Patton Oswalt: 14 Things We Forgot He Was In
Patton Oswalt is one of those comedians who pops up in the most unlikely places sometimes. Sporting 230 acting credits on his IMDB page, Oswalt has been appearing in random comedies since the mid 90's. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and see how many of our favorite movies, tv shows and even video games Patton has landed in.
Seinfeld: Video Store Clerk
Oswalt must have jumped with joy when he heard he booked the role of video store clerk on Seinfeld. Oswalt gives George the info for who last rented Breakfast At Tiffany’s, resulting in a full display of George’s lack of social boundaries.
The Weird Al Show: Seymore
Patton and Weird Al have a great friendship, he’s done a few projects with Al, but the earliest must be his brief appearance on The Weird Al Show. Oswalt plays a secret club member named Seymore. Nothing better than some young Patton.
Man On The Moon: Restaurant Goer
A simple role, with a bold haircut. This scene from Man On The Moon contains Oswalt's famous line “Are you Andy Kaufman?”
Fairly Odd Parents: The Crimson Chin Writer
In one of the few live action scenes from the series, Oswalt plays the writer of the crimson chin who is attacked by The Nega-Chin on The Fairly Odd Parents.
Flight of the Conchords: Elton John Impersonator
In one of my favorite episodes from Flight of the Conchords, Oswalt plays an Elton John impersonator alongside fellow Mr.Show alumni Mary Lynn Rajskub.
Community: Male Nurse Jackie
Patton finally got to play his dream role as “Male Nurse Jackie'' in season one of Community.
Reno 911!: Jillet-Ben Coe
Patton was all over RENO 911! Usually playing a nerdy DnD player or Ren Fair attendee. My favorite role, however, has got to be Jillet-Ben Coe, who confesses to a murder he committed in Thailand.
Patton plays Thor83 in this quick guest spot on Portlandia. He is the self proclaimed inventor of the world of funny Evite replies.
Sorry To Bother You: White Voice
Both Patton and David Cross were the resident “white voices” for the film Sorry To Bother You. Patton is the white voice for Mr._______ and I gotta say, it’s hard to think of anyone who sounds whiter.
Zoolander: Monkey Photographer
“Dance monkey! In your little spangly suit!” Get a great fisheye lens close up of Patton in this quick flashback from Zoolander, where he plays a photographer.
Mr. Show: Famous Mortimer
Blink and you’ll miss him! Patton plays “Famous Mortimer” in this classic Mr.Show sketch where a news anchor breaks the news of his divorce to the giant cast of co-anchors.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Harry Baskin
Patton was the B-plot for an entire Curb your Enthusiasm episode in the 11th season. If you didn’t catch it, Larry ropes Patton into participating in a hot dog eating contest.
Dead Rising 2: Randy Tugman
This was a massive shock for me. If you’ve ever played the Dead Rising series of games, one of the most memorable psychopaths from the whole series is the crazed chainsaw wielding pig man, Randy Tugman. Patton detours away from his usually lighthearted voice over work to portray this terrifying bloodthirsty maniac.
Balls of Fury: The Hammer
Patton had a lot of experience working with Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant on RENO 911! So it’s a no-brainer that he would show up in their 2007 comedy Balls Of Fury. Oswalt dons the role of a nerdy ping pong champ named “The Hammer” and it fits him like a bloody glove.
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