Anyone who is familiar with horror stalwart Bill Oberst Jr. knows he is without a doubt the hardest working man in horror these days. Oberst Jr. has signed with major talent agency Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier (AEF) for theatrical and commercial representation.
Coming from a theater background in New York, Oberst Jr. headed to L.A. in 2007 to work in film and television, and in that short time has racked up over 100 film and TV roles and shows no sign of stopping the madness. He has appeared in such films as The Secret Life of Bees (2008), Nude Nuns with Big Guns (2010), Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies (2012), Excision (2012), and the upcoming Children of Sorrow (2013) for which he won Best Actor Award at the Shockfest Film Festival. He may be best known as the “Facebook Stalker” from Facebook’s Take This Lollipop App which won a Daytime Emmy Award.
From The Press Release
Actor Bill Oberst Jr. has been signed by Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier for theatrical and commercial representation. Oberst (Take This Lollipop, Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies, Children Of Sorrow) joins Danny Trejo (Grindhouse, Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn,) Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 2) and Jake Busey (Starship Troopers, Identity, Enemy Of The State) on the roster of AEF partner Gloria Hinojosa. The agency’s roster also boasts Dee Wallace (E.T., Cujo, The Howling) and Verne Troyer (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers: Goldmember.)
The actor says he is grateful and honored to be joining AEF and especially excited about being on the same talent roster as Machete star Trejo. “To me Danny Trejo is the perfect combination; a total badass on the screen and a total gentleman off of it” says Oberst. “I admire him and I’m a huge fan, so to be sharing the same talent agent with Mr. Trejo is a very big deal for me.”
Oberst, whose performance as The Facebook Stalker was awarded a 2012 Daytime Emmy Award, is also represented by manager Matt Chassin, whose horror-heavy roster also includes genre stars Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Cat People,) Camden Toy (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and terror team Jimmyo Burril and April Monique Burril (The Chainsaw Sally Show.)
Oberst’s performance as a Civil War-era bounty hunter in Chris Eska’s The Retrieval makes it’s world premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin this month. The actor’s next expected wide release is Jourdan McClure’s Children Of Sorrow, in which Oberst plays cult leader Simon Leach. The role won Oberst a Best Actor Award at Hollywood’s Shockfest Film Festival, where Children Of Sorrow also took the festival’s top film award.
Hopefully this will lead to more mainstream roles for Oberst Jr. in the very near future, because he definitely is on his way to a long and remarkable career.
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