Matt Oswalt

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Patton Oswalt
Birth name Matthew Oswalt
Born (1970-09-25) September 25, 1970 (age 47)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, television, film, writing
Genres Observational comedy, sarcasm, satire
Subject(s) Popular culture, current events
Relative(s) Patton Oswalt (brother)

Matthew "Matt" Oswalt (born September 25, 1970) is an American writer, actor, and comedian. He is the younger brother of comedian Patton Oswalt.

Early life[edit]

Matt Oswalt was born in Norfolk, Virginia on September 25, 1970, the son of Carla Oswalt (née Runfola), and Larry J. Oswalt, who was a United States Marine Corps officer.[1] He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1995.[citation needed]


Oswalt's first television credit was as a writer for the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show All That.

He was a staff writer on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Additionally, he is the creator of the surrealist comedy web-series Puddin,[2][3] which featured regular appearances by brother Patton Oswalt, comedian and actor Robin Williams,[4] musician Weird Al Yankovic,[5] actor David Koechner,[6] comedian Paul Provenza,[7] actor Colin Hanks,[8] entertainer Dana Gould,[9] writer Jake Fogelnest, actor Steven Weber,[10] and Eddie Pepitone.[5]

Oswalt is a prolific user of Twitter.[11] At the 2016 Grammy Awards he live-tweeted during the program[12][13][14][14]

He convinced actor Mark Hamill via Twitter to recite actual tweets written by Trump in the sinister voice of the Joker character from the Batman franchise.[15][16][17]

Other work[edit]

Oswalt has developed content for Jash, at one point working with Angela Kinsey of The Office,[18] as well as Milana Vayntrub, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Eddie Pepitone.[19]

In 2014, his brother Patton Oswalt said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, that he had once received a wooden plaque featuring carvings of all of his pre-fame occupations as an unwelcome and envious gift from his younger brother.[20]


Year Title Role
2013 Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill Birthday Boy
2014 Where's This Party Lenny Jensen
2014 Queen Gorya Hooded Man
2015 Dude Bro Party Massacre III OJ Commercial Man


  1. ^ "Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt". The New York Times. September 25, 2005. 
  2. ^ "#21 Matt Oswalt the genius behind Puddin". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "We Like Short Shorts! Online Comedy That Keeps it Simple (and Stupid)". 19 October 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Matt Oswalt (31 May 2012). "Puddin' (Raccoon) w/ Robin Williams & Patton Oswalt". Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via YouTube. 
  5. ^ a b Matt Oswalt (23 December 2011). "Puddin' (Gift) w/ 5 Second Films, Weird Al Yankovic, & James Urbaniak". Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via YouTube. 
  6. ^ Matt Oswalt (14 May 2012). "Puddin' (Canoe) w/ Patton Oswalt & David Koechner". Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via YouTube. 
  7. ^ Matt Oswalt (27 February 2013). "Puddin' (Mr Happy) w/ Paul Provenza & Kelsey Gunn". Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via YouTube. 
  8. ^ Matt Oswalt (3 December 2012). "Puddin' (Bet) w/ Colin Hanks". Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via YouTube. 
  9. ^ Matt Oswalt (6 April 2012). "Puddin' (Uterus) w/ Dana Gould". Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via YouTube. 
  10. ^ Matt Oswalt (7 August 2012). "Puddin' (Peanuts) w/ Steven Weber". Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via YouTube. 
  11. ^ Gauthier, Brendan. "Matt Oswalt for the win: Patton's brother was the comedian you needed to follow during #GOPDebate". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  12. ^ "15 Celebs Who Turned Emmy Night Into Family Night". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  13. ^ @jessgood (19 September 2016). "Jill Soloway's "TOPPLE THE..." (Tweet). Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via Twitter. 
  14. ^ a b @MattOswaltVA (19 September 2016). "Showed up late to the #emmys so I'm..." (Tweet). Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via Twitter. 
  15. ^ "Mark Hamill, as The Joker, recites Donald Trump's bizarre, unhinged New Year's Eve tweet". 9 January 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  16. ^ "Mark Hamill Reading Trump Tweets as The Joker Will Make Your Day". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  17. ^ "Mark Hamill is giving the world malevolent Joker readings of Trump tweets". 9 January 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  18. ^ MSN[dead link]
  19. ^ "Matt Oswalt, Eddie Pepitone, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Milana Vayntrub Present Christmas Recipes for Those Not So Into Christmas". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  20. ^ "Patton Oswalt Talks Turning 45 & The Awesome Birthday Gift He Got From His Brother". 14 March 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2017 – via Huff Post. 

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