Emmy Award winning actor Bill Oberst Jr. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2454994/ is swinging for the title of Hardest Working Man In Horror. Oberst will complete roles in 13 horror/thriller movies by the end of the year. He’s already cast in 6 more genre features slated to go before the cameras in 2014 and attached to 10 more films in development. Oberst’s 2013 roles have ranged from a zombie-slaying Abraham Lincoln to an ancient demon tormenting Oscar nominee Robert Loggia.
The Los Angeles-based actor, who Fearmakers.com says “will one day be spoken about in the same breath as Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Robert Englund and other great cinema legends of horror,” is best known for his role as The Facebook Stalker in director Jason Zada’s “Take This Lollipop” http://www.takethislollipop.com. With over 110 million views, it’s become one of the the most popular Facebook applications ever. “Take This Lollipop” won a 2012 Daytime Emmy in the category of New Approaches To Daytime Entertainment, beating competitors The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show and The Bold And Beautiful for the award.
Oberst’s next theatrical release will be director Jordan McClure’s festival favorite “Children Of Sorrow” from After Dark Films, for which he won a Best Actor Award for his lead performance as the cult leader Simon Leach at Hollywood’s Shockfest Film Festival. Even in non-horror roles, Oberst plays it dark: director Chris Eska’s film “The Retrieval,” in which Oberst is a stoic 19th century bounty hunter, won awards at the SXSW Festival in Austin this year and got the actor his first mention in the industry trade mag Variety, which wrote: “Oberst is chilling.”
Oberst’s IMDb page lists over 100 credits in the last 5 years. The actor, whom director Mark Savage says “has been deservedly called the new Lon Chaney,” enjoys the workload. “So far this year I’ve killed over 20 people, chopped off a topless chick’s hand, played a necrophiliac clown, told Robert Loggia he was going to hell and kissed Lynn Lowry’s bloody corpse,” says Oberst, “I love every minute of it.” The actor also says his horror roles often have a deeper personal meaning for him. “I’m a follower of Jesus and I believe in spiritual warfare, in the existence of evil and in a literal devil. Horror deals with these subjects in a way that is cathartic,” he says, “If this is what I’m known for when I die, I’d be quite happy with that. ”
Bill Oberst Jr. is represented by Gloria Hinojosa of AEF Talent (who also reps Danny Trejo and Sid Haig) and managed by Matt Chassin, whose stable of clients includes horror stalwarts Lynn Lowry and Camden Toy. His IMDb page is http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2454994/
Bill Oberst Jr.
Management: Matt Chassin