Beverly Lewis' The Shunning

Bill Oberst Jr.


Bill Oberst Jr. has been working regularly since he took up acting 15 years ago, and hasn’t looked back. He began his career as a nationally touring stage actor. His portrayal of John F. Kennedy in the stage play JFK toured 20 states and had the honor of playing at the Kennedy Library. A deeply spiritual and giving person, Oberst gives back by staging a first person recreation of the teachings of Jesus.  Oberst’s presentation Jesus Of Nazareth has played to over 1,000 churches and schools, to religious and secular audiences. 

Inevitably, Oberst’s calling to act took him to Hollywood, where his mild manner and kindness as a person belied his talent and intensity as an actor. Casting directors and producers aren’t easily impressed, but Oberst began working nearly as soon as he hit town in 2008. To date, Oberst has appeared in over 40 projects on the big and small screen in a wide variety of roles. From a serial killer in “Dismal” to a school principal in his critically acclaimed role in “The Devil Within” to a cop in “The Secret Life of Bees” to his award-winning role as General William Tecumseh Sherman in “Sherman’s March,” Oberst is making his presence felt. He is widely referred to by industry insiders as, “The best actor you’ve never heard of.”

Beverly Lewis' The Shunning cast