Episode 51: Bill Oberst Jr.

Bill Oberst Jr. is best known for his Emmy Award-winning performance in Take This Lollipop and a ratings-winning role on CBS-TV's Criminal Minds. 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 April, 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 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in the category of "New Approaches-Daytime Entertainment." Oberst has been seen by over 100 million viewers worldwide as an online stalker in the interactive application for Facebook users.

Ashley Gold