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Patton Oswalt To Join ‘The Newsroom’

Submitted by on November 12, 2012 – 1:30 pm Comments

‘The Newsroom’ is a show which in its first season was heavily panned by the critics for openly bashing the republicans, but it was liked by the audiences and therefore got an extension for the second season. Now joining the cast of the show would be Patton Oswalt, who will show up as the new Vice-President of Human Resources of ACN, Jonas Pfeiffer. For the uninitiated, Patton Oswalt is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the popular sitcom The King of Queens, and voicing Remy from the film Ratatouille and Thrasher from the Cartoon Network original series Robotomy.

He has also appeared in smaller roles in such films as Magnolia and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. He lent his voice as in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as a caller on the WTCR show “The Tight End Zone”, and was the voice of a caller on “Chatterbox” on LCFR in the game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. He was also the voice of a reporter on “New World Order”, a radio show on VCPR in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. In 2009, Oswalt played Paul Aufiero, the leading role in Robert D. Siegel’s 2009 directorial debut, Big Fan. He was to star in a 2010 Broadway revival of Lips Together, Teeth Apart. However, the show was postponed then eventually canceled due to Megan Mullally’s departure from the production when the director denied her request to replace Oswalt due to his lack of stage experience.

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In November 2011, Oswalt played the role of Hurlan Heartshe in the surrealist comedy miniseries The Heart, She Holler on Cartoon Network’s late-night programming block, Adult Swim. In 2011, Oswalt also played the role of character, Matt Freehauf, who must come to terms with violence committed against him in high school when he reunites with someone from his past in Jason Reitman’s black comedy Young Adult.

Coming back to ‘The Newsroom’ the series is set behind the scenes at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) and centers around anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), newsroom staff Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.), Maggie (Alison Pill), Sloan (Olivia Munn), Neal (Dev Patel), Don (Thomas Sadoski), and their boss Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston).

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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