I'm an actor, comedian and screenwriter based in Melbourne, Australia. Been acting professionally since 1994 and have appeared in several TV shows, films and theatre such as Neighbours, Stingers, Loot. 2003 Best Actor RMIT Screen Comedy Award winner and VDL Best Supporting Actor Nominee. Have written and performed comedy for theatre restaurants, sketch comedy, internet articles, blogs, television, short films, feature films and standup.
Currently completing the Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting at RMIT and have 4 feature scripts, a TV-Sitcom and animated Children's TV series pilots (and bibles), and a reality-based comedy web series bible under my belt. My feature script, 'Back Pocket', was accepted onto the 'Consider List' of the 2007 AAA Screenplay Contest in LA and wrote, produced and directed my own 30 minute sketch comedy pilot, 'The Wack Show' in 2006.
Presently, I'm collaborating on a 6 episode suspense thriller radio podcast drama that I hope to be taking into production later this year.
Name: Justin P Bechtold
Lives in: Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: Actor, Comedian and Screenwriter
Commercial by Flinders Lane/Vincent Zimbardi Call Centre Operator
A Minor Glitch
Film by Plan B Films Business Man
A Few Good Men
Theater by Williamstown Little Theatre LT. Col Nathan Roy Jessep
Film by Christoffel Films Officer
Stingers - 'Head On'
Television by BSLM Productions P/L Ambo #1
Television by Shawn Seet Zac
Stingers - 'Free Radical'
Television by BSLM Productions P/L Nurse #2
Misery Guts - 'Off His Trolley'
Television by MGP Ambulance Driver
Corelli - 'Rat Tamer'
Television by ABC TV Prison Officer 3
Neighbours - Episode #1.2234
Television by Grundy TV Roddy Perkins
Crackup Comedy Winter Standup Comedy Contest: Runner-up
Crackup Comedy Winter Standup Comedy Contest: Heat 3 Winner
AAA Screenplay Consider List Recipient – Los Angeles
Best Actor RMIT Screen Comedy Award Winner
Victorian Drama League (VDL) Best Supporting Actor Award Nominee
Masterclass in Joke Writing with Gene Perret
Million Dollar Screenwriting Mentorship with Chris Soth
Standupcomedyclass.com with Gerry Katzman
Beyond Structure with David S. Freeman
The Actors Space
Hollywood Screenwriting with Randal Flynn
Screenwriting for Hollywood with Simon Hoenger
Australian College of Dramatic Arts Workshops
SHOWBIZ Acting Workshops
LaTrobe University College of Northern Victoria
Loddon Campaspe College of TAFE
Barham High School