Patton Oswalt

LOS ANGELES - DEC 15:  PATTON OSWALT arrives to the "Young Adult

Oswalt in 2011, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Patton Peter Oswalt

Place of Birth: Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 27, 1969

Ethnicity: Italian/Sicilian (maternal grandfather), Irish, German, English, Scottish

Patton Oswalt is an American comedian, writer, actor, and voice actor. He is the son of Carla and Larry Oswalt, a career United States Marine Corps officer. His brother is writer, actor, and comedian Matt Oswalt.

Patton is married to actress Meredith Salenger. He was previously married to true crime writer and journalist Michelle McNamara, until her death. He has a daughter with Michelle.

Patton’s paternal grandfather was John Lewis Oswalt (the son of Homer Benson Oswalt and Mattie May Smith). John was born in Ohio. Homer was the son of John Joseph Oswalt and Mary Elizabeth Homer. Mattie was the daughter of James Hamilton Smith and Sarah Alice Moser.

Patton’s paternal grandmother is Madonna M. Harmon (the daughter of Lawrence Gilbert Harmon and Edna A. Quinn). Lawrence was the son of Edward Freemont Harmon and Marie Rosella Savage. Edna was the daughter of Lilburn Garl Quinn and Carrie Mae Scott.

Patton’s maternal grandfather was Peter Nicholas Runfola (the son of Peter Louis Runfola and Carmela/Carmella Mordeno). Patton’s grandfather Peter was born in New York, to Italian parents. Patton’s great-grandfather Peter was the son of Gaetano Runfola and Nicolina LaDuca. Carmela was born in Palermo, Sicily, the daughter of Joseph Immordino and Frances Fricano.

Patton’s maternal grandmother was Mary Cecelia/Cecilia Brennan (the daughter of Charles Augustine Brennen/Brennan and Cecelia/Cecilia B. Coyle). Patton’s grandmother Mary Cecelia was of mostly or entirely Irish descent. Charles was the son of John J. Brennan and Mary Ellen O’Brien.

Sources: Genealogy of Patton Oswalt –

Marriage announcement of Patton’s parents –

Genealogy of Patton’s father (focusing on his own father’s side) –

Genealogy of Patton’s paternal grandmother, Madonna M. Harmon –

Genealogy of Patton’s maternal grandfather, Peter Nicholas Runfola (focusing on his own mother’s side) –

Patton’s maternal grandfather, Peter Nicholas Runfola, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Patton’s maternal grandfather, Peter Nicholas Runfola –

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