Portsmouth-native, stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt turns 50

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SANTA MONICA, CA – OCTOBER 28: Stand-up Comedian Patton Oswalt attends the 2018 Carney Awards at The Broad Stage on October 28, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Patton Oswalt, an Emmy-award winning stand-up comedian and actor who was born in Portsmouth, celebrated his 50th birthday on Sunday. 

Oswalt said on Twitter, “50 years ago today at this time (8:18am in Portsmouth, VA) I was born. Just wanted to be awake to watch the odometer click over.”

He is known for his roles in sitcoms like “King of Queens” and “Seinfield,” as well as animation movies like “Ratatouille” and the soon-to-be-released “The Secret Life of Pets 2”, according to IMDb

Oswalt went to high school in Ashburn, Va. and graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1991. 

His comedy special on Netflix, “Annihilation,” is nominated for an Emmy and a Grammy, according to Oswalt’s website

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