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 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. Oberst has been seen by over 100 million viewers worldwide as an online stalker in the interactive application for Facebook users.
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.