[08/17/09 - 03:00 PM]
Patton Oswalt Cast in Syfy's Caprica
He'll play the role of Baxter Sarno, "the wildly popular Caprican comedian talk show host on whose show Daniel and Amanda Graystone ultimately appear."

[via press release from Syfy]


New York, NY � August 17, 2009 � Syfy has announced that celebrated comedian Patton Oswalt will guest-star on its highly-anticipated series Caprica, premiering January 22, 2010. Oswalt will play the role of Baxter Sarno, the wildly popular Caprican comedian talk show host on whose show Daniel and Amanda Graystone (Eric Stoltz and Paula Malcomson, respectively) ultimately appear.

Humanity's storyline takes completely new twists with Caprica, which follows two rival families and their patriarchs � Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) � as they compete and thrive in the vibrant realm of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. This original, standalone series will feature the passion, intrigue, political backbiting, and family conflict in an omnipotent society that is at the height of its blind power and glory�and, unknowingly, on the brink of its fall. Caprica also stars Paula Malcomson (Amanda Graystone), Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow), Magda Apanowicz (Lacy) and Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone). The series is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, David Eick and Jane Espenson. Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) directed the pilot.

As a comedian, Oswalt has released three TV specials and two critically acclaimed albums. This month, his one-hour Comedy Central Special "My Weakness is Strong" will premiere on air, as well as on DVD/CD through Warner Brothers records. Patton tours regularly and extensively, headlining both in the United States and UK. A regular at music festivals like Bumbershoot, Bonaroo and Coachella, he's also made the jump to theaters, as well as performing/reading at events by McSweeney's and The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. He has a regular, bi-monthly show at the new Largo at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles, and was also a regular fill-in host for Steve Jones on the nationally syndicated "Jonesey's Jukebox" on Indie 103.1.

A versatile performer, he's also appeared in more then 20 films, including Magnolia, Starsky and Hutch and Reno 911!: Miami, and provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar's Oscar-winning Ratatouille. Later this month, Patton will make his dramatic debut on the big screen in Big Fan, in the lead role as Paul Aufiero, in the directorial debut of writer Robert Siegel (The Wrestler). Patton will also appear in Steven Soderbergh's feature film The Informant, and recently appeared in Observe and Report with Seth Rogen.

His many television roles include Spence on The King of Queens on CBS for nine seasons, as well as appearing on Seinfeld, Reaper, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job! Patton is also recurring again on the second season of The United States of Tara (Showtime), playing John Corbett's best friend 'Neil' and is guest starring on The Sarah Silverman Program. He's a regular contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Real Time with Bill Maher and Lewis Black's Root of All Evil.

  [august 2009]  


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