Joined the cast of the comedy "The Confirmation."
Co-starred in horror comedy "Freaks of Nature"
Appeared as Eric Koenig in Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
Became the narrator on the series "The Goldbergs"
Appeared in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
Played a mall Santa in the comedy sequel "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"
Co-starred with Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson in "Young Adult"; film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody
Appeared in Steven Soderbergh-directed "The Informant!"
Starred in the indie drama "Big Fan"
Starred as Remy in the Pixar film "Ratatouille"
Released second album Werewolves and Lollipops
Starred in the Comedy Central concert film "Patton Oswalt: No Reason to Complain"
Made recurring appearance on Comedy Central's "Reno 911!" as 'Boozehammer of Galen,' a hapless role-playing enthusiast
Released debut comedy album Feelin' Kinda Patton
Cast in supporting roles in the ensemble drama "Magnolia" and the biopic "Man on the Moon"
Made series regular debut as Kevin James' sidekick on "The King of Queens" (CBS)
Appeared on "HBO Comedy Half-Hour"
Made feature debut with a bit role opposite Kelsey Grammer in "Down Periscope"
Hired as a writer for Fox's "MadTV" along with comedy partner Capatch
Moved to Los Angeles with fellow aspiring comic Blaine Capatch to write a series of short comedy films that ran on a program called "Small Doses" (Comedy Central)
Made his stand-up debut while attending college at William & Mary
Entertainment Weekly named Patton the "It" comedian of 2002.
Tired of the standard comedy club circuit, Oswalt joined with friends Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn and Maria Bamford to tour indie rock clubs under the collective name "The Comedians of Comedy."
For his guest appearance on "Parks and Recreation" as a frustrated "Star Wars" fan disrupting a town hall meeting, Oswalt delivered a nine-minute improvisation on various totems of geek culture that the show's producers published online in full after editing it for the show's airing.