour" also
received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album, as well as a Showtime
one-hour special of the same name. In 2009, Oswalt received his first Grammy
nomination for his album "My Weakness Is Strong" (Warner Bros. Records).
Oswalt starred in The Comedians of Comedy, which was shot as an independent
feature film, a TV series and a long-running tour. He tours regularly and
extensively, headlining in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Oswalt also has a
regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles.
Both of his published books, "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland" (2011) and "Silver
Screen Fiend" (2015), are The New York Times bestsellers. Last year, Oswalt
helped publish his late wife Michelle McNamara's true-crime book "I'll Be Gone
in the Dark" (which debuted No. 1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list in
March 2018) and he'll executive produce the upcoming HBO docuseries based on the
book about the Golden State Killer.
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