Bill Oberst Jr.


21 Nov 1965




Known for a Daytime Emmy Award-winning performance in Take This Lollipop and a ratings-winning role on CBS-TV's Criminal Minds, Bill Oberst Jr. is an American actor of German descent. His gentleness and his interest in things spiritual in real life are sharply at odds with his on-screen persona.

The Season 9 episode of the CBS-TV series Criminal Minds, "Blood Relations," in which Oberst guest starred with Adrienne Barbeau and Tobin Bell, was the evening's most-watched program on TV on its April, 2014 premiere. CBS later included Oberst's character in their list of Criminal Minds' "14 Most Notorious Serial Killers."

He is perhaps most widely-known internationally as the face of director Jason Zada's Take This Lollipop, awarded a 2012 Daytime Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the category of "New Approaches-Daytime Entertainment." Oberst has been seen by over 100 million viewers worldwide as an online stalker in the interactive application for Facebook users.

His individual award wins include a 2014 Best Actor Award at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, a 2015 Best Actor Award at Chicago Horror Film Festival, a 2015 Best Actor Award at the Biloxi Fear Fete Film Festival, a 2015 Best Actor Award at the Dallas Twisted Tails Film Festival, a 2014 Best Actor Award at San Diego's FANtastic Horror Film Festival, a 2014 Best Actor Award at Housecore Horror Film Festival, a 2104 Best Actor Award at the Tucson Terrorfest, a 2014 Best Actor Award at Los Angeles ZedFest Film Festival, a 2013 Best Actor Award at Pollygrind Film Festival, a 2012 Best Actor Award at Shockfest Film Festival, a 2012 Golden Cobb Award for Best Rising B-Movie Actor, a 2012 Baddest Villain Award at ZedFest Film Festival Los Angeles, a 2013 Monstey Award for Great Historical Monster Moments and a 2015 Best Actor Award at the Ontario Fright Night Theatre Film Festival.

His shared awards include a 2013 International Critics Award at the Deauville Film Festival, a 2014 Best Narrative Feature Award at the Los Angeles Movie Awards, a 2013 Audience Award at Phoenix Film Festival, a 2013 Audience Award at New Orleans Film Festival, a 2013 Copper Wing Award at Phoenix Film Festival, a 2013 Best Feature Award at Unreal Film Festival, a 2013 Narrative Feature Award at Pollygrind Film Festival, a 2012 Shocker Award for Best Feature at Shockfest Film Festival, a 2012 Best Ensemble Acting Award from Sacramento Horror Film Festival, a 2012 Best Ensemble Acting Award from Phoenix Film Festival and a 2016 Director's Award at the Boston Underground Film Festival.

Ron Chaney, the great-grandson of Lon Chaney, presented Oberst with the "Lon Chaney Award For Outstanding Achievement in Independent Horror Films" at the 2014 FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego. His theatrical reading of Ray Bradbury's novella Pillar Of Fire won an Ernest Kearney Platinum Award for its Los Angeles debut and was named "Best Solo Show Of Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015" in the "Best Of Los Angeles Theater 2015" roundup at

Actor ( 160 credits )

