Possibly the hardest working guy in the indie horror scene today is Bill Oberst Jr. and he has been churning out some stellar flicks these past few years that he has been on the scene. While some of you may not know his name, I can almost guarantee you have seen him on screen with his creepy presence, and his ability to provoke a reaction out of you.
He is a workhorse and a damn fine actor, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that Bill Oberst Jr. has been signed up to a major talent agency which also represents such talent as Danny Trejo, Sid Haig and Jake Busey.
I am super stoked, and only good can come from this, keep your eyes peeled on this dude!
From the Press Release:
“Actor Bill Oberst Jr. has been signed by Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier Talent Agency for theatrical and commercial representation. Oberst (Take This Lollipop, Abraham Lincoln Vs.Zombies) 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, Goldmember.) The actor says he is grateful and honored to be joining AEF and especially excited about being on the same talent roster as 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 in Jason Zada’s Emmy Award-winning Take This Lollipop has been seen by over 100 million Facebook users worldwide, is also represented by manager Matt Chassin, whose roster 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.”