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 television on its April 2, 2014 premiere. CBS later included Oberst’s character in their list of Criminal Minds’ “14 Most Notorious Serial Killers” of all time. 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 well over 100 million viewers worldwide in the role of a predatory 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 2104 Best Actor Award at the Tucson Terrorfest International Film Festival, a 2013 Best Actor Award at Pollygrind Film Festival in Las Vegas, a 2012 Best Actor Award at Shockfest Film Festival in Hollywood, a 2012 Golden Cobb Award for Best Rising B-Movie Actor, a 2012 Baddest Villain Award at ZedFest Film Festival in Los Angeles and the 2013 Monstey Award for Great Historical Monster Moments. 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 and a 2012 Best Ensemble Acting Award from Phoenix Film Festival.
A British fan poll for the site Erebus Horror named Oberst “The King Of Indie Horror.”