Mesopotamia (2018) Warrior (rumored)
Blood Angel (2018) Icarus
Evil's Toy (2018) Gadriel
Dracula's War (2018) Roman Van Helsing
Circus of Dread (2018) Baker
Witchula (2018) the Vampire
Taped (2018) Boris (rumored)
Lord Bateman (2018) Lord Bateman
Grimmerson Manor (2017) Charles Danton
Grizzled! (2017) Briscoe P. Coltrane
Slay Utterly (2017) Ray Lee
A Family's Fury (2017) Todlich
Ayla (2017) Billy
Breaking Out (2017) Martin
Impuratus (2017) Gabe Proctor
The Immortal Wars (2017) Seth
Blind Courage (2017) Bill Irwin
Meet the Looneys (2017) Phil Looney (rumored)
Death House (2017) Satan Creator
Age of the Living Dead (2017)  Rafael (6 episodes, 2017)
The Chair (2016) The Warden
Monumental (2016) Earl
The Dooms Chapel Horror (2016) Jordan
Betrothed (2016) Lester Cooper
Rock and Roll: The Movie (2016) Mo
Stressed to Kill (2016) Bill Wilson
The Marshall Family (2016) The Man
Ditch Day Massacre (2016) Vick
Impure (2016) Isaac Jones
Foreseen (2016) Randall Sneed
Ballad of Tennessee Rose (2016) Jack Allen
By Day's End (2016) Dr. Harold Rittmeyer (voice)
Routines (2016) Bruce Mann
ZBurbs (2016) Pick
Death Camp (2016) Norman Esner
Scream at the Devil (2015) Job
All Hallows' Eve 2 (2015) Sade (segment "M Is for Masochist")
At Granny's House (2015) Boarstag
Zombieworld (2015) Marvin Gloat
A Darker Fifty Shades: The Fetish Set (2015) The Wolf
Hunting Grounds (2015) Bauman
Camp of the Damned (2015) Sergeant Bill
Starfall (2015)  Chief Engineer Hanso Baash (2014) (1 episode, 2015)
The Glass Prison (2015) James Rose
West of Ventura (2014) Miles
Coyote (2014) Bill
The Three Dogateers (2014) Barney Gloat
A Grim Becoming (2014) Phill Looney
Red Dirt Rising (2014) Buck
The Making of A Grim Becoming (2014) Himself
Werewolf Rising (2014) Rhett
Circus of the Dead (2014) Papa Corn
Clock Out (2014) Rudy Breckam
The Black Water Vampire (2014) Raymond Banks
Aliens of the West (2014) Maniac
(2014) Eddie
Dread Central Live (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
A Year of Living Stupidly (2014)  THe Older Guy
Actor Transformation (2014) (2 episodes)
Assassins (2014) Hargraves
Suspense (2014)  Abraham Van Helsing / ... (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
The Screaming Room (2014) Dean
The Den (2013) Skeeter
Gone Dark (2013) Mick
The Abandoned Project X (2013) Marcus
Second Class Citizens (2013) Rapist
Krampus: The Christmas Devil (2013) Brian Hatt
Blackout (2013) Rommel Stanton
Grooming Giselle (2013) Lenny
The Retrieval (2013) Burrell
Noon (2013) Knowles
Legend of the Red Reaper (2013) Leonidas
Deadly Revisions (2013) Grafton Torn
The Blood Let (2013) Glasscock
Horror Hotel (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
On the Set W Jasper Cole (2013)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Dark Cinema (2013)  Host (1 episode, 2013)
Paranormal Detective Society (2013) (1 episode, 2013)
Assassins (2012) Nathan
Children of Sorrow (2012) Simon Leach
Scary or Die (2012) Buck
Something Wicked Dwells (2012)
Armynel (2012) Daddy
Resolution (2012) Byron
The Beast (2012) Michel
1334 (2012) Rozz Williams
Excision (2012) Courtier (uncredited)
Apostle Peter and the Last Supper (2012) Ragged Man
The Famous Joe Project (2012) Stranger
Prairie Dogs (2012) Billy
Hollywood Inc. (2012) (1 episode, 2015)
Confessions of a Self-Hating Jew (2012) Adolf Eichmann
The Disappointment of Jonathan Bender (2012) Scarry Man / Ryan Bernard
The Curse (2012) Midian
Skitta Merink (2012) Harold
The Symphony (2011) Chancelor
Take This Lollipop (2011) The Facebook Stalker
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011) Trafficker
Highclimber (2011) Franklin
Wonderland (2011) The Mysterious One
The Reel Show with Kristina Michelle (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Death Valley (2011)  Athletic Zombie / ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2011)
MoreHorror in Hollywood (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Pet Crazy (2011)  Butch (1 episode, 2011)
Hell's Kitty (2011)  Father Blatty / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
Nobody Loses All the Time (2011) Gordon
Appleton (2010) Marv
Nude Nuns with Big Guns (2010) Brother John
Ripped Memories (2010) Harold
Anica II: Enemy of the Region (2010) Agent
The Devil Within (2010) Principal Edwards
Alone (2010) Killer
Desert Son (2010) Step Dad
Dogs of Chinatown (2010) Vitario
Kill Spin (2010)  Heinz (6 episodes, 2010)
Forfeit of Grace (2010) Victor
Good Friday (2010) Priest
Day 20 (2010) Ray
Brooklyn (2010) Connor
Behind the Scenes: Callous (2010) Himself
Civil (2009) Sniper
Misconception (2009) Bill
Dismal (2009) Dale
Wesley (2009) Peter Boehler
Callous (2009) Little Joe
Grilling Bobby Hicks (2009) Juan / Old Man Wampler
Actors Entertainment (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
I'm Alive (2009)  British Physician (uncredited) (1 episode, 2009)
Idiot Hall of Fame (2009)  Mr. Lugnut Shooter (1 episode, 2009)
Surviving Disaster (2009)  Subway Terrorist Leader (uncredited) (1 episode, 2009)
Altered Design (2009) Dr. Elliot Beverly
Meat Cute (2009) Charlie
Civil (2009) The Sniper
The Secret Life of Bees (2008) Sheriff Gaston
Ten Pistols (2008) Klosterman
Chuck (2008) Chuck Langley
True Blood (2008)  Dog Fight Trainer (uncredited) (1 episode, 2010)
1000 Ways to Die (2008)  Harry The Taxidermist / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Lost Tapes (2008)  Poacher (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2008)
LG15: The Resistance (2008)  Dr. Leonard J. Alderman (13 episodes, 2008)
Target: Audience (2007) Nathan Breger
The Street Cleaner (2007) Jeremy Cooper, The Street Cleaner
Criminal Minds (2005)  Unsub (1 episode, 2014)
Eye on Entertainment (2005)  Himself (11 episodes, 2009-2012)
Gnome Alone (0) Mr. Glippen
The Border (0)
Squeal: Blood Harvest (0) Uncle Ollie
The Straying (0) Clive Pullman (rumored)
Haunted: 333 (0) Shadow Man
Gilded Cage (0) Crazy Train
Charlie Lives: The Family's Return (0) Charlie
The Demon Code (0) Cready (rumored)
Beautiful Nightmare (0) (rumored)
Too Young to Die (0) Mr. Conners (rumored)
Night of the Babysitter (0) Father
Strange Company (0) Flynn
Expel the Wicked (0)
Reversion (0) Denis (rumored)
Bleach (0) Gus Marlowe
Hazzard (0) Samuel Christman Hazzard

Producer ( 7 credits )

Lord Bateman (2018) producer
Slay Utterly (2017) co-producer
Coyote (2014) producer
MoreHorror in Hollywood (2011) producer (32 episodes, 2012-2014)
Eye on Entertainment (2005) producer (12 episodes, 2012)
Squeal: Blood Harvest (0) producer
Charlie Lives: The Family's Return (0) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Lord Bateman (2018) (idea and story)