Versatile Oberst to portray Grizzard, Jesus at Stone Mountain’s ART Station

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Bill Oberst Jr. brings his one-man show “Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words” to Stone Mountain Village's ART Station from Jan. 15 to 18.
Bill Oberst Jr. brings his one-man show “Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words” to Stone Mountain Village's ART Station from Jan. 15 to 18.

Bill Oberst Jr. brings his one-man show “Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words” to Stone Mountain Village’s ART Station from Jan. 15 to 18.

Bill Oberst Jr. will return with his one-man show “Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words” at ART Station from Jan. 15 to 18. It’s the 13th consecutive year that the Los Angeles actor has portrayed the late Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist/comedian at the Stone Mountain Village theater, but this time Oberst is bringing a completely different second week of shows, as well. The actor will perform a double bill of the one-acts “Jesus of Nazareth” and “The Book of Genesis” from Jan. 22 to 25.

Shows both weeks are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. “Grizzard” tickets: $29, $24 seniors, students. “Nazareth,” “Genesis”: $27, $23 seniors, students. 5384 Manor Drive. 770-469-1105, www.artstation.org.

Read a 2010 AJC interview with Oberst here.

Here is some bio on Oberst, as supplied by ART Station:

Known for his 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.

“Blood Relations,” a “Criminal Minds” episode, featuring guest-starring appearances by horror favorites Oberst, Adrienne Barbeau and Tobin Bell was the evening’s most-watched TV program when it premiered in April 2014. CBS later included Oberst’s character in their list of “Criminal Minds'” “14 Most Notorious Serial Killers.” Oberst has been seen by over 100 million viewers worldwide as an online stalker in the interactive application for Facebook users.

He is the recipient of multiple best actor awards, as well as many shared awards such as best feature and best ensemble, from various film festivals in the U.S. and around the world. 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.


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